Monday, May 16, 2011

bag makeover.

it is no secret that i love these bags.

i've even gushed about them on this blog.

i think they. are. fabulous. 

they are the perfect diaper bag.

pockets for bottles, sippy cups, rattles, diapers, etc. etc.

they're canvas so they are super durable {and even though it says not to, i've stuck mine in the washer and let it air dry}.

i love them.

so.... when i saw this, i knew that my already-so-cute bags needed a little makeover to put them over the top. 

what do you think?

and you want to know the best thing? 

it's 98% new sew. 

for my first one {an old bag of brady's that i don't use anymore} i made a ruffle - and i did sew to make the ruffle. 

but the flowers i made were all scissors and hot glue.

and i just discovered button cover kits. so - instead of burning the ends of my fingers until i say words that are not appropriate, i can use this! i found them at joann for $2 and they are EASY PEASY.

was your monday happy? 

mine was. i hung out with a new old friend and her little muffin. 

love. her.

see you tomorrow!

Friday, May 13, 2011

how does your garden grow?

why is it that on the days that i have prayed specifically for patience in the morning {before the day even gets going} i am tested beyond my wildest nightmares dreams?

that's how this friday is going so far. 
one thing right after another. it's almost laughable. almost, but i'm not. quite. laughing.

but these pictures i took yesterday from my beds make me HAPPY.

can you believe that god has such an imagination? i love watching flowers {and strawberries... and whatever else...} grow from a bulb to a bud to a bloom.... sometimes i think the way that my brain works {the creative way} is 'good-for-nothing'. but then i see this and think that our loving father is the creator of all imagination and beauty. how could he ever have dreamed this up? flowers that are all different. all unique. every last one.

and flowers that turn into fruit. or vegetables... or herbs. 

i mean, how can i think that creativity is good-for-nothing??


have a happy weekend! hopefully your kids are behaving {if applicable}.

excuse me while i go wrangle the supposed-to-be-napping 3 year old that i hear above me jumping on his bed.