Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New Toys for the Twins

Yesterday, the twin girls in my 1906 dollhouse were lucky enough to receive two very special toys.  Maybe it was their birthday! 
 
 Red Sister got a beautiful rocking horse, and Blue Sister got a beautiful dollhouse!
 
The rocking horse came from the thrift store.  It was originally a carousel horse Christmas ornament, but I dismantled it and turned it into just a rocking horse.
 
The miniature dollhouse came from Ebay.  I've seen this style before but didn't pay a lot of attention to the dimensions when I purchased it.  It's a lot larger than I thought it would be, so this is the only house I have with a big enough nursery to accomodate it!  But it works well in here, because now each girl gets a special new toy!
 
Add that to the smaller dollhouses they already had on their dresser, and soon they'll have a collection as big as mine!!
 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"New" Scrapbooking Storage

As I've become more involved with doing Project Life albums for my boys (I'm still doing the more artistic journals for Avery until she turns five), my scrapbooking supplies have increased.  I've corraled them in different ways over the years (see my most recent system here), but a recent trip to an antique store brought me a wonderful new storage possibility!
 
 I'm sure you've seen these vintage quilted satin boxes before.  A little research online told me they were used to store gloves back when....  Well, guess what they're also perfect for?
 
 Scrapbooking doo-dads, and more importantly, Project Life cards!  They're the absolute perfect size to store the 3x4 cards that are used in Project Life.  And the little dividers are perfect for organizing little labels, journaling tags, etc.
 
 My adhesives and small tools now go in the cute vintage tin where the cards used to reside.
 
 And this little dolly found a place to watch all the fun!
 
 My "new" boxes make me happy every time I sit down to work now! 
 
If you're interested to do the same, I did a quick search on Ebay under "vintage satin glove organizer" or "glove organizer" and found some similar ones!
 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

More Project Life on Flickr!


 
 
Hey guys, I uploaded the rest of Riley and Noah's Project Life journals over onto Flickr.  Blogger is giving me major problems right now, unfortunately.  So if you're interested to see the pages, check them out here.....
 

Friday, April 05, 2013

Some Belated Project Life Spreads

I realized it's been a LONG time since I posted any of my Project Life spreads, almost a year!  But I've been working steadily away at them-one each month for Riley and Noah.  I'm almost up-to-date with them, which is nice.  I honestly don't know how people do a spread a week-I'd never be able to do it! 
 
Since there are so many photos, I'll break them up into a couple separate posts.  Here are months May through July 2012.  If they're a little confusing to understand, some spreads actually have a 1/2 sheet inserted between the two pages- I do this if there's an extra-special event like a birthday or lost tooth!  So I took the photos as if you were flipping the page to show both back and front.
 
 
MAY- Riley
 
 
 
 
MAY - Noah
 
 
 
 
JUNE-Riley
 
 
 
 
JUNE-Noah
 
 
 
 
JULY-Riley
 
 
 
 
JULY-Noah
 
 
 
 
 
I'll continue in a few days with the next group of them!
 

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Little Vintage Style & Fun with GIFs!

It's been a while since I've dressed Avery in vintage and taken photos, but Easter was the perfect time to do it.  I've been waiting for her to wear this adorable Polly Flinders dress, and it was worth the wait!  Isn't it gorgeous?
 
 Several photos I took were the perfect ones to try on a GIF.  I've never made one before, but it was easy enough, and Avery loves watching herself "dance"!
 
 Love the photo above-might need to hang that up somewhere!
 
 Silly girl!
 
More dancing!
 
Cutie!
 
 I knew the boys would want to get in on the GIF action, so I made one for each of them as well.   They'll be excited to see them when they get home from school today!
 
It was fun having the kids home for Spring Break- it's making me ready for summer!  Although I know two weeks into summer, I'll be ready for school to start again- ha!
 
 
P.S.  If any of you are interested, I'm selling some dollhouse items on Ebay right now- doing a little clearing out and earning funds for new ones!  This should link you to my seller page.