Monday, February 28, 2011

Funky Custom Bows

One of my favorite things to do is make custom bows for customers. I had a friend/customer contact me and ask if I could make her two large funky bows. Her daughter had two different birthday parties and wanted something different to take.

I started racking my brain! Her daughter is 6th grade so I was contacting my innner tween and decided I couldn't go wrong with Zebra print and peace signs!

Here are the two bows!



I wanted them to be a little more funkier than my normal bows so I added peace sign and star buttons. I also added jewels and a small bow! I thought they were so cute and my customer was happy with the outcome!

Here is the funk!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

202 Followers WHOOP WHOOP!!!

Time to celebrate!!!! I reached 200 followers, actually have passed 200 and I am at 202!!! I am soooo excited about this! I have only had my blog for 2 months and I think this is awesome!!!

I have tons of fun and great things to come in the next couple months! Please continue to follow because you will not want to miss out on this. I am having a giveaway here! Here is what the giveaway will be:

2 small solid colored bows
1 puff clip
a set of clippies
1 woven headband
1 fun funky bow
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Value being $36

Here is what you need to do:
Comment on this post letting me know you did each of these, seperate comment for each entry
Mandatory
Follow my blog (1 entry)
Like my facebook fan page (1 entry)
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Other extra entries:
Refering new people to my facebook fan page (1 entry for every person-they must tell me who refered them)
Refering new people to my blog (1 entry for every person-they must tell me who refered them)
Comment on any of my posts (1 entry for each comment)
Blog about my giveaway and add my blog button (4 entries)

This will be tons of fun and I gaurantee you will love your prize!!!
The winner will be drawn at random.

Starts today and ends March 13th

Friday, February 25, 2011

Princess Tutu Bow Holder

Hi everyone!!!! I want to start out my blog today by asking everyone to take a minute and say a prayer for a very good friend of mine, her kids, and their family. They were in a bad car accident and her children are in the hospital. I do not know details but I can not imagine. I know there can be such power behind prayer and I want sooo much for them to all be ok. Thank you everyone!

Every little girl needs a holder for her bows/head bands and a PRINCESS TUTU bow holder is the most perfect bow holder ever!!

This was my first Princess Tutu Bow Holder so I made it for Bella (my youngest daughter). I chose a pretty fun floral fabric. I picked ribbon, tulle, and a flower that matched and went to town on making my bow holder.

I love how it turned out but here are my tips on what i would do different the nest time I make it (My oldest daughter already requested one too)

*Iron the fabric before using it
*Use more tulle to make it fuller
*Use velcro for the head band holder part (I used magnets, or use stronger magnets and glue)



Monday, February 21, 2011

MIA and NEW Easter Puff Head Band!

I have been MIA (Missing In Action) for a while now. I have good legitimate reasons but will have to wait a bit to share them with you. Because of my reasons I just have not been on my game and have slacked a lot on my blog and business. I miss blogging and keeping up with all the blogs I love to read. I am slowly trying to come back and do my thing again!

To start out my week I would like to share a beautiful Easter Colored Puff Head Band I made. I absolutely love how it turned out!!! I will be making some of these in colors to match my girls dresses.




I can't wait to start posting every day again and reading all my lovely friend bloggers blogs!!!!!

Thank you to all my readers that have wondered and worried about me. Brooke

Monday, February 14, 2011

Today is a TUTU kind of day!

I missed everyone and I can't believe that I missed two days on my blog. It was a busy weekend and as much as I love my blog and all my followers it was a much needed weekend!

Saturday my husband and I spent some quality time with our older two kiddos. I took Lauren, my 8 year old, to see the Justin Bieber movie. I would totally reccomend the movie to anyone. It puts a whole new perspective on him and his talent. He is an incredible child and so unbelieveably talented. I will for sure be taking Lauren to the next concert in KC. My husband took Cooper, our 6 year old, and a friend to the World of Wheels Car Show. I think they all had fun. My youngest got to spend the day with GRANDMA!

Saturday was also my husbands birthday and I gave him a very great birthday present. I will have to tell you all about that in a later post!!! Think hard and see if you can guess what it was!

Sunday we just kind of had a lazy day and got everything ready for all our kids V-Day parties at school.

So that brings me to today...
I had a custom order for two tutus. I absolutely love how these turned out and wanted to share them with you!

Here is the two toned purple tutu with Zebra ribbon accents and bow!


Here is the two toned pink tutu with Zebra accents and bow!


Hope you all enjoyed the tutus and missed me as much as I missed you!!!!
Brooke

Friday, February 11, 2011

Week #6 of ME!!!

OMG I have completely missed WEEK #4 and #5.... That means I have not had much me time and I can totally tell I need it. But I had a great WEEK #6 of ME!!!

I got to go to my first MOPS (mothers of Preschool students) meeting! I have been wanting to go to these meetings for a while now and something always comes up, sick kids, snow days, completely forgetting, etc... I am so happy to be connecting with other mothers and learning some valuable information.

The meetings topic was communication. Here are the few things that I took away from the meeting:

#1 Communication is a must in your relationship (but also in life in general)

#2 Every night at dinner you should communicate with your spouse and children. You should find out what they did that day and very importantly you should find out how they felt. (Did they have an arguement with a friend and if so how did they fill?...Did they work very very hard and if so how do they feel?...etc...)

#3 Throughout the week you should appreciate your spouse and tell them what all you appreciate them for.

#4 But also each of you should ask, once a week, What can I do to be a better wife/husband? And then you need to work on that. Only find one weakness once a week, don't over do it.

I have been trying to be a better wife. I hate cooking but my husband got a new job and it has been great but also a little stressful so I have been trying to have dinner ready a couple times this week. I have also been trying to communicate more, really just talk more instead of just sitting on the computer or watching tv while he cooks or whatever he does in the evening.

I loved this meeting and I am really looking forward to this coming Tuesday for the next meeting!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Catch up on life!

Well today I am having to take a break from blogging and the computer in general. I need to catch up on life! I have a house that not only needs picked up but needs some deep cleaning! I have done a few things but I have to get to it and get it done! I have 3 hours before my older two need to be picked up from school.

I also have 4 tutus, an applique shirt, and a few bows to complete before the end of the day!

I hope to be very productive after I retire the computer for the day... I will update you on tomorrows blog if I was successful!

I have two pictures I want to share with you today!!!

Here is what I would like to be doing!!!! My youngest taking a snooze!


Here is an updates picture of the puppy. Since she is a neopolitian mastiff she grows very fast and will be very big. Right now she is about 10 weeks old and weights about 23 pounds! So cute though!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fun Chic Headbands!

Oh My Gosh, I have had a ton of fun making these new headbands! I have learned how to make two new kinds of flowers and love how they turned out.

I can't remember where I learned this first fabric flower and I also cant remember what the flower is called, I know I know what a great memory I have!

I decided to use my new pink glitter elastic for the headband part and who doesn't love zebra print!!!??? I topped it off with a pink jewel in the center!
Here is the item:

And here is what it looks like on a beautiful little model!

The second fabric flower I found HERE! I used some scrap fabric I had laying around and some french netting. The fabric puff flower I added to finish the flower just perfect!
Here it is:

And here is my beautiful model!

The third headband is made with a singed flower and felt roses! I found how to do the felt roses, HERE!
I have known how to do the singed flowers for a long while now and there are many places out there that will show you how. I added seed beads to the middle and absolutely love how this turned out!

Here it is on the awesome Bailey!


I love each and everyone of these and plan on many more to come! I will be listing these in my ETSY shop today!!! These are perfect for photo shoots and the perfect outfit!

Brooke

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mommy Moments!

Hi all my faithful dedicated followers!!! It is Monday but we will make it through it. Lets all pull together, breathe, and help each other!

I am linking up to a linky party. This is a little different than the ones I usually link up to. This party is to discuss some of our Mommy Moments, even those less than stellar mommy moments! Check out the linky and follow these lovely ladies!
Real Moms Real Laughs

O man do I have a ton of these!!! Come on, you know you do too!!!!
I am going to blog about 5 that come to mind!!! I would love to hear that I am not the only one and what 5 of your mommy moments are!

#1 I am the worst to follow through with my threats or ANYTHING I tell my kids. I am going to go ahead and blame this on my mom!!!! I totally remember as a kid she would tell me, "Go clean your room, if it's not clean you don't go anywhere." uh huh yeah right! I still went and she usually cleaned it! This leads me to #2

#2 I always pick up and clean my kids rooms. I want it done a certain way and done right. I am pretty pickey about where toys go and how clothes are put away and hung up. I would rather just do it and it be done good!!!!

#3 I CANNOT get my 3 year old out of our bed. Another fault of my following through. I know I just need to put her in her bed and make her cry it out until we master it but this is sooooo hard... Any tips would be great!!!

#4 My kids are addicted to Candy! I have a candu bowl on the island in the kitchen and they love this. I need to resrict it more and use it more as a positive reinforcement...Ok I will start doing this and let you knwo how it goes. I guess this means the bench have to go so they cant climb and reach the bowl!!

#5 Today was Coopers 100th Day of School. Because of the snow days and then he was sick we slacked off and it crept up on us. His project was due today...well MOM did it for him. I feel so bad cause he should have done it on his own but I wanted him to have something. I have to say so myslef though, It was cool. It was a house made out of 100 pennies. Pics to come!

OK spill it ladies!!!!!

I never leave you without pictures! Here are the three reasons I have mommy moments!

8 year old Lauren~ She can be sooo sweet and helpful! She is creative and is just like me (uh oh!!!)

6 Year old Cooper~ He is a handful but he always seems to make me laugh! he says the darndest things. He is very loving and has such a love hate relationship with his two sisters!

3 year old Izabella (Bella)~ She is a pistol. She does things her way and no other way. She is always telling us how much she loves us though!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday

This Sunday is SUPER for many reasons!

The 1st and most important is my blogs new look! I have to give all credit to Angela from Mommy PR. Click HERE and you can see all the great things this blog has to offer. Angela is so great! She helped more than anyone will ever know and she was so patient with me! Thank you Angela!!!!

2nd is, It is Super Bowl Sunday! The Green Bay Packers VS The Pittsburg Steelers!
We are fixing food and having a lay around don't do much kind of day!!!

Check out these applique shirts I made for customers!!! I think they turned out so great and the best part of all is, my customers loved them!

Here is the Steelers shirt. I used Steeler fleece fabric and appliqued it on in a heart shape that I freehanded. Then I freezer paper stenciled the word Steelers on top.


Here is the Green Bay Packer shirt. I used green, yellow, and white fabric to make the Packer logo. I looked at the logo on the computer and then freehanded it too.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Reviews

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Giveaways

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Thank Goodness it's Friday!

I am sooo thankful it is Friday but I still have 2 out of 3 kids home. One is 3 so she is always home with me and one is running a fever. I really hope I can get lots accomplished today.

I want to show you all the cuteness I have done the past two days!!

Here is my ROCK STAR blinged onesie with matching hat!



Thursday, February 3, 2011

Little Legs Tutorial!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!!!
Today I am going to show you how to make little legs for little babies! (Toddlers can wear theese too!)
Start with long socks, adult knee high socks work very well! I found these adorable striped St. Patty's Socks and 2 pairs of Valentine's socks!

First step is cut off the toe and than make 2 cuts to cut off the heel.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wednesday Fun Day!

Hi Everyone!!! The Hoo Are You? post was meant for my todays post but since I posted it last night I just couldn't resist to not post today!!!! Did that all make sense????

Well today is another SNOW DAY!!! We are going a little stir crazy...but we found a few fun things to do here in the house! As I was messing around out there in the blog world I came across The Pampered Mom. She did a post on Snow Icecream and since we have over a foot of snow I thought, perfect fun for me and the kiddos! Click HERE for her blog!


Here is the recipe if you are interested...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hoo Are You?

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1. Are you married/in a relationship/single? For how long?
I am soooo happily married to Cole Douglass. We have been married for 3 1/2 years. I have never met a man more dedicated to his family and loves everything I love! I am so blessed to have him in my life.
2. What do you do for a living? Do you enjoy it?
I am a SAHM!!!!! But I also make bows, tutus, applique shirts/onesies, and tons more other girlie (and some boys) items!
3. In what state do you live? Where were you born and raised?
I live in Kansas. I was born in Joplin, MO but grew up in Tuksa OK and lived there for about 18 years. I went to Oklahoma State for 2 years and then moved to Kansas. I have lived here for about 10 years.
4. Do you have children? If so, how many? If not, do you want them?
I have 3 kids! 8 year old daughter, 6 year old son, and 3 year old daughter. We would love 1 more!
5. Who is your favorite blogger to follow and why?
O gosh I have soooo many. That is such a hard question to answer...I have all my blogs I follow on the right side bar of my blog. Check them all out, they are fabulous!

I hope that you all enjoy learning more about me and if you would like to join in on the fun click on the button at the top!

Can't leave you all without a photo! Here is Bella and what happens to her on the couch in the winter time!

A Day in the Life of.....ME!

This post will be in two parts...please check back so you can see some after pics and hear how the last part of our day went! (I will update around 4pm...now you have no excuse to not come back by!)

I ended up falling asleep on the couch, it is sooo super comfy to sleep on which happens at least once a week! I woke up around 4am and couldn't get back to sleep. I went and got the dog out of her kennel and she laid on the couch with me, she is such a cute and soft snuggle bug!

I watched the movie Numb3rs (which I really enjoyed and would recommend to anyone!) and when it was over I turned some Full House on, who doesn't like some Full House! Finally I fell back asleep and woke back up when my hubby had to go to work.

The day started out with the kids waking up to snow and the joyous words, IT'S A SNOW DAY!

From there I watched them play Wii, listened to them fight about it, and ended in the Wii going off and Cooper going to his room...errrrr...don't they learn, this happens everytime!

Then I fixed some yummy french toast....wait, hold your breathe....everyone of them devoured it! I have to say so myself, it was some good stuff!

After fixing breakfast I did clean and organize the fridge. It was a complete disaster. I would open it and things would come jumping out at me. Nothing was put on the right shelf. AWWWWWWW much better! O and check out my Pampered Chef Quick Stir Pitcher. I love it so much, if you fix Kool-Aid, Tea, or anything that needs to be stirred you need this! Click Here to look at it upclose and read about it!

Now I am on my way up to my craft room to clean and organize it. It looks like a tornado came threw or it got sick and threw up all my crafting supplies cause everything is everywhere!
Here are the Before pictures and I will post the after when I am done!!!





Cleaned and Organized Craft Room!!!!!
This part of the room is where I have all my orders that need to ship and all my inventory!

Here is where I keep all, most, of my supplies. All my fabric, yarn, tulle, ribbon, flowers, beading supplies, and other odd and ends... The desk to the right is where I sit and make all my bows. Above the fabric covered push pin board is a vinyl saying that says, Just Be Yourself...I plan on adding 3 pieces of art above that. I can't wait to be able to get out, the snow is making that very hard, and get 3 canvas' from Hobby Lobby, paint, and glitter!

This is the table I do all my sewing and serging at. It isn't a real sturdy table and would like to get a new one sometime soon!

Another view of all my inventory!
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