Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Another Bag

Another french seamed travel bag. This one is to store the sun shade for Micah's stroller. I scored an amazing amount of phil and ted loot for next to nothing at a local store going out of business- Awesome for me but also a bummer because the store was really cool.  
The fabric is Studio e, Birds in brown, Naturology Fabric which I have had in my stash forever waiting for something boyish to be necessary, the inside is a coordinating teal fabric
I really love projects like this, so satisfying!

Monday, September 19, 2011


I have been totally jazzed by the numbered stairs that have been all over the web. I have yet to see a place that lists vinyl numbers specifically for this purpose (I think pottery barn kids may have had them at some point) and everywhere I looked into having them done seemed a little excessive... so I figured a DIY was in order
It took me a little while to think of an easy way to accomplish it but it finally hit me- black contact paper. I found it off of Amazon for somewhere around $11 (I actually bought the chalkboard contact paper because it had better reviews). 
Then I played around in Publisher until I found a font I liked and a good text size. After that it went fast I just laid out my printed numbers on top of the contact paper and cut through both  layers with an exacto knife. 
With just a little bit of measuring they all went up super fast. They have been up a few weeks and they continue to look good and are staying stuck. I would suggest cleaning your stairs very well so there is no dirt to get in the way of your sticker sticking. I took this opportunity to finally fully paint my stairs since I was so sick of painting when we originally refinished them that I had never bothered to finish .... and then forgot all about it. 
I barely used any of the contact paper so I see more projects in the future. Martha Stewart has all of the neat holiday silhouette stickers at Michael's so I might have to try my hand at something like that. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Initial Pillows

I was asked to make Initial pillows for two newly adopted nieces of a friend. They will be sharing a room and the only stipulation was they needed to tie in with this bedding.

They measure 20"x20" and are cotton applique. 
Hopefully they will love them, I had a blast making them

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jags Game

We went to the Jags game Sunday it was the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. 
The half time show was my favorite part, since it was September 11 it was very patriotic.

We fried ourselves... I look like a raccoon/lobster
With football starting I keep thinking it should be cooler. Though we have had some nice days we are still baking- I am so jealous of everyone who gets to have fall weather!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Micah Update

Just a few pictures from the last few weeks... 

Micah is really loving kayaking he wants to help paddle the boat
We went to check out the beach the day after the storm went by ... we found quite a few big sharks teeth but nothing amazing. 
.....I think this is pretty self explanatory 
Someone likes ribs

And a video for everyone wanting to see him in action- this is not in anyway a super exciting video just a few clips of him doing his everyday stuff.

Micah 11 month video from jessica colvin on Vimeo.
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