Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hair Pretties

 My Mom taught me how to make these yesterday.  They are SO fun!  I am not very good at crocheting, but these are pretty easy.  Next I am going to learn to make flowers!!
 First you crochet all the way around a pony tail holder.  The thick kind.
 Then you go around that and crochet the ruffles.
I LOVE them!  They are addicting to make and so cute!
 I think the pink ones are my favorites.
 I can't wait to have a little girl to make these kinds of things for, but for now I will make them for my nieces :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Special Album

Last night I was really excited about seeing a friend for lunch the next day.  She is a very special friend.  She is the one who took care of and loved my son before he was mine.  She ran the baby house in Africa that he lived at.  I have not seen her since mid-April last year when I was in Uganda adopting my son.  But she was in the area visiting a friend so we met for lunch today.  It was soooo nice to see her!!  I wanted to do something special for her, so I ended up staying up until 3am making her a little album with pictures of "J" to give to her at lunch.  I just used some thin cardboard like off the back of a notepad and cut it in circles, covered them with scrapbook paper and then added pictures and embellies :)
The cover.  I loved that I found a mat-board star for the tab to match the star paper. 
Sorry about the ribbon over the picture.  I was covering some personal info.
 Page 1 and 2.  I love the dandelion paper.
I love the book paper flowers I made.
 Pages 3 and 4.  I love the bright colors in this layout!
 The buttons are really fun.  Check out his cute babylegs :)  They matched his orange striped dino shirt perfectly. 
 Pages 5 and 6.  My little pumpkin!!
 Pages 7 and 8.  I just cut these pictures out of and extra adoption announcement.  Recycling!
 I love this page :)
And the back of the album.  Daddy and baby at the park going down the slide for the first time ever.  He loved it!
She really enjoyed the album and I sure enjoyed making it!  I loved it so much I wanted to keep it myself!! lol