Thursday, April 2, 2009

Beach Drive House

Doug has the day off, which is a rare because he is a work-a-holic, so we decided to load all five kids up and drive over to see his parents. Their dream house is finally DONE! It passed inspection this morning and they have occupancy. This is fun for Doug because he designed the house (with input of his parents) but he was able to create a modern interpretation of the traditional post and beam home. It turned out absolutely beautiful. I love the large windows, the railing, the see through fireplace, and especially the view! Other than that spring break has turned out to be a bummer as mother nature pulled an April Fools joke on us yesterday and snowed. Today it is raining buckets...I am now left to wonder what tomorrow will bring.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Altered Paper Dolls

I've seen many paper dolls around and they are amazing...I am just dying to make some. I have this idea to turn some photos of my children that I took this past summer into paper dolls to hang from our Family Home Evening chart. In my minds eye this is going to turn out pretty neat but since I haven't made an altered paper doll before it will be interesting to see how they turn out. I will post pictures when I am finished. Thanks to all those bloggers who have amazing paper dolls posted! I also found plenty of vintage era costume ideas on line to help with different themes. My idea is to represent each of my children's personalities themed in a certain time period that compliments what they enjoy doing. For instance, my midde son Jacob could either become a midevil Jester (because of his wit and humor) or I may make him into a vintage golfer since he loves the game of golf and is on the HS team. This is going to be FUN!! Here are two free paper dolls I found on line to share. Right click and save the image to your computer for printing.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Okay, I have said I was going to do this for a long time---even attempted it before---but I am finally an official BLOGGER. I love looking at other people's creative blogs and hope that I can inspire and share some of my creations with the web art world too! Check out my new web site where you can purchase some of my unique creations. Please bear with me, I am s-l-o-w-l-y getting things up and running. Enjoy your day : )