Monday, November 30, 2009

Projects

We've been pretty busy around here recently, we just got home from spending Thanksgiving with my parents in Arizona (pictures to come soon) and we've been working on some projects! I've really wanted to learn how to sew, which is so silly because my mom (and my mother-in-law) sew amazingly, and I never really took the time to learn when I was younger. So I found a pattern online and bought fabric and took it all with me to have my mom help me learn the basics! We ended up with this adorable little bubble skirt for Kardyn! The flowers were made separately and I think I will just pin them on the skirt, and make some more in some other colors so I can swap them out! But they turned out so cute, I'm excited to use them for other things too! Another fun thing is that I'm getting an old sewing machine from Tim's uncle and I can't wait!! I'll post pictures when I get that too!

This is what we gave my parents for Christmas. Tim took the picture and we had it printed on canvas and we built the frame. I think it turned out awesome (this picture really doesn't do it justice, not to mention it's HUGE) and my parents love it! (we gave it to them while we were visiting). I was really happy with the end result, Tim took so many beautiful pictures of the Temple, we had a difficult time choosing which one to use! My sister is getting a different shot for Christmas so I'll post pictures of that one once it's finished as well (don't worry, she knows she's getting it!)

6 comments:

Emily said...

First, the skirt is amazing. Second, the picture is amazing. It looks like one from Deseret Book.
You guys are talented.

Amy said...

Oh, I was looking forward to seeing how the temple pic turned out...It was such a beautiful day. I wish I could sew as well. Maybe you can get really good and then teach me.

families are forever said...

Wow, what a wonderful and meaningful gift!!!!!

Mary said...

what a great picture and i love the idea of interchangable flowers.

Crissy said...

Both projects turned out SO great! That skirt is so cute and the flowers are awesome...great idea of being able to switch them out depending on what she's wearing. The color is basic and will go with anything. The temple picture turned out amazing. I LOVE IT and want to make one for my family. I'll have to get a good picture of the Seattle Temple while I'm there some time.

Shana said...

Look at you sew!! You need to teach me! I have always wanted to learn, but have no clue how! And that picture iS AMAZING!!! He needs to sell them!!! Very gorgeous!!!