Wednesday, 25 April 2012

a p r i l t w e n t y f i f t h

Oh, Opalina was so precious! Her reaction to the bubbles had me laughing so hard. Every time I would start to blow the bubbles, she'd gasp! Then she'd close her eyes and scrunch up her face in anticipation of them coming towards her. Then she'd open her eyes, turn around and chase them!
I'm going to have to charge the battery on the video camera and get a video of this preciousness!

21 months is a really fun age!

Monday, 16 April 2012

a p r i l s i x t e e n t h

I really needed a window treatment solution that would fit behind our new couch. It also had to be able to darken the room, and give us privacy at night, while still allowing us to open them during the day to supervise the kids and see our beautiful view. 

Oh, and did I mention I have no money? 
Yeah. 

So, this was my solution. I already had the blinds and the fabric, so I cut the fabric into 4 pieces and sewed it onto the bamboo blinds using upholstery thread and a curved needle. Each blind took about an hour to complete. It took some patience. And two days, since I had to wait for the baby to nap before I could work on it. 

The end result!

 They roll up individually like roman shades. I love how the top flap from the bamboo blinds hangs over the top of the blinds. It ties in the black and white fabric with our natural coloured sofa.

So, it was a free project! However, if I had to buy all the materials, it wouldn't have been too expensive. The blinds are $17 each at Walmart and the fabric was around $16 from Ikea.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

a p r i l f i f t e e n t h



Before


                                                                                  After

Friday, 13 April 2012

a p r i l t h i r t e e n t h

I wonder, each time, if it will be his last time playing with his stuffies. He melted my heart today, my Mustard Man.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

a p r i l e l e v e n t h

A note I slipped into some paperwork I needed to send the government to get some money back from them.

It'll work, right? Just to make sure, I used a sparkly pink glitter gel pen.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

a p r i l t h i r d

One child is swimming in the lake. The other is in a snowsuit, rainboots and a sunhat. Welcome to April

Monday, 2 April 2012

a p r i l s e c o n d

                                                  New Hair. New Glasses. New Beginnings