Monday, August 29, 2011

Oh baby!!

I had a baby. She was born over a week ago. I've had good intentions of posting some pictures of our new little bundle but I've been too consumed with getting settled in and loving on this new little one that I haven't had the chance. So without any further ado - may I introduce you to...

Shelby Blake



8 pounds 12.4 ounces 21" long

Brand new

1 week old

Cal J is such a great big brother, he's very protective of his new sister and calls her his "little meatloaf". Ry-pie has done great as well. She covers Shelby in an average of 40-50 kisses a day, and says over and over "baby 'Helby' lub me too". I love seeing the kids together and it feels so good seeing our family complete.

I love this picture that Josh took in the hospital. My heart oozes with love for this little girl. I can't believe she's here, and she's mine, and how much I love her.

Thanks for sharing this special news with me. I hope you all are feeling as great as I am! :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Braided t-shirt headband

I'm into braids these days. Remember this braided t-shirt for Ry-pie? I've made a few other braided items that I've yet to share with you all. Sometime soon perhaps?

It's been awhile since I've shared any hair accessory ideas. I was inspired to make this headband from this tutorial for a lace headband. I made it using the same t-shirt I used for this. I really should have thrown this t-shirt out by now, but I'm a sucker for the color grey and I just couldn't seem to part with it...and I'm glad I didn't!

Here you go...

I made double braids, so I cut 6 1" pieces from my t-shirt that were 22" long.

Pin the ends together and anchor (I used my pants), and braid so you have two braided pieces.

Take a piece of elastic and place together with the braided pieces.

Sew across the elastic and the braids like shown.

Trim off the excess from the braids...

and you're done!

I'm thinking I'll make a single braided one for Ry-pie and maybe adorn it with a little pink flower detail for the both of us. It'll be the headband I rock in the hospital when "new baby" comes! I'll keep you posted. ps. She should be here next week!

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