Sunday, October 31, 2010

~HapPy HaLLowEeN~

Hope everyone has a terrific Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hot Air Balloon Lanterns

I thought having some hanging hot air balloons in Sophie's room would be fun.
Something cute for her to stare at :0)

I found these cute balloons but they were a little pricey and small.

I started to think up how I could make some myself and came
up with the idea to use paper or nylon chinese lanterns.

Then I thought, it'd be cool if they actually lit up too and doubled as night lights!

I ordered a few light kits and some lanterns in different shapes,
I already had some small round lanterns in my closet.

.The green one came colored already, and I remembered to take a pic
 right after I had painted on the blue stripes, hehe.

All I did was paint them up with acrylic paints.
Painting on the nylon lanterns was a lot easier than the paper lanterns btw.

I then used dimensional paint to add some fun details, 
and a thin sharpie to draw on the "netting".

Finding baskets was hard, lol -I finally found some at Hobby Lobby in San
Antonio while we were on vacation! They were a blonde colored wood so 
I just painted them a darker shade.

After the lanterns were nice and dry I just poked some 
string through them and tied the baskets on. Hanging them from Sophie's 
chandelier made this process a lot easier!

Here it is all tied up :0)

I hot glued on some "sand bags" made
up of scrap fabric and a little poly fil and some little flags. 
Those were made quickly and simply with
paper and markers...that's all there was too it! 

This was a really fun project. They still don't have the light 
kits attached but I hung them up anyway just to enjoy their
cuteness :0). Sophie seems to like them too!

Here they are in their new home..

Now here's some cute pics of Sophie to enjoy :0)


Thursday, October 14, 2010

One Month Old!!

We can't believe it's been a month already!

Sophie is really a Joy, she doesn't cry much and is
pretty patient with us except when she is hungry, lol!

Here are some pictures to enjoy :0)