30 April 2012

Pinwheel Wreath

please excuse the less-than-stellar iPhone photos! my camera is still buried somewhere in our hospital bag... }

So the hubby is reading to Little E, which means I had a little time to photograph the simple spring/summer pinwheel wreath I put together! I was inspired by {this post} over at Until Wednesday Calls where she gives a great tutorial on how to make the pinwheels.

I needed something simple for a bright festive wreath, something that I could make whilst little one napped on my lap. These pinwheels were it! I actually sewed them together instead of using hot glue {hot glue + baby = no no} and then I simply used a straight pin or two to attach each pinwheel to the wreath base. Since it already feels like summer down here in the south, I decided to make one wreath for both spring & summer- so I did a mix of springy & summery colors :)

You may recognize the wreath base from my Saint Patty's Day Wreath. That's the beauty of attaching the decorations with straight pins- you can reuse the base! Saves a LOT of time, especially since I like the yarn-wrapped look for my wreaths :) Anyhoo, I should go relieve DH from baby duty- he's making dinner tonite, such a sweetie! Hopefully I'll get another chance to post later this week- I have so many projects I've been meaning to share!!

20 April 2012

maternity leave

Hi friends! I just wanted to let you know that I'm on "maternity leave" hehe... this past Tuesday we welcomed our little bundle of joy, "Little E", into the family! Everyone is happy and healthy and we're enjoying time getting to know our daughter :) I'm a bit protective of our little one, so I can't promise any photos will be posted, but I hope to be back posting more regularly soon!
God bless- Shauna

07 April 2012

Easter Mantel

Welcome to our "He is Risen" mantel! AKA our Easter Mantel :) With baby ready to arrive almost any day now, I kept the mantel pretty simple... a cross trio, little banner, twine eggs, church photo painted by my MIL, glass cross, and pretty blue jar. On our "secondary mantel" (aka. top of our entertainment center, what we use as our mantel when we're in a home that doesn't have real a mantel) I also have a little crystal bowl with "Jesus" eggs :)
Here's a close up of the banner that I made with just some paper, circle paper punch, sticker letters, twine, hole punch, and two bamboo skewers.
I love my twine from The Twinery and used it to wrap a few pieces of cardboard that I cut out into egg shapes. I hung them from some decorative branches using twisty ties!

The Jesus eggs {below} were super simple too. I picked up a package of 6 kraft eggs, painted a little white spot on the fronts, then added gold stickers. Voila!
Here's some close ups of the rest of the mantel bits and pieces. May you have a truly blessed Easter weekend, and thanks for stopping by! :)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
-John 3:16 (ESV)

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