Tents Galore!

I came across this fab post from Cakies about a month ago and just knew we had to make this for little H for his upcoming 1 year birthday party! I passed on the link to my hubby (who would be taking care of any woodworking/drilling/nailing that had to happen) and he quickly agreed we needed this in our home post-haste. So this past Sunday Dom headed with Hayden in the stroller to Home Depot (a mere 3 miles from our house) to procure the wood while I headed to IKEA for the fabric (I don’t ever need an excuse to go to IKEA!). I’ll skip past the boring pics of us trying to drill wood in our apartment (mostly because I forgot to take any) and get right to the awesome result pics:

We were so thrilled with the outcome that we set it out immediately to try it out. Dom and I took turns hiding out in it while we watched episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and ate Pocky. I wonder who is going to get the most use out of this thing…

Check out my Pinterest board of tents for more ideas!

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Put Some Pantone in Your Life

It seems like Pantone is all the rage now in home design so I wanted to do a quick roundup of some cool products & tutorials out there. Being a web designer I utilize color in my everyday work and life, and although I use hexadecimal colors for the web, I am constantly converting Pantone colors from our print department at work. I love the new range of products out there from storage containers to magnets to bags to cakes(!) that feature bright and cheery Pantone colors. So check some out here (click to view larger pics):

PANTONE WEDDING- The Dessy Group Pantone Hotel Pantone iPhone & iPad Cases
Pantone Wedding by
The Dessy Group
The Pantone Hotel
(you heard me right!)
Pantone iPhone & iPad
Cases by Case Senario
Pantone Chip Cookies Pantone Salt Or Pepper Mills Pantone Folding Chairs
Pantone Chip Cookies Pantone Salt & Pepper Mills Pantone Folding Chairs
DIY Pantone Magnets Pantone Cupcakes Seletti Pantone Bikes
DIY Pantone Magnets Pantone Cupcakes! Seletti Pantone Bikes
Ok, how amazing are these!!!

I think I have my color fix for the day!

Forget the Sock Monkey… You Need a SOCKTOPUS!!!

I ran into this amazing tutorial this morning over at ReadyMade (love love love their magazine!) and must have one. I think there might be a certain grandma out there right now (hint hint) that just wants to sew one up for little Baby V!

 

Socktopus

Socktopus

Check out the full tutorial here!

Crafty Kids Tutorials

I wanted to roundup a bunch of super cute kiddo tutorials I have been seeing lately in my internet browsing. I can’t wait to not make any of them since I have absolutely NO energy left for anything other than laying on the couch watch back episodes of Hoarders (6 more weeks of this?!). But you can make them!

1. Bert & Ernie Shirts – by MADE
2. Kimono Tutorial – by Habitual (you will need to request the pattern from her)
3. Sock Monkey Tutorial – by Craft with Confidence
4. How to Make Garland – by Chic & Cheap Nursery
5. Monster Pillow – by Ruffles & Stuff
6. Recycle a Crib Skirt – by Prudent Baby
7. Monster Tooth Pillow – by The Long Thread

What I’ll Be Doing This Weekend

I ran across this tutorial today and can’t wait to get home to make one! Our nursery has a sorta, kinda, might be – forest theme, and one of these little guys would look perfect in there!

Owl Stuffies

Owl Stuffies

If you are a little crafty and can sew check out Hammer and Thread’s awesome tutorial here!

p.s. I will post pics of my owl sometime soon! I am a bit ambitious when it comes to projects, and these days I tend to sleep a lot on the weekends, and/or lay on the couch watching back episodes of Hoarders. With only 9 weeks to go until baby boy gets here I better get my fat butt in gear!