21 January 2010

Jenni Bowlin Studios Home decor anyone?

I will be the first to admit I am a chronic hoarder of anything butterflies and Jenni Bowlin Studios UNTIL I find the absolute perfect use for them. Well this week has been my week to conquer the mess of my daughters' room. My 7 yr old and 4 1/2 year old share a room and I swear that room fills up with more stuff than I even ever knew they had. So after some cleaning, more painting, dismantling of the baseball ceiling fan that had been in there previously from their brother occupying their room, I decided to 'alter' a ceiling fan for them :) I first painted the blades a shade of purple to match the colors of their room, then just used two different rub ons, alternating which blade they went on and came up with this...

My next little project was a brainstorm of just how I could get my girls to quit using packing tape to hang their artwork on their newly painted walls??? They both LOVE to draw, write, color, and paint and always want their artwork displayed so I came up with an idea of using a regular 1 by 4, adding some JBS Mercantile mini papers to it, then adhering some clothespins on it for hanging papers and now there is NO tape going up on their walls anymore :) Makes this momma very happy!

I definitely think the crappy Iowa winter weather is getting to me...cuz if I don't stay busy creating, sewing, altering, or painting, I just might go INSANE!! Next project...the girls art desk ;)

16 January 2010

Random Blathering

I have not blogged in two weeks and feel I could cover a lot of ground, but would you really be interested in reading it all? doubt it....so I will summarize...

SNOW DAYS X 5 with no snow days built into the school schedule, we will be lucky to be out of school before the 4th of July ;)

THE FLU hit us all like a ton of bricks...first the wee one, I was up with her all night, and then it spiralled downward, we dropped like flies in this order, Kamy, Averee, ME, Brayden, Jason, and then Brayden again? (or was that just a ploy to miss another day of school??)

THE BIRTHDAY Today is Averee's birthday...she is a very glorious seven years old and acts the age of a much older, much more sophisticated 14 year old. I love that about her. She is laid back sometimes, way too loud other times, and just down right, undeniably irresistable. Due to above mentioned sicknesses, all parties are postponed til next weekend when we are all healthy and ready.

SEWING I have been doing some sort of sewing almost every day. To break up the day, to break up the monotony of no sun, to just play around and learn and love and create.

SCRAPBOOKING That has been a big part of the last week and I guarantee it would have played a bigger role, had we not all come down with the plague. JBS Mercantile Janury mid month release :) I give a little tutorial on how to create this on the JBS Inspirational Blog if you would like to see.

I am already working on a project for the JBS blog for February and boy am I in the festive Valentine spirit already! Want a little peek?

Most of what you see here so far is just fabric, but will be asdding lots of Jenni goodies to it to make it complete! Look for my project to be on the blog February

02 January 2010

January Jenni Bowlin Creations!

and what a kit it is!! I love the color palette and still have soo much more creating to do. With the holidays now over, and the kids back to school in a couple days, maybe I will be able to get something done :) I did get a chance to create two layouts already...

And there will be lots more to come on the 10th at the JBS Mercantile site, where the design team has a mid month reveal, so don't miss that!