File Folder Baby Announcement

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

No, I did not have another baby (wink), but I am a believer in making cute and equal keepsakes for all my girls, even if it takes a while.  This announcement for Grace sits on the bookcase in her room and I smile every time I look at it.  It’s busy.  It’s bright.  It has ribbon and […]

Dingy to Darling

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

Ruffles and fabric flowers are popping up everywhere.  And I needed a little something green for Olivia to wear to school on St. Patrick’s Day.  I started fooling around and I got sort of carried away.  But it’s okay because the other girls need green attire for their 10-minute preschool walk-thru in the morning.  My favorite part of […]

Easter Mini-Album

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

The weather is warming up, the days are getting longer, and the girls are all growing way too fast.  I was looking at the bin of summer clothes for Gracie today and I couldn’t bring myself to get them out.  I feel like I just put them away; it seems like Olivia was just running […]

Got Cake?

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

Seriously, if you haven’t made one of these yet, you have GOT to try it. Isn’t it just scrumptious? It was super easy, too.  Like 15 minutes start to finish easy. Inspiration here: And, just in case you wanted to see how cute the girls were in their green ruffles and flowers, go here. <!– […]

Happy

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

This picture makes me happy.  So does the Walt Whitman quote.  (Gracie’s grubby little fingers make me happy, too.) Go here to see some camera bags that would make me very happy.  I love Belle; in fact, I can’t stop thinking about her.  Which one do you like?  And did you see what Epiphanie is giving away – you […]

So Cute in Bunny Ears

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

Isn’t this the cutest hat for your littlest bunny to wear Easter morning?  I made one for each of the girls for their first Easter.  The original instruction set was in an issue of Martha Stewart’s lovely Baby magazine when Olivia was a baby (circa 2006??).  I made the first two from the sleeve of Graham’s white t-shirts, […]

Slow and Steady

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

Finally… these guys are done and headed into the Easter baskets.  Progress was slow, but they’ll certainly be received with smiles, don’t you think?  After all, it’s the anticipation of the smiles that keeps me creating. Another awesome Heather Bailey pattern.   <!– –>

New Year

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

Wow. I know.  I disappeared.  The Christmas projects kind of took over the last eight weeks, and then Gracie’s birthday party, too, kept the holiday chaos going strong.  Until now.  I do love the crazy, but it’s nice to breathe again. I love January.  Once the Christmas boxes are tucked safely away and the to-do lists are […]

Mermaids Mermaids Mermaids

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

I’m so excited to be guest blogging for Lori over at Life as Lori today.  Go check it out – I’ll be showing how to make some super cute mermaid cupcake toppers.  And, I will highlight a few other ideas from my daughter’s fourth birthday party in the next few days! <!– –>

A is for Addie.

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

My latest touch to Addie’s room. I’ve been eyeing these paper mache letters for quite a while. I have no idea what you’re supposed to do with them, but I wanted an A for Addie’s shelf. This project took me just an hour or so. I traced each side of the A onto heavy scrapbook […]