Friday, February 1, 2008

white rabbits!

On the first day of every month before you say anything else you're supposed to say, "white rabbits!" Then you'll have good luck all month! I've remembered once...and I forgot again today. I did manage to mumble "fuzzy bunnies" one morning, close enough:)!
Some more fabric love.



With another little girl on the way I have this urge not to miss out on anything Avery is up to. So, I made this simple album to record all the silly stuff she's up to that I don't ever want to forget! I cut the album shape from really, really thick cardstock that was big enough to hold the Making Memories spiral journaling book. Then I covered it with fabric, sewed the book inside, added fabric tabs, and a button on the front and back to close with ribbon. The journal entries and pictures for proof are already making me laugh!


I first saw these fun owl albums on the Scrap In Style website by the artist bettiescrapbook. I literally ran to the fabric store because I couldn't resist making a few of my own.
I made one for my sis Emiy for Christmas and put pics on the owl shaped pages inside. I'm going to fill Avery's with pictures of the family. She can say everyone's name except Jonathan, her 9 year old Uncle, so she just laughs! Or I was looking for some cute animal stamps because she loves going through all the animals and the different sounds they make. My favorite is monkey and chicken.

Next project, curtains for the girl's room!! Maybe I'll just head over to Target for that one! Any cute girl's room ideas?

26 comments:

Zarah said...

Seriously CUUUUUTE!!! :D

Britnee said...

So super cute!!! I seriously need your help!!!!

Britnee said...

Oh yeah about the girls room...I got the cutest chandelier at Swiss Days last year, you could probably totally make it. I am just lazy! It is just white with tulle & ric rack, ribbon & pom poms... it totally finishes Avi's room.

elizabeth said...

Brit,
That sounds awesome! A chandelier is defintely on my list of things to get!!

{emily + russ} said...

liz i love the new owls! i miss you guys i feel like i haven't seen you in months. i'm having avery withdrawls. are you coming to brin's party?

emily said...

hey liz,
these owls are fantastic! they are books? how big are they actually? maybe you could show some more pics of them when you get a chance...
love them!!

Jessica said...

I'm so excited for you with another baby on the way!! Guess what...I finally came around, too, and I've got my first baby on the way! Yay! Kate and I are going to lunch to catch up. E-mail me (jessicamgreen@gmail.com) or her if you want to go with us. I'd love to see you again.

Jess (from CTMH)

joelandnatalie@gmail.com said...

Hey there! I've just wandered over, and thought I'd tell you, I think it's great you're having two girls! I think you'll love the interaction and the hero worship. So fun to watch!

Also, about animal noises... we do a chomping sound for giraffes (one of MY favorite animals, and I guess they don't have vocal chords), and a little spitting noise for camels, because ... well, they spit.

Sara Ancich said...

One of my favorite color combos for girls is robin's egg blue with a cherry red. Also, a friend of mine traced different sized dinner plates and filled them in with different paint colors for the cutest polka dot girls room you've ever seen!!!!

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh...I get all my inspiration for cute little girl's rooms from Pottery Barn for Kids.....LOVE them..no OBSESSED. *whew* love that fabric album for Avery..oh and those owl albums..what a fabulous idea! I seriously need to learn how to sew.

Cassie said...

I love your owls! I've been wanting to find a cute owl to do a page or wall art piece about my daughter's name, Sophia (means wisdom) I wanted to use a "wise" owl for it...hint, hint!
No really, could you just post instructions?
Also love the love book! I just want to run to the fabric store now!

Rachel said...

I always said, "Rabbit Rabbit!" growing up on the first of the month. I never remembered till about 10 AM, but you get the idea :)

dawnsing said...

Elizabeth?! ACK -- both of these projects could not be cuter!!! LOVE them!! Makes me want to bust out my sewing machine!

amydc said...

Adorable. The book is so stinkin' cute. Please post more pics of it. Especially the inside. Us non-creative girls out here need to see pics in order to pull some projects off.
The owls are presh also!
Thanks for sharing all this cutesy stuff you've created.

Tina said...

I JUST went to a scrap night last night and worked on my daughters book "Oh the things you Say..." and I had just bought those new makine memories journal spirals too!!! The one that it looks like you used (easter line) AND the funky blue/black/white one! My girl is 2.5 and the things she says are just the greatest... I want to cherish them forever! I'll have to post my book soon too! Have FUN! And I second the pottery barn comment, I look through that magazine the day it comes and rip out my favorite pages to go in my 'inpiration binder' :)

Bekah said...

Sooo adorable!
I love the owls!!!!

<3 Bekah

Jewels said...

Hi Elizabeth - you have NO idea who I am, but I went to High School with your husband, Collin - we even had some classes together. Your blog is so cute! You are so creative, I can't get over it. Congrats on having another little girl - I have 2 boys, so I'm afraid I'm not much help when it comes to ideas for a Girls room!

The Reichmans said...

It was good to run into you at the mall. Avery is darling and you look amazing-you are tiny! I hope you are feeling good-I don't know if I even asked (sorry). I am glad that you guys are doing so great! You are so creative-I have definitely did not get the crafty/creative gene so I think it is so cool when others have it! We will have to get together sometime and our crazy kids could play-anne
p.s. right after we left you guys Ryan started dancing in the middle of the disney store to Hannah Montana-he is so wild!

The Reichmans said...

I just got on jinky art and saw the pictures of my sister-I never knew they were there thanks for telling me! Your latest projects are darling!

noel joy said...

adorable as always!!! :) :) :)
love the little owls! i totally need to make a run to the fabric store!

and the silly stuff album is fabulous! besides just looking super cute, it'll be so awesome to have as she grows up!

Davenport Family said...

Love your work!!!!!!! I saw you in CK- you make everything look so easy!

Question- on your photo albums are those from scratch or was that one that you dolled up?

Lorena said...

What cute little owls!

gina said...

I seriously thought I was the only person who did the "saying rabit" thing. Except I say "rabit, rabit" and I forget every month.

too funny
gina

Nicole said...

very cute!!

Melissa said...

Nickelodeon always told me it was "rabbit rabbit." :/

alice said...

j'adore c'est tout mimi