Sep 3, 2014

Crochet Baby Headbands

Babies are so stinkin' adorable!  

As I mentioned before in a previous post, my husband and I are expecting our first little blessing.  :)  We are having a boy, and as excited as we are for our little man to join our family, boys just aren't as fun to accessorize as little girls are.  So when two of my friends had little girls recently, I jumped on the opportunity to make little flower headbands for them.  :)

I used two different colours of yarn for each headband.  One was purple and pink, the other was purple and yellow.  The only supplies you need for this project are two different colours of yarn, a crochet hook (I used a size H), and a yarn needle.
Using one yarn colour, crochet a band, approximately 13" around (for newborn -3mo head size).  I would suggest making the band 3-5 rows wide.  Using the accent yarn colour, crochet a flower pattern.  Any flower pattern you like will work.  Make it as big or as little as you desire.  Once the flower is made, use the yarn needle to sew it onto the band.



Before I gave it to my friend, I wanted to make sure it would look cute.  So I tested it out on my sweet kitty.  She was less than enthused to be a model, but I had fun.
Here are the babies doing their own (much better) modeling of the headbands.  Aren't they adorable?!!!  *faces are covered to protect the identity of the families*

Purple and Pink Headband
 Purple and Yellow Headband

Sep 2, 2014

60th Birthday Card

My beautiful mother had a big birthday this year!  She wasn't super excited about the day arriving, so I decided to make her a really feminine and pretty card to show her that she's special at any age. :)



 I used my Cricut to cut out the tag shape, and a 2" scalloped circle punch to cut out the center circle.
Then I used my Cuttlebug to emboss little flowers all through the different layers.
Then I layered a sheer pink/peach ribbon underneath the tag, with a scalloped lace ribbon below that.
 Stamped an appropriate sentiment on the inside.

 And my card logo on the outside. 
 And voila.  A beautiful card for a beautiful woman.  HAPPY 60th Birthday, Mom!

Jun 3, 2014

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

Art of Domesticity has a BIG announcement!! 

We will soon be adding a new label category to our website:  BABY!


That's right....Blair and I are expecting our 1st child sometime around mid-November 2014!!!  We are soooo excited, and soooo freaked out.  ha!  But God has blessed us with this responsibility and we can't wait to meet our little one.  :)

So get prepared to start seeing baby crafts, decor, food, etc on this blog!  And maybe the occasional pregnancy fear rant..... 

Apr 21, 2014

HOPPY Birthday!

Beer Birthday Card

Pretty much every guy likes beer.  At least, in my life.  Whether it's the generic Bud Light or Corona, or a more sophisticated brew like a Leavenworth Dunkelweisen, men like beer.  

My brother-in-law is no exception.  So this year I decided to "beer theme" his birthday present.  He also likes to cook, so I got him a cookbook that uses beer in every recipe.  And to go with it, I made this awesome Beer Mug card.
" Hoppy Day! "

Apr 15, 2014

Easter Wreath

Happy Easter!  

I love Easter because it is one of the most (if not THE most) important holiday in the Christian faith.  It is the day we celebrate Christ dying for us, forgiving and atoning for our sins, and resurrecting from the dead!  What a fabulous reason to celebrate!!!

Instead of creating an Easter wreath with cute bunnies and eggs, I wanted to create one that spoke to the true meaning of Easter.

I used a wood wreath as the base, to symbolize the crown of thorns Christ wore during his crucifixion.  
The purple elements were in reference to the royalty of our King.
The lilies symbolize purity, life, and hope.  Lilies signify the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the hope of eternal life.
I formed the ribbon "bow" to resemble the shape of a cross.
Strung in the center of the wreath is the phrase "He Is Risen".
I love the way it turned out!
 He is Risen.  He is Risen Indeed!!!

Happy Easter, everyone!