Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cuteness All Around

Hi, I've got several cute things to share, beginning with some recent vintage purchases. I found these two old books at an antique shop a couple weeks ago. I'm always searching for new cute, vintage animal images, and these books definitely qualify! Then I also couldn't resist the little baby bootie planter as well.

Then, another cute thing is Riley's little underpants!! I never thought I'd be doing a piece of art about underpants, but of course, your own child can make anything cute, even something as un-cute as underpants! He's beginning to potty-train, and so it's often easiest to just let him run around in only his underwear, which I just find irresistably cute! He'll probably kill me later on for putting these photos in his book (and showing them to his future wife-ha ha!) but hey, moms will be moms!

Also, here's another project I decided to tackle this week-a shoe caddy. I have always struggled with the kids' shoe storage, and wasn't finding pre-made caddies that I liked, so I decided to make my own! I loosely followed the design of another shoe caddy, and just sort of made it up as I went along. All in all, it came out pretty well, although if I were to do it again, I would have made the pockets all a little bigger, because as the kids get older, their shoes are going to quickly outgrow it. Oh well, it can always be used for toys or socks or something else...

And finally, just a cute photo of the two kids. We went to the beach over the weekend, and I took some shots. Since it's virtually impossible to get a good shot of the two together, this will have to do!

I hope you're all having a great summer!


jediflame said...

The shoe caddy you made is awesome! I love how you used different types of fabric for the different rows! Do you plan on making a pattern for future ones?

Tricia said...

hi there corey!
you have been a busy mommy! and a brave one---you tackled making a shoe caddy. i am in awe!---a few months ago i contemplayed one but just couldn't find the confidence. i am only a beginner with the sewing machine. :)

yours turned out wonderful! and i love the underpants piece as well.


Cami said...

Love the new books! And re: shoes! Imagine having a little girl!!! Then you're faced with shoes AND all kinds of accessories. It was overwhelming. Now @ 10 my little girl is in charge of her own storage issues for the most part. Love your caddy. Have a lovely weekend.

Karin@creativechaos said...

Love the vintage children's books....I'm obsessed with them. Laughing at your choice of photo....I have enough bribery photos to last me a lifetime...my boy's girlfriends are going to love me!

mendytexas said...

Hi Corey! I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading your book, cover to cover! It is amazing and gave me great inspiration. I think you might just love birds and birdcages as much as me!! :)
I love your blog!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

LOVE the vintage finds!! so cute! I am a sucker for anything vintage :-)
How cute is that shoe caddy?! So fab! great job!! xo Britt :-)

Gail said...

Hi Corey I've just read your book and feel inspired! You have some great work on your blog. Gail, UK

Gina said...

Wow, you made the cutest shoe caddy ever!!!