Saturday, January 24, 2015

Love You All Year Valentine Calendar

Hello and welcome to my blog. With Valentine's Day just around the corner I wanted to get this project done that has been floating around in my brain for a while. I have wanted to give my husband a playful calendar with sexy pictures of what I will wear some time in that particular month. This year we will have been married for 23 years. I like to keep things interesting and the spark a glowing. One of my favorite quotes about marriage is this one - "Marriage can be more of an exultant ecstasy than the human mind can conceive. This is within the reach of every couple, every person. There is nothing unholy or degrading about sexuality itself, for by that means men and women join in a process of creation AND in an expression of love." Spencer W. Kimball.

I made up a "theme" for each month, found or thought of a Valentine-ish saying, and collected some outfits that would work for each one. I did try to make the themes according to my hubbies interests like hockey, dirt biking and his profession, fire fighting. There are all sorts of other themes that would be fun like fishermen (You're a great catch!),  hunter (I'm aiming for you), etc., etc.
These are the themes I chose:

January - Baby It's Cold Outside - Warm me Up (white winter furry coat)
February - You Stole my Heart (cop outfit)
March - Wanna Get Lucky?  (St. Patrick's day green attire)
April - Spring Fever (nurse outfit)
May - You're the Goal I'm After (female cut hockey jersey)
June - I'm Wild About You (animal print outfit)
July - You Light My Fire (fireman outfit)
August - You've Roped Me in Cowboy (cowgirl outfit)
September - You Rev Up my Motor (leather jacket, helmet)
October - Trick or Treat? (little red riding hood)
November - You are Fan Tache Tic (mustache prop)
December - Santa Has a Little Gift For You (Santa Suit)

I am not the type of girl who feels comfortable dressing up in skimpies and posing in front of a camera. I did feel better not having a cameraman other than my tripod and timer. I set up a black curtain for a back drop and went for it. I had a lot of fun and of course I look forward to giving this gift to my hubby soon. I am even thinking of another calendar for next year. 

I apologize that I am having a hard time loading my pdf files as my computer is old and Google won't let me load the files unless I upgrade my browser, which it no longer supports. I am working on getting a new computer some time this year. If you would like the file please email me. It will have the backgrounds but not the female silhouettes as that is where you would put your picture.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Harry Potter Pillows

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I did not make as many presents as I wanted to for Christmas this year. I did get this one done, that I wanted to make last year. Thank goodness my niece still likes Harry Potter. These pillows were inspired by projects I seen on Pinterest - HERE and HERE I basically just winged the Harry Pillow. I didn't even draw out plans. My husband called it the Minion Harry Potter pillow. The "Keep Calm" pillow is made with cream cotton material and an iron on transfer. I downloaded a free Harry Potter font and the other font is Arial using the caps. I did knit the scarf and sewed it into the pillow at the seams. The rest of the pillow is made of fleece, including the mouth and scar. I machine sewed the eyes/glasses and hair onto the pillow and hand sewed the mouth and scar. I used chalk for the cheeks. 

The gift was well received. Thanks for stopping by!