Monday, January 23, 2017

Winter Walk

I know the title of my post says winter walk, but this was really a winter mad dash out to take these pictures! I love old graveyards and we have several in our town with dates going back to the early 1700's. This particular place is only a short walk down my road. I think it is so much fun to wonder about who all these people were. 

The snow was just beginning to melt and we got here just in time to get a few pictures of the snow covered markers. 

I love how they are scattered among the trees. It gives the site character.

I love this little bunch nestled away under the trees seemingly alone. It makes you wonder how many stones have been lost to time and weather. 

Monday, January 16, 2017


I love teacups! On a recent trip to my parents' home, I had a lot of fun looking through some of my mom's tea cups. These four were made in Japan. So they are not your typical English Royal Albert ware. :) I love how these particular ones stand on little feet and have little bubbles for handles. 

I love how this one has a multifaceted surface. Sort of a geometric design with pink floral decor.

I was suppose to take this one home with me. Can you believe I forgot? I'll have to bring it back next time! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Anniversary Card

I am finally getting back into making some cards. It takes some time to get back into the creative mind set! This one was an anniversary card. 

Simple, cream lace patterned card stock, sheer ribbon, and gold thread. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Warm Winter Decor

I love decorating with warm colors. Especially golds, browns, and reds! I put these garlands up at the very end of summer. They transitioned well to fall with the addition of some leaves, to Christmas time with extra pine cones and berries, and now I just have them up to add some cheer to these cold winter months. 

We have one big mirror in our living room and one in our eating area and these garlands were perfect over both of those. 

Hope you all are staying warm! 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Winter Wreath

Here is our Christmas wreath! I just made it simple this year with two different sized pine cones. At the moment we have it hanging inside. I think it looks nice on the inside of our big white door and I feel hesitant to switch it to the outside.

It should work all winter long! 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sheep Craft

Here is a little craft I did with my 3 year old a few weeks ago. We were learning about the shepherds in the Christmas story and made this little sheep to go along with it. Each color is a different separate cut of paper, (silhouette machine) and it worked great for gluing on cotton balls for the wool!

We have this little guy on our frig right now. Both kids get a kick out of it.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Little Christmas Dress

One of the perks of having a little girl is getting to sew cute little dresses! I thought I would be doing more sewing, but time goes so fast and they grow so fast that I have only made a few things. A recent project that I finished, was sewing my little girl a red Christmas dress! I am pretty happy with how it turned out! I only had one little pattern piece for the front of the bodice. I drew the back bodice pattern myself and didn't use a pattern for the skirt. The material is the same material that one of my own dresses is made out of so we can match! 

I have a hard time sewing zippers and with this type of material I figured I only had one chance. So for a change, I sewed snaps in the back instead of a zipper and they work great! 

I don't knit, so I purchased this black sweater at Target to go over the dress. I love how it looks! I am loving their new Cat and Jack line of clothing. Though, this sweater and a package of socks are the only things I have purchased from it so far. I do a lot of window shopping! :) 

Hope you've been able to find time to do some fun Christmas projects! 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Cards

Hello friends! I finally have had a chance to get back into crafting a bit and taking pictures. Here is what I have been up to lately. Christmas cards! It's that time of year again! This year I hand made all of our Christmas cards. My first thought on finishing was "never again" but now that they are all done I am looking forward to doing it again next year! 

I used my silhouette machine to make these little tags.

I covered card stock with music patterned tissue paper to make the panels for the front of the cards.

The finished product! By some miracle all of them were in the mailbox on December 1!

Merry Christmas!

Linking up with:  Between Naps on the Porch

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Ornaments

About a month ago I purchased a new camera. I have been having fun trying to figure it out! I am finding it is quite a change going from a point and shoot to a DSLR, but I am happy with the improvement in my pictures, especially indoors. 

I have a long ways to go but the best way to go is to practice! So here are a few ornament pictures I took. My kids and I love these shatterproof ornaments! I like the way they look and my 1 year old likes bouncing them on the floor. A win win situation.

My kids were also able to help me decorate the tree with them too which was a lot of fun. 

I'm thinking I could re-purpose these as New Year's decorations as well!  

Monday, December 5, 2016

Hello Again!

Wow, friends! It has been almost a year since signing on here at Yellow Origami Bird. This past year has been busy and full. We were blessed with another little baby just over a year ago and boy, does it take some time to bounce back when you have a new baby and a two year old underfoot! 2017 is just a month away and I am excited to be back to blogging here a bit.

I am loving having a little girl and boy! With two little ones now, my focus has changed a bit, so there might be some little kid crafts and outings that make it on here. I am hoping to sign in more regularly with little snapshots into our adventures, home decorating, crafts, and anything else that seems fun!

Looking forward to 2017!