Monday, June 22, 2009

aunt lauren giveaway

Elle (as a chubby baby), Lauren and I at her volleyball game last year.

I've been lucky to have my sister Lauren live with me for the past month. Unfortunately, she leaves this week to go back to school. I keep trying to convince her to stay, but it's time for her to go back to her life as a volleyball player at Auburn University in Alabama and student studying fashion design.   It has been so nice and fun to have her here with us.  I'm pretty sure Elle is going to go into a deep depression when she's gone.  Her Aunt Lauren has been her sidekick (or slave as my Dad says).

Lauren has a great talent for sewing.  She can make just about anything and creates and designs patterns on her own.  She's also very artistic.  We've had a lot of fun coming up with ideas and creating them.  To celebrate Lauren's last week with me, I'm featuring 4 of the projects we've created together on the blog this week:

Tuesday:  1/2 pleated skirt



Wednesday:  diaper clutch



Thursday: tote bag



Friday: paper doll coloring book

Watch for tips and tricks, patterns, downloads and photos on each of the projects.  In addition, I'm giving away one of each of the projects!  Just leave a comment on this post and at the end of the week, I'll randomly select 4 winners.  You don't want to miss out!

23 comments:

logans mom said...

What a creative family! Those are all darling! We hope she has a great last week!

Lizzy said...

i want the coloring book!

lauren: i hope you have had fun with michelle and the fam! have a safe trip back and hopefully we'll make it out for a game this season!

molly said...

love the diaper pouch and that skirt is simply lovely!

Katherine Marie! said...

I adore the diaper pouch!!! I've been looking for one of those... just perfect for a gab and go kinda day. and I agree with logans mom--- what a creative family you have...

Cissy said...

Can I have the tote? And if I don't win, can I come over and make a tote?

JaimeDevinXavierVivian said...

I want anything
next summer you should come stay with me Lauren

the Jenkins Family said...

how cute and creative! it's so neat to have homemade things! love it!

Colleen Stutz said...

I found your blog through the Millers - Shauna is a great friend. You are very talented and it has been fun to look at your creations. Your fathers day outfits are adorable!

Amanda and Steve said...

I'm Laura G.'s sister, Amanda. She talks about her great boss and how creative you are. I love your stuff!

The Kanes said...

wow i love that skirt! its way too cute

Melanie said...

Thanks for the simple tut for the skirt... I have a 1/2 yard just waiting for this one. Did you just use plain old cotton fabric or is it some other fabric of some kind? And I wouldn't mind any free things either :)

tvmom said...

ahhh Michelle and Lauren, you 2 are so creative!

Mary/Mommyof5! said...

LOVE it! So adorable! I totally wish I could sew! (of course, with 5 kiddos time to create is tough to come by some days!!)
The skirt is SO sweet!!


Mary
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PruneOrchardPress said...

michelle & lauren - so fun to see your projects. i tell everyone i know about your site. Love, mom

Laura-Lu said...

These projects are so cute. Sign me up!

zeeny said...

Everything is so cute! Sewing is something I want to learn!

Mary Jane said...

Your projects are darling! Can I win the tote please? :) I love the internet. It let's me get to know you better without living next door!

Julie Reber Rasmussen said...

I'm a fan of them all!! I envy your talent. I'd love to win the diaper clutch.

Heather said...

Giveaway...oh, how I would LOVE to win something...anything!!!

Heather said...

...oh, and Lauren we will miss you!

deannegalloway said...

Can I win if I'm related? I love your ideas. I'm in the process of making the skirts right now, 4th of July style! Thanks for all the great ideas...now if I only had a little more time!

Kari said...

Michelle, love the bag and dolls. But they are all so cute. I wish I could create fun stuff with my sisters!

Laura Lucille said...

Lauren...come back! I'm shooting for the coloring book.