And so it begins...

To blog or not to blog? Oh heck why not...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Birthday Card made by Francesca

My daughter has been making cards for whatever comes up...Birthdays, Get well, etc.... When she's done and takes a picture she has been saying..."Mom will you put this up on your blog?"  So of course i say yes.  So here is a picture of a birthday card she made for her friend.  She likes to make cards that don't open more like a oversized "post card".

Sunday, August 15, 2010

What I've been working on...

So this week i finally finished my layout I had been working on for my daughter.  It's the first layout I've done in a long while so I'm not sure about it  We are our own worst critics right?  In addition to that this week I've been making a few hair accessories for my daughter and niece.  I did a few more of the pinwheels.  My daughter was a volunteer at Amity Acres Day Camp last week and we wanted one to "match" her shirt so blue and orange it was!
Oh and I also crocheted a little flower with some baker's twine I got from The Twinery  I purchased the sample pack to see how I'd like it and I love it!!! My daughter can't wait to use some for a friendship bracelet!  I made the cutest flower with the Lemondrop color and then stitched a blue bead in the center and sewed it to a bobby pin I also put a dab of "super glue" and the stitching by the bobby pin and under the bead for extra security! 
Then late last night I crocheted another flower out of some DMC floss in purples for my niece then when I was picking the bead for the center I decided to try to use the tiny letter beads I have to add something extra special to hers because she's an extra special girl!!!  (She did give me free kisses yesterday!!  I haven't attached to a bobby pin yet because I'm not sure if I want to do that or get a clip and attach it to stay in her hair better? Hmmm... what to do.  Oh AND then I remembered another flossy flower I had crocheted the other night in golden yellow so I did the bead with the tiny word "cutie" in the center because the purple one came out so CUTE!!!  What do you think??? I would love to do one with her name but it's 9

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

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Friday, August 6, 2010


I finally finished the altered clipboard I was making!  Put all the little touches on it I wanted.  I used My Mind's Eye paper for the background.  Prima flowers! Glimmer Mist on the butterflies.  Stickles on some of the flowers and the butterfly's bodies. And then of course random ribbon  from my stash and assorted bling from I am not sure who right now!  The pictures are of My Mom & Me circa 1970ish! I loved looking through the old photos to find just the right ones... I sure do miss her.  The poem on the top was written by my mother.  I wish you could read it ... it is beautiful it's titled Remember Me and that is how we remember her now.  Also, the photos on the bottom of the irises were taken by my mother of some of her favorite flowers that she grew herself of course!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lets try to add a pic...

This morning I found the cutest hair pins on a blog...Paper n Stitch.  They were SO cute when I showed my daughter she loved them so we went out got some supplies and I proceeded to make a cute bobby pin pinwheel hair accessory that she wore on her date tonight! Then I came home from my dinner out with some of my favorite women (good food, good talk and margaritas!) and made another for one of my favorite 7 year olds.