Monday, May 30, 2011

May in a few pictures and even fewer words

May went by in a bit of a blur. Here are a few of my activities:
Swaps sent:
Easter Tag Swap to Lisa

Vintage Brooch Swap package to Becky

Oops, can't figre out how to rotate this.
Petite  Inspiration box for Heather's swap @speckled-egg
sent to Heather B @mydailydoseofcrazy

Petite Inspiration Box to Karen @karensmondaymusings

Swaps recieved were absolutely amazing. Every one was so well made and so much fun to get in the mail.
 Fabulous PIB from my new
friend Karen.

PIB and goodies from Heather B

Vintage Brooch which I wore on Mother's Day
and extra goodies from Becky.

Easter tag and lots of special goodies from Lisa.

Special Events:
Abby (r, age 2) and Emma (l, age 4) in their first ballet program.  Proud Mimi Moment!

Katie's first birthday.  Where did the time go?!!

Every spare moment on a good day is spent in the garden.

Thank you to all the brave men and women and their families who sacrifice everything to serve our country.  God bless!

Thanks for stopping by. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Carrot bouquet

I have a wonderful blogging friend, Joyce of scrapforjoy, who collects carrots. Joyce has been having some health problems, so I made her this carrot bouquet from this tutorial by Clare at clarescraftroom.  Please send Joyce some good thoughts for a successful surgery and healing.

Friday, April 1, 2011


The calendar may say spring, but we had snow and cold wind ~ a cruel April Fool's joke.  I made this tag for a friend's birthday to go with a pot of pansies.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Busy times

I've been busy crafting, making cards and birthday presents.  Here is the banner I made for my granddaughter's birthday on Saturday.

Then I made a card for my nephew's little one year old.
I made Emma a doll sized quilt and a name plaque for Katie.  I'll post those when I can get outside to take pictures.  It's rainy today :(

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Banner for baby

Just finished making this banner for a friend's new baby girl. Sloane. The papers and embellishments are from Pebbles  line called "new arrival," and the pennants were cut out on my Cuttlebug using the dies from The Cat's Pajamas.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Joining another swap

I'm obsessed with swaps these days.  I've joined an Easter tag swap over at Sandy's at 521lakestreet.  Still time to sign up.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

This is an ATC that I made for a vintage Valentine Swap at my lss. Hope you have a lovely day.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fabric Swap

Here is the 5x7 fabric collage that I made for A Swap for All Seasons for my partner Heidi.  My camera is acting up, so I had to scan it.  The little design on the left is a heart with a thimble, needle, and thread card embroidered on it. A fun project; can't wait to make some more.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Another image from older swap

I did this "quiltie" (a 5x5 inch quilt patch) for a swap about 2 years ago. I'm not sure about the theme, but I certainly enjoyed using bright colors.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Banner for Previous Swap

This is a banner I made for a swap a couple years ago.  Now I hope to join a new swap at aswapforallseasons.  I love combining fabric, paper and embellishments.
I hope to pick up where I left off last September and add to this blog on a regular basis. I had a great holiday season until a bug had me down for a week.  Now I am attempting to put away Christmas crafts (many unfinished projects), clean the craft room, and start fresh.  I want to learn to use my Silhouette, make a few birthday cards, and start Valentines early.
My word for the year is "COMPLETE."  I want to complete what I have started and work on a complete  mind-body improvement.  Two different meanings for the same word - one meaning finish, the other meaning
total - but I will try to work on both.  For now, I will complete and post this message.  Happy 2011!