Monday, February 28, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Happy Sewing Mojo to ME! *insert big smile HERE* Have a great weekend yall!!
Monday, February 14, 2011
It has been 12 years of marriage, 1 yr of dating, and 30 years of friendship and God has seen us thru it all.
I'm thankful..Thankful for the good times and the bad, our ups and downs because without both we cease to grow. I'm thankful that we have never been the type of couple that needed to share with the world all the good that happen's in our lives, one's that have to share every.single.detail. We know several couples that are that way and it's not becoming. Especially when they pretend to be the "perfect" couple and you know their dilema's. We don't rejoice in their issues, but why pretend..life happens to ALL of us. We all have our trials, it's surviving the trial that makes you stronger.
I'm happy that we are not materialistic nor boastful people, there's no need for that. It's doesn't make you any better of a person and it certainly don't give you any points toward getting into the Kingdom of Heaven - NOPE it don't.
The hubster is truly my best friend, I tell him everything (especially when I'm mad) lol.
If I had it to do all over again, I would marry him - AGAIN:) I love him and I know he loves me and we both love God (first)..so with that I know we are all right. Nothing else really matters.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I decided to create little Ion's gifts..from me to him. I'm also working on the second half of his gifts to be delivered once he's born. Let's first start with his card. I made a pretty simple and quick card for him..too cute.
The little duck was created with my Cricut cutting machine (I sooo want the Vagabond). I created a border straight stitch joining the pattern paper and the Lemon Tart cardstock. Aren't you surprised I didn't use any lace? lol I sure am.
I used pop dots to give some dimesion to the card and added a baby blue pearl for the eye. I tattered the edges of one of the pattern pieces and inked it with distressed ink in antique linen for a bit of a distressed look. *I'm telling you it almost hurt me not to use lace* His next card will most certainly contain lace and pom poms for sure^-^. I chose to use CTMH ribbon instead.
Because I'm not really good..ok I'm not good at all with the over hand stitching I decided to hem as close to the edge as I could to hide the turn/opening. Then I measured and stitched the outter corners again about 2" from the original closure. Due to the main fabric being busy with baby animals, I decided to only create one of the burp cloth's in a different fabric print.
Now on to complete his welcome to the world gifts.
Isn't this the cutest little fleece fabric for a baby? Too cute! I'm going to create a little pillow and mini blanket for the car. And, I've already started on his bibs using some of the same fabric I used for his blanket and burp cloth's. So more pics coming soon.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I've finally taken the leap into "the day of love" crafting:) I've been suppressing the urge to create spring cards, I think it's the weather getting to me.
I will only create the exact number of cards I need, whereas usually I create more than what I need to most holiday's. My time has been so limited lately that I can barely complete a task within the time I have after work. I can't wait till my February all day crop so I can complete some projects.
Cardstock: PTI - Raspberry Fizz, Ocean Tides and Fine Linen
Pattern Paper: MME
Ink: Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Other: Stamp -Michaels brand; lace by Spare Parts
I seriously use a LOT of lace. I love lace, doilies, vintage..making new things old:)
Letter's to a soldier:
As soon as we received Karohn's mailing address, we ALL begin writing letters to him. I think we mailed out about 10 letters at one time:). He should be quite happy. I can't wait to get to Chicago for his graduation, then to find out where his next duty station will be (praying for the Southeastern area).
Anyway, I'm sure I'll be updating more on his military life soon. We haven't received a full letter from him yet...wonder how he's braving the snow LOL.
Okay, that's it for now