Sunday, May 30, 2010

close up!

Oh and here are some of the details close up.

Any ideas of how to improve it?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Boy's Birthday!

I went to buy some birthday decorations and all the signs were so bad that I thought I could make one way better... I think it turned out pretty cute.

The collage in the middle is something I have been working on. I put it up a while ago but I just don't feel like it is done yet. I planned on putting a bunch of M's on it but it looked really bad so I took them off and now they are just sitting below. The one thing I do like is I put two M scrabble tiles at the bottom as my signature but you can barely see them in the bottom left hand corner pictured here.

Here is my boy blowing out his tiger candle...

Happy Birthday Ryan!
He is just so great and I am so thankful I have him in my life!

Fun Frame Class!

Thursday night is my Fun Frames class at Paper Source. I just made this one as a sample and I had never made one before but it was pretty easy to do and was quite enjoyable.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Once apron a time...

It was my sister Heather's birthday recently and every year she is the recipient of many of my creations. Over the years I have sewn her a laptop bag, a camera case, and curtains... the 's' means two curtains--I learned after making only one window treatment for her baby's room, and then quickly having to sew another after she unwrapped it and told me the room has two windows. This year I decided to make her an apron.

I also gave her the matching sandwich bag that I posted below.

Oh and I just saw the ad for Sex in the City 2 and noticed that they had the cute cupcake apron from Paper Source in it. So cute! I love cupcakes!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Being green!

Here are a few of my newest loves that all involve being green. One is glass jars and bottles. When I was in Spain last month I ordered water from a few restaurants and they always came in these awesome bottles that I wished I could have brought home with me. So I have started a little collection of my own to decorate my craft room with. My awesome friend Victoria gave me this great idea of making paper flowers out of old catalogs and butting them inside the old bottles and jars as decoration. Pretty cute huh?
Another thing is I made these pretty cute reusable sandwich baggies. The polka dot one I made out of this cool plastic material the Lovely Linda (AKA my Boss) donated to me so it will be easy to wash out. Its super cute but it is also the fabric that is used on the break table at work so I don't know if it's too nerdy to match it. I also made one out of fabric with a nylon lining. This one will be easy to wash since it can just be thrown in the washer but I am not sure it will be able to hold much more than pretzels, buttons, or other solids and definitely nothing moist.
Oh and I am obsessed with the Coptic stitch and I have been teaching people at work how to make a book using this stitch and use our old catalogs. I will have to post that picture when I finally remember to take one.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's day to my awesome mother who helped make me who I am.
She taught me how to match and coordinate!
Thanks for being my mom!
Here is my colorful mothers day wreath.
(Haha, Ryan wanted me to point out the photo's not part of it. It's just leaning on a picture frame.)
I also want to thank my three other moms Adrienne, Kimberly, and Heather... Thanks for being my rockin' big sisters! I am lucky to have some pretty great examples of beautiful and caring women in my life.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Thats Number 12

My sister Adrienne just had a baby girl last week and as a present to welcome the new baby I made her a car seat cover.
Her name is Caroline and she is number 12 on the count of nieces and nephews and I just can't wait to meet her.