Sunday, December 30, 2007
Yet more scrappin' today, I'm really in the groove - feels good to drop all these pages into my album. Also working more on my pregnancy journal/minibook which I will have to photograph sometime soon. If you want to see more of my layouts, check my flickr set.
Speaking of cute - what about these onesies for baby W? awwww... and the rooster was a gift from Bill's parents. I love it - perfect to perch in the farm-themed nursery.
Today I was browsing Etsy to look for some more farm artwork and found LilyPig's photographs. I think these would be hilarious framed as a group!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I had a lovely lazy Saturday at home today - and armed with new photo printer ink and paper, and my collection of Love, Elsie Noel paper, I was ready to do some major scrapbooking. I love the tiny size of this Maya Road mini (2 1/2 x 2 1/2") and the pinks and blues in the Elsie paper.
I finished the mini and several layouts, but I'm still up for more scrapping tomorrow, since I have so many fun photos from the week (thank goodness for a mom, brother and sister who love to take photos)! Better head to bed for some beauty rest!
Friday, December 28, 2007
My next class is "Fun with Felt" on February 5th - felt is hip and happening in the scrapbooking world, so it is fun to play around with the products we have right now. The class is this tag, gift bag, and a felt card - plus a 2 pg. 12x12 layout using felt items.
So, if you're in the neighborhood, I hope you can join me for one of them!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Also started working on some fabric tissue holders (here's a great tutorial), but I only finished these two before my sewing machine got messed up somehow.
And finally, a great find while shopping with Wendy today - an egg basket for the nursery - great for the farm theme, eh? I will be able to find lots of baby cuteness to fill it with, I'm sure. And check out the adorable sock monkey ornament!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Working up to those last days before Christmas with lots of wrapping, last minute making, and hanging out with friends and family. Also getting the crib/nursery furniture situation handled (thank you Craigslist) and I'm so excited to start putting it together! Oh, and remember this dresser - I bought it and my sis drove it over from Des Moines today. Now I'm thinking about what color to paint it - maybe a bright red?
That's the update for now!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
In case you were wondering, here's the baby belly at 22 weeks and a shot of one of our many icy trees. Luckily we haven't lost any trees or big branches in our yard yet. The ice is a slippery mess around town, but it really was beautiful to see the sun shine through the trees this afternoon.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I used part of the day to work on finishing up our Christmas cards and getting them addressed and ready to send. I didn't want to commit to one design and get tired of it, so instead I bought some Northern Exposure and played around with several different designs, then repeated the ones I really liked. Yeah! Check one thing off the list - now on to wrapping gifts!
Of course, some of the day had to be spent lounging around and playing on the Macbook. Cleo was happy to be of assistance.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Just in time I received this sweet onesie from Harrilu's etsy shop. Isn't it the cutest?
Oh, and I have one more spot on my Handmade PIF if you want to play! Come play!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
So, this is a new idea for me - but I loved it right away when I had the chance to read Zhenia's blog today.
Here’s how the PIF works:
I will send a handmade gift to the first three people who leave a comment and tell me that they want to pay it forward. If you’re interested you must have a blog and you must write a post offering to send your own handmade items to three of your readers.
The time line is pretty generous too: I have a year to send out my handmade items and you have a year to send out yours to the people who comment on your blog.
As Miss Fish points out:
Please don’t be intimidated by the whole handmade thing. No one is expecting you to make a quilt, knit a sweater, or fold 1000 origami cranes. How about some handmade soap, or marble magnets, or a pretty ornament?
You know, you only need to send some hand-crafted love in the mail. It’s all good.Don't be shy - come play along!
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Hope everyone is staying happy and healthy! Take care and enjoy the season!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Check out these beautiful beads that Wendy made last time we got together to make stuff. Yummy. We're getting ready for an open house with all of our hand made crafts Thursday November 29th from 3:30 to 6:00pm at Wendy's friend Alicia's house. We are displaying our jewelry along with a few other handmade items like felt ornaments and knit hats. We have been so busy creating new kinds of jewelry... bracelets, pins, wine charms, and festive pieces for the upcoming holidays.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Also had a shopping weekend in Des Moines with mom and we had a great time looking for baby stuff and picking out some cute maternity clothes to get me through the winter. I've decided to go with a farm theme for the nursery and found some adorable (gender neutral) crib bedding with embroidered farm animals. I have some ideas swirling about artwork for the walls in the form of a little mural and possibly framed animal paintings. I saw this dresser while we were shopping and really fell in love. I didn't buy it, but now I'm regretting it and thinking about buying it after all. What do you think? For a nursery? Have a good week, all!
Friday, November 09, 2007
Also, big congrats to Wendy who is now an officially National Board Certified teacher. Lots of work and talent involved in accomplishing that one! woo-hoo! Have a great weekend, everyone!
Monday, November 05, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.
Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.
Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
You should probably go find out what color you are. I'm going to stay here and keep trying to get over my latest round of yuck.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Also keeping busy with work and the artsy hobbies. I made my first sock monkey last weekend and I *might* be addicted. Also making lots of jewelry with Wendy for the shop and a couple great custom orders. Also formulating some class ideas for the next go around at Reminisce and organizing an Arbonne party at my house on Thursday. Phew - I guess I better get back to tackling my to-do list! Here are a few of my favorite "non-kid" photos from Preucil lately.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
Step 1: I punched out small circles from patterned paper and glued them to the white background. Step 2: Cut out circles from orange tissue paper and attach them with a layer of clear gel medium.
Step 3 & 4: Paint loose circles around the tissue circles with gesso, then paint into the gesso with orange paint.
Step 5: Paint over the entire sheet with a wash of watered down orange paint to fill in the white spaces with color.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
This morning we were awakened by some loud mooing. Now, it is not unusual to hear a few moo's coming from the cows that graze next to us - but not so loud and frequent - I turned to Bill and said, "I think there's a cow emergency". hee hee - so we got dressed and went outside and found this little guy wandering in our yard. Momma cow was on the other side of the fence mooing up a storm, but he couldn't find his way back out. Luckily we got ahold of the farmer and he came to pick up little lost cow.
Speaking of cows, this is my latest and last (for now) self portrait for the 365 days project on Flickr. Day 62. I've been forgetting to take it every day, and I just can't get inspired to keep it up. So, I'm throwing in the towel. I will continue to take some - just not EVERY day! You can check out the set here if you'd like to see them.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Yesterday Bill had to work late, but he took my car to be cleaned (treat!) and when I came back to get it he had beautiful roses for me. Awwww... very sweet! It has been a great 2 years of marriage and almost 10 years of being together - looking forward to many more!
In other creations, I've been working on insect atcs for a swap at the Embellished Circus, a seriously challenging Dare, and reteaching myself how to knit. More photos to come.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Hellooo - still here, just a busy week!
Make sure to check out the new earrings and pendants in our WeMiKiWi Etsy shop.
I just purchased the latest Grey's Anatomy Soundtrack. You just really can't go wrong there. Such a good mix of fun and emotional music. Also picked out the soundtrack for the movie "Once" that Wendy and I went to see last week. I highly recommend the album and the movie. Unique, moving, and lovely!
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Yesterday I got to meet Elsie. She's so cute (duh) and our project from class (a travel book) is great. I'll post more photos soon!