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!