Sunday, January 8, 2012


Love this. Leslie Knope said this on Parks & Recreation--I found the whole quote on the internet and made this little thing to pin to Pinterest since I couldn't find it on there already. Not to say it definitely isn't on there. :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Friendship Bracelets

Gracie came in yesterday with her Rapunzel Polly Pocket and wanted me to show her how to braid--I went through it a few times and then she came in several times yesterday and today and showed me the beautiful braids she had put in Rapunzel's hair. I told her about friendship bracelets and told her she could make a few with some colored floss that I have in my craft closet, so we picked out some colors and she went to town. She did the braids on them all on her own and I just tied them on her and cut off the ends, then she made one more and interspersed random knots and straight places and got a plastic "reader" charm out of her toys that she got in school last year. :) I think they look so cute and bring back memories for me, as I loved making these when I was a kid. One of these days I will look up instructions for the knotted kind with more than three strands and show her how to make those. :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Blush Baby Quilt

I made this little baby quilt after my friend Shannon had her second baby, a girl. :) I finished it a few weeks ago, but just gave it to her this morning, so it's safe to post on my blog now. I took a Blush charm pack from Basic Grey by Moda and separated out the browns and reds and then purchased yardage for the borders and binding. I quilted it minimally because I was running into puckering issues, but washing it concealed all manner of sins. :) Thanks for looking and any comments!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Thank You Collage

This was the other card I made at the scrapbooking day a few weeks ago. I had all of these little elements in my scrap baggie; I just had to put it all together. :) The rhinestone was even stuck onto the flower and the leaf punch was already stamped with the texture stamp. I even had the card base ready from another idea that didn't work out, with the blue punched strip already adhered! :) The only thing I did was stamp the sentiment in black ink and stamped the "thank you" circle stamp in blue ink on blue cardstock and punched it out. Everything else I just trimmed to size as needed and stuck it all together. That scrap baggie sure does come in handy! :) Thanks so much for looking and for any comments.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Baby Girl Card in Five Minutes Flat

I made this card a couple of weeks ago at a scrapbooking day at a local church. I designed this card around the purple flowers, because I have had them for years and they kept falling off of the plastic sheet that they came on and driving me crazy. :) I had the green dotted scrap in my scrap baggie and I distressed the edges with my scissors, used a ruler and a thin black marker to draw the border, and adhered the stickers. I used a stamp for the sentiment and then went back over it with the same black pen so that it would match. I hand drew the heart. :) I included it in the bag with the quilt for my friends (you can sort of see the quilt behind it.) Thanks for looking and for any comments!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pink & Brown Baby Quilt

I started this quilt months ago, but just finished it yesterday morning because I got to meet the new little baby yesterday. :) Nothing like waiting until the last minute! I think it turned out pretty cute...the fabrics are adorable. The binding isn't perfect, as usual, but didn't give me too many fits. I just quilted 1/4" in either side of the seams and it came together pretty quickly once I got going. I had time to wash and dry it and the finished size after shrinkage was 30X39, so not too bad for a car seat or play mat quilt. There is low-loft Warm & Natural batting and it's a good weight for spring and summer. Thanks for looking and for any comments! :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cute Conversation

This made me giggle the other night:

Grace: Ava, let's play Barbies!

Ava: Okay, that might be fun!

Grace: Yeah, it IS going to be fun!

They are such cuties and crack me up. :)