Crafting keeps me sane * Baking keeps me smiling * Family keeps me happy * Faith keeps me going

Monday, April 25, 2011

Completed Crafts!

HI Everyone! I hope you had a fabulous Easter weekend.  Ours was wonderful.  My sister came over for the weekend and we spent some time finishing our bunny craft,  hiding eggs for the kids, creating an Easter Feast, and on Sunday, after all the fun activities, we went to the cemetery to plant a beautiful mini rose bush at our parents’ grave.  It really was a nice weekend.  (What a bad mom I am, as I just realized I didn’t get any pictures of the kids this weekend!  Wow…bad mom award, right here! ).

ANYHOO…Before the weekend, I actually completed a couple of other crafts (I just didn’t get a chance to post them).  Do you remember the “Home” set I made for my friend (you can see it here)?  Well, all she had for the “O” was a shamrock…uggghhh…I just couldn’t get my mojo going…but I finally got her a couple of other ones made, and here they are:


She has a bunny or an egg, I got the bunny idea over at Maryberry Boutique ( here), for Easter/spring, and I finished her snowman for winter (I know the snowman isn’t perfectly round, but that gives him character, right?).  I’m still working on the others, and it’s coming along (finally!).

And, these are the bunnies I made for my sister and I:


I had them cut and painted by the time she got here, and let her decide how to personalize it.  Mine is on the right, hers on the left. She pretty much did everything opposite of me…just like old times Smile   I have to give a shout out to Spare Time Sanity, because that’s where I first saw a bunny like this.  I think hers was a kit she bought (not sure), and it had an Easter egg, but I wanted mine to be more spring-y, so she could stay out longer! I’m really proud of this craft, because I drew the bunny, cut it out and even figured out the carrot (I couldn’t find a cute wood carrot anywhere, so I came up with my own).  I think they turned out pretty cute!  This project really gave my confidence a boost, and now I’m ready to try more...unfortunately, the weather doesn’t cooperate, and it’s raining outside right now (I don’t have a garage, so I use a workbench outside to cut and paint my projects).  Oh well, maybe today I’ll just draw up some more cute characters!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I Love Lucy!

ok, I know I’ve been missing for a couple of weeks, but let me show you why:




Here is my new baby, “Lucy”.  She is a long haired Chihuahua,, is 9 weeks old, and reminds me of what it’s like to have a newborn (a lot of work, sleepless nights and of course, LOVE!).  We’ve had her for 9 days, and last night was the first night she didn’t cry (yay!).  She is very playful and has such a funny personality!  Everyone is totally in love with her (even my husband, who declared, before he met her, that Chihuahua’s were a ‘waste of space’, and I should get a ‘real dog’ …meaning a big dog)…but as soon as he held her, she had him!  It’s funny to see such a big, ‘manly’ man be so completely owned by this tiny little lady!  Not only is she cute, she is also hilarious!  She cracks us up all day long.  So, needless to say, crafts have been put on hold lately (although today I picked up some supplies for a project I’ve been itching to do).  Oh yeah, I  almost forgot, I did finish one project:


It’s a treat jar for Lucy’s doggie treats.  I just took an empty pickle jar, found some cute paper to wrap around the middle (I was too lazy busy to use Goo Gone and clean off the label).  Sadly,this paper had a random pattern (that there was no repeat of) and the jar was too wide for the paper to wrap completely around, so I was left with a little gap, which is why there is a huge flower in the middle of the jar.  Smile  On the lid, I added a circle of the same paper and put her name on it.

004Sorry for the blurry picture on that one, I don’t know what

happened…anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to.  By the way,  if anyone has some pointers on potty training (a Chihuahua), PLEASE let me know.  I’ve been reading as much as possible, but everyone seems to contradict each other.  I’d love to hear some successful tips!!!

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