Friday, May 28, 2010
Here is Shilah & Charlie @ my birthday party last December....Shi said this was his favorite picture. I can't tell you how badly he will be missed.
I don't have it in me to give him a proper tribute right now but I wanted y'all to know why I'm absent from my blog. I'll do a tribute post later & share lots of pictures of Charlie. He was only a part of our family for one short year but he made himself very irreplaceable in that brief time. Please keep my family in your prayers. Shi & the kids are having a very hard time.... my heart is breaking for them & there is nothing I can do to help.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
(Don't forget to click and enlarge to get the best quality image)
Saturday, May 8, 2010
He & I have a lunch date today & we'll be doing a combo birthday party/Mother's day celebration tomorrow. Just like the year we brought him home from the hospital. *sigh*
Happy Birthday Connor!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
(it has been cloudy so I waited until a ray of sunshine peeked through teh clouds & took everything out back to photograph)
Her tussie mussie was beautiful! She made it out of vintage wallpaper & did things a bit differently by making it 3-sided...love that! You can't get any Springier than this, huh? She adorned it w/ tiny pearl strands, crepe paper ruffles & wonderful flowers.This votive was the first gift I pulled out of the box & I instantly thought, "this will be my favorite thing from this swap" but that seemed to be a recurring thought during the gift opening. ;o)
Cause as soon as I saw this lace-wrapped clothespin, adorned w/ a vintage rhinestone shoe clip, I thought the same thing again.
And again when I saw the crown candle base w/ crown doo-dad. The base was thoughtfully filled w/ glass panes for me to solder into charms, a fleur des lis stamp & pink ink pad.
But I just knew for sure, when I saw this wonderful flower garland, that it would be my favorite.
Wrong again! Check out the wonderful graphics on the button card....awesome!!! Christine also included wonderful little charms, vintage seam bindings & a tin of buttons.
When I first saw this pattern for teh adorable children's dress, I thought "How cute! I want to make that for Caralyn!" but when I removed the pattern, I was confused...thought someone had stuffed it w/ tissue paper & that there was no longer a pattern inside. It didn't take me long (not too long anyway) to determine that it was indeed the pattern, it was just from back in the day, before they added all the seam lines, cut lines, etc. I'm not so sure I have the necessary sewing skills to complete this dress after all. *grins*
Isn't the key cool? I plan on wearing it on a chain to Paper Cowgirl since Christine put a Texas star on it. And aren't the tiny, pink velvet millinery flowers sweet?
But in the end, the last wonderful treasure that I opened was my fave. Isn't this charm bracelet beautiful?!?!?!? I love, love, love, love, love it!!!
I made the tussie mussie w/ vintage wallpaper too (I know it doesn't show up well against the brick but it was the best I could do) & because Christine is a girl w/ a lot of class, I left it fairly simple...letting the beautiful wallpaper be the star of the show. I stuffed it w/ rolls of vintage wallpaper & old book pages.
A vintage egg vase, packed w/ vintage hankie, dominoes, vintage children's game cards, seam binding & a button card. I also decorated a few clothespins w/ the color of the day & stamped them w/ inspirational words. And remember how I said that I always like to include at least one "heart" item in each swap? My heart was screaming for me to keep the gorgeous blue rosary beads ... I've had them for years & adore them but they really belonged in this swap, don't you think? I know that Christine will treasure them as much as I!
I hope this flower child didn't turn out too cutesy for Christine. She's another project out of Sandra Evertson's book Fanciful Paper Projects. The book was part of the give-away I won from Karen Valentine @ My Desert Cottage & I just LOVE this book. I've already made 3 projects from it.
I included a small flower frog in the palest shade of blue w/ vintage images from a decoupgae sheet & another children's game card.