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The final birthday invitations sent with envelopes stuffed with small selection of cut rainbow ribbons. This is a subtle variation on the invite you can download here. I used the triangle labels to enclose directions to the party which you can also download here.
March 8th, 2011
Made this past weekend for this coming weekend. Cut paper tissue paper, stapled over twine and crumpled a bit. We’re doing a bit of a colorful cut paper party. So, the invitations were changed up a bit before being sent, I’ll post them tomorrow. I love planning a party.
March 7th, 2011
I was so surprised when things started to bloom and turn green already. My birthday is next weekend so I’m not so surprised why I still love this birthday invitation. (You can print them for free, too.) It’s the time of year, I guess, I just printed up some more to send out.
And a new bowl for the party. An early gift but hey.
March 1st, 2011
I was once told that is was bad luck to bring in the New Year with Christmas decorations still up so I’ve always made taking down the decorations part of the putting away of our gifts, the unpacking of our bags and the washing of all the clothes. It feels really good to me. My mom always gathered all the decorations on our dining room table growing up and I do the same thing now. I look forward to seeing it all together one last time before next year.
However and with whomever you celebrate your new year, I hope it’s a great start! And I’ve heard all your requests for a new Resolution Chart so I’m on it! :)
December 30th, 2010
This first one was not made by me but includes an antique spoon garden marker by Monkeys Always Look that reads “You are my Sunshine” with an ivy plant in an Ikea plant box. I love this so much I need to order more spoons just to have on hand. A most wonderful gift to anyone I think.
The rest was made by me for my family this year. I’ve not done the greatest job getting photos of everything. Maybe once they are opened! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday! xo
December 23rd, 2010
A quilt for my mother based on the lap quilt from Bend-the-Rules Sewing. I pieced together one quilt top with fabric I owned and ended up ditching it as none of the fabrics really felt like my mom. After a trip to the fabric store yesterday, this came together great–second time around. And this time, the fabrics are definitely her and not me. All of the cotton prints are from Hancock Fabrics and so is the upholstery remnant for the backing (definitely pre-washed). I used two layers of 108″ wide flannel for the batting.
I have made one of these quilts before for me three years back and still use it regularly. It’s a great quilt that came together for me in two couple hour sessions this time around. Now the irony is I actually handed over two of my quilt tops to my mom asking her to quilt them for me as a gift since they had been sitting around so long. Plus, her sewing machine is way fancier and she a larger table top. Nothing like a deadline to get me moving. But Amy’s book is great, I still find I look back through it for gift ideas. The artsy clutch from the book is on my list tonight to make. And the Flickr Group is especially great to look through, too. I love seeing all the different versions of the patterns in the book, like this version of the scalloped baby blanket. I never would have gravitated to those prints but I love it!
December 22nd, 2010