Monday, December 10, 2007
Another step closer to my "holiday house" -- I sewed up two pillow covers out of two Pottery Barn Swedish House napkins last night....(backed with cheapie JoAnn Fabrics red fat quarters...which were not the exact right size....so please don't look too closely at the goofy seams!) The napkins were hemmed on all four sides...so I used that as my "flange," sewed the red right up to the hem, and stuffed some old square pillows inside. Such a deal, eh? Napkins were $6.50 each, fat quarters were on sale for 99 cents each. (Pottery Barn pillow covers are $29 each!) Cha-ching! I loves me a deal!
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
OK..whoever came up with the Creative Cafe is brilliant in my book! Stopped into my (not so local) LSS today - fully intending to ONLY get the items on my list (stuff to create some Tim Holtz-inspired tags -- have you seen his blog lately? SWOON.) and a "big ticket" item with my 40% off coupon ..... and I got there just in time for the Creative Cafe class!! (every Saturday - 12-2....oh my). HOW CUTE IS THIS LITTLE chipboard/transparency book? Only 6 dollars! All supplies provided. (You literally just stand there at the counter and create the project....) How in love with this BIRD am I?
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Wow...I am SO BEHIND on the Emily art journal....but this one was easy for me. The prompt was "IDEAS" -- I immediately thought of the brainstorm I had late Friday night...journaling reads: "Nothing is worse than a blank white page and a looming deadline. Nothing better than a great idea just in the nick of time! I had Lynne's 49th birthday scrapbook all done EXCEPT for the cover. What to put in the little window? And then a perfect idea! I created a miniature version of the invite! Perfect. Whew."
Sunday, December 02, 2007
My hubby's pages (for his sister)--he wrote the note, picked the photos and chose the patterned paper layout (I did the putting together....great team effort! I will make a scrapper of him yet!):
A few more...don't want to post without the permission of the creators...all the pages were different and sweet and thoughtful and loving and funny....(my nephews wrote the sweetest things for their mom --not to mention her hubby!! he did a whole page where he wrote "I love you" in 21 languages!....I'll ask if I can post them before adding them here....) - Oh--and the envelopes are for those who sent in notes to be included in the book.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
"I declare my intention to Journal my Christmas. Writing something down every day. Creating a little bit whenever possible. Getting my stories documented for myself and maybe for others to read too.
I hope by taking a little time each day to reflect, to write, to create, I will keep my Christmas alive and well, despite the commercial pressure that exists outside my door. Family, friends and hot beverages will help.
I may meet others taking this same journey. I may share my work from time to time. I may remember just why I loved Christmas in the first place, and that may be a very magical moment indeed."
And the photos are a few peeks at what my supplies and work area for this project look like - going with a non-traditional, bright colors theme (to start!) - lots of pinks and greens. (LOVING these Autumn Leaves buttons from the MOD Blackbird collection - used them on the 40th bday book for my SIL and just love the mix. How about TARGET is carrying this line? yummy!)
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
And a perfect Thanksgiving day cooking together - (I got to play Gordon Ramsey, Lynne was the pastry chef, Rob the sous chef, Eth and Landon were busboys and prep staff, and Lar was the wine steward, maitre d, and bird carver. Hee hee) Seriously---we made a great team....and had a great time doing it. TOO MUCH FOOD as always---(*Note for next year: buy a smaller turkey or invite more people!)