Friday, February 18, 2011

What better way to start the day than with a little Link Love! I've been crafting up a storm this past week. I've been prepping for two baby showers, making gifts, and I started my first quilt. I am so happy that I can share some of the wonderful tutorials that I've used from some incredible websites and blogs. More to come on my quilting endeavor...As a first time quilter, I am hoping to learn a lot and blog a mini series on it.

I made the Frayed Rosette from You Can Make This as a bow for the personalized burp cloths I made with my Silhouette Machine. The burp cloths are a super easy beginner project a pattern can be found at Prudent Baby. I used a patterned fleece remnant that I found at my local Joann's Store. I made the Felt Dahlia Flower Brooch from Holidash, but put a covered button in the center. I attached a hair clip and clipped it on a headband that I found on clearance at The Children's Place after Christmas. 

I made the Top Knot Baby Hat that I found at Prudent Baby out of a pale pink remnant I picked up at Wal-Mart for .98 cents. The personalized onsie and burp cloths were made with ThermoFlex Plus Heat Transfer Vinyl and my Silhouette Machine. I embellished the onsie with a button that had laying around, it matched perfectly.  

I hope that Baby Rainey and her Mama like her personalized gifts. I had a great time crafting them this week. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Epiphanie Camera Bag Giveaway!!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Goodbye Snow

Goodbye snow, goodbye winter, goodbye yucky wet are some snowy photos that I haven't had a chance to post. The sun has been shining here in the Midwest and I am proud to say that the snow in my yard is almost gone. It has been in the 50's and 60's the past few days and I hope that it continues...I am going to need lots of sunshine to dry up all the soupy mud and muck that is covering my beautiful yard.

 The stray kitty that has found a home in our garage likes to walk across the ice. He's always leaving prints.
 Always lots of colorful birds at the feeders.
 This furry guy likes to eat his nuts and seeds upside down.
 He's always entertaining and visits frequently.
 There are a lot of young Cardinals around the yard. This beauty was eating right under our picture window.
 I love the contrast of this little guy against the snow. Some days there are 3 or 4 birds and others there are 50 birds. I love them all and I'm so excited for spring.

Sweet Shot Day

Sunday, February 13, 2011


It's been a busy week and I am proud to say that I actually worked 3 days this week...3 days at a real grown-up job. I haven't worked a real day at a real job in almost 4 years. I'm pretty proud of myself and I really enjoyed it.

I worked as a substitute teacher's aid at a local high school. It has been almost a year since I had been in a classroom setting for school...I kind of missed it. Though I had never done any observing in a high school, it was a really neat experience and I hope that I can sub again soon.

Seeing how I want to be a teacher and will be starting school in the fall to complete my final 2 semesters before student teaching. I think that it has really widened my perspective as to what I might want to teach. Maybe I will put my sub application in at some local elementary schools this week. I could use something to occupy some of my days and a paycheck here and there doesn't hurt.