Sunday, May 31, 2009

Finished project...

Here it is! My old window has been transformed into a memo board for my craft room! I'm so happy with how it turned out. There are 2 magnetic sections, 3 cork sections and 3 fabric and batting sections. I will be making some pretty magnets and push pins for it - as soon as I figure out where I put those super strong magents I bought...

Some more happiness showed up in my mailbox yesterday. I ordered a bunch of fabrics from one of my favorite Esty sellers. I got Studio E "Flourish" in Orange; Holly Anderson "Songbird" in teal; and Michael Miller "Spotted Owl" in green and white. I love them all!!

I also spent some time this weekend working on my DD's graduation announcements. I used some digital scrapbooking supplies I downloaded from and came up with this:

This will be the front of the announcement, the back will have all of the info regarding time, place etc. What do you think? I love that little kindergarten photo!
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I saw this idea on another blog - I loved the concept so I'm going to steal the idea. I'm sorry, I can't remember which blog - but if I do I will give credit where due!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Flowers and new projects...

Here are my finished hanging baskets! I love how the sweet potato vine trails and the bright pop of color it provides. I did three of them to hang along the front of my garage. They look pretty now - but will need to some in tonight - we have yet another frost advisory. Sheesh.

Here they are... all in a row. I really need to get the pressure washer out and get rid of all those spiderwebs. Yuck.
I spent some time this morning getting the old glass out of this window pane my DH brought home from the dump for me. I love dump gifts. :)

What do you supposed I have planned for this? Any guesses?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Good Stuff and Bad Stuff

As we all know, last weekend was Mother's Day and my girls did not disappoint. My youngest, Taylor, found me the biggest, most beautiful hanging basket of deep purple petunias I have ever seen! This plant must weigh 20lbs. The photo does not do it justice. I have it hanging on the railing to the front deck so it is the first thing visitors see.

My oldest, Mackenzie, made her gift this year. Back in kindergarten she made me a little bag with different items in it to represent different things. A band aid for all of the boo-boos I've kissed, and things like that. She decided to make me a new version of that gift this year in the form of a bookmark. She used different charms to represent different things. She wrote a note to explain all of the different charms. I love both of my gifts!

Now for the bad stuff. We found out on Thursday that our local JoAnn's is going out of business. I have been working there part-time since last summer and I feel terrible about it. Both as an employee and as a long time customer. The ladies who work at the store are a great group of women and I will miss them. We have until mid Spetember. The plaza where the store is located has a new owner and apparently he and corporate can't come to an agreement on the terms of the lease. Moving to a different location isn't worth the expense to the corporation so they decided to close the store. In an effort to show corporate that we ARE worth the expense I did my part and bought a bunch of brown and turquoise fabric for a quilt order. :)

Now, back to the good! My sister and I went flower shopping today! We hit up about 5 different nurseries and found some beautiful plants. This is a sweet potato vine, some orange and yellow marigolds and deep purple petunias (the color in the photo is off) that will fill the 3 hanging baskets I bought to hang on the front of my garage. We have a frost advisory tonight so for now they are safely tucked away in the garage. I also bought some shade plants and some "mystery" flowers. The tag just says that they have an unusual flower. There are a few buds on the plants so time will tell.

I'll post some pictures of the finished baskets when I get them hung - maybe tomorrow!
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Monday, May 4, 2009

New curtains and new family members

I spent a couple hours yesterday making this window treatment. It didn't turn out quite like it looked in my head...but it's growing on me!

I finally finished painting and moved on to windows. You will notice the not-so-neat painting around the trim. That's OK because we are replacing all of our window and baseboard trim very soon.

We also welcomed another furry member of the family over the weekend. I'm such a sucker. A friend of my daughter had this little bunny. She's moving and needed to find her a home, so of course Taylor thought that home should be ours! What's one more furball in the house?