Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Well, I had asked for only one thing for Christmas- and I got it! All I wanted was a kitty! He won us over at the shelter and we just had to get him. Here are a few pics of the new love in my life!

Pillows for my Niece!

So, this is a project I tackled before Christmas for a present for my niece. It is always difficult to know what to get her because she lives in Florida and I live in Texas. I only get to see her about once a year, and she is growing up so fast. She is at that age where so is no longer a little girl and is not quite a teenager.
My brother-in-law just got remarried to a wonderful, and crafty, woman. After they got married Chris and Logan moved into Lorena's house. Logan decided that her new room was going to be green and pink. While we were down for the wedding, my mother-in-law showed me a blanket that she was making for Logan that was green on one side and pink on the other.

I just started sewing a few months ago, but pillows are my specialty. I decided to push the limit and try to make pillows that were not all the standard square. I found some great fabric and patterns and was ready to go.

They turned out so much better that I thought they would, and she loved them. They are perfect for her room, and most importantly, I put love into them that no store bought gift could have done!

Valentine Treat bags

Wow! It has been a long time since I have posted anything, so I may make a few posts. I have just been crazy busy, so although I have still done some crafting, I just haven't been posting.

This month I am hosting a bunco night and I decided to go with a Valentines theme. I decided that I would make little treat bags for everyone that comes that night and figured with the time off due to ice that I would get a head start.

I cut these from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More- a cart that I had to have and have never used:) I fit two per 12x12 page. I then embellished them with bling (pearls and rhinestones), glitter paint, a heart punch and flowers. I'm not sure how many I will need to make until I get a head count, but at least the first two are done!

I will be entering these into a few challenges:

Scrapbookaholic- Anything Goes
Papertake weekly- Anything and flower
My Time to Craft- Flourish
Meljens Design- Heart
Wild Orchid- Love is
Craft Your Passion- Bling, red, hearts
Pile it on- punch
Whoopsi Daisy- Anything but square
Mami Doodles- Magic of love
Digi Doodle- swirl
Delightful Challenge- hearts