Saturday, January 21, 2012

Valentines on the Brain

Can you believe that Valentines Day is right around the corner.....

On my hunt.... for some of the cutest crafts to make for Teacher gifts and for the family for Valentines Day I came across some of the cutest stuff so I thought why not write a quick bloggy post about them...

How adorable are these backpacks for the chairs of students. I have to say this might be on the top of one of my sewing list... Like it isn't already long enough

I know that I want to make a gum Ball machine out of pots....
But that picture is coming....

How cute is this
These jars are simply adorable I love how they look and this is something you could use all year long... Very Kid friendly

Sew what to make for Valentines day that it Mommy and kiddo friendly. hOWL Cute are these....

I'm in love with Owls and just know that these might get made.I'm working on some boy rice bags for my little man he is always suffering from growing pains, but how cute.... are these.

Well I hope you all got some adorable ideas...Thanks for pulling up a seat and stitching a few... til next time.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Family Traditions to start....

Okay so a new year... new pictures to start the year off... I have been playing with my memories software... I didnt realize how many memories... and pitcutres we have from this past Christmas
Bug is getting so big starting to come into her one...
Brayden is still our little Comedian. always the center of attention... He always knows how to make you smile.

Like every year since B was born we have had brunch with Santa, this year was no exception. The kids love seeing Mr. and Mrs. Claus defiantly a great tradition.

My Sister flew home and we met her New boyfriend Scott... Was such a blessing to see her so happy My mom finally got all of us together to get her family portrait... hard to believe its been 9 years
Caleigh feel in love with HER Scott... She wouldn't leave his side, since he has left when she sees his picture she talks about her Uncle Scott... She was a little disappointed when he wasn't under the tree.... LOL guess there will be a trip to Germany in our future.

The Kids pictures turned out so cute and it was nice to finally get a family picture since I have lost all my weight.
It was nice to have all of my Siblings home this year with our better halves... The kids had such an amazing visit cant wait til we see everyone again.

This year we lost a great Woman in our life shortly before Christmas she always wanted the FAMILY together to share the memories of the day with each other. This is the first time I think in at least 6 years that we have all been together on Christmas day so we made sure we got the Group Photo. Mamma Bett was defiantly smiling down on us that day.

Hubby with his cousins and sister.  

 The only person missing was ONE OF A KIND... We love you and miss you daily GG Bett.

I hope every ones holiday was as amazing as ours. Here's to an amazing 2012 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Get your... SEW on... or is it a Giveaway

So as promised I thought I would start the year off right with a Giveaway and some pictures of the latest projects that I did in December... WOW can you believe 2012 has already started and I haven't even begun to start Scrapbooking or thought about catching up on the projects that I haven't even finished yet. I think that I am defiantly starting on getting my PhD in Embroidery......
Or maybe that's the PhD in Sewing...
I'm not sure I just know there are not enough hours in the day to get it all done. I have so may fun designs, projects, craftiness to do that I just cant seem to get it all done. Don't you just hate when that happens.
So GIVEAWAY I think that was in the title of this post... Now I cant start the year off without giving my awesome followers something FUN and exciting. Now Sewing by far is my passion but I love anything crafty. I have to say when Liz contacted me from My Memories I was very excited to review there product.
A little history on what My Memories is, It is a digital scrapbooking program, that is extremely user friendly. Not only can you digital scrapbook but you can download the finished pages as back drops to your computer, Create gifts for family members, order completed albums. The sky is the limit with this software and you don't have to know how to digital scrapbook because the software is very easy to use,there are so many templates that you can just plug your pictures into and you have an instant album. I used the software for the first time right before Christmas and made this adorable page of our family.
This was so easy and fun to create I hope that you enjoy the software as much as I do.

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To the Sewing Part I like to make my own gifts for Christmas and hear are a few examples of what I made with the easy template collages from My Memories.
I made this adorable pillow or my MIL who recently lost her own mother before Christmas. It was hard for us to celebrate this year with out having Mamma Bett with us, and the kids truly missed having their GG Bett. We made this pillow with my children and My Niece's hand prints. I embroidered the saying....

A New bag pattern I made one of my Best Friends I had made one prior to this but since she is now addicted to cloth she needed something a little bigger to carry all of that fluff in. She loved it, I have to say this is my new favorite bag.

This is the gifts that I made my nieces, they are really into skulls and cross bones right now so what more to do than for me to make them their own purses. They turned out so adorable.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

~~WELCOME 2012~~

WOW!!! Another year already Where did the last 365 days go, just feels like yesterday I was blogging about ringing in the memories of 2011, I believe that MIRACLES do happen to those who believe in them, If I have learned anything in the past 31 years its that Life is a big lesson everything that you embark on whatever path you take at the end of the day its a learning experience and what you take from that journey will either make you stronger or not. I have learned that I'm stronger than I EVER thought a person could be, but through this journey of finding my strength I was surrounded by others that Had greater strength than I did to help lead me to the right direction. I hope that I continue to guide my children in the direction that leads them to great happiness and I know that they will continue to have BIG Hearts and continue to reach out to those less fortunate than them. MY CHALLENGE TO YOU IS TO PAY IT FORWARD to someone new this year, someone that might need a pick me up, a hug, a plate of food, maybe a new jacket, someone close in your life is calling out for help but to PROUD to truly ask for it. I know that GOD has surrounded me by angels on this earth and without you LADIES in my life I would have a really hard time getting through the day, you always know how to make me smile when I mad is heck, or when I'm down you have a way of lifting me up. You always seem to know what I need before I do and for that Friendship and Love and understanding I'm excited to see what 2012 has in store for me.

For my family, MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND, I hope he gets a chance to relax a  little enjoy his accomplishments, take a moment to enjoy those little things in life that take our breathe away, and to know how truly blessed I am to have him in my life. I love you hunny and I hope this is our Year to SHINE! To my PARENTS I hope this is a year of GREAT NEW BEGINNINGS, a year to accomplish your dreams, reach for the stars and know that your goal is within your reach, TO my DAD I hope you find peace and Joy in what roads lie ahead, I hope you have a moment to relax and reflect on life's journeys the stepping stones you paved for your children, and the foundations that you have set forth in each of our lives to make us the adults we are today, To my MOM I hope you are able to relax, enjoy the years memories, triumphs, and embrace those times that you aren't looking forward to because TIME will speed by and we know that together we can conquer the world. To my SISTER I know 2012 is going to be your year, A year of MEMORIES, great LOVE, JOY, PEACE, and I know that your blessings are just starting, I look forward to enjoying your life's new adventure with you. To my BABY BROTHER, I know this year is already going to be your year, you graduate from college what an amazing accomplishment, you begin to start your life and take the journey that God has paved for you. remember to embrace life's little moments, take the time to stop and smell a few roses, and enjoy all that life has to offer, because it is yours to make of it what you want.

So every year I challenge myself last year I had a long list of goals and I did complete some of them, but this year I have added to those goals so I look forward to Blogging through the year, I miss my readers, I miss being able to channel all of the strength, hope, love that you all give to me and my family on a daily basis, and I miss blogging about my creative thinking. I have so many new projects on the horizon and I'm working on a blog to get the year started off right. I look forward to your feedback, and the love that you all have given me the past 3 years.



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