Friday, July 21, 2017

My "once a year" post!

Getting straight to it - here are things I have created:

Halloween cards:

These are two pillows I made for my sister following her double mastectomy - you place these under each arm to relieve the pressure on your stitches.

Hand cut Christmas cards

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Catching up

Well, it's been awhile so lets get to it...

Sorry to say, can't remember what I did the top left card for, because of its masculine vibe, I am thinking my husbands birthday.

Right image - I really wanted to use the owl punch from Stampin' Up so I made a few thank you cards. Note to self: make more to have on hand!

Image on left - Daughter #2 wanted some note cards so for Christmas I made her a stack of birthday, thank yous and blanks that were soroity related. Right side - lots and lots of burp cloths and bibs.

Made some Christmas bibs for all the little ones we have. Right side - wreath I made for Daughter #2's front door.

This past summer, I redid the statue of Mary that we have in our garden. Right side is the inside of the card my now son-in-law sent to his groomsmen. The front side is pictured below.

The right side picture is a recipe for Friendship bread in my dad's handwriting. My plan is to have tea towels made for my sisters for Christmas. I didn't get it done for 2015 so hopefully 2016. :)

Left side - Wedding shower card. Right side - Thanksgiving cards from 2015

Left side - My baby was born on Groundhogs day so this is the card she got this year. Right side - two of the cards I made for Siblings Day for my sisters and the lower owl card was for Kiran's first birthday.

Left side - one of our old babysiters was pregnant with twin boys so I made this card for her baby shower. The right side - a birthday card for my youngest sister - who LOVES orange.

Left side -  a birthday card for my brother-in-law and right side some of the St. Patrick Day cards I made.

Left - another St. Patrick's Day card.

Got a Mason jar stamp on clearance and made a couple of Thinking of You cards from them.

I know it isnt paper crafting or sewing, but with the arrival of Little Bear, I actually started making baby food from scratch. Above, my daughter had all of these old baby food containers so I used chalkboard paint to label what they were.

A little untraditional Fathers Day card for my husband - June 2016

I know that there has been other things I've made but just forgot to take pictures of, so there may be another post coming soon with more.  Plus, Husband, Daughter #1 and foster grandbaby are going out of town on Saturday, I'm hoping to get out into the craft room and knock out Halloween  and maybe Thanksgiving (fingers crossed). All I know is, with a baby in the house, that craft room is empty but our hearts are full!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Banging my head against the Google wall

I haven't posted in awhile as I have been experiencing trouble logging into the blogger site.  My company migrated to Google mail a little more than a year ago and since then, when I go to log into Blogger, it brings my company email page up.  Of course the account I used to create my blog is not a google account so I try logging in with the original account and it tells me that my password is wrong. I try logging in with my gmail account and it tells me I don't have administrative access. Today, I tried logging into my account with my original (non-google) account and password and it let me. Okay, Im just going to go with it and upload all of my projects I have created since last time I blogged.

First up, Christmas Cards - 2014

Only made one thing for gifts this year, made body pillowcases for Daughter #2 as she had moved to her own place and didn't have any that matched the bedding. 

Made a few bibs for the babies of friends.

 And boy burp clothes for the new baby boy of a neighbor.

Made this little gift card box for my mom's gift this year. Found a package in the $ section of Target with four of these little brown craft boxes.

 Also spray painted a bright pink lantern that #1 Daughter got me a nice flat black and decorated it for Christmas.

Branched out from bibs and made a couple of scarfs for my great-nephew.

#2 daughter is getting married next spring and this was the gift we made for her to ask her bridesmaids and maid of honor.

I made these little things for the female coworkers for Valentines Day.

Here are several cards I made for different people.


 Someone at my husband's work

 Former co-worker

Co worker

Made this cute little gift card holder from supplies gotten in the dollar section at Target. A coworker and his wife were expecting their first child.

And here are the burb cloths, baby blanket and card I made for little Kiran.

A few little Thinking of You cards for co-workers of my husband.

Made these gift card holders for a co-worker to give to her son's preschool teachers on the last day of school.

Couple of birthday cards for some friends.

Spent a Saturday out in the craft room and knocked out 15 burp cloths for future gifts (female, male and gender neutral).

For my husband on Fathers Day...

Lots of babys being born between my workplace and the hubbies so I restocked on baby cards. This is the girl card I made (x4) plus I made the sail boat boy cards too.

More burp cloths and bibs.

A "Buckeye" birthday card for a friend in Georgia.

Unfortunately, also had to restock my Sympathy cards.

Made a new page for my office wall.  All kids are now through college! Whoop Whoop!!

#1 daughter was making a few of these for friends and I thought they were cute, so I made a few to add to my stash.

Pitas! I tried my hand again at yeast.  Didn't go so well the first time, but this time things are much better.  Since making the pita, I have also made stromboli!

And finally, a bridal shower card for an Auburn graduate.