Monday, January 31, 2011

cutie patootie baby booties are on SALE!

february 2011. my firstborn will celebrate his TENTH birthday this month.

to celebrate...i am hoping to spread a little baby love to my crafting friends.

all the cutie patootie baby booties seen here can be purchased on our etsy site at a discounted price.

there are vintage lovelies,

spring chicas,

more formal and distinguished,

some that make you smile,

some that are personalized,

some pastels,

some fancies,


some are down right elegant,

while others are a little more cottage-y,

there are lots of colors,


and even a cowboy!

some are classy,

or a little frou-frou,

something for every precious little wee one!

and there's more!
the kits are on sale, too!!!!

each kit contains 1 bare bootie, 2 pieces of trim, 3 buttons, ribbon, 1 vintage embellishment, 1 srap of lace, and 1 strip of tulle.

three types of kits are available...
vintage baby, (seen above)
prayers for baby, (seen below)
baby's first Christmas. (not pictured...but really adorable! look at what lisa did with her kit!)

special prices are available for purchasing 2 kits,

and even more special pricing for purchasing 3 kits!

there are a couple of packages of 3 bare booties, without the extra goodies, at a tempting sale price, as well!

and that's it.

visit our etsy site to buy up some booties! most of the booties that you see photographed here or on the site are available! if you have questions, please email me or leave a comment here and i will get in touch with you!

happy day!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

our nest.

i found these oh-so-cute birdies at everyone's favorite - hobby lobby last week. the little blue birds were in the spring decor. (which is 50% off this week, i think - and the pinkies were in the valentine's day pretties - 30% off.)
i totally love their shabby chicness.

i wanted a family - so i bought two of each.

they were fun to personalize...i added our names, meaningful Bible verses, and beatrice even got a little princess crown.

(grant was less than thrilled about being a pink bird.)

there's a "song in my heart!" (ha!)

the lovebirds: me and my man...

i remembered a wire bird cage that i picked up at a garage sale a couple of summers ago. i didn't know what i was ever going to do with it, but i loved it and couldn't sell it on our garage sale. it's been waiting patiently for a new life.

i used wire and beads, buttons, lace, and thread to set the birdies to flight. you will notice that our birdcage is busting at the seams - perfect! so is our little home! :)

happy day, friends!
much love to you!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

lovelies...inspiration everywhere!

i'm totally enjoying teresa's latest ezine...the take heart workshop. our first project used shipping tags, and i think i may be addicted.

becky shander, artist extraordinaire, has been watercolor painting, here, and i was itching to try it.

i've tea dyed, and stitched, and glittered, and embellished!

what a happy day!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

pink-a-bella! let's talk happy!

friends. i am just busting to share this fun with you!

but first. a little background...the past couple years, beatrice (7 years old) watched with delight as her mamma and her auntie prepared for silver bella. a creative soul, she knew this looked like something she wanted in on. she and i began playing silver bella. hunkered down in our art room, she learned to use her sewing machine, glitter everything in sight, and trust in her artistic instincts. totally fun. BUT it still wasn't the same as GOING to silver bella! (and she knew it.)

so for Christmas, she received "pink-a-bella", a crafting party with her mamma, auntie karla, and favorite four year old, little miss kitt. (kitt is karla's daughter, my niece, beatrice's cousin...are you following?)

we drove to our capital city, lincoln, and stayed at a very nice, inexpensive hotel. now. the getting away from our house part was crucial. no distractions. fancy.

the first order of business was the presentation of the aprons. i made these from a 5 dollar flea market bargain. pink and white chenille. we all wore them. so fun!!! seriously look at those happy faces!!!

karla and i prepared pretty little kits for the crafting experience.

we started right away friday nite with a stitching and gluing activity.
embellished gloves.

we glued.

we stitched!

we dressed in our pink-a-bella pj best! (okay, the mamma's didn't do this part.)

we even had a bedtime story.

the next morning, we were ready to get to it!

we painted,

and dressed,

and accessorized

our little dollies.

when the girls needed a break. we took one.

our projects included:

1. embellished gloves
2. spoolies - as seen on crescendoh
3. bitty baskets - picked up from amy powers' inspiring ideas -
4. necklaces
5. flower pins - gluing by girls - stitching by mammas
6. photo frame - american girl crafts at michael's
7. snowman mobile - charlotte lyons - we didn't get to him. The girls were ALL done!

and they were sooooo happy!!!

here are all of the creations from the pink-a-bella weekend!

precious girls.

priceless memories.

pink-a-bella 2012 - here we come!