Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Dress...

So, I told you all what seems like ages ago that I was going to make my daughter a dress. I finally managed to get it finished just before i got the flu and then my DD got sick and we had some bad weather so I didn't get pics until the week of Spring Break(last week). I'm happy to report the dress turned out beautifully...and that's not just my opinion,lol, I was told by several people if I had more they would buy them so, I'm thinking about starting another venture. So it makes me a little nervous to show you all here, but here goes...

DD likes to call this her princess dress and she loves it!! Thank goodness! I actually used two different patterns one for a peasant dress found here and the other was for a skirt wrap found here both from a wonderful store called Create Kids Couture. The patterns are downloaded and you print out the pieces you need and the instructions are clear and to the point and filled with pictures, so easy. I got most of the dress done in one day and the skirt I made for DD at christmas took me three and  that was mostly because I couldn't understand the instructions. 
Ok, so I let DD have some fun in her dress too, here's a couple more pics...

She quite enjoys twirling in this dress and I actually made a whole photo strip of it, but it wouldn't fit on here...at least in any size you could see very well, so I opted for just these two. Be on the lookout for more pretty dresses to come and hopefully I'll be able to sell some in my ETSY shop. It's empty now, cause they seemed to have changed things since I last posted anything and I can't seemed to get my pics sized right so they won't upload...if I make them any smaller they are going to disappear, so I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but it's sucking! Hope you all are well!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look today. I should have some more paper crafts up soon! 

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sporty Guy for Saturated Canary

Hello all and thanks for stopping by my blog today! I was so pleased when Krista said she chose my idea for her new release and oh' how I love him...and I hope you will too!  I'm running a little behind today, so sorry if you've had to come around twice, I overslept and still had to take pics and deal with four kiddos in between(its spring break here, so my apologies). Without further ado` though here is my Sporty Guy...

Isn't he just adorable!! My oldest is always running around the ball court with his tongue hanging out and I keep telling him to be careful about that, but it sure makes a cute stamp, doesn't it! Looks like he's concentrating real hard I think. These papers are from a MME stack and I thought they fit the bill nicely. I have a closer shot too and I'll be back in a minute with that, but I wanted to get this posted. Thanks again Krista and for all of you interested the stamps should be in the  Krista's shop soon!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Flowers for you...

 ... because I'm blue. My dear blogging friends March has just not been kind to me and one thing seems to go wrong after another. I got sick last week and just as I thought I was on the mend the ugliness really showed up and just yesterday spent the first day out of my room since Sunday. I sorely miss my crafting but when your tummy feels all blah it's hard to get anything done. At least I am out of my room again today and actually hope to leave the house...we'll see how that goes, but we do desperately need some food. Hopefully today brings with it the ability to eat some food with flavor and NOT feel sick and a good outlook for tomorrow...at least I'm still out of my room :) At any rate I wanted to let my regular visitors know I haven't dropped off the face of the earth and I hope to be back soon! Until then...

...I at least found you some pretty flowers taken a few years back. Hope this month has been kind to you and I'll be back asap.

Have a lovely day!

Monday, March 5, 2012

A little something to get by...

... because I'm on the mend, or so I hope. As some of you may know I've been struggling with some really severe back pain for some time now and last week I started physical therapy. Well, turns out it's gonna get worse before it gets better :(  The first day(last Tuesday) was good, but then things went down hill and by Friday I could barely move my arm...luckily I had my second appointment then, but unfortunately I've still been in a lot of pain and my husband had to leave town on Saturday so to top it off I've got four kids to myself...what fun! I've been taking it easy so as not to aggrivate anything and it's feeling better today, so i think my plan is working. I suspect after tomorrow's appointment things will really be felling better and I can get DD's dress finished...so close and it's looking good,yay, and then back to some paper crafts.

I didn't want to leave you all in the lurch having finally gotten back into the swing of things so I thought I could at least share this pic with you that I took a few years back. Maybe it's not your cup of tea, but I really like it. This is actually a reflection in a mud puddle. Just amazing where you can find beauty sometimes isn't it. Oh' and that really is the sun not my flash, to me, this was just a perfect shot! Hope you like it! I'll be back as soon as I can.