Monday, December 21, 2009

Seam binding crepe paper frills

All new rolls available for a limited time in these colors.... GET EM HERE :)

I'm in pre move mode and I've looked through every little box in my craft room. I found a whole little tub of satin ribbon and seam binding ribbon. With a pretty limited amount I've created these rolls of seam binding/ crepe paper frills. This mixture of trim sewn together was featured in last January's Artful Blogging Magazine as seen in this post. Use for mixed media art, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, home decor and so much more... See how crepe/ seam binding frills add a layer of 3 dimensional frilly beauty..on a mixed media art collage. This photo was used in January 2009 Artful blogging..

Friday, December 18, 2009

Moving soon :)

I don't think I've ever shown a picture of the inside or outside of my home on my blog before. No particular reason but finally I have photos to show. We have put our home up for sale and these are the photos being used to list it.

We've been so blessed in our adorable little starter home. When my husband and I were 19 we came straight from high school to having our first child marrying and moving into our first home together. That was January 1st 2004. I was 6 months pregnant with my first baby and I was so excited to decorate this home and make it my own. I've loved it here and still do actually.

I've always been a little afraid at the thought of moving in to a "house". This first home is a mobile home and I feel as though it has served as a home with training wheels. There hasn't been any huge breakdowns to fix and it's always been very easy to maintain. With only 900 sq. feet we have had plenty of room to grow into it and just this year have felt the desire for just a little more space. I'm still a little apprehensive about moving. I'm afraid of moving to a bigger home with multiple levels where your family members disappear into their rooms. In this home we're kind of forced to be with each other and I don't want to loose that.

In the beginning of this December we began discussing if it's time to finally try and find a home.
It has been interesting this first month researching what all needs to be done before even beginning the process. We've looked at budgets and income, we've thought about what we would need to have in a home in order to make it worth while moving.

We still have hang ups to work out as all people do when moving I'm sure but it looks as though we may be moving into a home with in the next couple of months. I'm very excited and scared of the unknown. Praying that I'm understanding God's will for our family. Where we should be and what kind of home will be safe and comfortable for our family.

I would love to hear any advice or stories you might have about your moving experiences!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Felt Cupcake Pin cusion

These darling felt cupcake creations were created by a member of my Mops group. Our incredible Crafts coordinator, Mana. She is so talented and has such a clean modern style.

At our last meeting we made these and have 6 left over to share with you! They are now in sale in my shop HERE.. All proceeds go to our budget for the 2010 year :)

My sweet Valencia Love, first day this year dressed in her Winter gear. Hat purchased at our favorite thrift shop Merry Go Round, Crocheted blue scarf made while I was pregnant with her,
Adorable pink sweater from another thrift shop Once upon a Child for $10
Beautiful pink bow shoes from Grandma and Papa :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Tags!!!


Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Decorating

To kick off the idea of Christmas to our young kids we started with a Gingerbread house kit from Michaels that was prices at 9.99 and I used a 40% off coupon. the kids LOVED making this and they love it still as it serves as decor until Christmas day. I feel that this is the first year they can comprehend what Christmas is and anticipate the fun coming.

Every year I dress the kids in christmas colors and have them help us put up the tree. This year was the first I'm sure of many to come where I met resistance from Valencia about what she would wear :) notice she is the one in black and white but still absolutely adrable! This year they helped us fluff the tree branches.

This year I had very simple and light decorations for fall. Some clearance berry garland from Michaels a few years past and some lovely decorations I've received from Blog friends during swaps.

I hop you all are enjoying wonderful Christmas Traditions with your family!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Crepe Paper Roses

These sweet red roses are avialable now in m y Etsy shop here... I'm using them to decorate my home now. In urns, on windowsills, vases and on gifts under the tree.
I have started making these more lucious and larger than ever. They measure 4 inches wide and 4 inches tall.