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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hey everyone
Been busy, busy, busy!  I'm getting excited and nervous for this weekend.  But still plucking along.
I will have some pictures up soon of what I've been working on, but I wanted to still pop in and let you know if you are in town this weekend, pop on over to May Days at the Rutland Centennial Park.  The trucks for all the rides from West Coast Amusements arrived this morning and they have more than expected!! This year it is bigger and better than ever!  What a way to celebrate the 51st year of May Days!  Here is the link for you to check out the entertainment and vendors that will be there. Check back often as they will be updating it constantly.
And don't forget to stop by and say hi to me - the vendor area will be set up at the Lacrosse rink.  Look forward to seeing you all!
Until then, I will be back shortly..................................hugs

Friday, May 14, 2010

Little Black (Grey) Dress

I know most moms don't put their little girls in black or gray. I remember when my daughter was a baby, I would go and buy little black shoes for my daughter and then run to the fabric store to match up the fabric so she could have a new outfit to wear with her black shoes. They were black clogs with a hot pink flower on top. I think if it has a fun pattern then it is totally cuteThis next dress is for 6 months. I had been eyeing this fabric for sometime.  Something about it caught my eye and I had to get it.  I decided to trim the bottom with a black cotton eyelet trim and embellish a brooch-like flower with what was left.
I also changed the straps on this one.  Rather than tieing like the others, this one overlaps and buttons.  Just a little variation.

The eyelet trim with the hot pink sparkly button in centre.  Every girl needs a little bling.

The cotton eyelet trim is a cute addition to the bottom.

And the button closure on the straps.

I am working on finishing the bloomers in solid black and making the shoes.  I wanted to add some of the cotton eyelet to the shoes, but when I went back to the fabric store, it was completely sold out.  So I got none.  But I think I will go and get a smaller version if I can for the shoes.  I will post them later today when I finish them.
I just love making these little clothes.  I told my husband that I need a model with a big grin on my face - he raised his eyebrows at me and I'm sure was thinking NO WAY!!!  LOL
I will go finish the bloomers and shoes and post those for you later.  Then it is on to some more papercrafting.  Only a week to go til May Days.  I'm starting to get nervous now.
Sorry for the big spaces - not sure why it's happening.
Thanks for stopping by and we'll see you soon:)  Enjoy the sunshiney day!!!   Hugs

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Baby Blue Boy

Say that three times really fast:) 

So this past weekend, I made another of the Wonder onesies.  This time though, I made it with two different but co-ordinating fabrics.  So now, it looks like a separate shirt with shorts.  The back is still all one color.

This blue fabric is really cute.  The brown fabric actually looks a little like suede.

So there you go.  I'm off to create some more.  Hope to be back tomorrow with something else to share.

Sweet dreams

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

All purple floral

Hi ya'll - hope you are getting sunshine and a whole lot of it.  We are for the next few days - yeah!!!
As I said yesterday, I was busy in my craft room all weekend.  I managed to get two of these little sundresses done.

Here you can see the closeup of the flower I cut using the Big Shot and the flower die.  Just layered with the fabrics and then added a couple of bugle beads.

I like how this one turned out.  Still need to do a head band and bloomers yet.

Thanks for stopping by:)  Sweet dreams

Monday, May 10, 2010

Matching card colors with baby outfit

Hope you all had a happy Mother's Day.  Mine was spent lazing and hanging out in my craft room.  Exactly what I love to do.  I managed to get two sundress outfits done, two wonder onesies done and some cards.

This card was for the gal that bought the pink/kiwi sundress set.  She wanted a card to match.  I used Melon Mambo and Kiwi Kiss.  I also made a cute little headband that matched the outfit and just happen to have a bright pink fabric flower to add.  A little blurry - sorry, but it looked so perfect with the outfit.

I wanted to share something with you too.  When I sell my crafts at craft fairs and on my Etsy, I always want it to look professional and thoughtfully put together.  So for my cards, I decided to have some card labels done with my contact info on them.
Michelle Laycock is phenomenal when it comes to doing this.  She helps with the design concept when you don't know what to do.  I kind of had an idea but Michelle spiced it up for me. 
So this round one is for the back of my cards to seal the wrapper.

Isn't it awesome?  I love the look of it.  It really looks professional and clean and also protects the cards.

And here it is on the back of my baggies.  I love it - thanks Michelle!! You rock!

Enjoy your day :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wonderful Daughter

Obviously this isn't for my daughter since she is only 10, but I thought that parents need cards too to give to their daughter's on Mothers' day.  My dad always sent me one.  If the sentiment inside didn't say "Happy Mothers' Day" then I could give it to my daughter for her birthday.
So here is the card:

I don't often use Real Red, so I wanted to give it a try.  I think it looks clean & crisp with the black and white.  I had to color the pearls with a marker since I didn't have any black ones.  The larger flower layered with dimensionals and they are all clear embossed for a little pop. 

The picture I took of the inside was a little blurry so I didn't want to post it.  So what do you think?  I really like this one with the layout and the colors.
I'm off to do some baby outfit orders I got from the craft fair.  Gotta get caught up and while I'm at it, make some for the May Days on the May long weekend.
I'll check back tomorrow:)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mom's day cards

See I came back and happy you did too.
I got some good news yesterday when picking my daughter up from school.  They told me as well as some sent emails that they were very impressed with the craft fair last week and have given me the thumbs up to do it again with their full support.  I was thrilled to hear that, especially with all the negativity from some of the crafters.  I also got some emails thanking me for all the hard work and long hours I put in.  I guess some of them actually realize what it takes.  I may consider doing another in November/December just in time for Christmas.  There is another one I go in at the end of November at a different elementary school so I will have to plan around that.
Ok, so on to my card.  I have been making some Mothers' Day cards for orders.  Here is one:

It kind of looks a little blurry to me.  This is one of the same layouts in the OSW class I just did.  I wanted to use up some scraps from the class.  Not one of my favorites but I love the colors.
This next one I really like.  It is the same one the kids did in their altered frames class.  A matching card to go with the frame. They used the same Designer paper on their cards as they did on their frames.  I really like these felt flowers from Stampin' Up!  I didn't at first, but now that I've tried them, I love them.  This is also one of my favorite color combos - Pretty in Pink and Old Olive (or Kiwi Kiss).

And the inside: 

So that's it for today.  I have a few more items to show you still so I will be back tomorrow.  Until then.....................Hugs

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Class pictures

Been busy doing classes and prepping for May Days still.  I have a couple of pictures to show you from the OSW class I did and the kids Mother's day altered frame.
The OSW class was on Friday night.  It was a long night.  I will remember to do these ones on the weekend since they take a little longer. I was so exhausted.  This is the box that we also did to hold all 9 cards and envelopes:

The box holds them nicely and it closes with velcro.
The class on Sunday was a kids class for altering a wooden frame for Mothers' Day.  It was a lot of fun and although there was only two kids, with one being my daughter Shaelyn, it was the perfect length of time and they didn't poop out.  Here is the two of them with their frames.  They did a great job!  Shaelyn did hers for grandma instead of me ;)

So that is it for today.  I have more to show you and now that I found my camera, I can post them for you.
Hope to see you back tomorrow.  Hugs


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