It's Friday, and I am ready for the weekend. I'm amazed at how fast October is flying by. It's my favorite time of year - but so busy! Today is my Mom's 70th birthday!! Wednesday was my Dad's 70th Birthday! There are about 6 more family birthdays coming up - including my oldest daughter and Husband. Whew - I don't know why I don't plan ahead and get more prepared in September...I seem to forget how crazy it can get when you add in all the day to day life stuff too. AND THEN HALLOWEEN & the costume drama. :O)
Here is a picture of my lovely Mom, who is a huge help to us:
(not sure what that crazy look on Ella's face is all about!)
And a here is my Dad:
(he's talking, so not the best picture-he looks kind of mad - but he wasn't!)
Hard to believe they are both 70! They don't seem 70. I think 70 is the new 50. I'm hoping 40 is the new 25 - 'cuz I'm there soon.
And........on a crafty note. Here are some new tags in the SHOP. I'm done with Halloween now. Moving on..........maybe some Thanksgiving/Fall. Or I might jump right to Christmas. Hmmmmmmmm.
Well, Have a wonderful weekend. We're heading to a big Dim Sum lunch tomorrow with my husband's side of the family for combined birthday celebration for October babies. Hoping not to eat anything too crazy - one year someone ordered chicken feet to be funny. GAG!
In honor of this, I whipped up these 3 mini holiday cards.
All are 3"x3" and have a little folded flower on the front. It's hard to see in the picture, but all the flower edges have been lightly glittered along with the white center circle. They have an old world feel. I think I might make more to add to all my Christmas packages!
Are you ready for Fall? I think I am. I love this time of year - and all of the fun crafty things there are to do. Too many ideas - NEVER enough time. :) Here are a couple of pictures from my Paris tag making spree from earlier in the week. You can find them here in my shop. I love making grab bags of them. I have loved grab bags since I was little. Must be the thrill of the unknown?
Well, my time here is up.
This little missy is on my lap and thinks she can type. Have a great weekend!
All of the sudden I was feeling the Paris kick again. I have been working on Halloween, and needed a break. Here are a few new things that you can find in the SHOP. I'm really feeling like getting into Christmas - so, keep your eyes out for that soon.
I have also been hoarding fabric like there's no tomorrow - and trying to figure out what I'll be making with it all. I used to be a paper hoarder - now it's spilling over into fabric. Yikes! I'm running out of places to stash it all. ;)
I decided to try to jazz up a new "earth friendly" shopping tote that I picked up for 99 cents this week. My intention was to use it as Malia's soccer bag for toting the ball, water bottle, camera, snacks, etc. We were using one from IKEA, but it was super tall, my arm could barely reach the bottom, and it is made out of tarp-like plastic that is really noisy and crinkly. I felt like everyone could hear me each time I got something out of the bag! So.......here is the before:
And here is the after:
I had an audience (Alex & Malia) while i was sewing - had a couple of little mishaps, but overall it came out pretty good and was easy (except for when I accidentally sewed the bottom into the side - then tore a little hole in the bag trying to get the super-tight-stitches out). Here she is with her new bag. She picked out the fabric from some different ones I picked up. I actually bought 2 different ones with her in mind, but she chose this one. I was shocked - there is NO PINK! Anyway, hope you all have a great weekend! ~Linda
Hello! My name is Linda and I'm a mom of 3 (6, 4 and 2). I have had the opportunity to leave the corporate world and be home with my family. It has allowed me the chance to delve deeper into all things creative! I love so many different artsy/crafty things that I have a hard time focusing and being productive. :) I am currently really into papers, ink, ribbons (and more ribbons!), tag & cardmaking and scrapbooking.
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