Monday, June 23, 2008

Coming Up For Air

I've been busy... very busy!. It's so nice to be able to take a little break and share some things with you.

Shannon's swap was really fun to participate in, my partner was Linda. And how generous she is!. Look at all the pretty and fun things she sent me, even the kids got some goodies from her. Thank you so much, Linda.

And for the kids:

My kids loved everything, Linda. Those koalas are just too cute!

And these are the parasol items I sent her:

This parasol is double-sided, so all she has to do is turn it over for a different look!

And a wall hanging, isn't this just darling! ( I know, self praise stinks!! lol)

Like I mentioned on a previous post, I think these are the prettiest items I've created so far. i hope Linda enjoys them for a very long time!
I also sent her gift wrap from the Simply Shabby Chic line, and a pearl beaded "L". I didn't take pictures of those.


June 19th was the last day of school. You could hear the excited screaming all the way to the moon!

Ah, those school days!

I wish all kids and parents a very happy and safe Summer vacation!

In The Pool

I made two last banners for Jeremy's teacher:

They look a lot nicer in real life!. These were my way of thanking his teacher for a wonderful 2nd grade experience! (If you'd like to see the other banners, they're in my Flickr).

This is it for now, time to get busy again. It's all for a good cause!

Big hugs to all!


Friday, June 13, 2008

Happiness Is...

1. Having a professional gardener to take good care of your garden:

The other day, as I was getting ready to water the plants, Jason said: " I want to do it, mommy", so I said, " go ahead, you can do it". He was so happy, and he really did a great job!

2. Finding the metal dress form I've been looking all over the place for!

Actually, I had seen another one at TJ Maxx about a couple of weeks ago. My friend, Gloria, told me to buy it, but I said I wasn't. Needless to say, I went back a few days later, and surprise!, it was gone. I went on a hunting mission to no avail, no dress form!. Then yesterday, I went to Marshall's and as soon as I spotted it, I made a mad rush toward it! God forbid somebody else was eyeing too!. They had it hanging from a hook, the form wouldn't separate from it without a fight, but alas, it was free at last!
My plan is to hang tags and small collages on it.

3. Receiving my beautiful screen from the Birds and Bonnets Vintage Workshop swap

These panels are truly beautiful works of art. I don't know how Karla and Beth pulled it off but they did a fabulous job at setting these up and and sending them off. Thank you ladies!

From left to right the panels are by:
Sandra Feazel { }
Heather Simpson Bluhm {}
Jennifer A. Lee

The other side:

From left to right:
Jennifer A. Lee, Debra Schoch, H. Simpson Bluhm and Sandra Feazel.
I love my panels, thank you all so much!!
"We love the things we love for what they are." -Robert Frost
I wish you all a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Vincent

Happy Birthday to our daddy!

Today is my husband's birthday. I hope he celebrates many more happy and healthy ones. I had purchased a birthday banner kit from Candice a couple of months ago. This past weekend I decided to put it together, just in time for hubby's big day. It is so cute, I love how it looks. From now on, I'll hang up this banner in honor of all family members' birthdays.

Have a great one sweetheart!

I hope you all are having a terrific day!



Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Bloom Where You're Planted

Hello everyone ,

I've been busy with stuff around the house, the kids, finishing up the items for Shannon's Parasol and Paper Swap. I can't show you what I created yet, because I want my partner in the swap to see the items first. All I can say is, these are the prettiest things I've created!, at least I think so. Soon you'll be able to see the pictures, so stay tuned!!

I have been trying to organize my craftroom, this is taking me an eternity, but when I finish, it'll look so pretty... my crafty haven. We had a leak in one of the corners, so I had to repaint that area of the ceiling:

I had painted the faux sky about 8 years ago, this area had the leak, so my hubby patched it up.

Now I'm repainting the sky and the clouds, I will show you the final result when I'm done. This painted sky, will make me feel like I'm creating outdoors.

I love watching real clouds, so this is my indoor version of them.


A couple of weeks ago, I received some awesome gifts from my friend, Fitty. These are the lovely items:

She had purchased the same one for herself a while back, and I commented that it's like my living room made into a clock, so being the sweet person that she is, she sent me my own!. Thank you so much Fitty!!. She also sent me a beautiful handmade card, and a felt dress ornament, and a cute notecard:

Thank you again for your generosity Fitty!


My favorite flowers are in full bloom, so I'm enjoying these gifts from Mother Nature. I just wish they would last the whole Summer...

Pink roses, my favorite color.


The foxgloves

I love tall, spiky flowers. Hollyhocks top my list, but I didn't plant any. I love the double ones especially, I'll try to plant some for next year.

In a couple of weeks, the kids will begin their Summer vacation. I love the warm, long and lazy Summer days !. Let's see what adventures this time of year will bring!

That's all for now. Take care and thank you for stopping by.