Saturday, January 31, 2009

Since I've been gone

I haven't forgotten you nannygoat.

But, January has brought blue babies with RSV, ice storms, power outages, and emotional breakdowns.

I am back and I am ready to get my craft on.

Are you?

mirrors,mirrors, on the wall

It is my sweet friend's birthday and every time she comes to my home she comments on these:

So, I made her a set to match her master bedroom.

I got the mirrors from IKEA and painted them brown. Then, I cut the scrapbook paper to fit and mod podged it on and sanded the edges to finish it off.

So easy I almost feel guilty... almost.

Ice, Ice, Baby

Life has been crazy and a record-breaking ice storm (that took out our power for 3 days) didn't help matters... but, it sure was beautiful.

It's nice to be back online.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

picture blocks

I've had lots of people ask for more info about the picture blocks so I talked to my sister-in-law and got the website she went through, it is

It's a great idea for a mothers day gift!

Friday, January 9, 2009

The gifts I got!

Between baby showers and Christmas our family has been showered with gifts. These are a few of my favorite handmade gifts... people amaze me with their talents!

My neighbor and friend Traci made these for our new baby boy. SO CUTE! She is so talented and has a great craft blog.
My sister made me this car seat cover and a nursing cover like this one on little birdie secrets.

My sweet friend made me this beautiful diaper bag. I almost cried when I opened it... It is amazing! Check out her craft blog. She sews beautiful things, decorates, and scrapbooks... she does it all!

My mom made us this quilt. She has a long arm machine quilter and she does such a beautiful job. She tried to teach me to sew... I wish I would have paid more attention.

I love this gift from my sister-in-law. There are 6 pictures total on the same blocks... so fun!Here are some links for different versions of this and

January is so cold and dreary and if you're stuck in the house you might as well be creating something! Hope these give you some ideas.

Happy New Year

January to me means cleaning out closets, organizing, and lots of trips to Goodwill.

You shouldn't have

Honestly, I'm surprised that anyone even reads this blog let alone likes it enough to give me an award!
I received this award from my dear friend Stephanie. She is an amazing woman and and a talented writer. Check her out here.

Thanks Steph, I'm not sure what it says but I'm touched. heehee
*I want to pass this award on to Tiffany at Got Happiness. This woman is awesome! She is one of the most giving and loving people I know. She is a great mom and I love to read her blog because she inspires me to be better. Love you Tiff!

I just got this award from Jessica at Mama loves shoes (hey, me too!). This award means that my blog has just the right amount of lemon and sugar to make a perfect summery treat... how "sweet" is that! Thanks so much Jessica!

*I want to pass this award on to Traci at Amazing Mae. Traci is my neighbor and she is so talented and so generous with her talents (lucky for me). Check out some of her fun crafts!

Thanks again for the awards ladies... I feel loved. :)