Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mother's Day ... so soon?

Just realized today... APRIL is almost over! How did that happen?
Well just in time for May, I have a couple Mom's day cards for the stores. here's one I made today using water color crayons, water, stamps and glitter!

Hope you are enjoying these last few days of April! 
See you soon!

Friday, April 15, 2011

sewing... is not usually my thing ~ Nursing Cover Up

Ask anyone who knows me... I love to sew on paper... not so much on fabric. Why? Because, in my opinion, fabric is too stretchy... it moves around sooo much. And sewing on any fabric other than cotton is a nightmare.
But a few days ago I saw my sister and she mentioned wanted a nursing cover up. I had never even seen one in real life, but have heard they exist.

I went online to buy one... and behold... $40. Hmmmmm. Having trouble swallowing that.
So I searched online for a tutorial on how to make one... BINGO!

I found LITTLE BIRDIE SECRETS. Step by step instructions on how to make this project. And so $6 and 2 hours later (please keep in mind sewing is not my forte.. it will take you far less time.) I have a gift for my sister! I hope she finds it handy :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Paper Fabric FUN!

Last night I taught a paper fabric bookmark class through the MUSE here in Frederick! It was such fun. All the projects turned out so cool and the people were even cooler!
With about 10 crafters... mixed in with a little cheese and wine... we had a party~!
Here are some photos I stole from Whitney's (The MUSE) blog...

Thank you to all who came to create with me... I am very happy to have met you and hope to work with you again soon! and thanks to Whitney, Margaret and the MUSE for having me!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Blogging for Lila - BLOG HOP

Blogging for Smiles!

Stacie brought this to my attention last week when she signed up to blog on April 15. First, I am so encouraged and inspired by my dear friend who gives to others like there's no tomorrow. Her heart is full of love and charity - Thank you Stacie for passing to me, yet, another avenue to help out!
So this is why I picked today to blog - in honor of Stacie's birthday!

As a mother, artist and citizen of humanity, I am constantly compelled to find ways to make a difference. Some concepts are out of my reach, currently. But then other opportunities, like this one, come my way and it makes me feel excited and fortunate to participate. This is one way we can contribute to Lila's future happiness - Lila's continued smiles!

Lila has Cerebral Palsy and her family is trying to raise funds for a much needed Stem Cell Treatments. One this June and one a year later.

Here's some information about Lila (from Sarah Stevenson's blog):

You can read more about Lila and her family's journey at Mommy, You Know What?  - a blog by Lila's mom, Maria. They have set of several fundraising events in addition to lots more information about Cerebral Palsy.
There are lots of ways you can help... participating in this blog hop is just one way to raising awareness and directing others to join forces.
Thank you for taking your time to check this out today.

Please "hop" on over to Denise's Blog  - INKSTITCH - next (On April 14) for her posting for awareness!
And THANK YOU to Sarah Stevenson of What is Design for starting this wonderful way to share Lila's story!

A side note: I watched the movie - SOUL SURFER - yesterday. It was such an inspiring story of a young girl and her family's journey through an extremely difficult circumstance. This girl is amazing... through her situation she is able to give in ways she would've otherwise not have had the opportunity to - sharing her unique talent to bring happiness to others... check it out with your family if you get a chance.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"Oh, Deer"... Mom and babies visit me again!

Last year in May a momma deer had her babies in our yard. 
One in our bushes and one at the top of the hill in the trees...

This morning I took a peek outside and saw the momma and her deer visiting me again! 
(Or - I want to believe that was them :) )

So... Let's just say it's so!

Hope you are having a great week!
PS... really looking forward to the Paper Fabric Class I'm teaching at the Muse next Wednesday!

If you are interested in this or other classes...
It's Wed April 13, 7-9pm
info here: THE MUSE

hope to meet you there!