Sunday, February 21, 2010

Welcome Eva Sophia!

This past weekend little Eva Sophia was born!  Congrats to Mom and Dad!  In honor of her birth, I decided to post the custom decor that I worked on for her nursery.  Eva's nursery was done in one of my favorite patterns - black and white damask!  I have my own bedroom done in it, along with a few "tone on tone" damask items in my daughter Ava's room.  Mom did a beautiful job on her nursery and these were my contributions.  I love making hairbow holders for little girls, so I did one with a black border and hot pink and lime green accents.  Little Eva's walls are light green with a black finish on the furniture and black molding.   Mom used hot pink as an accent color to pull the look together.

 * wooden plaque, ribbon - Hobby Lobby, Damask black foiled paper - Making Memories, black glitter paper - Doodlebug Design, green paper - regular cardstock cut with Cricut lettering, flower and rhinestones from my craft stash!

 For Eva's lettering, I did not do a black and white damask pattern because the lettering was less than one inch thick and would not have shown the pattern very well.  Instead, I opted for a black tone on tone flourish paper with a damask ribbon flanked by hot pink ribbon, and finished it off with bright green flowers.

 * Lettering, black paper, ribbon - all purchased at Jo-Ann's, green flower - Prima, ribbon, green rhinestone brad - purchased at Hobby Lobby

Mom was very pleased and I know she is looking forward to bringing home little Eva to her beautiful nursery!

By the way, it was a BEAUTIFUL weekend here!  I think everyone is ready for spring now, so here is a little something to make you smile. . .

*Photography by Donna Davis Photography, Flowers by Prima,  pearl brads and paper - Hobby Lobby, alphabet stickers - American Craft

I put together this scrapbook page this afternoon while I was dreaming of warm weather and bare feet!  We are true Kentucky girls. . .What can I say? :)   Enjoy your week!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hadley's 1st Birthday Party

Here are the pictures from Little Miss Hadley's 1st birthday party, celebrated this past weekend.  Mom was very happy with how the decorations turned out, and that is the best feeling! Above is the adorable birthday girl taking the first bite of cake!  The pictures below show how the partyware was used as well as the table set-up.  Mom did a wonderful job with everything - from the adorable "1" cake and cupcakes, the birthday girl's clothing to the adorable details - like serving Sour Skittles and pink lemonade to match her party colors.  Hadley's pillowcase dress had a small cupcake on the bottom and a matching party hat.  The dress is shown best in the last picture, where Hadley is sitting on her father's lap.  This dress can be found in the Etsy shop, Sweet Pea's Boutique.  This seller focuses in children's clothing and accessories and has received wonderful ratings from her buyers!  I hope you enjoy the following pictures as much as I did!

Looks like it was a wonderful time!  Thank you to Hadley's family for allowing me to post these pictures!

So, I was thinking about starting an Etsy shop.  What do you think?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend with their loved ones, whether it be your husband, children, or even a pet!  :)  Many of you know that I am a physical therapist at a nursing home in my hometown.  I love to incorporate my love of handmade items into my workplace in anyway I can.  For this post, I wanted to share a picture of a Valentine's day craft that I did with a group of residents at my nursing home.  I used a 12x12 scrapbook paper, cut into four 6x6 squares.  Each individual square was cut into a triangle with my paper cutter so that it would make a pendant shape.  The residents had so much fun gluing the letters onto the red pendants and punching confetti with my large and small heart-shaped punches.  While doing these tasks, we shared love stories about our spouses, "first kiss" stories, favorite love songs -  all while enjoying hot chocolate topped with heart shaped marshmallows!  This was a small part of their week when they were able to forget about their physical ailments and just be themselves.  Unfortunately, privacy laws prohibit me from posting pictures of these residents and their proud, smiling faces with their crafts but believe me, we accomplished a lot of therapy that day besides the physical part that I had planned! 

Happy Valentine's Day from me to you!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Little Miss Hadley!

I work with a very nice speech-language pathologist who is preparing for her daughter's first birthday party this weekend. I spoke with her recently about doing some fun party decorations for her daughter's special day. She gave me a napkin of the partyware that she purchased for inspiration. After a hunt at a few craft stores, I just was not pleased with the polkadot paper that I found. But I didn't let that stop me! I purchased cardstock in her party colors and punched away with my 1/2 inch circle punch. After a little bit of gluing, these were the results! At the request of the mommy, I had the banner say only: "Happy Birthday Hadley!" This was so that the banner could be used for future birthday parties. Great idea mommy! I did have the high chair bunting to say "I'm 1!" with a few extra numbers provided (2,3,4,5) so it could be reused in the next few years on a chair if desired. I think Hadley has a special party to look forward to this Saturday!

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Hello everyone! I have been working hard on some party projects and also with the design of this blog. I will be posting pictures soon! Above you will see "I Love Tomkat Studio!" The TomKat Studio is a blog that I follow daily. Kim, a stay-at-home mom and blogger, is a very talented lady. I recommend that you check it out! {} She also has amazing products in her Etsy shop that always provide me with great inspiration! Thank you Kim!