So I wasn’t very productive this winter…at least with my list of “to makes”. But I’m digging in. Spring and the sun have giving me a jump start onto my never ending list of tasks and projects.
We moved last June and we soon met the neighbors. We love them. Each one is fun and friendly. There are lots of kids in the area and it is really nice to have friendly faces in the streets and driveways of our neighborhood. We’re one of the last families to move into the neighborhood. The two houses across the street have finally been built since we’ve moved in and families are filling their walls. The neighbors directly across the street we connected with on one of their visits to the home site. When we met them they had two kids. They now have three (the adopted the same week they moved into the home – in November) and they are due with their fourth in May. They are a beautiful and fun family.
Back in September when we met I thought it would be nice to take snapshots of the progress of their home being built. Ellie was very interested in the progress and all the trucks and machines that were working hard on their home. I captured the progress in 14 different shots. I decided as a house warming gift I’d make it into a shutterfly book. Well I finally finished the project late last night.
It wasn’t hard it was just sitting down and doing it. They have a lot more themes out there than they did when I made my last book. I did create my own date tags for each photo in Photoshop before uploading the photos. The book turned out nice. It is in production at Shutterfly. I’m excited to see it and the pass it on to them. It has been a big year for them – Built a new home – adoption – pregnancy and new baby. All good things. Such blessings.
Good neighbors are a blessing. We’ve really lucked out – in both of our homes we’ve had fabulous neighbors. You really can’t put a price on good neighbors.
I’m late. I know. It’s Thursday…I’ve moved on. As I write this I have two little girls “napping”. One is singing along to her mobile – that would be Gracie. The other is laughing….it’s fake laughing. I can tell she is pretending to be on the phone. I’m hoping by the end of this post their rooms will both be silent. (fingers crossed)
Items I completed last week:
1. Take Clothing to Clothes Mentor
2. Take some other clothes to Arc as a donation.
4. Finish the beautiful Save the Dates for my client Shannon. I can’t wait to send them her way.
5. Drop off some dry cleaning – oh and then remember to pick it up too.
6. Find a place that will develop some slides.
7. Fold Tableclothes.
Items I didn’t complete:
3. Visit my favorite seamstress to hem some of my pants.
Guess I’ll just have to add them to this week’s tasks:
1. Deliver/Finish making some VERY overdue baby gifts.
2. Finish Ellie’s Preschool Registration – Can you believe she is going to school next year?!
3. Make gift for our across the street neighbors.
I started this project back in September. Time to check it off the list.
4. Make wall hanging for Gracie’s room. It’s about time I start decorating her room. This little idea I’ve had in my head for a while. Time to get it out of my head and on the wall.
5. Last is business related: I’d like to put some digital photo designs on my etsy page. A customer/friend asked me to make one for her this week and it was so much fun. I’d like to put a few more up and see what happens. We’ll see….
What do you have on your to do list for the week?
(For the record…still small peeps coming from bedrooms…time to turn on my radio)
1. My pretty new camera strap. Birthday gift from my loving husband. You can find it at this esty shop.
2. This photo I just found on my memory card. This was taken back in September. She has grown so much. I can’t believe she will be one in just over a month!
3. The intensity and seriousness Ellie had in making her valentine cards and presents for Dad, her family and friends. So cute.
4. Ellie loves puzzles….Ellie loves Fire Trucks. This is Ellie measuring how big the Fire Truck puzzle is.
5. Art. Today we took a fun field trip to a place called I <3 Kid’s Art in Minneapolis. It was a fun place. Ellie loved every part of it. Including the rocking horse and the step stool up to the sink. It was a great morning! Here is one of Ellie’s creations. She used a potato made into a heart stamp along with paint to create this masterpiece.
6. Creating my own art. This week I’ve gotten to work on 4 different custom design items. It has been really fun. My favorite is the nursery print for a brand new baby girl. Welcome to the world Devin!
I’m so honored to have been asked to design, create and deliver Save the Date magnets to Shannon Kane, the sister in law to my good friend Sandy. Shannon is having a fall wedding in 2012 and has chosen some beautiful colors. When it comes to metalics I often tend (read – always pick) silver or white gold or platinum, so it was very fun to play with some shimmery gold.
I created several magnet designs and Shannon picked out her favorite.
Once she made a choice we substituted a photo of the royal couple for Shannon and Adam.
I was able to cut the shimmery gold paper out with my Silhouette Cameo (love that thing) and easily adhere the magnets we designed. Except for a small printer hicup it was a great and fun project. I’m so excited to deliver them!
I’m trying to figure out if this is something I want to put in my etsy shop. Thoughts???