Friday, March 25, 2011

Tissue Paper Flowers

These delicate flowers just yell spring.
I love making them and think they are just so pretty.
You can find directions here.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Our Upside Down Girl

It seems that lately sweet Emma would like to just spend most of her time upside down.
Or twirling...she loves to twirl to.  I'm not sure how she doesn't get sick but she doesn't.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Cutest Headband

I'm always looking for fabulous things I can crochet.
I love this headband.  This is the first one I have made and it goes pretty fast.
The flower and ribbon are applied with hot glue.  I have never worked with a hot glue gun before and I can say that I'll need a bit of practice with that.  
 It would look lovely with two or three flowers or hearts and maybe a button!  
The possibilities are endless!

Monday, March 21, 2011


We got another sweet package in the mail last week from my sister and her family.
I just love how pretty things always look when I open up the boxes that I receive.
It was such a nice surprise. 

My sweet niece bought Emma a special present.  Emma is getting pretty good at opening!
Wasn't it so thoughtful of my niece.  I just love that girl!

Emma wearing her new t-shirt.  She loves it.  Thank you!!

I helped a my friend with a baby shower on Saturday.  She does most of the work doing the hosting and keeping things going.  I just like to do "behind of scenes" sort of things. 
 I made these little tissue flowers and put them around the bottom of these little champagne glasses.  I had to take a picture for my mom and dad.  These glasses were stored at my folk's house in a cupboard for years!  When I was little I would get them out and put water in them.  Then I would place a red candy in them to make the water turn red and taste sweet.  I thought they were pretty nifty.   I asked my dad if I could have them a few years back and he dug them all out for me.  I had to show them that I was using them.

Here is my grandmother's china.  I have to make sure they know I'm using that to whenever I have the opportunity.  

Here are some pictures of sweet Emma for all my sweet ones back home.  Love you all!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ordinary Days

With all the things that go on in the world I'm just so thankful to know that God is in control.   I'm thankful that He has given me a cozy little house, food and a lovely little family.   I'm also thankful to know that if those things are ever taken, He is still in control. 

Our ordinary days are pretty extraordinary.  At least I think so.  :)

Emma loves bowls and spoons right now.  She sure is learning how to stir pretty well.  We have decided to splurge and buy her a little kitchen and shopping cart.  She loves playing with them in the nursery at church.  We spend a majority of our time in the kitchen so I think she'll love it.  


We've been doing a little bit of painting.

 Sweet Lily.  

 Lily got sick of me taking pictures of her so she finally curled up in the corner of the couch and hid her face from me.  Smart girl!

Every once in a while Emma will look at me now when I take a picture.  :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Art for Emma's Room

I finally decided on some art to hang in Emma's room.  My sister ordered a couple of prints last summer and I thought they were just darling.
Here are the prints I decided was a hard decision.  I would love them all!
You can find these and several other adorable Sarah Jane prints here.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Crocheting Granny Squares Together

Crocheting my granny squares together makes me so skippy happy.  I'm in love with all the colors!
Now if I can just keep my dogs from running over them before I get them together.  :)  They always manage to break through the gate and get to them...sneaky, sneaky dogs! ha!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Catching Up

Here are some projects that have been keeping me to busy to blog.  :) 

 I have been crocheting lovely little granny squares to make a cute afghan for my living area.  I've noticed that a lot of the blankets I have around are just plain ugly.  I don't need to have ugly blankets when I can make such cute ones. 
 Okay, I have to keep the so called ugly ones around because they sure do keep me warm in the winter.

I have made a couple more hats.  I sent this one out to my niece last week.  The style is a bit different but hopefully she'll like it.  

We got two awesome packages from special friends  in the mail last month around Valentines Day.  They were packed with hand made goodies from sweet girls, chocolates, candy, note cards, socks,  pajamas and a cute little outfit for Emma.   We were thrilled...especially with the chocolates and candy!  Yummy!

Emma had her 18 month check up last week.  She weighs just over 21 pounds and is my little sweetheart.  She sat politely on my lap during the appointment.  She is very serious when we are out and about trying to take everything in.