At the beginning of the month I posted a picture of some altered jars I made using these beautiful Prima hydrangea blossoms. I have dipped into the stash yet again to make this jewellery box and mini album and would you believe I still haven't used them all up! One of my goals this year is to make some significant dents in some of the old stash I have squirreled away in my craft room... a bigger task than I would have believed!
I would like to apologise in advance to all the teenage headbangers out there who might get a glimpse of this image. I'm really not sure if these are the hand signals you use when you're banging your heads, but this is how it looks to me. Rock on dudes!
These are my five Christmas cards for February, the idea being that by the end of the year I will have enough handmade cards to send out to family and friends without the last minute rush. The tree in these cards is one of the drawings I did while on holidays in Oregon / Washington State last year, and which I will share once it's "cleaned up" and ready to go.
Computer games are a fairly big component of the entertainment in our house. Having a husband who is in the computer field means that we have lots of different gaming systems and controllers and doo-hickeys and things that beep at you!!! Anyway, I always get great amusement just watching people play... they do the funniest things with their faces.
This little guy is for my nephew, Mike, who loves life on a farm and has no fear of large animals like his aunty does! He also knows, and constantly demonstrates, the necessity of a good pair of rubber boots.
Free Printable #109 How clearly I remember those first faultering steps taken by my children, long before frogs were being stored in pants pockets and texting was the communication of choice. (You can insert a raised eyebrow and a deep sigh here... and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one.)
Both Harvey, from yesterday's post, and Helen are characters named in rememberance of my husband's grandparents. They were wonderful people with a deep love for family and home. We were fortunate enough to stay with them on several occasions in their farmhouse in northern Minnesota - in summer of course! Sadly they have since passed away, but their legacy of love and family is still very strong amongst their children and grandchildren.
Now I don't know for sure, but I get the distinct impression that behind the sweet facade there may be a diva of epic proportions! She reminds me of the little girl from that old show "Little House on the Prairie" who was horribly spoiled by her mother and was the bane of Laura's existence, I think her name was Nellie. Anyway, good luck colouring her in...
I chuckle every time I look at this kid! How many times have you seen this expression on the face of a child who has something exciting to tell you about?? I'm picking it's something to do with her teeth... I only wish she could actually tell us what's so exciting.
When I was sifting through my stash of craft flowers the other day I came across a container of hydrangeas that I'm pretty sure I purchased at one of the craft shows about four or five years ago. Teamed with these sweet little hexagonal jars, some pretty papers, ribbons and pins they made gorgeous little jewellery pots that would look right at home on grandma's dresser.