Sunday, March 18, 2012


Can you believe that Easter is just around the corner!!!! I have some serious making to do over the next few weeks, if all I have planned is to come to fruition.

I did get these little Easter favors made though - 60 of them to be precise. A few of us from our ladies small group at Church make and serve lunch to a group of about 60 seniors on the 3rd Monday of every month. As it is so close to Easter, we thought it might be nice, to send them home with a little Easter treat. It needed to be something they'd enjoy, but we also needed to be mindful of cost.

Those little paper seed pots were just the thing!!! They were $1-67 for 10 from Target. I punched holes around the top, using my handy dandy Cropodile (love that thing:-), and then threaded ribbon through the holes. Next I attached some grass, using crepe paper streamer, that I fringed (Thank you Martha Stewart for those very clever, and useful fringing scissors you sell). Next, some little chicks cut with my - yes you guessed it - Cricut. Stuffed them with Easter grass, and filled them with some delicious Easter chokkies ..... yummmm!!!!

All that was left to do then, was pop it in a cellophane bag, and tie it with a piece of ribbon, and take some pictures - of course Flopsy and Mopsy just had to get in on the photo shoot.

So what fun, crafty things are you making for Easter?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Rather, what's there not to love about it !!!!
With all of the scrapbooking I've been doing lately, it has certainly come into its own. There's soooo many more uses for it though ....

Boy Child took part in our school districts MTA Spelling Bee this past weekend (and he won a gold medal). I always like to have a little something to give each of the kiddos after it. I admire these kids so much for having the courage to stand up and take part, especially given that spelling is not the easiest of things for a dyslexic child to master. I found these cute bee chocolates at World Market - perfect!!! I printed the labels out and then added the little bee (made on my Cricut.)

This past weekend also marked the end of basketball season. I found the basketball themed eggs in the Easter section of Walmart (mustn't forget to pick up some soccer ones for the end of soccer season:-). I filled them with different candies and popped them in a cellophane bag, and tied them closed with ribbon. And look, another super cute label !!!! I love that I can match the clothes to the color of the uniform our team wears. Another sweet, but inexpensive little gift, that he handed out to his team mates.

A sweet gift - 4 matroyshka doll notecards. I popped them in a cello bag, and finished them off with a bag topper. These are on their way as part of a swap package, together with the amigurumi matroyshka doll I showed you in my last post. I plan on making a whole bunch of different notecard sets to keep on hand. You never know when you may need a quick gift ... teachers gift.... hostess gift .... a "just because I can" gift .... It's also a great way to use up little off cuts of paper.

I really want to try some applique, using the shaped pieces as my template ... hmm doesn't that sound like fun.
I have some journals in mind too ........... Oh, the list is long !!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Wow, February is over and I honestly feel that I've fitted a years worth of stuff into it, and January. The past 2 months have seen basketball start and end, soccer start, an increase in the amount of homework the kids are getting, A PTA Lifetime Membership Award, 2 banquets, a camping weekend ......
But the biggest thing the past 2 months have bought about, is change, and to be honest, this girl doesn't much like change. It has left me feeling very emotional and redundant.
However, I realised today when looking outside, that Spring has arrived ...

This little guy greeted me when I walked outside this morning.

And these are in bloom all along our driveway:-)
I love Spring, and try to enjoy every moment of it, because here in Texas it is so short lived. Before we know it, these lovely, warm, sunny days will give way to days of stiffling heat .... I find those days obnoxious!!!

I've also created a little something, that was made out of a material other than paper (Yes, those scrapbooks nearly did me in, and they're not quite finished yet, but are nearly there.) Our theme for YOE III for February was Matroyshka Dolls, and this is what I made ..... Isn't she so sweet?

I made her using an Amy Gaines amigurumi pattern that I purchased from her Etsy shop ..... she has some really cute patterns for sale. I changed her up a little, by giving her a fabric shawl as opposed to the crocheted one in the pattern. I thought it looked a little more authentic.

I have a couple more goodies to get made this weekend, so watch this space for some more fun stuff. Now that the madness is over, I can get back to more regular crafty fun, which means more regular blog posts.

Until next time ...