Wednesday, January 28, 2009
handmade baby quilts, craft fair toys, knit scarfs and hats, retro toys, cloth diaper wraps, hand smocked dresses, collectible dolls, children's books and school supplies
if you love these things then you need to do something about CPSIA. One of my favorite artists and creator of wonderful handmade items for children is Gretchen of Chichiboulie . She has a wonderful post that explains it all here. She even has links to how we can contact our state representatives and senators. The law sounds good in theory; remove all lead from anything a child comes into contact with. But it in reality it would cause so many more problems because ithas not been well written or thought out.
So go ahead and do something to make a difference. I did.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
This is Changito. I loveey him! Changito is a stamp line by Stampendous and they are so cute. This set is called Changito Cupid. I love these stamps because I get to"flock the monkey". I always use fun flock on Changito because who doesn't love a fuzzy monkey. The striped DP is by Heidi Grace and the strip of letter DP is from The Paper Company. Some nesties, some copics, some heart shaped epoxy stickers and viola!
This one is a Bella, Topiary Bella to be specific. The DP has flocked red hearts that are so cute and it's by Doodlebug Designs. I colored her with my copics (so fun to finally say that even if my collection is still small). I added more red flocking to the heart and sash on her dress as well as on her red purse and the hearts in her topiary. The paper flowers are from CTMH (colored with my red copic to match) and the dotty ribbon is by Bazzil Basics. I did this for a calendar page and I love how she came out.
This is another calendar page. Goodluckabella is the star here. I used a spring glitter stack from DCWV, embossed the green glitter paper with my cuttlebug and added shamrock ribbon.
It feels good to be creating again. Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I went on a western carribean cruise with some good friends the first week of December. It was a much needed vacation and I cannot wait to find time to do another one. Here are just a few of my favorite pics. This was my ship, The Carnival Inspiration.
This is Chakkanab National Park in Cozumel, Mexico. We spent the day here, relaxing after a swim with the dolphins. This is me and my new friend Louis. Swimming with him was an amazing adventure.
After the cruise I spent the day in the Atlanta sirport trying to get home (the joys of cheap travel and flying standby). I fnally made it home in the wee hours of the morning. Ashleigh came home the next day for her three week vacation from school. We had just a week before we headed to Grand Junction for Christmas with the family. Ashleigh is 21 years old and has never spent a Christmas at home. We ALWAYS go to Grand Junction (with the exception of one year when she was three when all the relatives came east over the mountains). We have lots of traditions and I wouldn't change a thing.
Last year we lost my grandmother the day after Christmas. She lived a long and happy life and would have been 103 years old in January. She was missed and remembered, but we all felt good that this was the first Christmas she was able to spend with my grandpa...her EC in 17 years. I know they had a very Merry Christmas and we did too.
The new year came and without much hooplah, which is how I like it too tell the truth. And now it's January. January is my busiest time of year at work, but I have vowed to find time to do what I enjoy so stay tuned if you read my blog for the crafty stuff....it's coming soon!