Monday, May 30, 2011

What I've Been Up To

I was determined to get some order into things this weekend,

and hopefully get some crafting done as well.

I think I accomplished both goals!

When I found these vintage wedding cake forks on Etsy,

I knew they were the perfect gift for a June bride I know!

All that was left was to jazz up the packaging!

The forks came wrapped in tulle and in a pretty gauzey bag,

so they were off to a good start! (Thanks to Beachhouseliving on!)

I covered the box in old paper from an ettiquette book, and found the perfect flower for the top. I added an old clipon earring for some glam!

Those of you who are crafters will appreciate the fact that I decided to add the lace

after I had glued to bow and tulle. Ugh!
A special card with a small photo of a bride from own family topped it off. Tah-dah!

I hope you got some relaxing and cafting done this weekend as well.
Drop me a note and let me know what you were up to!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Are you as glad as I am that the holiday weekend is finally here? I've already tackled some long overdue chores like cleaning up the craft room! Too many bits and pieces of projects here, there and everywhere.

When I found this treasure trove of small old envelopes, all addressed to the Williams sisters, I knew they were coming home with me. Each one is a wedding invitation, or an 'at home' card. So beautiful and lovely.

Although my to-do list is long this weekend, I am definitely making time to hit the antique mall. Are you?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

For You, Teacher...

Thanking my children's teachers has always been important to me. They work so hard all year, and I want to make sure they know I appreciate them. This year, I am saying 'thanks' with chalkboard clipboards.

I painted the clipboards with chalkboard paint, added a few stamps and hot-glued an apple with their name. I attached a tag with the directions for cleaning, etc. Up at the top I added a thank you card that I made from a vintage class picture.

On the back I used 'mod podge' to attach some pictures from old school books. I sure hope they like them!
*Have you thanked your teacher today?*
Please stop by and check out my friend
Sandy's awesome stamping blog.
This gal has really got it going on when it comes to stamping!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day ~

Today I like to reflect on the woman who is to me the most inspirational of mothers.

I think how blessed I am to have been given the opportunity to
be a mother, and for all the responsibility and joy that role involves.

Here is a poem entitled When Mother Sleeps by Edgar Guest

When mother sleeps, a slamming door

Disturbs her not at all;

A man might walk across the floor

Or wander through the hall

A pistol shot outside would not

Drive slumber from her eyes-

But she is always on the spot

The moment baby cries.

The thunder crash she would not hear,

Nor shouting in the street;

A barking dog, however near,

Of sleep can never cheat

Dear mother, but I've noticed this

To my profound surprise;

That always wide-awake she is

The moment baby cries.

However weary she may be,

Though wrapped in slumber deep,

Somehow it always seems to me

Her vigil she will keep.

Sound sleeper that she is, I take

It in her heart there lies

A love that causes her to wake

The moment baby cries.

Happy Mother's Day...