Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Girly Elephant

I painted her toenails pink!

The next square in my granddaughter's quilt.

I've made some changes to the quilt. The blue squares never looked quite right to me, so I found another yellow and another pink to substitute. There are still lots of steps left that I'm unsure about, but I'll figure it out as I go along.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

And So Begins Easter

I'm getting ready to create an Easter wreath.

I'm inspired by a wreath from Pier 1. Thirty-five dollars? I don't think so! My supplies cost $16.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican

His beak can hold more than his belly can.
He can hold in his beak
Enough food for a week!
But I'll be darned if I know how the hellican?
― Dixon Lanier Merritt

This was one of my favorite poems that my mom taught me when I was a kid. Now Julie can teach it to her daughter.

I've returned to embroidering my granddaughter's quilt.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mama to Be

Dale and I drove down to Moscow, Idaho yesterday. I got to attend our daughter Julie's baby shower, put on by a very nice group of her friends. Daughter Jodie drove all the way to Moscow from Springfield, Oregon to share in the joy. What a lovely day.

Jodie took this photo of me with the baby mama. Love it.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Seeds & Poop

My daughter Jeanne sent me photos!

The seeds are Jelly Belly jellybeans in all the rainbow colors

The poop are Kraft Jet-Puffed Fun Mallows in the tutti fruity colors. They're cute, but they taste bad. I picked out the green marshmallows for the poop.

Poop. I'm classy.


Rainbow Seeds inspired by Crafting Chicks:

Leprechaun Poop inspired by The Exhausted Mom:

Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Cards

So here's where several of the pieces come together -- in individualized cards for my daughters, my aunt, and my good friend.

I started with white card blanks. Using the green acrylic paint and a pencil eraser, I made polka dots all over the front of the card, and in a "frame" on the inside of the card.


Next, I cut some slits in the card front and slid the toothpicks holding the leprechauns in place. Those toothpicks were covered up by the coffee filter shamrocks. Then I tied a small bow from light green satin ribbon and adhered it onto the shamrock stem.

Jeff and Julie

On the inside, I used double-sided tape to adhere the sentiment to the card, centering it within the polka dot frame I made. (Sorry, no photo of that).

On the cards I made for my aunt and friend, I didn't have photos of them I could work with. So I made two extra leprechauns with my face that I used on their cards.

Jodie and Ken

I made a care package for my daughters that included these cards, a couple holiday pencils, a crocheted shamrock that I turned into a lapel pin, a package of "Rainbow Seeds," and a package of "Leprechaun Poop." These were wrapped in green tissue with the chenille stem "Lucky" gift tags.

I can't believe this, but I forgot to take photos of the Rainbow Seeds and Leprechaun Poop! Ack! Maybe my daughters can send me snapshots if they still have the packaging. They turned out really cute.

This was a lot of fun projects. I heard back from the recipients, and they all got a good laugh, as I'd hoped.