February 25, 2011


So wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
There's always Pooh and Me.
"What would I do?" I said to Pooh,
"If it wasn't for you?" and Pooh said: "True;
It isn't much fun for One, but Two,
Can stick together, says Pooh, says he.
"That's how it is," says Pooh.
~A. A. Milne, Us Two, 1940

February 23, 2011

cheers to you & hip hip horray

One of Raul's cousins asked me to make her some birthday cards for this month. I started them a few weeks ago, and am happy to say I finally finished yesterday, after a wonderful surge of creative energy {which kind of comes in it's own timing, doesn't it? A mind of it's own...}.

Thought I would share these with you:

I went a little pearl-crazy on some of these cards, as you can see... They're my absolute favorite embellishment ever. It's like they add a little glitz without all the sparkle. {Although I love me some sparkle too now and then.}

The cuz sent me some lyrics to a song that is special to her and her husband, hence this card below... It looks very anniversary-ish, more than birthday-ish... I always struggle when it comes to man cards. Maybe I should try to tweak my skill of man-card making this year.

The card below is for her sister, unless she chooses another card of the group for her. It just seems sisterly to share all kinds of crazy sweets just because.

This card was an a-ha! card as soon as I saw the green glass match the green in this paper... I've been thinking for weeks on how exactly to use this paper. Bam, there ya go.

And is there any celebration sound more adorable than "hip hip horray!"? I don't think so, which is why I'm trying to teach Liv to say it. Coming from a one-year old multiplies the cuteness 100-fold.

February 14, 2011

happy valentine's day

I made R a bouquet today:

Chunky: his all-time favorite candy bar. I taped each one to a dowel, and added cut-out leaves and some ribbon. Heehee.

February 5, 2011

11 months & a tea party.

Time flies! Sorry I haven't been the best at posting projects lately--thankfully, last night's late night excursion at Archiver's with Leez has helped jumpstart the ole motivation once again. I worked on Livvy's First Birthday invitations... soooo fun.

For the time being, here are her 11 month photos--one more month till the big 1:

Liv's ad.or.able hat and scarf were knit by the lovely Leanne, who pegged Livvy's style to a tee. I'm urging her to start selling these in her Etsy shop; check it out, or e-mail her for a special request if you're digging them as much as I am.  Liv has been wearing her set for the last week and loves cozying up with the scarf. 

And of course, her partner in crime, the Dexinator. She insisted on him joining her for tea today, and even shared some of her treats. He happily obliged.