Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kids Today

Is is just me, or does the 'Youth of America' seem to be getting a bad rap? Everyday you can catch a headline (or multiple headlines) about youth gone bad. While I could spin off into the 'presses' need to sell their papers and news shows, that's not where I am going. I am choosing a different kinda youth to 'showcase' today. A very talented young lady I know painted me a beautiful picture for my birthday this year. Her aunt (my bff) told her the colors of my liking, and that is all it took. She created a WONDERFUL masterpiece just for me. I just had to share with you.  

I just LOVE it! She didn't trace it or look at another picture for inspiration. This gal has TALENT! Oh! I guess I forgot to say...she is 14 years old and getting ready to start high school in the fall. Imagine the possibilities. I hope you enjoy this piece of art as much as I do. I feel so honored to have it in my home. As she continues on her path through life, I look forward to seeing the things she will accomplish. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 14, 2010

My $1.50 Jackpot

I was able to get to a few garage sales this past Saturday. With our kids' sport schedule, I don't usually get the chance, mostly because if you have four kids, you know you don't want to take them all with you. So, hubby was home and one was at a Girl Scout day camp and the other was with his mother. So, hubby, lil man and my blonde one headed to a little community garage sale. Our first stop included a home with a garage and a barn sale. Very promising for BOTH hubby and I. He took to the barn, kids in tow :) and I wondered around the garage. Not much really, but then I stubbed my toe on a box on the floor......a very plain box with a $1.50 scribbled across the top. I asked the lady if it was that price for the whole box, and indeed it was! To me, vintage fabrics are AWESOME. And most of the box contained large yardage or small scraps of a mixture of fabrics. How happy I was toting my big box of $1.50 fabrics to the truck. I share a small sampling with you and hope to share some of the things I make with you down the road too.     

The green puppy dog is ONE of my favorites!

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Naptime Project

Yay! Kids are out of school, which it great, except I have absolutley no quiet time at all any more. Every time I try to get something done, a million other things need tended to at the exact moment. So little things take longer to finish, longer things may need to wait until September. :) A few weeks ago while shopping our local Goodwill store, I found a cute enough frame for a whopping $5. Hmmm. It has sat in my living room, been knocked over numerous times by our one year old, waiting patiently for me to figure out WHAT to do with it and finally, it came to me. A little Microsoft Word and online scrapbook decos, and voila! A summer project completed during naptime.  Maybe I can get a litle nap now....