A Collage For A New Mom ๐Ÿ˜

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I hope you’re doing well, and have a happy spring in your step on this lovely Monday!

Today I wanna show you the collage I made for my daughter, a new Mom ๐Ÿ˜Š

You may remember…in January we welcomed little Georgia Mae to the world. I’m happy to report that she’s a very happy, smiley baby ๐Ÿฅฐ

Here she is with her beautiful Mommy

So, since January I’ve been collecting little Mom/Baby related snippets, with the idea of somehow combining it all into a memento. It was just an idea in the back of my mind…until last Thursday. That’s when I came across a canvas hiding in a closet in my craft room. ๐Ÿ˜

That, my hodgepodge of calendar pages, pictures, poems, doilies, a vintage music sheet,tissue paper, and some ModPodge* came together beautifully for this collage.

Here’s a detail – I love these little poems ๐Ÿ’–

I started by covering the canvas with one sheet of tissue paper, arranged and glued down the pictures, then secured and coated everything with ModPodge*. Done! Easy Peasy ๐Ÿ˜…

Did this inspire you to make your own memento-collage? Please let me know…I’d love to hear/read about it! ๐Ÿ’•

Have a fabulous day! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒž

*no affiliation with PLAID

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Welcome To The World, Baby Girl ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒท

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I have the best news ๐Ÿฅฐ

Georgia Mae joined us in this beautiful world on Friday, January 25th at 9:20 pm ๐Ÿ˜Š

She is 22″ long, and weighed in at 9.10 pounds.

She is a gorgeous bundle of joy! I know what you’re thinking…of course she would say that, she’s the Nana ๐Ÿ˜

So see for yourself…

That day brought back a lot of memories of the day the new Mom was that small ๐Ÿ˜

These two pictures are 30 years apart…

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Update:

Now is probably a good time to finish ‘ Georgia Mae’s Flower Patch’ blanket CAL

To those of you who started to crochet along…I’m so, so sorry that it took so long to bring you the next step. I really dropped the ball on this one ๐Ÿ™ˆ

I’ve learned to never, ever start hosting a Crochet Along without finishing the project first! I did…I really did! โ˜บ๏ธ

If you remember…this is where we left off

I’m working on the continuation as you read this, and will bring it to you very soon! ๐Ÿ˜Š
If you have started the blanket, and are eager to continue with/finish it please message me or leave a comment – I will get the next steps to you asap!
Thank you for your patience.

This just in…

Georgia Mae is on her way home ๐Ÿ˜

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! ๐Ÿ’•

โ„๏ธA โ„๏ธ Picture โ„๏ธ Perfect โ„๏ธ Morning โ„๏ธ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

For days now the weather guy has warned us of the ‘Winter storm’ headed this way.

Well, when I took the dogs out last night, there wasn’t much of anything…even the grass still peeked through a light dusting. But when I went outside this morning, everything had changed. I was greeted by this view…

The owl is wearing a hat…

…and our ‘Welcome’ bear a mask – I wonder what he’s up to ๐Ÿ˜‹

The neighborhood kids got busy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

For me there are not many things more beautiful than a snow-covered Pine Tree

I don’t think Pearl, the cat, cares ๐Ÿ˜

The Wisteria branches are a work of art ๐Ÿ˜

Now I shut up, and let you enjoy the scenery ๐Ÿ˜Š

(There’s nothing wrong with your eyes – it was early, and still somewhat dark-ish ๐Ÿ™‚)

I hope you enjoyed the stroll through our Winter Wonderland ๐Ÿ’œ

I wish you a wonderful weekend! ๐Ÿ’•

The (scary) New Journal

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I’m not sure if ‘scary’ is the right word. Maybe ‘intimidating’…either way – the possibility of this beauty being ruined by “mistakes”, or a leaky pen does instill a sense of fear in me! ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Do you know what I mean?

I’ve thrown away quite a few pretty (empty, never saw a pen) planners at the end of the year, because I was afraid to mess it up!

The same thing was about to happen with my new journal. I saw it, loved it, brought it home, admired it from afar. ๐Ÿค“

Isn’t it beautiful? ๐Ÿฅฐ

But what good is a lovely journal when it’s not being used? And, after all, the creative life is messy, so why not the book telling about the journey!

So I decided – renegade that I am ๐Ÿ˜‰ – to make the first page messy…even use paint ๐Ÿ˜ฒ And after that, what else could go wrong!

I always wanted to try ‘string painting’. It makes lovely pictures, and doesn’t look too hard. As a matter of fact, I heard from quite a few people that they did this in Elementary school.

So I got out some glass dishes for the paint, cut some cotton string, Latex gloves…and I was set.

Conquering the fear…baby steps ๐Ÿ˜„

I might be a bit rebellious, but still wasn’t about to try a new technique in this book.

Out came my spiral notebook with drawing-paper. Here we go…

Not impressive, but not terrible either ๐Ÿ˜Œ

It came out good enough that I wanna try it in the pretty book…and I did. And not just that, I wrote in it, ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ sprayed the page with glue, ๐Ÿ˜ฌ and sprinkled glitter – of course, what else – over the whole page! Done ๐Ÿ˜Š

And that’s the first page. Ready to be followed by new ideas, more art, bits and pieces of my creative life! ๐Ÿ˜

Do you keep a journal? Do you find the first step scary, or do you jump right in? I’m looking forward to hearing/reading about your experience. ๐Ÿ’•

Looking back…and forward ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•
I hope this finds you well! Did you have a nice holiday season? ๐ŸŽ„โ›„๏ธ
I wish you a very happy and successful 2019! May it be as fabulous as you are ๐Ÿ˜

You may have noticed that I took a little break on here.
Note to self: Don’t do that again! ๐Ÿ™ˆ It’s really hard to find the way back – even though I enjoy it immensely. Finding a perfect re-starting point…well, didn’t happen.
So I’m just gonna tell/show you what I’ve been up to over the last few weeks. ๐Ÿ˜

I did a few craft shows – here’s a picture of the very last one. It was at my friend Donna’s house. She makes the most amazing canned goods, and was so sweet to host a ‘Maker’s Market’ at her house. ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

In between shows I was busy creating new pretties for the next one.

 In December we had some friends over for a wonderful ‘Holiday Party’. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿฅณ
I made a German/Hungarian Beef Stew.  Judging by the empty bowls… it was delicious.๐Ÿคฉ

 

One of my goals for the coming year is to take my camera with me more, and show you some pictures from around here. We’re off to a great beginning – here are my two favorites from the first outing.

Sycamores  – I love them! ๐Ÿ˜

 

Some em….pretty things (if you know what they’re called, please let me know) ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

I made my first felted hat!
At this point hubby really doubted that I knew what I was doing ๐Ÿ˜‚

But – it turned out well  ๐Ÿ˜ƒ More on that later.

 Oh…one more blogging goal….I wanna learn (and share) about all the amazing art out there. I’m thinking a ‘Weekly Gallery’  ๐Ÿž What are your thoughts on that?

Before you leave – here’s the first hat of 2019. It’s a Pixie ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Hat to symbolize the hope for a magical new year ๐Ÿคฉ

 Alright my friends – this was it in a nutshell. It’s good to be back! ๐Ÿค—
I hope to see you again soon. ๐Ÿ’•

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Happy Birthday, November Babies ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• and ‘Huzzah’ to all you wonderful November ~ Babies! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Let me be among the first to wish you a fabulous, glorious, sparkling Birthday! ๐Ÿฅ‚

Your Birthday month is an amazing one…

And you are just as awesome…

The Chrysanthemum is the beautiful flower for this month

The glittering Citrine is your Birthstone

You are in very good company ๐Ÿ˜Š Other November Babies are – to name a few-

David Schwimmer, K.D. Lang, Emma Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Neil Young,

Scarlett Johansson, Miley Cyrus

Now go dance, skip, be happy, enjoy the company of your loved ones – let them celebrate the amazing Birthday – Baby that is YOU! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚

I’m sending you best wishes and hope that all your dreams come true! ๐Ÿ’œ

Will You Take A Walk With Me? ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ๐ŸŒณ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Lansing, KS is not your typical pretty ‘Small-Town-America’. But in the Fall it turns into a canvas for Mother Nature most beautiful work. ๐Ÿ˜

It’s a sunny, crisp morning, so I took my camera with me on my daily walk.

Here are some pictures of the delightful sights I’m lucky enough to see every day ๐Ÿ˜Š

Straight out the door stands this beauty

These pictures speak for themselves

There’s a little frost on the ground

As the sun went higher, more and more colors came to life

The little creek was really flowing after the rains two weeks ago. Now…not so much

Sunshine and a little green fairy ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

This one made me chuckle ๐Ÿ˜„

I hope you enjoyed our little stroll ๐Ÿ

Do you have a lot of Fall colors in your neck of the woods? Let me know…I’d love to hear/see what’s outside your door! ๐Ÿ’•

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