Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pictures to get you in the mood for spring decorating.

Roses in bloom, big full, fluffy peonies. I am smiling from ear to ear. Then just add a few hydrangea blooms and I start to giggle like a kid on Christmas.
This may be hard to believe but this is actually a cake!!! I am not sure I would have the heart to cut into this beauty. I was in shock when I saw this and knew I had to share it with you ladies.
And now you have the inside of the cake. If I was not allergic to chocolate I would have to take a bite just to see if it tastes as good as it looks.
Branches in bloom, what is a girl to do? Why we bring them inside so we can enjoy the beauty while we are stuck in the kitchen cooking Mac & Cheese for the thousandth time. Maybe I should eat the flowers instead?

I am so excited to see the first sign of Spring on it's way. There are a few  buds forming on the trees and bushes in my yard. This will be our first spring here in Washington and we can't wait to see what beauty awaits us here.

 What is it that inspires you to do some "spring" decorating?
Until next time........

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Some new creations by me!!

I am sorry it has been so long since I have posted. I thought I would show you a few of the things I have been creating over the last few weeks.

This is now in my hallway so every time I walk thru, it makes me smile!!

I decided to use some of my new scrapbook paper instead of just using fabric.

This fabric was from the cutest baby dress. I used the rest of the fabric when I made a batch of rosettes for a project. Smocking is one of my favorite things. I think it is so pretty. It also looks VERY complicated so it is one thing I have not attempted as of yet. Maybe someday!!

This fabric was from another baby dress that I used on a project. Having three boys I just long to buy all of the cute baby girl clothes out there. When I find beautiful prints at the thrift store on a baby garment it is such a good excuse to buy it!! Maybe someday I will buy them for a daughter of my own but for now this will do...

I love this paper. It was much harder to do paper then fabric. I had to really work at it in order to get it right.

I have a thing for birds right now. They make me so happy. Not to mention that this is my favorite color blue so when you put them together I am one happy girl.

Fabric and paper together. FUN!!

I hope you like them. Have a great day.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Proverbs 31 Bag Review!!

Proverbs 31

My very good friend Barb Proia sent some amazing goodies to me to review for her. Barb is part of the 31 team and she is in the process of working towards being a director for "31". This company is amazing, enough so that I am considering becoming part of the team myself! They are a Christian based company and sell the greatest products. Bags, baskets, kids and baby items....and the patterns are incredible.

Barb sent me the Organizing Utility Tote in the St. Andrews Tartan print.

I love the print and have used this bag non-stop since I received it.

Can you believe how big the pockets are? Many bags have numberous pockets but they are not wide enought to fit anything of use in them. I can fit 3 water bottles in each pocket!!

The inside is HUGE as well. I take all of my sewing with me and I can still fit my computer in it. They have all kind of pictures in the catalog of different ways you can use each bag. In one they use it for organizing all of your cleaning supplies. All of the big bottles fit in the outside pockets and the bigger ones go inside. Then you just tote it to each room. Another use was a diaper bag, scrapbook supplies organizer, picnic bag or school organizer.

I love this print and the fact that it is water resistant. She could not have sent me a better one!! Having said that, there are over 44 different prints to choose from.  Each item can then be  monogrammed!!

Here are the printsto choose from.

 The other thing she sent to me was the insulated lunch bag. I have not had a chance to use it yet but once the weather warms up, the boys and I will be using it non-stop on our adventures.

If you like what you see here check out Barbs 31 website.


Tell her Christina sent you over. I know she will be thrilled to help you find some goodies of your own. Thanks again Barb for letting me blog about the 31  company and the incredible products they have.