Saturday, May 23, 2009

For the Best Dad Ever!

This is for my wonderfully Hubby.
This started out as a wooden cube approx. 5".
First I painted it and then added some SU papers, fun photos, buttons, stickers and rub-ons.
I really am happy with how it turned out.

I am sure that I know right where he will keep it too. He will probably have it on the shelf above his bedat the fire station.
He did that with the last FD book
I made for him and it's still there.
He misses us soooo much when he is there and likes to have things like this to look at.
Especially after a "bad call".
This is his 25th year as a full time Fire Fighter and he is due to retire in September.
With the economy though, I think he is planning on staying on for a few more years.
And why not, he's only 44!?
But I know he is tired of this job and all of the stress.
I love my hero! I hope he has a Happy Father's Day!

Sorry for blabbing on, I don't normally get too personal on here.
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I thank you for taking the time to stop and read. XO, Mimi

Friday, May 22, 2009

Father's Day Gifts

Yeah, I've been busy with the sewing machine and ModPodge.
It's almost Father's Day and I like to give sentimental and hand
made gifts to the "Dads". Today's gifts are for my Dad.
I finished 3 Harley Davidson Bags for him from a set of sheets I got on
clearance. I have lots more material so I am sure there will be more to come.
The little book is the
mini tab chipboard book from Maya Road.
I made the pages with a kit that I purchased from The Sweet Shoppe.
It is made just for this book so, after I drag my pictures into the
frames and print it out, all I have to do is glue it to the pages and
I'm done!
How easy is that!?
I added some tiny rhinestones to the pages and put it all together
with rubber bands and ribbon.
I love it so much and am having a hard time giving it away.
Boo Hoo. I am sure it will be loved!
Thanks for stoppin' by on this rainy Friday.
Have a great day! XO, Mimi

Friday, May 15, 2009

A little floating cutie

I cannot believe that I forgot to post this little cutie that I made.
She is an image from Eat Cake Designs.
I paired her up with some Cosmo Cricket paper and some glitter.
This gate fold card is held closed with a magnet from Basic Grey.
Doesn't she just make you smile!?
Thanks for stopping by. Have a happy Friday! XO, Mimi

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I LOVE that face!

I spent yesterday building furniture for my daughter's room.
My hubby and I went to Ikea on Monday morning and made some fabulous purchases for her. We have been wanting to go for a while but decided to wait for the Tampa location to open.
So, we got her a bed a shelf unit and a dresser.
They were quite easy to assemble between the two of us.
We are so lucky that we work well as a team.
I could, totally, see my hubby and I playing The Amazing Race and kickin' butt.
Ok, back to the story.
So, we were so excited to get started on her room.
As soon as Rick left with Maggie, to take her to school, I started emptying her room into the rest of the house.
When he got back, we got busy! Building furniture, that is. LOL!
Then, when it was time for her to come home, I hid in the room with my trusted camera and waited.
Rick sent her in on the premise that I had been hard at work cleaning her messy room all day and she had better get in there and help me.
As soon as the door opened, click, click, click, I shot off these shots.
First the frightened look.
She said she thought I was probably throwing everything away, like I had threatened millions of times.
Then the happy and amazed shots as she realized it was all a big surprise.
What a great day. What a great kid. Thanks for stopping by! XO, Mimi

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My two new favorite blogs.

I have, just recently, found Zach Aboard and Soule Mama on my blog hopping adventures.
These are the stories that are told by two women who raise their children in a way that I envy so.
I just wanted to share them with my little corner of the world.
Maybe you will enjoy them and maybe you won't but you should give them a try.
They brighten my day with their adventures in home schooling, crafting and just good living.
I must be honest, I generally scroll through the blogs I like and look at the pictures of their latest creations.
Usually Oooing and Aaahhh.
Sometimes I read the supply list so I can recreate their art.
But when I get to these two blogs, I get comfy and sit back and read while having my morning cuppa joe.
I just wanted to share, with anyone who stops here, a little something that I enjoy.
Have a great day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

More Mother's Day Gifts

This is a earring holder that I am making for my Mother-in-law.
She specifically asked for one after seeing the one I made for my Maggie.
I love this paper by Scenic Route.
I hope she likes it.
Thanks for stoppin' by. XO, Mimi

Friday, May 8, 2009

More Green Bags!

This bag is the first of many, with this sheet set.
These are more sheets from WalMart's clearance isle.
They were $10.00 because it is a set for a queen bed so, there's a lot more material.
Yippee! Aren't they great!? XO, Mimi

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Please, fence me in!

I have waited, rather patiently, for eight years.
Finally, There is a fence at the front of our property.
It is not complete yet but it is happening very quickly.
I will no longer have to tell people "my house is the one past the pretty fence and entry way."
Now, my house will be the second house on right with the pretty fence and entrance.
I am so proud of my husband.
He is such a hard worker!
Thanks for stopping by to see me. XO, Mimi

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Goin' Green!

In my sewing frenzy, I have been making green bags out of sheets.
These sheets are from Walmart and they were on clearance for $5.00.
I thought they would be great for making bags for Father's Day since my Dad loves his Harley.
I hope, since they are Harley Davidson and I made them, he will consider using them.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Little Miss Sew and Sew!!

I have been busy with some sewing projects lately.
With Mother's Day and Father's Day coming up, I thought I would make some gifts from the heart.
This apron is for my Mom but it is only half of the gift because I am making a matching apron for my daughter, Maggie.
That way, when she cooks with Grandma, they have matching aprons.
My Mom will love them.
I also got her a set of Copic markers. She will be in heaven! She's worth it!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday! XO, Mimi