Tuesday, May 15, 2007


so i have officially hit the nesting stage of pregnancy! sat. i cleaned my entire house from top to bottom, i couldn't stop myself! on mother's day i skipped out on church and started to paint our mini crib. it belonged to my husband when he was a baby. we used it for Gabriel but it needed a little pick-me-up color. didn't have a lot on hand but happened to have enough yellow paint to get the job done. the bars are actually darker than the rest but i kind of like it that way. ;)
so what you see here are the before and after pic.s the before really makes it look better than it was, trust me!
on Monday a friend offered to take Gabriel for a morning and i went fabric shopping for the reg. crib. my mom is making the bedding for me and I'm heading up to her house this weekend. so i wanted to have the fabrics so we can get started on the project! it took some time and a lot of looking and re-looking but i finally settled and chose the stack you see. the stuff in the green picture is the main blanket that I'm planning on adding some extra trim, ribbon etc... to. and below it is the dust-ruffle that we are also going to add a little something too.
the bigger challenge in picking colors and such is that i want it to be girly but she'll be sharing a room with her big brother. i haven't done much in his room since he moved into a twin bed and will be doing his stuff at the same time. but i want it all to match and flow nicely while still maintaining gender differences. add to that the fact that I'm picky and had a look i wanted it was a little more challenging. :) but I'm excited about what i got and can't wait to continue collecting and preparing for our dear Gwendolyn's arrival! don't worry I'll be posting my progress along the way! :)
and finally, i have a dear friend who lives back home(where my parents live and where i grew up). i suddenly felt like making a canvas collage for her, and I'm trying to get it done before i go this weekend. her bedroom is red,black and white. the white is what's proving to be a little harder since i tend to make things look old. never much real white in my art, usually creams and beige's. not to mention that i use a lot of old paper which of course is because it's aged and old, not white and new! so it's been a good challenge! here is a picture of the work in progress. enjoy!

Friday, May 11, 2007

finished product....

well, i finally purchased and eyelet setter kit! i've been wanting one for awhile but just never felt like spending the money. (happy early mother's day to me!)as i started working on these pages last night i could just see using an eyelet or two and decided that now was the time to get one! it was so fun to watch this come together, but i always enjoy the process. :) i have decided that this will be an inspirational journal of sorts. i'll have a verse on every page and then a space for me to journal whenever the journalling bug hits. :) i'm glad i finished it tonight though because now i have a week to start and finish a larger canvas i want to do for a friend. i just thought of it tonight and i only have till next fri. to get it done. we'll see if i can actually accomplish my set goal, i actually have a rather busy week....however one can always make time for art right? :) well, time for bed, goodnight world!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

playing again...

at it again, it feel's so good to be creating again! however i find that i wish for more tools. i almost bought a kit to do holes and brads etc.... but decided to wait, boy am i sorry. i ended up wishing i had it tonight. i guess that means i'll go buy it tomorrow, :) anyway, i'm going to keep this short cause i need to get to bed. :)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

i had a mother who read to me

"you may have tangible wealth untold, caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. richer than i you cannot be, i had a mother who read to me." ~strickland gillilan

i made this for my mom, for mother's day, it was a short and east project but fun to do! and i loved the quote! for i do have a mother who read to me. :)

Sunday, May 06, 2007

back to work

well, i finally got some inspiration and decided i had the time to get back into art. it's been a busy month since my husband left, but that was done on purpose so i wouldn't get to lonely and go crazy! :)
a few days ago i went onto pamela garrisons blog, (as i do quite regularly)i was struck my her post on art fiber fest. specifically the fabric journal. it took a couple days still to get my head in gear with my body and schedule but now i'm thrilled to be back at it. creating is so much fun!!! so thank you pam, though i doubt you'll ever read this. i'm hoping to create my own fabric journal soon, my plan is to use the scraps of fabric left from my daughter's bedding. my mom is going to make it all for me! i'm so excited and am now on the look out for the perfect fabric combos. anyway, just wanted to update my blog since it's been yet another month!