Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tidbits and such....what I've been up to and some crafty shares

Hello!!  I've missed being on here, I've missed crafting on a regular basis!!  Time to get back into the swing of things!!

When I left you all in February I was 4 months pregnant and in the middle of moving.   We are in our new home - not completely settled but close enough.

real estate pic before we moved in
My crafting space is minimal compared to what it was, but I'm making it work.

part of my space - I'll do better photos or a tour later :)
Things were moving along, we were settling in and then in March my husband was injured, went in for back surgery and was home for 6 weeks recovery.  Those unexpected things!  Thankfully he is fully recovered and back to work now - in fact began a new job this week!

By the time he went back to work we were in full baby mode and getting things ready!

Big belly pic!
Then, on June 23rd our family and our hearts grew and we were blessed with our baby girl.

Guinevere Adele

Max is a proud big brother!
I started planning her baptism pretty much right away.  I made the invitations - which not everyone got because I couldn't get things together to get out of the house and make it to the post office.  But that's okay - I know these sleepless nights won't last forever and I already know with Max that time goes by way too quickly.

Baptism Invitation

I used one of the dresses from Paper Doll Dress Up and welded them together in CCR to make the shaped card.  I cut an extra front to run through the cuddlebug - I think this is an Anna Griffin embossing folder.

I also made everything for the dessert trays - The back tray has fresh lime shortbread cookies, coconut cream cupcakes with a coconut cream cheese frosting, dusted with toasted coconut and then dressed up with some cupcake toppers I made.  Also, my vanilla sugar cookies that I decorated as crosses.  The front tray has pink lemonade cookies and homemade funfetti sprinkle cookies.

Dessert trays I made for the baptism
Gwen in her baptism gown

My dear friend came and took us out to have the kids photos done!

My sister made Gwen the most ADORABLE mermaid costume!!

Max and Gwen together - my heart!!
Yesterday I finally finished the thank you notes ~

Sorry - no details, just sharing today :)

And here are some other things I've been working on....
Name banner for my friends son

cupcake toppers for a baby shower

Cake topper for a baby shower
I realized this morning that my maternity leave is two thirds of the way month from today I need to return to my regular job.  So in the meantime, I am making the most of the time I have!  My nephew is getting married next weekend and Max is the ring bearer, can't wait for that!  Then school begins - 2nd grade already!!!  I'm taking advantage of this time and enjoying my kids! Things are going to become very busy soon enough :)

I'll be back next week - I've some other projects done for Halloween.  Tune in next week for the first installment of my 12 weeks of Halloween segment! 

Have a great week, enjoy life!!

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