Saturday, November 22, 2008

things i'm thankful for:

getting to kiss my michael. every. day.
hearing my sweet sarah say "mommy i love you".

imagining all the amazing moments i'll get to have with my kids as they grow.
ps. sarah is officially potty trained! she's done it mostly by herself, so easy!!! yay!
having lots of family come in town for thanksgiving. i LOVE the holidays.

getting inspiration from elsie. i've had some time to actually make some of the things she's teaching in the class, and here are some pictures of elsie-inspired craftiness:

these dolls are made from felt. the one on the left is "straight out of the box". it's basically exactly like the one she made with exception of the colors. the giraffe was my own variation of the project. i think they turned out pretty cute!

this is a journal i've had for a very long time. i think my dad gave it to me and i've never written in it. part of the class is journaling, and so i got this journal out and altered it a bit to make it a little more modern. i used burlap, handmade paper, scrapbook paper, and a love, elsie rub-on.

and a bit of personality on the inside. the owl is a stamp i made a while back. for a stamp-making tutorial, visit leigh ann.

and i also got a journal for sketching out ideas and designs. this was altered a bit using paper, a couple of stickers, and a love, elsie rub-on. inside are pockets, so i can stash magazine tear-outs.
i'll have crafts coming out my ears in the next few weeks, so stay tuned! if i don't get a chance to post before, then HAPPY TURKEY DAY!!! lots and lots of love to you.


Freckled Nest said...

EVAN! You're SUCH a babe!!! Holy hotstuff lady!! :)

julio n carla said...

i love your self portraits... beautiful! and the giraffe! too cute! great idea to blog what you're thankful for.... can't wait for more posted project!

The Barnyards said...

I love the self portraits too! You are toooo cute! I love the little dolls too! Adorable!!

Life Made Creations said...

Just stumbled upon your blog from the elsie class, and had to leave you a note about how adoRable your dolls are--love that cutie giraffe!! And that owl stamp--so stinking cute!

Holly said...

found ur blog and kinda in love - those self portraits are great and the elsie class dolls rock!

Kirsty said...

Just echoing everyone else, but I found you through the Elsie class, and adore your little giraffe doll. Such a clever take on the idea! The owl stamp is fantastic, too.

kinzielynmadsen said...

oooh... i really like your giraffe.. what a cute idea. i am also taking elsie's online class and am wondering how to do a cute variation to the dolls. i love the giraffe tho, it is very very cute. :D

Mandy said...

Oh, the giraffe is wonderful. What a creative twist to Elsie's design. Love it.