Saturday, January 28, 2012

Busy days!

Today is my neice, Ava's first birthday party...I cant believe it has been a year already! Julie had some "one year old" portraits taken of her and I cant wait to see them. She is such a spirited little thing that she makes me laugh. Julie and her husband made the "princess" cake so I will take and share pictures. Cake making has become something they really enjoy doing. I made the little princess something too. will share pictures of that later. Also today I am going to meet a new blogger friend. She lives right by my sister in Clinton, Utah. I think it will be fun.. We are partners this month for the storybook enchanted ornament swap. The theme was pigs. They can be so cute or ugly, or so ugly they are cute! I had fun with the theme and Susan loves pink so I kind of went pink pig wild.

I have really got into this yarn thing...Instead of scarfs, I have been making the collar/cowl things..I think they are cozier and I use really soft yarns so they feel good.











This one I made clay buttons for closures...Just to add a little something, something.

Here is one in a big, soft and cuddly purple...It has a pin to close it that I made from fibers and yarn..In the fibers there are small bits of purple so I thought it looked pretty together.












In the last post I did, I showed some cheap wreath makings I got on clearance at Joanns. I put it together and it really looks pretty on my front door....I sprayed it white to get all the yellowy tones out. Because it is made out of the stuff that bottle brush trees are made of some of the yellow is still there...Then I dumped those white glitter flakes all over..Ribboned and snowflaked it up, Burnt off half of my thumb with hot glue and hung a plain bulb with more white glitter flakes in the ball...Last of all I used silver sticky letters to write "snow" on the ball. I hung it up right as it started snowing... Cool huh?





















I still havent started my Valentines table runner. I have two more projects to finish in the next few days. Nothing like squeaking in the last few days of the month. I think for the Valentines wreath, I am going to strip this one, save the decorations and totally change it up.
I did make a Valentine postcard for a swap too.
It is not very loving but remember my bitter Valentines from last year? I have gone from bitter to cynical. This one is called, "please be my ball and chain.."



















haha.....Have a good weekend all...xoxox melinda

10 comments:

Jenxo said...

love your cowls and your wreath is just drop dead gorgeous... made me laugh with your ball and chain but hope one day you find the happiness you deserve.....:)

Pat said...

Your wreath turned out gorgeous and I love those cowls, too. What fun to meet another blogger...I've been lucky enough to meet several myself and have enjoyed every one of them.

Pam said...

Once again you have created such great art. Love the "Ball and Chain" postcard. So cleaver and a little wicked! The collars look so warm and cuddly. Of course I love the wreath with the "SNOW" ornament. It would fit perfectly at my house.

Enjoy the party.

BEAR's Mom said...

as always, your creations are gorgeous...but i'm so glad to see you haven't lost you sense of humor...
LOVE that card :D
BEAR HUGS ~victoria~

roc said...

oh..i love your little capes you made! adorable!!! the little ball on your wreath was beautiful, too! can't wait to see what you bouy at joannes and make next! always such a treat to stop by here for a visit!

Maria said...

Love your cowels/collars. they do look cosy.
You do make me laugh with your Valentine theme.

Elizabeth Golden said...

Hey Melinda I just got caught up on you and yours. Goodness girl you have been creating some beautiful things. So sorry it has been so long. Life has been happening hasn't it?

Quiltingranny said...

I love the neck cowl things, so cute! I too have been working on wreaths and made a few. Sorry I have been absent...my mind got lost and I had to spend some time looking for it! I know you know what I am talking about!

Quiltingranny said...

Just heard of a fantastic quilt shop out your way. Quilted Works in St. George? You have probably been there, but if not, I hear it is an amazing shop!

Yarni Gras! said...

so glad to see your wonderful creations....just gorgeous!