Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Handmade Birthday Gifts

Sometime last year I signed up for the Handmade Birthday Club hosted by Susannah Kate.

12 crafty ladies 
(approximately) 1 birthday per month 
lots of handmade goodies 
SIGN ME UP!

My birthday was in March. And this was a kind of a big one, so how awesome to celebrate with gifts from 11 of my new internet BFFs!

@courtiepie I LOVE IT!!! What an amazing birthday gift! Thank you so much  #handmadebirthdayclub #handmadebirthdayclub2014 
From Courtney @courtiepie

  @ylmommyx4 I love it!!! Thank you so much! #handmadebirthdayclub #handmadebirthdayclub2014 
From Diane @ylmommyx4

  @savinggrc Thank you for the placemats! They will match my Fiesta Wear perfectly (and your note had me giggling!) #handmadebirthdayclub #handmadebirthdayclub2014 
From Karen @savinggrc

  @pheasantpress Thank you! The notecards are amazing!! Can't wait to write a special little note on them! 
From Sarah @phesantpress

  @susannahkate_sews OMG! I love it!! Hope Valley + Purple =  And, I'm taking a crochet class this weekend & was just thinking I need a new project bag for it!! Thank you!!  #handmadebirthdayclub #handmadebirthdayclub2014 
From Susannah Kate @susannahkate_sews

  Handmade Birthday Club gift from SewPixie 
From Rebecca @sewpixie

  Handmade Birthday Club gift from StitchingandBacon 
From Sarah @stitchingandbacon

  Handmade Birthday Club gift from maychappell 
From Lee @maychappell

  @needledfig Such an awesome #handmadebirthdayclub gift!! Thank you! 
From Amy @needledfig

  @fromblankpages Thank you!! I love all the goodies you sent! The mini is going right on the wall over my sewing machine. #handmadebirthdayclub 
From Diane @fromblankpages

  @whipstitchier Awesome!! The bags, the nail polish, the fox... I love it all. Thanks! #handmadebirthdayclub 
From Deborah @whipstitcher


These ladies are amazing! I mentioned that I liked purple, grey, rainbows, bags, Hope Valley, Echino deers, pillows, Anna Maria Horner... and these ladies took those ideas and turned them into the most fantastic gifts!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Project Life Week 15

April 6 - April 12

96:365 Home from a quick weekend in the valley... with 8 dozen cascarones for Easter. 
Sunday: Home from a quick weekend in the valley... with 8 dozen cascarone for Easter. 
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97:365 One more awesome piece of mail today! @becksorange tell Eli I love my perler bead bow!! 
Monday: Awesome mail today! 
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98:365 A box of old WIPs... might have my projects sorted out for #thestashbash 
Tuesday: A box of old WIPs... might have my projects sorted out for The Stash Bash.
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99:365 Excited to have picked up another (autographed) copy of Find Momo. This one is a gift for another Border Collie fan. 
Wednesday: Excited to have picked up another (autographed) copy of Find Momo. 
 This one is a gift for another Border Collie fan. 
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100:365 Hello pretty new fabrics! 
Thursday: Hello pretty new fabrics! 
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101:365 While the kiddo rests I'm working my way through a bunch of projects that are almost done. 
Friday: While the sick kiddo rests I'm working my way through a bunch of projects that are almost done. 
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102:365 Not that I need a new project... But wouldn't Vintage Happy make a super-cute neighborhood? 
Saturday: Not that I need a new project... but wouldn't Vintage Happy make a super-cute neighborhood? 
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Project Life Week 14

March 30 - April 5

89:365 @andrewknapp We had the best time meeting you & Momo today! Happy travels! ❤️ Megan & Tammy 
Sunday: We had the best time meeting Andrew and Momo at Brazos Books! 
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90:365 Had no idea jury payment was made by card now. 
Monday: Had no idea jury payment was made by card now. 
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91:365 One down... lots more to go! 
Tuesday: One down... lots more to go! 
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92:365 Awesome!! More birthday presents! 
Wednesday: Awesome!! More birthday presents! 
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93:365 Remnants of a fun dinner out with family. Love having mom & dad in town for a few days!! 
Thursday: Remnants of a fun dinner out with family. Love having mom and dad in town for a few days! 
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94:365 Beautiful Texas evening on the golf course. 
Friday: Beautiful Texas evening on the golf course. 
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95:365 A little time before the wedding this afternoon means mom and I can sneak out to the Harlingen LQS. 
Saturday: A little time before the wedding means mom and I can sneak out to the Harlingen LQS. 
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes - April Goal

Another month, and another packed schedule!

This month there will be 2 road trips... a family wedding and The Stash Bash... all together about 40 hours in the car.

And a fair amount of hand-made goodies I need to complete... a Handmade Birthday Club gift, a pillow for the HMQG pillow swap, my goodies for the Yarn/Stitch Swap, and a little something for my Stash Bash Secret Sister.

82:365 I love the start of a new project! Hope to have this done in time to take to #thestashbash

So this month there's no quilt on the to-do list. Instead I plan on putting together the Cargo Duffle from Robert Kaufman & Noodlehead. Ideally I'll have it done before we leave for Atlanta... but there's always the 4 days at The Stash Bash to get it done.


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Monday, March 31, 2014

Find Momo

Do you know Momo?

Momo

If you're on Instagram and love dogs (even a little), you need to follow this sweet pup and his owner Andrew.  Momo and Andrew are traveling the country (in an awesome yellow van) on a book tour for Andrew's new book Find Momo. After missing Maddie on tour last year there was no way I was missing Momo when they swung through Houston.

On each stop of the tour, Andrew and Momo are playing a little bit of hide-and-seek with their fans... Andrew posts a picture of Momo, and if you figure out where they are, and are the first one to arrive, there's a red envelope waiting for you (with a ticket for a free copy of the book.) About Noon Sunday I saw Andrew's Houston picture post to Instagram, and knew right where they were (of course the location tag didn't hurt!) We live in the far southwest 'burbs, a good 30 minutes away, so I figured the envelope would be gone before we got there, but still we had to try (and since the location was just down the street from the book store, it wasn't like we had to go our of our way.) Imagine my surprise when we pulled up, and there on the ground, under the trash can, was the bright red envelope. We parked at the convenience store across the street and snatched up our prize.

Momo Book Signing

We spent about an hour at Brazos book store... listening to Andrew's story, playing with Momo, and taking pictures.

Momo Book Signing

Megan and Momo

Megan brought along a toy for Momo. Andrew told Megan he was certain Momo would love it since it was a combination of Momo's two favorite toys... his ball and his rope.


Megan, Momo & Andrew

Thanks Andrew for letting us play with your fabulous dog! And thanks to Brazos Books for hosting such a fun afternoon.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Project Life Week 13

March 23 - March 29

82:365 I love the start of a new project! Hope to have this done in time to take to #thestashbash 
Sunday: I love the start of a new project! 
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83:365 This week's fun & excitement is strep throat for the kiddo. 10 days of gagging down antibiotics should be fun! 
Monday: This week's fun and excitement is strep throat for the kiddo. 
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84:365 Chris brought home presents for the sick kiddo! (I got a bunny too!!) #lego 
Tuesday: Chris brought home presents for the sick kiddo. (I got a bunny too) 
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85:365 When I'm up past bedtime the kitty comes out to the living room and stares at me. 
Wednesday: When I'm up past bedtime the kitty comes out to the living room and stares at me. 
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86:365 Birthday gifts from my sweet friends! @houseofbadcats @gabriela_cast @fatchickquilts you are the best!!! 
Thursday: Birthday gifts from my sweet friends! 
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87:365 My little yellow belt. 
Friday: My little yellow belt. 
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88:365 My longarm is home! Problem diagnosed as a bad bobbin case. 
Saturday: My longarm is home! Problem diagnosed as a bad bobbin case. 
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