To Read on the Journey

Friday, March 5, 2010


i have spent most of this past week preparing for a baby shower i'm throwing this weekend.

i waited till close to the last minuet to make banners, paper flower bouquets, and to sew baby gifts.

today i'll clean, bake, and try to figure out how to fit 30 people in my home for tomorrow's celebration.

i'll take lots of pix of the event, and send you links so you too can learn how to create your own pretties.

in the meantime enjoy a few handmade items from someone who use to be afraid of handmade.

one of my new favorite, creative blogs is How About Orange. where i have found too many handmade things to try my hand at. i have been surprised by what i can do! these gift bows made from magazine pages were easy-peasy! so easy in fact i may never buy a bag of a dozen gift bows for a $1 again.

we recently attended two first birthday parties, both with the cupcake theme.
i whipped up these darling little cupcake shirts for the birthday girls.
they look delicious to this fairly new appliquer.
and because i was going applicrazy i had to make each birthday girl
another shirt with an ME look.

What are your weekend plans?

Are you a fan of handmade or do you fear it?


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your blog.. Weekend plans are a ladies night out with girlfriends at our church's event called GLITTER! It is 3 times a year and a blast...

Hope you will stop by...I just added some extra giveaways...
So glad to have a few hours to blog hop.


Home's Where My Heart Is said...

I love the bows, they're great!! And thanks for suggesting the new blog, can't wait to check it out. And those shirts you made, oh my, so darling!!

So see you at 6 for dinner tonight...:) I'll have pizza and triple chocolate brownies waiting.

Can't wait to read about the baby shower!! Have fun :)

NerdMom said...

You are so much better than me;). I still have to clean for the shower I am throwing for her tomorrow night;). No pretties here but lots of food.... I can't wait to see the stuff you made!

Simply Sara said...

Oh my cuteness.
Denise you are so crafty!!!
LOVE the bows and shirts, and can't wait to see more pictures.

Hope your having fun celebrating :)

Tonight we are going to my Grandma's to celebrate her 79th birthday...and I may need to make a cute little bow to stick on top of her present :)

Lynn said...

So much cuteness in one little post! Love the bows and the shirts. Can't wait to see more party pix!

Kristen said...

i love the shirts and the bows. so cute.

you are inspiring me... now i need to find the time to try out some bows.

love you!

Letti said...

I love the look of them too. They actually look better than the store ones. Thanks for sharing.

Tasha said...

All of these turned out so cute. Love love them. I need to look at that magazine bow. It looks so super cool too. And well, I am always a fun of cute shirts. They turned out darling. I bet your girls friends are going to be excited. As for your question...I think you already know I love handmade. :) Hope you have a good weekend. Good luck with your shower.