Monday, June 25, 2012

A 13 Year Old, A Fun Craft Project And A Sneak Peek

Happy Monday everyone!!  I have a lot to post about today. First of all I have to tell you I am now the mother of a teenager!!  AHHHHHH!!!!

As of Friday, June 19, 2012, this sweet tiny little baby is now 13.
Here she is as the proud big sister at 5 1/2.
Happy Birthday to you!!

It's hard to believe that tiny baby that only weighted 6lbs 9oz and was 18 1/2" long would grow to be so tall.  She is now taller than mom.  We knew she would be beautiful.  I mean look at that little face up there and all that red hair. Baby girl we are so proud of you.  You are a great big sister and so much fun to be around.  You are doing so good in school!!  You are so talented with your cross stitch and learning to crochet.  And you did great this last year in Choir! We can't wait to see what the next 13 years will bring.  I know they will be just as good or even better.  For her Birthday, we went out to eat lunch then to the movies and saw Brave.  Then came home and had a cook out at Grammy and Papaw's house.  She got lots of finger nail polish and other goodies that she wanted.  

After seeing a post on Debi's new blog, Dly's Crafts and Stuff, about using picture frames and glass gems to make a picture we had to try our own.  Off to the dollar tree we went to get frames and some gems.  We also hit Hobby Lobby for a few more gems.
Here is everything laid out and ready to go.  When Boo is working with anything messy like glue or paint I ALWAYS put a trash bag over the table where he is working.  He can be a little messy and it makes for easy clean up.  Roll up the trash bag with mess inside and throw away.
Here is the one Boo made.  He said it was a self portrait. (his eyes are really brown but we didn't have any.

Tootie made penguins of course.  She made a beautiful flag to begin with but didn't want to use  up all the red so Boo would have plenty since it is his favorite color.  Then she was going to do an Arctic scene but could get her igloo the way she wanted to she settled on the penguins.  I think they are too cute. 

I worked on mine for ever.  I wanted a big daisy in the middle but couldn't get it to come out right so I just settled for this.  I like it though. Now I just have to get something to hang them with.  We did 8 x 10 frames and they are heavy so I need something that will hold them up better.  I may just go get some plate stands or plate hangers.

And now for the sneak peek I promised.

project hope

I have also been working on a smaller snuggle blanket to donate to Project Hope.  I finally got the rest of it done last night.  It is an angel bear.
I still need to sew the wings on and embroider the face then it will be ready to go.  I have to get the pattern typed up.  It is a mess right now.  The wings gave me fits but I got them finally.  I am going to work some up in different colors and try to get them sent out pretty soon.  

Hope you have a great week and if you are in the lower US stay cool!!  We are supposed to be in the 100's again today.  It's already in the 80's now.  I think I will take the kids swimming this morning.  I still can't go yet. :(  Just a few more weeks and I will be free!!

Now that you know what I have been up to, leave me a comment and let me know what all of you have been doing?


  1. Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl. My youngest is 13 how fast does that time fly by? Your angel bear is adorable. You are so clever. :-)

  2. Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the hop and added myself to your followers! Also I’d love to have you check out a fabulous OSCAR DE LA RENTA giveaway I’m having right now!!
    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!
    Xo, Emily


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