Crafting: Mother’s Day Cards

Happy Mother’s Day!! For Mother’s Day, we decided to make cards that weren’t your average store-bought cards – which is great because we tend to disagree about what type of card to get (sappy v. silly). When I found this spinner card, I knew immediately that we could agree on crafting this card.

Crafting Cards - Z wrote messages on two cards while I wrote messages on two cards

Crafting Cards – Z wrote messages on two cards while I wrote messages on two cards

However, I should really avoid crafting around this time of the year. With a ton of birthdays, Z in the middle of finals, and our seasonal allergies, my crafting took on an appearance that I can only imagine resembles the crafting of a mother who just realized that her child’s holiday party was two days away. It wasn’t pretty and there may have been pouting.

Finished card with envelope

Finished card with envelope

The directions for the project are on the free printable from Farouche Shop. My two variations were using paper fasteners (instead of brads) and larger envelopes ( 6″ x 9″). Despite the frustrations while crafting, I love these cards and I hope that the recipients love them as much as we do.



FO: B’s Chemo Hat

Around mid to late January, my friend, @AR_Hooligan,  announced that he was diagnosed with colon cancer.  This friend introduced me to my husband many, many years ago.  There are no words to describe how important he has been in my life or how much his friendship means to me.

My first thought was to start planning things and gifts to keep him smiling and laughing as much as possible in the coming months.  This will probably only be the start of things for him.

Ravelry Project Page:  B’s Chemo Hat

Pattern:  Biker Hat from Knit One, Embellish Too: Hats, Mittens, and Scarves with a Twist by Cosette Cornelius-Bates

Needles: Size 7 dpn

Yarn: Berroco Comfort Solid in Aegean Sea, Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Brown, and Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids in Lime

Merry Unbirthday Party Decorations

I had the honor of creating decorations and some food for a surprise unbirthday party. I don’t think that I have ever had so many ideas for one party before.

This is what was created.

Somehow, I didn’t get pictures of all of the card garlands and pom-poms.  They were hung in the room with the food and the main sitting room.

The Eat Me signs were purchased as digital pdfs from Etsy seller ianandlola.  I hot glued the signs to toothpicks to make the signs stay up easier.

The card houses were also hot glued together to ensure a perfect card house at party time.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

When we came back from Florida (and Disney), I decided that I need to show our friends how much we care about them all year – not just at Christmastime or birthdays. This is just a little example of how I am showing some love to our friends this year.

Lucky Penny for St. Patrick's Day!

Lucky Penny for St. Patrick’s Day!

A treasure at the end of the rainbow

A treasure at the end of the rainbow

Magnetic pot of gold

Magnetic pot of gold

The cards are from a printable at Pumpkin Petunia’s blog and the magnetic tins were bought on sale at Michael’s.