Friday, May 13, 2011

beautiful wedding!

The wedding was fun & joyful & all the paper decorations we worked so hard on exceeded our expectations :) Of course the worst weather of the whole spring fell on the wedding day!! It was cold & rainy so there was no way they could get married under their tree, but the clouds cleared after the ceremony, enough to climb up & take some great pictures in it!! ....The whole ceremony & reception took place in the historic Albert Texas dancehall (near Luchenbach & just as gorgeous & a fraction of the price- it's the perfect venue & they were so wonderful to work with!) The wedding party literally danced down the isle to "Stuck On My Baby" by Anders Osborne --it was lovely! Here's a preview -I'll add more soon... Sending love out to all :) 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Paper Flowers!!! (preview)

This is the main focus of the wedding planning going on at the moment (and probably for the next few weeks.) When we get these done, I'll be able to breath..., before we move onto the next priority. All the bouquets & boutonnieres will be paper flowers & here is a little sample of the little lovelies     ...the centerpieces on the tables will be something like this. ...So there is much to do!!  Here's a photo of the happy couple :)                                       

Friday, March 11, 2011

wedding announcement

I've briefly mentioned that we have a wedding coming up in the family --it's my baby brother (ok he's 26, but still) --I couldn't be more excited!! I just love his fiance -she feels like part of our family already -& we are swimming in ideas & projects & general craftiness & PAPER FLOWERS!! sneak peeks to come, I promise --for now here's the artwork I made for their invitations...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

sayin HI!

Sorry I've been MIA for quite a while, but here's a little update to say"hey out there!" ...Sweety girl is in kindergarten now (as in public school ...sigh.) We finally agreed it would be the best thing for her. I'm still all for homeschool, but I never counted on having such a social child. She can't get enough interaction & stimulation. And I think it's much better for her to enjoy it now while she's little (& it's fun) than always build it up in her head & resent that she didn't get to try it. So the plan is to send her for a couple years & go back to homeschooling when it seems like the right time for our family. ...Little man is just as crazy as ever, trying to talk a lot more lately & attempting to potty train again (the other little guy in the pictures is a friend's baby we're watching now a few days a week-he's a punkin!)...My baby brother is getting married sometime this spring. It's going to be a very simple, inexpensive affair, whatever they decide on, so we're all trying to pitch in & help them pull it off. And since I like any chance to play at crafty/weddingy things, I'm excited! ...Not much else at the moment so bye for now :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

happy place ....iron&wine

Hi ya'll! Had such a lovely day yesterday :) Got to go see one of my very favorite musicians Sam Beam aka  Iron and Wine.It was a small, short & sweet show at the KGSR station studio to promote his new album coming out next week. He sang 4 songs in all & visited with the audience abit. My favorite thing about seeing him was just what a super nice, normal guy he was --doesn't seem like sudden fame has made him at all pretentious ...more like he was just another guy in the room. Went with husband :) we had a great time, lovely day.(geez i look tired or something...)  The show was filmed & should be up on kgsr soon -I'll post a link when it is. Here's my new fav from the new album:

Monday, January 17, 2011

vote at spoonflower -rococo!

contest this week was rococo! i've been wanting to do a print of just little frames for a while, so this rococo was really a fun chance to do that... there are so many wonderful entries to look through for this theme--so go enjoy voting!   (and i'm so sorry i haven't been blogging for a while. i promise, friends, to post more about life soon :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

vote at spoonflower! (4)

the theme was "time travel" ....took me a while of stewing over it to figure out my own interpretation, that it didn't need to mean some odd sci-fi thing, which i don't think i could do. for me it meant simply thinking of a period of time i've always wanted to travel back to & try to capture a quiet piece of it...   sorry i've forgotten to post this, so you can only vote till thursday morning... hope all is well out there --had lots of company lately, so it's been busy  & then we got a flu bug, so been cleaning up after sicky kids, but they seem to be feeling better...

Friday, November 26, 2010

vote at spoonflower! (3)

Here's my entry for the contest "candles". Like most of my art in the fabric contests, it requires you to look closer to see all the little details... PLEASE Go vote at spoonflower!! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the change of season, wherever you are. It is crisply cool (mmm, cold) in Texas ...some friends are camping right now at our favorite outdoor spot & it is supposed to get below 20 tonight! I'm glad we're just going for the day tomorrow & not trying to sleep out there! brrrrr!

Monday, November 22, 2010

please excuse the mess...

I'm wanting to give my blog a little makeover but can't decide which way I want to go... so please pardon me while I figure it out. In the meantime here's some designs I've been playing at for fabric over at spoonflower. This first one is for the next contest, theme "candles". And the bears (which I'm kind of in love with!) evolved from that. I've discovered if I paint only the actual objects in the design & leave the background white, it's super easy to color only the background & make a seamless repeat...       

Thursday, November 18, 2010

sign, pleeeease!

I don't usually do things like this, but it's something that I feel is really important & I guess this petition needs more signatures pronto! You can hear more about it here ...he's doing an amazing job trying to get healthier food for the kiddos --enjoyed last season of his show so much & they're getting ready to film another one soon! ...So just thought I'd help in my own little way to spread the word...thanks ya'll!

Monday, November 15, 2010

sweety girl in ballet class

Finally posting these ...she's been taking ballet/tap/gymnastics class for about two months now & really enjoying it! I'm so glad because I wanted her to start while she was still young to help with coordination & confidence ...& it gives her something to look forward to every week, which really helps with homeschooling! (thankyou marmie & ali aunt!!!)