Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Frosty banner for Silver Bella and a little friendly advice...

This little winter cutie was one of six banners I made for
the vintage frosty banner swap for Silver Bella. Everyone
makes six similar banners in winter colors/theme and will
receive six back on swap night.

I took a papermache snowflake and painted it with blue
and white paint. Then attached my little winter girl
and covered her with glossy accents and glitter to
give her a pretty sugared look. Of course, her coat
needed a little wintery blue bling!

I used vintage sheet music and ledger papers to cover the
different banners and was lucky enough to find this old
piece of silver lace with jewels. I am excited to see
what banners pieces I will bring home.

We are having a cold and rainy day in TN today. Juju has the
right idea cuddling away in her dad's sweatshirt. She sure looks
warm and comfy!

Now for the friendly advice. This is my husband Mark. He is shown
recuperating on the couch with Juju as his fast friend. I mentioned
in an earlier post that he had surgery. Tomorrow will be 5 weeks since
he had open heart surgery for double bypass. Even as I type these words,
it still doesn't seem possible that he had to have this procedure done.
He had NONE of the risk factors: he does not smoke, he works out weekly,
he has a good diet, he is thin.....what we didn't realize, was his genetic
predisposition. His father was adopted and we now are assuming that this
is what lead Mark to this diagnosis. Mark came home from the
Y complaining of chest discomfort 2 times in an 8 day period.
I told him that he had to call the doctor and the rest is history.
So, if any loved one, especially the male type, confesses to any chest discomfort....please make them call the doctor. We are very blessed,
as my husband had no heart damage and no heart attack. We are now
on the mend and happy to be on the other side!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Meet JuJu and Silver Bella fabric pages

Please say hello to JuJu. Yes, she is as cute in real life as she is in
the photo! She climbed into Macy's overnight bag and made herself at home.
She loves to snuggle with anybody who will have her.

As you can see, she is a BIG hit with the kids. After waiting their
whole lives for a dog, she is a welcome addition!! Now for some swapping stuff...

The theme of the fabric swap is holiday. We all made 11 fabric pages, 6 x 6 in size. We were allowed to pick any color theme. I loved this vintage image of Santa with the 2 small girls. So, I built the page and colors around the image. I love
the look of the linen fabric, with the textured fabric, lace and velvet ribbon.

This is the backside of my fabric page. The photo doesn't show how pretty the metallic mesh is over the crocheted doily. I had to have a little vintage bling on the page, so I added the short row of diamonds to the bottom. Our hostess plans to sew the pages together into a fat book. I will share the book in late November. I am off to bed for now.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cha Cha Cha Changes....

Sorry to be gone for soooo long! We got the puppy,
I started a new job and my husband had major
(and unexpected) surgery. It has been a wild ride
for 2 weeks now, and hopefully things will be returning
to normal soon. I will post a little longer later.

PS: Hope you like my halloween banner, made by Kris Hurst! I do!!


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I am a wife, mother of 2 and a part-time physical therapist. I love scrapping, stamping, sewing, antiquing and all things vintage.