February 9, 2012

Dearest Grandma

Recently my husbands Grandmother passed away.  This was a really sad day for everyone in our family.  My husband was extremely close with his Grandmother.  When he was in a car accident in April of 2007 and was in a wheelchair with limited mobility, his grandmother had just moved into his parents house and they spent a lot of time bonding why his parents were at work.  His dear grandma made it to be 94 years old and had so much spunk.  My son looked forward to seeing her on a weekly basis and it was very hard for him to see her so sick (when we took him to the hospital the night before she died) I've learned a lot from her over the years that I have known her as well.  She taught me that everything has a value and life is what you make it.  Never did I think a card could mean so much to someone.  She would sit in her sitting room and re-read cards that people had written her over the years.  What a beautiful woman she was and she is surely missed here.  Anyways what brought me to this was to explain my lack in posting lately and also to show you these adorable photos of my daughter that I took of her.  She is wearing hats and jewelry that we inherited from Grandma and I thought this was a beautiful way to remember her.

In April 2008 holding my baby boy for the first time.

In July 2011 with my baby girl.

Baby girl 6 months old with her Great-Grandmas things.

February 8, 2012

Baby Headbands

I made baby girl some cute headbands that I had found using pinterest.   You can follow me on pinterest here to know what craft I'm thinking of and what I have done!  Look how cute baby looks sporting her new headbands.  Sorry, it's nearly impossible to get her to sit still.

February 7, 2012

A Wreath for every Season

My Grandmothers birthday was on superbowl sunday and my mom asked me to make her a wreath for each season. This is what I came up with and I love them! I tried three different techniques that I had never used before and am thrilled with how beautiful they turned out. 

SPRING:  Coffee Filter Wreath.
I got the idea for this here and also followed her instructions.  My only advice is make sure you dye enough filters in the beginning to make sure you don't have to make more...it is very hard and nearly impossible to get the same colors twice.  It takes a very long time to make this.

SUMMER:  Yarn Wreath with Felt Flowers
I got this idea from here and used her tutorial as well.  This one was the easiest to make for my and turned out to be my favorite.  I used a foam wreath form instead of the straw one she recommends.  I think either one look beautiful.

FALL:  Ribbon Wreath
I've made this wreath before in different fall colors and I still love the way that it looks.  See that wreath here.

WINTER:  Fabric Wreath
Followed these instructions but just did it with winter blues.

A Close Up of Each Wreath:

I hope you find these wreaths inspiring!  Go out and make some.  Don't be afraid to try something different.  I'm very glad I did!  Happy Birthday Grandma!  Tell me what you think and leave a comment. 
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