Get them while their HOT!!!

Happy Halloween! I hope you have all your princesses, knights, monsters, and little ghosts ready for tonight! I hope your not procrastinating like me! I still need to make one more costume and we haven't even carved our pumpkin!!

Don't you hate it when you haven't even finished one holiday and the stores are already trying to get you to buy for the holidays that are months away????!!! Well, I here to do just that to day!! haha! Don't hate me please! It's just that I'm so excited to let you know that as of very early this morning I have Custom Digital Christmas Cards in my Etsy shop! I'm still adding a few more, so if you don't see one you want check back later and see the newest ones I'm working on right now! And if you still don't see the one you want don't despair! Just send me a convo through Etsy or an email at justcallmeblessed2@yahoo.com and we will work together to make the perfect card for your family!

Here is a sample of the ones I have created! Thanks so much to all of my friends who have allowed me to use their old family pictures as examples! Your the BEST!


Happy trick-or-treating!

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Dresses²

My twin nieces had their one year birthday recently. We are so blessed to have them in our lives! They were a total surprise for our family, and certainly for my Brother-in-law, and Sister-in-law, but they are such a blessing now that they are here! God knew what he was doing! I LOVE every minute I get to spend with them and my other niece and nephew! I LOVE that family! <3

Anyways, I decided to make the twin something a LONG time ago and bought some really sweet fabric, see What to do, but I didnt know what to make with it. Then I stumbled on this one day on Pinterest -


When I saw it I knew exactly what I was going to do with all that fabric! Isnt this the sweetest dress you have ever seen??? It reminds me of Kit Kittredge, the American Girl charecter. Love much.

I followed the fairly simple directions on the blog Craftiness is Not Optional and I think they turned out so cute! {It could just be the models though!} Here are Janie and Cora in their new dresses!







Aren't they cute???!!! What do you think? I LOVE them, the dresses and the twins! :)

Have a Blessed weekend!

{side note} I was playing around with photoshop and trying to do rounded corners and an overlay. I did it, but they still need some tweaking. Forgive me this once for the pictures not being perfect. :)



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In case you didn't know

It occurred to me the other day that I had not shared some very exciting news here with my bloggie friends!

Are you ready?

Are you sitting on the edge of your seats?

Hello????....

Is there anyone there???.....

*crickets*

Well, maybe the crickets want to know.  

Here it goes:

I have new items in my Etsy Shop!!! Whooooo!!! Hoooooo!!! Aren't you so excited!!!!

Hey! I heard that! Be nice!

I've ventured into designing art prints! On some I've used my own hand drawn images and then colored them digitally in Photoshop. You should go check them out! And after you do then head on over to my Facebook page to let me know what you think! Im planning on having more in there soon.  And maybe even some Christmas cards! I'll Keep you up-dated!

Here is a preview:


These are available in 8X10 and in 5X7 and they would be wonderful Christmas gifts! ;)

I should also mention that I was featured in my very first Treasury on Etsy!! Im so honored to have been included! Yea for me! :)

In other news, I leaving in the morning to eventually make my way to my SIL's where I will hopefully get some pictures of my twin nieces in the dresses I've been working on for them. I'll share when I get back!

Have a blessed weekend!

I Want it Wendsday...10.19.11

Hello, my name's Leah and I'm addicted to Pinterst.

I can hear most of you saying, "Hello Leah." because unless you are that Geico Guy's relative and live under a rock also, you have at least heard of Pintrest. And if you have heard of Pintrest, then most likely you have checked it out. And if you have checked it out then you are hooked! Thankfully, I cannot speak from experience, but I'm sure It's more addictive than crack! I. Love. Pintrest.

Anyhoo, all that to say, all of today's "I wants" come from Pintrest. Enjoy!

First off there is this AMAZING Kitchen Aid mixer. It doesn't have a very good link, so I don't know if someone had it painted that way, or if they added decals. BTW~ I have thought about taking my plain ole' white mixer to a body shop and seeing how much they would charge to re-paint it to my specifications. I don't know if this can actually be done, but I cant see why not. The only thing that stops me is I'm afraid it will be terribly expensive and that they would think {or find out, rather} that I'm a nut. I live in too small of a town for that. I'm sure they all think I'm batty already for deciding to homeschool. ;) no need to add fuel to the fire! hehe! After all, I think I can just add some vinyl decals to my mixer and achieve the same look for under $20. It won't be that stunning Caribbean Blue, but c'est la vie.












Source: imgfave.com via Leah on Pinterest

OK, now this is one of the most GEORGOUS things I have ever seen! If I had a house I actually owned {We still rent, boo!} I would be more than half way tempted to put this everywhere. I would seriously have to have someone stop me! It the most fabulous tile ever!










I would break these so fast, but I would enjoy the short time I would have with them. These sunglasses are so unique! They are hand-carved, I believe. All I can say is WOW! Check out this guy's shop. He has different styles and even sells his/her matching glasses!







Source: etsy.com via Leah on Pinterest

This last one is such a great idea! Why is it not more popular? Maybe most people don't still use landlines anymore. This would sure save me some neck pain as I talk to my mom on the phone while I'm doing dishes or cooking! I have a friend {surprising, I know!} and we use to like to both be sewing as we were talking on the phone. Inevitably one of us would have to hang up because our neck just couldn't take it anymore. Well, with this product, problem solved! Its a blue tooth device for you home phone. It allows you to talk on the phone hands free! Cool! The link is to a online shop, but I cannot fin the product anymore. If its something you would really like to have then maybe you could google it. Sorry about that. I still want to share with you though.



 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a very blessed Wednesday!
 
 
 
 

Möbius Strip and Bias Tape

The other week when we learned about the geometric shape, Möbius Strip. A Möbius Strip has only one side and only one edge. It was discovered by two German Mathematicians, August Möbius and Johann Listing in 1858. We learned about because it was used to illustrate how God has no beginning and no end...He is eternal and how He has only one side. God can only be holy {without sin} and never evil. We are learning this in Lesson 4 of our Who is God curriculum from Apologia. You will see how it illustrates this in a second.

If you want to make one all you have to do is cut a strip of paper. Holding each end of the strip of paper in each hand bend the ends to form a circle. Now flip one end upside down, so there is a twist in the strip. Tape the ends together. Now with a pencil or marker {preferably pink :)} start in one place  and draw a line down the strip, never picking up the marker. If done correctly you should end up in the same place you started! Proving it only has one side!

We did this experiment and the girls were amazed! I suggest doing this with you little ones! It will blow their minds, forever securing that you are the coolest mom ever to know such things! hehe!

Anyways, I was sewing last night and I was looking up an easier way to make bias tape for the project I was working on. {I'll show you when its done} Everyone probably already knew this, but I had not spent much time making bias tape, but I found a great tutorial on this blog: Prudent Baby. You make a rhombus with you fabric and then you draw the lines in the width of you tape. Then, just like you do with the Möbius Strip, you put the long ends together while twisting one side and stitch. Then you cut one long strip until you have cut all the fabric {see Prudent Baby blog for better instructions!}. This saves you from having to cut them all out and then sewing them all together end on end. It was a pretty nifty trick, and as you can tell I was thoroughly impressed!

Here is a picture of what a Möbius Strip looks like and a link to wikipedia where you can learn more about it.





Have a good columbus day!

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