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Bunny Napkin Rings

6 Apr

Here is the finished product of what I hinted about on the facebook fan page on Sunday! I wanted to post these yesterday, but I was having technical difficulties. Actually, now that I think about it, technology has pretty much been hating on me all week.

I made these bunny napkin rings for my friend Christine’s family, since they were nice enough to invite me over for Easter dinner. I was running late on Sunday though, and didn’t get a chance to take a picture of them before I left, but I had brought my camera over to Christine’s house, so I just figured I’d take them there. However, when I got there, I realized that my memory stick was still in the card reader at my house. Fail! So I had to take these crappy pictures with my cell phone. 😦

When I went to upload them yesterday, my phone just started rebooting. Over and over and over. I went to the AT&T store to see if they could fix it, and they couldn’t. Apparently, you’re not supposed to have the same phone that you used in 2006, who knew? (lol) But the girl at the store gave me a memory card adapter so I was able to get most of the pictures off of the camera. There were some casualties though. 😦

The colors are most true in this photo. Anyway, I am counting these as a destash-along project because I made these from mostly my stash. The only things that aren’t stash are the heat & bond (because I didn’t own it.) and the napkins. (For the same reason.) All together they took about 3.5 hours, and I was really happy with how they came out. And the women of Christine’s family liked them, so that’s cool. The boys thought they were goofy and were afraid of dirtying the napkins, lol.

I made 8 in all, but her aunt had already taken hers by the time I took the photo, ha.

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The Easter Village

30 Mar

OMG did Easter sneak up on me. Last weekend, when my mom asked me what I had planned for it, (nothing) I didn’t really think anything of it, but then BAM, I realized yesterday that it’s THIS SUNDAY! And the only decorating I’ve done is set up my Easter village metropolis!

This might be the only decorating I do. Seems kind of like a waste to pull everything out for just the rest of the week. Who knows though, the end of the week is supposed to have amazing weather, so maybe I’ll put up the Easter egg tree.

Oh, how my little village has grown into a metropolis, as my friend Marya calls it. Once again though, Walgreens does not seem to be selling any new houses… not here, and not in Florida either! So sad!

Recap: Easter decorations in 2009 and 2008.

John’s Valentine’s Day Present

29 Jan

I’ve been spending all of my free time (when I have energy, anyway) working on John’s Valentine’s Day present! I bought a PDF kit from Corey Marie, that I can/could print out and make a mini album!

It’s sooo cute! I messed up on a couple pages though, so I guess it’s good that I can reprint and reprint to my heart’s desire. Well, only one page is really messed up… the other is a “mistake” that I might be the only one to notice.  I’m only posting close-ups now, but once John gets here, (he arrives on the 11th.) I’ll post better pictures, and I want to see if you guys can guess the “mistake.”  While I don’t think he reads my blog anyway, I’m almost positive he won’t read it once he’s home.  So no taking chances on ruining the surprise!  Even though he’s already guessed that he’s getting a scrap book.  *sigh*

I was looking at JoAnn’s during their winter sale, or something like that, and I noticed that the “Brights” mat stack (4.5″x6.5″) by DCWV matches this kit almost EXACTLY! Win!

Believe it or not, all of the pictures printed for this album were on the 4×6″ sheets (?) that you get for 41 cents or whatever from CVS. If you guys want, I can post a tutorial next week going over how I got the smaller pictures.

I guess that’s it for now!  Happy weekend everyone!

Happy Christmas!

25 Dec

An inside look at the Panzer family Christmas.  😉  Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it. See you next week!

John Ornament

24 Dec

My mom gave me this ornament when I got off the plane in West Palm Beach a couple weeks ago.  Isn’t it nice?  She and my sister found it while they were shopping on black Friday.  She gave a second one to John’s mom, and was sad that they only found two – meaning she didn’t get one.  It’s a little big for our 3ft tree, but it’s still really nice, and will be a great addition to the tree next year.  Thanks Mom, and happy Christmas Eve to those who celebrate it!

PS: Holy cow, I just realized that not only did I get the pom-pom garland idea from Beki, but I also got the letter wall idea from her! So, thanks Beki too!

Pom-Pom Garland

23 Dec

[pom-pom garland]

I saw these all over the internet and knew I had to make one for myself. I used embroidery floss though, which I don’t think was the best idea. Kipp has been eager to get at the toys in her stocking, and embroidery floss stretches. 😦 But it was a fun, easy project that I could absentmindedly do while watching TV. It seems the trick to doing crafts on the couch with a puppy is to have someone else there (John) to distract her!

Some Christmas Decorations

22 Dec

I only put up the 3ft tree this year because of Kipp, and I loaded it with waaaay more ornaments than I did last time I used this tree. I really liked how it looked over on the sewing table with the toy train I got while thrifting for my ugly sweater, and one of the snowmen I got way back in Miami. Unfortunately, the table wasn’t enough to protect the tree from Kipp; she chewed on the wattage tag on the tree and accidentally chewed through the wire. On the pre-lite tree. Grrrrr. John bought a new plug for it though, so it should be fixed soon.

I wrapped some garland around our dining room table chandelier and hung various ornaments on it. I think it looks really cool, although I do keep it somewhat dim because I’m not sure how the old wiring will take the garland. It’s been up for a few weeks now with no problems though, so I think it’ll be fine. Some of the ornaments hanging from it were made by John’s uncle, who passed earlier this year.

All my bears from 2001 on. Last year, Walmart started to only make the large versions, so I don’t know what I’m going to do! I bought the large versions for last year, but I really don’t want them this year. I don’t have room to store large bears!

Our nutcrackers. My parents bought the soldier one for John this year. 🙂