Saturday, January 25, 2014

Quilts for Kids

I first heard of 
on one of my favorite blogs

And decided to try my hand at it. 

It's a great organization that gives kids in hospitals quilts as a extra snuggle to help them feel better. 

You request a kit
they send it
you follow the directions
Quilt it up
Mail it back

You pay for the batting and the price to ship it back
Totally worth it!

This is the quilt...
 They even have a cute little label so you can name it. 
How fun is that?

Do you notice how much thread I had left after quilting? 
Seriously, it was a close finish! 

I reccommend it! 
Especially if you have been feeling a hankering for charity work.

But make sure you have some spare time to do it. 
They like you to have it done 6-8 weeks after receiving it.
It took me quite a bit longer. 
Anyway, just spreading the word! A great charity to donate time and supplies to!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Toddler Ties For Sale! Take 2

Hey remember this?
That time I announced I was ready to sell ties?
 Well I finally did it! And I am very excited

Visit my shop and have a look

I am new to Etsy so I also need lots of tips.
Help a girl out!

P.S. Ever bought/received a neck tie from me in the past and want to adjust the length?? 
Untie it, iron it, and re-tie it...

My Amateur Attempt at a Princess Castle Cake

First of all...
Happy Birthday to the Bird!!

a couple weeks late...

It's hard to have a birthday so close to Christmas.
And then we all got the full blown 8day flu over New Years.
So the Bird had a small little party with some family friends. 
I wanted to try my hand at a castle cake and share the experience with you

I apologize for the pictures everyone... I used my phone and usually had sticking fingers so it got a little rough now and then. Woops! 

The cake was a lot simpler than I thought. 
Would you like to learn how to make one too??

Friday, January 3, 2014

10 Things I'm Learning About Death and Grief.

"Grief" Self-portrait by Michelle Starrs assisted by Joseph Starrs
December 5th 2013

 Almost 8 weeks ago my Dad passed away. 

 This explains my absence from blogging. 

After years of a mysterious illness, best described as a mix between 

And eventually labeled as a "Unique Case"...

My dad passed away on November 11th 2013