Thursday, August 13, 2009

Better Bows

I'm finally getting it I think...
The above bow was my 4th attempt. Thinking the wider ribbon is the "secret". My smaller ribbons were making bows that were too long and thin. I'm thinking if I decreased the length of the ribbon I could make it work though, just producing a smaller bow.

Here is my 3rd attempt. I was so happy with it when I was finished. Both bows are just being held together by the tie in the middle as I have yet to glue them or attach them to headbands. Over all I'm happy with them.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Delilah's Goodies

More department store finds for Delilah. The 3 top items (hat and onesies) we cute discount items at Walmart. Couldnt pass them up. Hope no one notices she's wearing beachy clothes during the winter. The purple outfit is from Sears and I love it. I tried to make matching bows for it, you can see those in the bottom picture. Finally the group of onesies are a garden set we also found on sale at Sears.

A couple more bows I found on etsy that I love! I'd buy one of each of her bows if I were rich! Check her out. and her new shop

Finally, not nearly as cute as the bows I've been buying, but here is my second attempt at a bow to match the purple outfit above. I gotta saw, bow makers are very creative and very good at what they do.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Weekend Cupcake Sale Buy 2 get 1 FREE

Cupcakes Cupcakes Cupcakes! All kinds to choose from, 19 currently.

Buy 2 cupcake bath bomb listings and get a 3rd cupcake listing for free (equal or lesser value). See the shop for full details. Sale runs through Sunday, August 9th. Have fun and indulge yourself... get something sweet for your skin :)

My Beloved Uncle Johnny 1961-2009

1961 -2009
Last week was a very sad week for our family, and the friends of my Uncle Johnny. After a short battle with cancer (37 days), my uncle passed Wednesday morning. However sad and heartbroken we may feel, we know he is in a better place. We are relieved that he is at peace and in the arms of God now.

As I remember him...

A great man with a kind and giving heart. Laughter came easily when he was around. Just a mention of Uncle Johnny and a smile would grace my face. He brought happiness to everyone who knew him.

My favorite memory is of him and my dad singing "We're not gonna take it" in the car. I was young, 4 or 5 maybe... Smiling now as I think about it. As a child he and my mom would take us on mini vacations to FunTown. We had some fun times there. I remember him being so proud of his "turbo" car. We (us kids) would always ask him to downshift it... and of course we didnt know what that was, but it was cool to a child.

We have endless Christmas memories... Us "kids" had made a tradition in these past few years, to buy him a case of his favorite energy drink and gather at someones' house for a big family feast.

And in recent years, I had grown up conversations about life and some of the issues he was going through (maybe even girl problems ;) ) via email (since I no longer live near my family).

He left us with several memories and moments to cherish. I no longer want to be sadden when I think of him and our loss. I know he is where he wanted to be, with God. So I'm going to be happy for, YOU, Uncle Johnny. You're in Heaven now looking down on us. I cant be sad for that. Someday we'll all be together again, until then...

This is a wonderful poem that my Nana found and gave to my Mom to be read at the funeral.


Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up you heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Thanks for reading. I want the world to know him. A wonderful man with a great heart.