Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Also, a big Happy Birthday to Brett as he turns 12 today!!!
I love you kiddo!
Friday, June 26, 2009
I walked in the door after picking up Declan from Shannon's (thanks again by the way) on Wednesday, to Justin asking me if I would come with him and Magda to take pictures of them at the Legislative Building.
So, I got ready in about 20 minutes flat, jumped in the car, and off we went.
Even if I do say so myself, these pictures turned out wonderfully...but it helps that I had such great subjects!!
This next one is one of my favourites from the whole day.
This one is VERY "them".
I've got TONS more photos from this week....hoping to get them up early next week!
Also, Khai turned 5 today!! A VERY happy birthday to my little boy who woke up this morning and told me that now that he was 5, he has muscles. then he flexed to prove it.
I love you Khai!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I have to say, I appreciate Helmut SO much as the father of our kids. He is not only an amazing father to them, but a wonderful husband to me.
I'm sure most of you know this, but Khai is biologically my child from a previous relationship. His sperm donor (as we like to call him around here) wants NOTHING to do with him, and never has. Helmut has now legally adopted Khai, and Khai knows no other man as Daddy, except Helmut.
Helmut wants and loves Khai. Period. There is no denying that he is his father. And I could not have asked for a better man for the job.
I know I've just talked about Khai so far, but let me just say that he is an amazing father to all of the kids. He kicks their butts when they need kicking (figuratively that is :P), supports them when they need it, and is still able to laugh them out of a bad mood.
Thank you, my dear husband, for being the man I've always dreamed of for our kids.
I love you. More than you know.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I always do something for end of the year and Christmas gifts....and this is what I made this year.
They are coasters, handmade, hand embroidered and designed by me (the embroidery that is...I got the idea for coasters online somewhere...they varied quite a bit from what my finished product is, but I want I did find the idea online).
I will also be buying two mugs from Starbucks (I'm a sucker for their mugs) and getting her a gift certificate as well....
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
We went over to a friends house for a playdate this morning! So much fun! Khai and Elijah play SO nicely together, it was nice to see.
I had made her a blanket for her new little girl (Abby) that they are adopting, and I wanted to drop it off....
And Dekkie, copying everything his big brother did!!
Like I said....a good day!!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Well...I did something with it!!
I handstitched the names of the people I ADORE on a scrap of patterned paper (this paper is manufactured by Scenic Route) in different colors, glued a couple pieces of raw chipboard to it and VOILA!
I must say, I'm very pleased with the way it turned out.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The frame on the right used to have a piece of glass in it...declan took the whole thing apart and i "put away" the glass...and now I can't find it. So, I'm altering it...I've done some sanding, and I have some other ideas that I will hopefully finish this afternoon.
The seagrass tower houses journalling tags, transparencies and "stickers". I put stickers in quotes because this is really anything with an adhesive back...not just your traditional sticker like stickers.
On hooks above the tower, I hang my minis. I love having them out, but with declan at the age he is...they would be in tatters! So I hang them up high where I can still see them, but they are safe from tiny hands :)
This is my FAVOURITE thing in my whole room. My wonderfully talented hubby heard me talking about the expedit shelves from Ikea, and for Mother's Day last year (2008) he made me this (with the help of the kids). He made it so that it could fit 2 of my craft boxes, and I love that I can access it from both sides!
All but ONE shelf of these cabinets are filled with scrapping supplies. No. I'm not joking.
This is the view from the couch. Jean and Lionel are on the tv! I ALWAYS watch the britcom "As Time Goes By" while I'm crafting. I've seen all the episodes a million times, but I love them all!!
I found this ancient carafe in my hutch the other day. Keeps my tea warm for HOURS!!
My projects end up being displayed in one space or another. Here is a canvas I did of Kelsey...it's to the right of the TV.
As Time Goes By. All the episodes. Except the reunion special. I have that PVR'd upstairs.
My best friend gave me this as a gift the other day. I LOVE it...but it hasn't found a permanent home yet...I've started filling it with embellishements...and it's just sort of out right now....I will find a home for it...and I'm planning on customizing it a bit too...Sticking stuff on with magnets so that I can change it whenever I want :)
My typewriter lives on this filing cabinet. One of my favourite purchases!