Now this is what I'm talking about! The only problem is that it didn't look like this on Christmas morning! Ah well, at least we'll have some snow this winter.
We woke up to this after a long day in Kansas. We had a great time with Baby Girl and her Fiance. Had brunch at a place that My Honey and I used to frequent (waaaayyyyyy back when we had to save our pennies for a loooong time, in order to go and eat a meal out!) The Chef Cafe. And the food is still good even though (I believe) the place has new owners. So after a yummy meal of (Eggs Benedict for me, Breakfast Fajita for Fiance, Special of the day sandwich (some kind of chorizo thing) for Baby Girl and a I can't remember what my Honey got! We all headed back to Baby Girls place and let her open her birthday gifts and eat cake. I made her her special birthday cake, Paisley Cake which has crushed Candy Canes in the filling! This is what I made her for her birthday gifts...
Painted Bee pillow
Lavender infused hand warmers
And I also made her a calendar (a mini one) that had a picture of her and her fiance and their dog Cooper. It was a really good picture of the three of them taken when they were here for Christmas. I forgot to take a picture of that little gift.
SO! At this point I would normally give credit where credit is due. Because, these three gifts that I made were from ideas garnered from other Blogs that I read. Or possibly from blogs that I happened upon because of links that were given from the blogs that I normally read. Unfortunately, I did not write down the blogs from which these particular ideas came from. EXCEPT the mini calendar one. The mini calendar idea came from Mary at Very Merry Vintage Style! Click on her printables link and then you'll see her newest link which is the mini calendar tutorial. And fortunately, I have this information because the tutorial that I printed out had this on the printed page. Now, I need to say this as well. I got this link through yet another link. The bad thing is... I can't remember who linked this to their page. You know, it's one of those deals where you see something and you think "oh, this is a fabulous idea! I'm going to try to make one". So you print it out and then in the rush of getting to other things, you forget to mark where you actually got the idea from. SO, in the event that the person who actually linked this from their page, actually reads my blog. PLEASE don't be mad at me. Please write in my comments section and remind me it was you who gave out this fabulous link or idea! That goes for the Bee Pillow tutorial AND the Hand Warmers as well! And if I end up locating the information, I'll be sure to let everyone know about it in a later post!
Needless to say, Baby Girl loved her gifts. These were such great ideas and they actually turned out rather well if I do say so myself! ;-) And I must say this as well. There have been many times when I felt rather guilty for sitting here reading various blogs. I felt like I was wasting my time since most of the time I was getting all these fab ideas but not doing anything with them. But all those times of sitting around finally paid off for Baby Girl!
So, Thank you to all of you who put out great ideas and tutorials for all of us to share! And I PROMISE to write down or annotate from whence I get my information in the future!
Okay, have a great day ya'll! I'm gonna go out into the snow! ;-)
*added after posting: I found where I got the handwarmer idea from! yay! Click on my link then click on her "sewing" category and then you'll find it! Now, for the pillow case....