Sunday, August 24, 2014

Birthday Gift for a Friend

I have several friends that are avid canners and we pretty much all love anything mason jar inspired. One of my friends has a birthday coming up so I thought I would make her some note cards. For the one set, I used a coordinating papers on a background of kraft paper and each one has a mason jar on it. A couple of them are holding flowers, one fireflies, one buttons and a couple are empty. Us canners love empty jars too! We always have something in mind that can go in a jar.

I also made her a couple of canning journals. I have a couple of these myself, one I use to keep track of what I have canned and the amount that I canned, along with the date each project was canned. I didn't label hers though because I am not sure of the system she uses. This way, she can use them for whatever purpose she desires. 

Papers are DCWV, the stamps used to make the note cards are from Recollections, the larger mason jar on the composition book is from EK Success.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Wow it has been forever since I posted on here. I am still creating and making things though, I have just had a very busy year. My Mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and has started chemo. I decided that I wanted to make her a lap blanket to take with her. I started out with the concept of a prayer shawl, but knew she would prefer a blanket, Many prayers were said for her, my Dad, and for her nurses and doctors during the making of this blanket. I wanted a physical reminder that she was covered in prayers. Mom really wanted something a little longer than a lap blanket, so I made it long enough that she could completely cover herself with it. 

I haven't been crocheting for very long and this was by far the biggest thing I have made. I have only done a couple of small baby blankets before this. I am having  fun with it though and have already started another project!