Just a quickie

I made up some lacy mailing labels the other day- nothing terribly fancy, but fun nevertheless if you have a Silhouette craft cutter. I’ll upload them as a PDF and you can open those up in Silhouette Studio and use the trace function to make them workable for the cutter or you can download the proprietary file for the studio.

I don’t have pictures because I’m a slacker, so you’ll just have to check them out to see what they look like- kind of an eyelet style design, but have I ever really steered you wrong?


Images from Michigan


I realized that I had posted briefly about my trip to Michigan but failed to post any pictures. Today I have overcompensated for that oversight.

Sign at my great-grandmother’s house (she passed away just after I got home at the age of 100)

My grandfather with his birthday cake

Blowing out the candles- he’s 90. The woman on his right is my grandma

My uncle with my oldest cousin’s daughter (another cousin in the background couldn’t resist the photo-op either)

Beautiful cappuccino art at a coffee house in Grand Rapids

My first Mimosa

Paella, mimosa, and plantain chips- yum!

Me on the left, my cousin in the middle, and a friend of hers on the right

Amazing sandwich *drool*

The free screen printing booth at the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts

Sleeping off his Sprite

Stars and stripes forever

I love the architecture downtown in GR

Getting ready for a concert

Lead singer of a group called the Potatoe Babies


Steam Pig

Vow renewal ceremony update

These shots are the bouquet- my beautiful wonderful bouquet that makes me tear up a little bit just thinking about it because its the second one I’ve made. The first one resides in vases all around my house and never saw the ceremony because everything was rushed and the ceremony didn’t have any decorations. This one is actually going to see action tho and that makes me happy and a little wistful all at the same time.

The pictures are a little blurry- the light inside was bad and the heat outside was too much for this girl to want to take pictures in. This bouquet features flowers both hand made and cut with my Silhouette SD. There are feathers, buttons, beads, and even a couple of fabric flowers, not to mention a thimble. This bouquet is my something old and blue. The buttons came and thimble came from my grandma’s sewing tins that I was given by my aunt just a few months before she too passed away. The wrapping for the handle was quilt binding that has been salvaged by my gramma and I can just picture her with her ingrained habits of the Great Depression carefully salvaging that binding in the same way that she saved buttons, bottles, and even thread.

The pitcher the bouquet rests in was hers as well.


Oh my oh my!

Halfway through the day and I have 174 visitors come in already from One Pretty Thing! To say I’m blown away would be an understatement- I never expected my little printables to be so popular! Well I’m in a rush today- my baby brother turns 20 today and I have a party to get ready for along with our 4th of July celebration but I wanted to say thank you and welcome! I’ll try and come back in a bit and get a 4th of July printable up that I’m working on but I can’t make any promises- I’m a busy girl today!

For now, Happy Independence Day!