Wednesday, March 24

Palm Sunday Reenactment

Micaela's preschool did a reenactment of Palm Sunday this week during the monthly worship service. It was so sweet. Catholic preschool is so wonderful, we are so pleased with everything they have taught Micaela.

Sunday, March 21


Who would have thought we would have snow after mid March? Our patio table is under there somewhere...

Saturday, March 20

Stuff for Baby Dylan

Micaela's preschool teacher is having a baby so all of the student's Moms decided to have a surprise baby shower.

This was the bedding she picked out--->>

Thank goodness we asked for a color scheme because I would have never picked this randomly. Very cute, but finding lime green and black fabric combo was tough.

The Monday before the shower last week, our spy informs us the Mom to be has changed her mind-- from black & lime green to brown & green with monkeys. A color scheme I am all to familiar with... see previous posts here. The embroidered stuff was already done but I still had time to change the other stuff I was making.

Here's the card:
I used the new Cricut Mother's Day cartridge, Chocolate Chip & Gable Green card stock from Stampin' Up!

Here's the burp cloth and bib set.

Isn't it cute? I was really pleased with how it turned out. Finding the fabric was tough but I got really lucky because I discovered a store right here in McKinney. A friend who quilts told me about the "Quilt Asylum". They have more than 1500 bolts of fabric, it's absolutely fabulous-- I went there and sure enough, found the perfect fabric!
This is my first applique bib. I've decided letters with holese aren't fun (well at least small letters)-- it's just really hard not to puncture or snag the fabric underneath. Next time, I will use black thread for the satin stitch around the letter too.
Here's the diaper cake. Nothing too fancy, next time I make one I will remember to embroider the ribbon-- The "Bienvenido" word was way too long for me to try it this time around.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 15

Signs of Spring...

Our very first daffodils ever, have started to bloom. Micaela and I planted the bulbs in January and we have literally looked at them every single day for 6 to 7 weeks. In the last two weeks they have sprung up and today we had our first full bloom. We are very excited!

Tis the Season for Birthday Beach Towels

'Tis the season for birthday parties. Our daughter has a birthday coming up next month and guess what?-- so do all her little friends. We had two birthday parties this weekend!

I learned two years ago when we started preschool that I needed to simplify the gifts and be consistent because running around for a different birthday gift every week is nuts. Last year we did Fancy Nancy books and/or name frames made with my Cricut. This year I decided we're going to put my new Janome embroidery machine to work and do personalized-monogrammed beach towels-- (I got the idea from the Pottery Barn catalog).

So here are our first four birthday beach towels...

First beach towel was for our little neighbor, Alysia. Alysia is a sweet girl and I thought the bold polka dots would be fun for her. The big A was the Curlz Applique Font from Kabo Designs and the name was done with Curly Letters from
The next three towels were for three siblings. Jolie & Caleb have birthdays a week apart so they had a joint birthday party. After thinking about it, I thought it would be nice to include their older sister so I made a towel for Catherine too. All three were done with the Kristen font from 8 Paws and a Claw designs. Four towels in one weekend, I am going to start stocking up. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 11

Baby Set for Lilly

One of my friends at work hosted a baby shower for a dear friend's daughter. She wanted something simple with just a fancy L. I made this three piece set using the Script Letters font from