Sunday, August 30, 2009

Birthday fun

I wanted to share a bag I made for my oldest daughters birthday.
I got the idea from the book  The creative family How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections by Amanda Soule
What a great little book it is just chalked full of wonderful ideas, and I really enjoy the way she writes.  She talks about creating an Artist travel bag and so I thought that would be really fun to do for Challee for her Birthday.
043 Front
All the decorative pieces I crocheted, the flowers on top and the motif on the front and even the trim on the back.  It was fun to have it actually work : )
044   Back
Here are the thing that I put into it.046
One of the things that I would like to do with this blog is share ideas that I find on ways that are creative but thrifty, really focusing on living more green : )  One of the things I shared with my daughter  is the Dairy of an Edwardian Lady and its a copy that I have had for years but thought it would be fun to pass down now to Challee.  I also had the colored pencils already  I hadn't really used them at all so they were like new.  The smallest set is soft pastels and then the next set is watercolor paints.
That is one thing I really enjoyed about Amanda's book she had such creative ideas for using what you have around you.  A great read I highly recommend it : )
image Amanda has another book out  to called:

It looks really good!   I'm really looking forward to getting that one two!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Here are the next calender pages!

Here are the rest of the planning pages for September and I will go ahead and post the October and November calender pages also. It might take me a little bit to get all the planning pages up but Ill work on it : )

Sunday, August 23, 2009

I have really enjoyed this summer!!! The weather has been beautiful, but it has gone by so fast.
I am looking forward to starting school back up again. September is such a fun month, Michealmas day and then the beginning of Fall, also my youngest sons birthday happens this ins September. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year! I have been thinking about also adding October planning pages. Would that be helpful? It wouldn't be a problem I have the design that I want to put on the October pages. I have been thinking about doing it for myself and if it would be helpful to others I can post them up this month to. I might could even do November also, at lest the three month calender pages. Let me know what would be best for you. I hope that all of you had a wonderful Summer and are excited to start back into this wonderful school year : )