I love paper roses both vintage and new.. today I made this one.
I used watercolor paints from Isabella & Samuel watercolor kit..(hey it's all I had at the time) LOL.. to paint the petals and the leaves. I'm hoping my next one will be a better!
These paper roses were made with coffee filters. They were shown on Martha Stewart this past week.. I only came in on the end so I'm not sure I did it correctly.... Here is the Gal that makes them Mommy Makes Roses web site. Hers are FABULOUS but check out the prices. I guess mine will just have to do :-} Thanks Carole for emailing me this info!
Friday, August 31, 2007
I love paper roses both vintage and new.. today I made this one.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I had this idea to make a Rose paper art doll.. So using my computer I designed this pink rose petal by petal and added a sweet face.... I then drew out the pattern, found a few lovely papers and put her together. I named her Josephine, she stands 17" tall..
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
It's back to school for Sam 2nd grade & Isa 5th grade. Look how they have grown in one year! They're in Catholic school. Isabella's doing much better, her surgery wound is starting to scab over. Their Mama (my Daughter) is not like most of the Mothers out there (or like I was) thrilled to have their children back in school! No Mama is sad.. she loves having these 2 around her. If my girls were as GOOD as these two sweeties are, just maybe I would have wanted them at home with me too LOL.. but I was divorced raising 3 girls (one very ill with special needs) on my own with no help from their father (my x).. So the time to myself alone was wonderful!
To all your HAPPY Mothers of children who are back in school..
Yahoo!! Yeah!! Yippee!! Enjoy your day :-}
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Oh my gosh.. I can't believe it I won! I won! Yeah! Yippee! Yahoo! Look at the above goodies from Mary of Across The Pond.. Thank you Mary so much for picking my name for your 100th post give-a-way. I am soooooo thrilled!
Also don't forget too leave a comment at my 100th post FREE give-a-way for one of my banner/logos..
I was so thrilled to find this wonderful vintage cupboard on eBay for only $25.00! I was very lucky :-}
I won it from a very kind seller named Maegan who just happens to live in my town..She has great Primitive things stop by her auctions and check them out.. I gave the cupboard a bit of a makeover. Painted it white added a lovely rose basket applique, that I bought from Amy and a sweet vintage glass knob. Now it holds some of my fabrics..
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Anyone who leaves a comment between now Aug 15 and Aug 22
will be entered in my "Give-A-Way".
I will draw the winning name on Aug 23 Thursday morning EST.
Your logo/banner will be sent to you in an email.
Above are just a few of the logos/banners I've designed.
I will work with you to see what you would like...
It will be a one of a kind made just for the winner!
You need to know how to add your logo/banner
to your blog or auction site.. Please.
Good luck! ~Mary~ :-}
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Amy .......Thank you so very much for your act of kindness yesterday!! I'm so very blessed to have you as my friend. With you feeling so awful yesterday you still stopped and took the time out of your day to do something very special for me.. It amazes me how you are always thinking about others when you should be thinking about yourself. I'm so sorry you had such a very bad day yesterday. What you did for me put a big smile on my face and Sam's too. God bless you! Hugs & Love~Mary~ :-}
Isabella's now resting at home trying to heal after surgery and her 5 day stay in the hospital.
What she has is MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It's a type of Staphylococcus bacterium that is resistant to penicillin and some other antibiotics. The bacteria invade the body via cuts in the skin, causing infection that can be debilitating if not treated early and with the appropriate antibiotics. In rare instances MRSA can be lethal. We think Isa may have gotten this from her brother Sam. He attended football camp and received a "turf burn" on his leg, it became badly infected he was put on antibiotics and did just fine.. but since Isa is immune suppressed because the medications Methotrexate and Enbrel she takes for her Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis she had problems. She has an open wound that will take at least 9 days to grow a covering of skin. Until then she must rest and take it easy. Since her Methotrexate and Enbrel had to be discontinued (because of the infection) she is having a flair up with her Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.. she's having problems using her hands. Thursday Isa has 3 doctor appointments one with the surgeon, one with the infectious disease doctor, one with her rheumatologist. We will know more then.. Thanks again & again for all your thoughts and prayers for Isabella. God bless you!! ~Mary~
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
"Oh my what happened to that sweet smile Isabella?" I'm sorry to say this happy face you see here has turned into sadness and tears. She REALLY wants to go home from the hospital.. Not just yet says "the team" of Doctors caring for Isabella. She no longer has the IV fluids in but still has the heparin lock for the IV antibiotics meds. They will take out the packing from her leg today. They say the packing was about 4 foot long, but very thin. I guess they should not have told this sweetie that she would only be in the hospital maybe a day or two. Oh poor Mama.. yet another nights sleep over. I tried my best to talk Mama into letting this Grammy spend the night but no way will she leave her little girl.. Brother Samuel is on this way to be with Isabella, maybe that will make her smile again. The meds are doing their job but they still have a way to go. Maybe she will get to come home tomorrow? I sure hope so. She will have many restrictions when she does get home..
Thanks again and again for all your thoughts, prayers, and emails. I'm so truly blessed to have such wonderful friends! Enjoy your Sunday ~Mary~ :-}
Saturday, August 11, 2007
What a difference a day makes! Isabella is doing so much better. Not sure when she will be coming home from Childrens hospital. She still needs the IV antibiotics and they have not yet taken the packing out of her leg. Thanks again & again for all your thoughts and prayers. God bless you!!! What would I do with out you wonderful Gals! I just know your prayers are what helped Isabella get better.. Mama washed Isabella's hair and gave her a new hair do :-} Poor Mama Janene she's just exhausted! She's been at Isabella's side almost the entire time..
Fri. Aug. 3 Isabella skinned her knee. I cleaned the knee put on a band aid.
Tues. Aug. 7 the knee is red and a bit swollen.
Wed. Aug. 8 Isa's leg gets worse it's infected, she has a fever (normal for a child with JRA to run low grade fevers). Mama takes Isa to a Stat Care they cultured the infection and give her an antibiotics.
Thurs. Aug. 9 Isa's leg is worse Mama takes her to local hospital ER they cultured the leg say she needs to be admitted to Children's hospital (35 min. away) because of her special needs do to her Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Mamas very upset and rushes Isa to Children's hospital during an awful storm with tornado warnings. Here a tornado touches down only blocks away from where they are. The hospital went into code gray during the storm.
At children's hospital they cultured the infection, take blood, urine, and x rays.. a surgical team comes in says Isa needs surgery asap that the x rays look like the infection is in the bone.
Fri. Aug. 10 she has surgery in the morning. Surgeon removed and clean out the infection and pack it. The infection had gone to the bone but not in the bone. Isa's on IVs, one an antibiotic. Now we wait and pray that the antibiotics work.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Isabella had surgery this morning on her leg. The surgeon said the infection was to the bone not in the bone. Thank God! They packed the site..They do not know what this infection is. They have taken 3 cultures in the last 3 days. Isabella is on IV antibiotic medications.
I am praying that these medications work!
Thank you ALL so very much for your thoughts and prayers!!!
****God bless you!****
We will know more tomorrow.. right now I'm off to my evening job :-}
Thursday, August 9, 2007
My 10 year old Granddaughter Isabella has a bad infection in her leg. It came on very suddenly! One of her medications methotrexate (for her Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) causes a reduced white blood cell count, which makes Isabella much more susceptible to infection. Most children would be able to fight this infection off, but not Isabella. They are fearful that the infection may have already gone into the bone.
Friday morning she will have emergency surgery..
I ask that you PLEASE say a pray for Isabella!
God I ask you please watch over Isabella tomorrow..