Monday, May 9, 2011

Hankies for Natalie

I've been working on these for a friend who is getting married on Saturday. I'm pretty sure none of her bridesmaids read my blog so we're okay! I was so excited to get to do this for her because she is so special and friendly, and well to be honest I really like her so I'm trying ingratiate myself. Yep, once again, using handcrafts to manipulate people into being my friend. And if you gotten something embroidered from me, I feel that way about YOU too.
I'm also using this post to test the "small", "medium", and "large" settings on blogger.

This one was my favorite. I love how the little butterfly turned out.What I did to create the designs was very simple. I drew squares that were the size I wanted the letters to be. Using a pencil I wrote the letter in the square using pretty handwriting. If I didn't like it I erased the bit that needed help fixed it. In the end I went over it in pen. I put a paper over that and traced my letter adding flowers and clover and leaves. If I didn't like it, I just traced a new one. It really helped to have the template in pen under there ready to give me a fresh start. When I was satisfied I went over the new design in pen so I could trace that on fabric with a fabric marker. Here they are all stacked up and ready to go.I have to tell you all about my wonderful Mother's Day.

I got breakfast in Bed (James' idea) with a card from Mark and one card for all the three boys - they all wrote their names in it! Okay not Phillilp.

We went to church and heard a wonderful sermon on Hannah (from Samuel 1 & 2) and not idolizing motherhood (or anything else). We were also part of the baby dedication and Phillip was dedicated.

Afterwards we went for Chinese food. Yummy and not too pricey! It was not a buffet (we love chinese buffets too!) so the boys had a menu experience - it just all seemed a little fancier than we usually do. I don't know why we've been places with menus before...

When we came home we all put on flip flops and went to the beach for a photo shoot! You'll see those pictures soon on my "Breezy Braided Beach Skirt" Tutorial.

After the beach we stopped by LaKing's a candy and soda shop on The Strand in Galveston. (Granny's Treat). We headed home for toast and milk and showers. And THAT was my awesome Mother's Day.

Happy Mother's Day to me! Here I am with my three wonderful boys.Unseen is my wonderful awesome (sexy) husband taking the picture!