Monday, December 29, 2008
Can you believe that Christmas has come and went already?? I surely can't it seems like we just celebrated Thanksgiving!!! Well, this Christmas Santa was extra good to me. I got a ton of clothes and lots of things that I needed. Marc also bought me the Doodle-stitching book which I can't wait to try!!! I was pretty surprised when on top of all that I got $200 and $50 to the local hardware store here in Omaha. You know what that means......yep, re-organizing my craft room!!!!! I am sooo excited!! I am going to repaint, put up shelves, build a built in desk in m larger closet, buy some baskets for my fabric, get another 12x12 file cabinet for my scrapbooking paper, and revamp my crafting desk!! Hopefully I can do all of that for $200. with the $50 Marc and I are going to have that go towards a new kitchen sink and faucet. I hope you all had a great christmas as well. I will post pics of the craft room before and after soon!!!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
So, it has snowed here in Omaha, Nebraska. While clearing a spot in my craft room to do some much needed gift wrapping, I happened to look out my patio door. Amongst all of the white stuff, there was this little twig sticking straight outta the snow. I thought it looked a little strange. Then I realized it was the little pine tree that I had saved from the summer weeding. So I braved the cold and took a picture of the cute little guy- look how itty bitty he is :) I hope he makes it through the winter as it would be very special if we were able to grow a tree from our first year in our new house :)
I also made some little goodies for my coworkers. They are little pillow boxes and oh so easy!! They were such fun to work on!!
I also made a cute header for my new blog - isn't it cute!!!! I love how it turned out!!!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
My first post!!! So I would like to welcome you to my crafting blog where I will, hopefully, post all of my craft and life goings on. I would really like to make this a regular thing so encourage me peeps!!! I need it!! So anyways for my first post I suppose I should introduce myself huh. Well, my name is Dawn Wade and I am currently a designer for a small toy company (like little trinkets and stuff) it really sounds more prestigious than it really is. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to craft. If I can make it with my hands I will try to. I think I get that crafty-ness from my Grandma Kocourek and my Mom. From a very early age my Grandma encouraged and taught me many crafty techniques. In fact I remember one year for my birthday my Grandma bought me a small needlepoint project. My Grandma sat with me during the party and showed me how to back stitch and how many threads to use. I think my friends who were invited to my party that year were pretty bored waiting for me to stop working on my new project. My Mom was also a great crafter. My sisters and I would help her make fabric wreaths and walnut mice magnets. It was great. I love my Grandma and my Mom for encouraging me to be crafty and to express myself through art in ANY medium. I am also a HUGE animal lover and have three super cute kitties at home, Sushi, Tomomi, and Sweetums. I'm sure there will be many a posted picture of them. I also have a wonderful, thoughtful husband named Marc, who is going to school to be an IT person (there's more to it but being the non-technological talker that I am, I couldn't even tell ya what it is). My husband and I just purchased a home in May and have been slowly but surely making it our own. Well, I think that pretty much wraps up who I am in a vague kinda way but as you read you will learn more :)