Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Time!!

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

little baby christmas trees

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 :)