Thursday, October 9, 2008

What I've Been Up To

Good afternoon! Today is so pretty! Sunny and warm! :-D We are suppose to have really nice weather through Monday...how exciting! Then come Tuesday for my next trip to Frankenmuth...storms and falling temps...ugh! But, I am happy it will be nice for when hubby is home. I think we will do a little outside sprucing!

I have some photos for you today :-) I brought in my daughter's hibiscus (a gift last year from her boyfriend) because we had frost last week. Here is a picture of one of it's last blooms. It is sooo pretty!

Love these colors!
I have been making lots of yo-yo's and trying to do some paper crafts on the cheap! I made a few of the paper clips that I showed you before (didn't have time to take pics of them before they were off to friends). I made this cute little monogram frame for my kitchen. Last year, Target had 2 frames for $2.50 and I think this year, they had these monogram letters for $1. The paper is Stampin' Up! I really like it and for less than $2...I love it!

Love these colors too!

Like I said, I have been making lots of yo-yo's! These are some bags I've been working on. They still need to be ironed but I really wanted to post them. The pink bag is for a baby shower, my daughter's friend and her hubby are having a baby girl! I thought this would make a cute library bag for when baby is older. The purple bag is a birthday gift and the ivory one is a Christmas gift. They are for friends who live in a small village. They walk to the post office for their mail...so I thought these would be cute mail bags.

This isn't a great picture but it was really hard to get a good shot of them.

A closer view.

Another close-up.

I have a few more bags in the works, still working on the black one that I gave you a sneak peek of before. That one is tough to get the needle through...ouchy fingers!

Hope you are all enjoying your day! Chat with you soon...hugs! Oh I almost forgot...our friends are still employed...one of them is safe for at least 3 more months his company says and then there will be more cuts. Thanks for all your prayers for them and us!

Kim

20 comments:

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Kim! I'm doing great today and I see you have been having a little fun too! Mail bags are another great use for these adorable yo yo projects! I really want to get going and try some for christmas projects I think! I'll add that to the growing list!lol It is going to be beautiful here too and tomorrow will be yard work day!Hopefully for the last time this season?lol I'll keep my fingers crossed you have a good day for your trip and the weather guys are wrong again! Well keep on craftin and enjoy your weekend with hubby! Sincerely, Jeannette (Oh funny I was lookin out to my deck and realized I had one more hibiscus too; I've gotta take it in for next year! thanks for reminding me!)

Angie said...

Hello girly!

Ohhh, I see you are already working on my Christmas present, huh? LOL. I love your yo-yos and am glad to see that you are getting all crafty again..it keeps your mind off all the yucky stuff we all have to deal with....if it weren't for glitter....lol....I really don't know why you just can't live next door to me...it would be so much fun...sigh..

Love, Angie

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Cute bags! And I love your monogram letter/frame project! :) ~Rhonda

Judy said...

I love the picture. It turned out really cute. I'm glad your friends are still employed. They still can't relax though...3 months how nervewracking.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Kim :)
I also love the monogram letter and maybe I should make some for the craft show...
LOVE the yo-yo bags...you could sell them:) and, like you said make Great gifts. I kinda have a "bag" thing..among other "things"
:) :)
Have a great weekend...I'll be making cards...do you want to help? :)
Warmly,
Deb

Loving the framed saying you sent:) See it all the time in the bathroom and think of you :)

Bella Casa said...

Everything is so pretty, love that "k" so cute!

I am an hour or so from Frankenmuth! My dh keeps saying he wants to go, maybe it's time for a trip :)

Bella

belladella said...

I am glad to hear about your friends. These are such tough times. The monogram is great and of course I like the letter! :) Beautiful bags, you've been up to some good stuff! In case I don't get a chance to post again- I'll be gone from Saturday until Wednesday- have a great weekend and enjoy time with hubby.

Love,
Kim

Wendy said...

Those bags are really cute, and the K looksk great!

Karen said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm enjoying taking a look around yours.

Your bags are darling and I love the "k".

Cottage Rose said...

My it sure looks like you have been busy. Love the bags they are so pretty and colorful. And what a great gift and idea to carry the mail in. Happy to hear about your friends job, will keep praying for all.

Hugs;
Alaura

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Joy said...

Kim, your yoyos and bags are charming. I think the photos were just fine. And that hibiscus - wow. The orange blending into pink reminds me of a smoothie...or a tequila sunrise. ;o)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

wow, you've been really busy! I love your monogrammed picture frame. May I please steal that idea? I'd love to put something like that, in a big frame, bigger letter in my dining area :0).
Come see what I did. It's my first attempt at "letters", but I think I did pretty okay :0).
Hugs and enjoy your day!

Jen r. said...

Those bags are adorable!! I love them!

Dawn said...

The hibiscus is beautiful!! I love the huge flowers that bloom.

Your framed K looks great. :) I really need to try that some day.

I also like your bags. They are very pretty and especially thoughtful! What a good friend you are.

take care,
Dawn

Sheila R said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your yo yo bags and the monogram frame. I enjoyed reading your blog.

Lisa B. said...

Cute bags Kim! And I really like your little monogram frame!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love the K. I think one would look great in my daughter's room. I hope you don't mind...I may use the idea. I have not made any yo- yos lately. In the winter while I watch tv is when I usually make mine. It is getting close!
denise

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I'm still making my yo yo's. Don't know what I will make out of them yet.Sigh.