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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

paper flowers

I saw some paper flowers in a gift shop about 6 months ago .   I decided the other day to try to make some for myself.   I copied some small print and then cut in the shape of petals.  Green wire I cut in lengths , any length you want and placed in between the petals with white glue.  Let'em dry.  Six is what I used for each flower.   Stamens I found at Michael's.
cut and placed wire in between papers.
I brushed some glue on the petals and sprinkled glitter on them to give a little shimmer. Spray adhesive would have probably been less messy.

I decided to outline the edges with this glitter glue
I started winding them together and then dotted the center with glue to hold stamens
after all dry,  the floral tape is wrapped around all of the wire after I twist it together.

I will make some more to go with these, maybe even give them leaves.

I am linking to A bowl full of lemons

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Baby Shower

I held a baby shower at my home last Sunday for Miranda - my daughter in law.   She is due on Dec. 11 and the baby is a girl.  There are 3 grandsons and now a little grand daughter on the way.

Miranda brought me some beautiful flowers and the lillies scented the room.   Gorgeous flowers.

Some pictures of the shower
musical baby blocks
great grandma gave her this,  so cute
I made this cake,   I like these better than the store bought ones.  Cream cheese filling between the layers.
Cream cheese frosting on top with heavy whipping cream.   The whipping cream ,  cream cheese and confectioners sugar made it take so good.   It was a 3 layer white cake.
She got so many nice things,  part of the bassinet in pix she received.  

you can see part of a balloon pacifier I made in window
Hard to believe mom will be 90 next month , 11/23

A game we played measuring Miranda's waist and see who comes the closest

Jenn ad Steven in Hawaii and couldn't be here,  they sent this beautiful frame and sweet clothes
for baby

first Christmas ornament from great grandma

Annette sent a  bottles and baby clothes.   She couldn't be here as she lives in Arizona.   I wish we had them all in the same place,  miss'em
Amy my niece also sent baby a gift and she lives in Nashville.   Very thoughtful of them all and cant wait to see them soon.
Missed Jessica , lynn and  Rachel .   They sent lovely gifts and much appreciated .
Til next time

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