Friday, February 6, 2009

Craft Day With My Sister!

Today I got the privilege of spending the day crafting with one of my 3 sisters. I am extremely blessed to have sisters and more so that they are my best friends! Emily has been in New Orleans with baby Ella for the last couple months, so I haven't gotten to spend much time with her lately. For those of you that have been with me for a while, I'm sure you remember the special circumstances surrounding Ella's birth...she was born at 24 weeks and weighed 1 pound 10 ounces. She has been fighting with every thing she's got for the last 15 weeks. She has made tremendous progress, with a few setbacks along the way. She is still in the NICU, but will be coming home very soon. We know that we still have a long road ahead of us, but we are so grateful that she is almost strong enough to come home. If you'd like to read more about her, you can read my post here ...or this post at my sister's blog. She is an amazing little miracle baby and we feel blessed to be on this journey with her!


In preparation for Ella's homecoming, Emily sassed up this lamp shade. It started out as a plain jane white lampshade with ugly blue ribbon around the top. All she did was hot glue chocolate brown grosgrain ribbon around the top and bottom. We found this cute gerbera daisy in my scrapbook stuff, added a button and hot glued it right in the middle. Very simple. Very cute.

SIMPLY CUTE!


Em also made this initial plaque for Ella's NICU friend who is also getting ready to go home. I think this is my favorite one so far. I LOVE the way it turned out. You know how I feel about zebra print...it's hard to go wrong there.


These last two I made for my girls. Again, I used the fiberboard plaques from Dollar Tree. I have this uncontrollable urge to go and buy every single one they have in stock. I need a stock pile of them, because I know eventually they won't carry them anymore. I'm already stressing about it. I know...I have issues.



27 comments:

Tausha said...

I am loving those plaques. I am thinking that they would be perfect little valentines day gifts for my girlies! They love when I craft them new things. I figure I better get it in before they just roll their eyes at me and walk away. I have a plain white lampshade that I have just been waiting to redo-I had not found the right inspiration yet-yea-now I have! thanks for the ideas! Gotta love sisters!!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

I'm so hear about little Ella. She's been on my mind the past few days and I was going to ask about her. I'll continue to pray for her.

Your plaques turned out AMAZING! I really can't wait to go to Dollar Tree (next time in the big city) and get some!

Kristina P. said...

That's exciting that she will be able to come home!

And those signs are so cute!

Rambling Girl said...

I love all those plaques...Gotta head to the Dollar Store tommorrow and see what is new there...So many neat things are always there.

Sara said...

I too love those plaques and bought a couple...went back and they were gone. Did you know you can order items in bulk from Dollar Tree Direct website? Just thought you might want that info...although it could be trouble for the bank account!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

My Dollar Tree doesn't have those--or at least I haven't been able to find them. :(

~ Sarah

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Ummmm OK...did you travel here and buy every SINGLE one?? I went and they had none of those plaques! The horror!! I did get some lemons though, so I'm OK. I'm SO GLAD to hear Ella is doing well! It's all adorable, especially love that lampshade!!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Love the lampshade. Adorable!

Jen said...

Love them all!! I wish I crafty or creative to do that kind of stuff. I'm just not.... :)

Nicole ~ said...

I am glad you got to spend time with your sister. You two made some really cute things. Now you are making me want to go to the Dollar Tree!! I hope our store has some of those plaques, they are perfect for gift making.

Sarah said...

Love that lamp shade so simple yet so elegant. Perfect!
Sarah

Jessica said...

Looks like you had a very productive craft day! Everything you guys did turned out awesome!! I havent been able to find those at my Dollar Tree either... :(

Lorie said...

It is all very cute! Sister craft days are the best!

jennifer said...

precious! i'm loving the lamp shade. how easy and beautiful!

Bonnie said...

I love the plaques!!! I'm heading to Dollar Tree later today to see what I can pick up.

Amy said...

Love that lamp shade- so simple and cute, it's perfect!

I too feel the need to buy every one of those things from Dollar Tree... they're great!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I do so love looking at craftiness. Those plaques sure are yummy! Good job sister chick!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

The lampshade is awesome - I love love love it!

southern queen bee said...

The lamp shade turned out so cute. You need to go get those plaques,sure you can use them sooner or later. They are so cute.

AndreaLeigh said...

I am so glad Ella is doing better! She was on my mind the other day. I love the zebra plaque! I'm all about the zebra.

Small House said...

How fun to have sisters that not only craft with you, but like to craft. Everything is cute as always.
Sandra

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Love the ideas, and such thoughtful gifts! I'm sure that you're all beyond excited to get baby Ella home.
They're opening a Dollar Tree very close to my house soon, I'm hoping they have the chipboards at the big grand opening!!! Can you tell I'm excited?

Erin said...

Love your crafts! They are all so cute! And sisters are great!

Shannon said...

Very cute!! Love that lamp shade!

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

what? I have not seen these fiberboard things. What isle? Where? (Breathe Megan, Breathe.)

The Phillips Place said...

the lampshade is perfect-- i have been too chicken to try fabric over an entire shade. i love the idea of trimming a plain one with ribbon and adding a little something to the body of the shade.

and more plaque ideas-- you are unstoppable, girl! i only bought two at the dollar store but you're making me panic a little now too :).

The Boover Bunch said...

I loved crafting with you..everything did turn out just perfect. The lamp shade is adorable in Ella's mini nursery in the corner of my bedroom. Love you, sis

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