Monday, August 30, 2010

Quilt Show Boutique Items

Here are a few things I've made for the boutique for my quilt guild's upcoming quilt show (March 2011). The first picture shows medium and large size Humbug bags (not affiliated). I also gave one of the oriental ones to my mother-in-law for mother's day and one of the rabbit ones to my niece just because. The second picture is a folded fabric pot holder that my guild gave out as a kit and I finished and returned. It reminds me of a Florida beach house!! The last picture is of an Amish Puzzle Ball.

Completed: August 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Twins Announcement!

My husband and I have been together over 19 years. Our families gave up on us ever having kids as we were busy, career minded, and big travelers. We KNEW we had to announce this in a special way! With everyone not even knowing that we were trying, we announced to our family and friends that we were expecting twins (a big surprise to us too!) at my husband's birthday party. Right before we were going to cut the cake we said that we had "party favors" for everyone and to please all open them together. The first picture shows the boxes we handed out. The second picture shows what you saw when you opened the box. The third picture shows what you saw when you picked the "smelling salts" up (aka table salt) and pulled the ribbon which revealed what was under the tissue paper. Then happy crying and pandemonium ensued! Once everyone slowly calmed down a bit we told them that there were ultrasound pics in the bottle. Those pics revealed that we were expecting twins. Did I say pandemonium before? Well it was repeated times 10! That was how we told our local family and friends who came to the birthday party.

Siblings got phone calls immediately following. For the rest of the close family and friends we mailed this announcement (pictures show front, inside, and back) which was already in the mail at the time of the party. Several more shocked and happy people followed! This sure was some fun stuff!!!

The mailed announcements were made using my Cricut Expression machine and one of the cards cartridges ("Wild Cards" I think) where I suited the designs to my needs. The "party favors" were my idea.

Completed: August 2010