Wednesday, February 29, 2012

haPPY...

LEAP DAY!!!

Seems like only last leap year...


and now it's almost....MARCH...
I have discovered that my blogging abilities are sorely lacking... oh where did the days go that i could blog every day? Of late..the hours have been locked into the creation of Maddysen's 5th grade yearbook.... Her class voted on having a MILITARY theme...for the overall feel...

wait........M-I-L-I-T-A-R-Y???!!! (cover design was voted on by the 5th grade classes)I do pink...i do glittery...i do...lots of even BOY pages...but Military? I may be redesigning camoflague by the time this project is over..lol...

We don't actually have a military base, post etc...here in wisconsin... Kevin did serve in Iraq....but other than National guard..little recruiting offices...NADA...

We got to thinking how this was going to pan out...then Shannon brought up that this fifth grade class...are actually 911 babies....Maddysen was just over 3 weeks old when it happened...and oh how it changed the world...

It's taken quite a bit of thinking..but I think I have come up with designs...where each child will have a unique page...



I will rearrange each page...using military elements. I have asked the principal to write a "letter to the troops" with good wishes... We have asked each parent to submit photos to showcase the kids elementary school 'career'. Hmmm...been getting somewhat of a response...but if they don't send the after three reminders...the child will get a bigger 5th grade photo on their page. Now just how to fit 10,000 photos of Maddysen on HER page...lolol...

Maxx and I came home from shopping and I was carrying in the groceries and he perched himself on the toybox in the backyard. I asked him if he was tired or his leg was hurting..and he replied, "no, nonnie, i'm waiting for you to take my PICTURE!!"



NOW HOW COULD I REFUSE!! afterall...the boy has his OWN MONEY AND ALL...



Maxx had his muscle biopsy this month...and we are waiting on the results...won't hear anything until March 24th...... but since we have been waiting for over a year and a half now...a couple more weeks...(while we are anxious) will be tolerable..

Xander came over the other nite...and I got to take a new photo of him with Maddy..



We also paid a visit to the Milwaukee County Domes on Monday.

We took some new pictures of Logan and Lavender...





logan is a bundle of energy...well, heck...he's almost 3! And Lavender is a cutee patootee...and rocks those outfits...lol

Speaking of outfits...I did get some sewing time in...and finished up this sweet
'bapron' (it's a bib apron combo!) And it's a FREE TUTORIAL HERE..



And I also did a pattern test for Brynnberlee Designs.



I used a vintage button for the center of the snap off flower.



and a little outfit for a sweet new baby...




The weather has been so strange this winter...we did manage to get 4" of snow last week..but out totals are way way way...(did i say way?) below average. Today it is forcasted to be in the UPPER 40'S LOW 50'S! oh goodness....break out the bikini's...

Gotta go play MILITARY..now...I have it planned out to create a new page a day...although perhaps I will do the side by sides in a day..that way i know they will coordinate...

Blog soon...(sure...yeah RIGHT...LOLOLOL)

HUGZ til later!

5 comments:

peggy gatto said...

I SALUTE you for your creativity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A 4 star salute. I love those kids and love the dolly so mush!!!
Of course I have one of your creations
Elvis bear and hound dog!!!!
He is right here on my desk!
Thank you!!!

martha brown said...

Love the bapron!
I've been so busy lately with school -- barely time to breathe let alone make anything! -- and I DID get my Valentines charms -- I've just been too unorganized to tell you -- they came right before V day --but I haven't even opened them..... I plan to this weekend though....

Dawn said...

Barb as I always tell you...you are the BEST MUM, NONNIE, SISTER, FRIEND EVER!!!!!!
YOur design for the Year Book is FABULOUS.
Your sewing ability out there in the stratosphere, your photography skills, your rummage skills....DEFINITELY SUPEDUPER..and get this your are my FRIEND AND SISTER LOVE YOU MILLIONS xxxx

Fran said...

OH MY! How the kids have grown. Love the clothing you made. The outfit with the little dolly is ADORABLE!! Wonderful job. Love the fabric you used.
Hugs
Fran

The Rose Room said...

oh my lordy those children have grown soooo much! Lovely to see you here and lovely to see your creations! Camo - you go girl! Rachael xo

one of my sweet valentines

shoop shoop

the grandbabies

create your own slideshow

garden fairy purse

garden fairy purse

JUNQUE BRACELETS

JUNQUE BRACELETS

white bracelet

white bracelet

mary bracelet

mary bracelet

turquoise bracelet

turquoise bracelet

glass knobs

glass knobs

have a seat....

have a seat....