Saturday, April 30, 2011

The One and Only Feature!

What an honor! Today I was the one and only feature over at Crafty Geordi (check it out HERE!)--seriously, I can't tell you how exciting that is for me! Thanks so much Christine--I am completely overwhelmed, that was so sweet of you--thank you thank you!


Boho-Chic: Earrings Inspired from the Far East

I just LOVE Bohemian and Far East Inspired fashions--bright colors, awesome fibers, beautiful beads--with summer right around the corner (I hope!), I decided to work on a few fun accessories:
Thanks to the Tattered Tag and Sarahndipities for featuring these earrings!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Featured on Simply Sweet Home!

What a wonderful day--my project was featured by one of my favorite blogs, Simply Sweet Home! :)


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Necklace

My aunt asked me to make her a fun, pink necklace for Easter--I of course said yes, because
1-I love my aunt
2-I love making things, especially fun, pink things
3-I love making stuff for the Willis family, because they are always so supportive, and I always know that they will appreciate it.
Hope you like it Buffy! :)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Featured on My Girlish Whims!

This evening oddly went downhill for some reason... maybe it was the bipolar weather, or the stress of the future, but whatever it was--it put me in a state of being rather bummed out. However, as I was checking my email for the night, I found this gem that helped turn my day back around again--my projects were featured on My Girlish Whims!

Daydreams, Doodles, and Features!

My Daydreaming Doodles earrings were featured today over at Goodbye City, Hello Suburbs!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Three New Features!

I was so busy this weekend with graduation--I came back surprised and estatic to discover that my blog received THREE more features!

First, Crafty Geordi featured my niece's BEAUTIFUL blessing dress!


second, my baby burp cloths and bibs were featured by Truly Lovely!

Featured at Truly Lovely

and third, my ridiculously talented TinkerMama's beautiful Zipper Necklace was featured by Reasons to Skip Housework!

What a great way to start the week!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


This weekend I officially graduated from BYU!! Okay, technically I was already graduated--the diploma has been sitting on my shelf for the past four months--but it really didn't feel all that real until I donned the cap and gown--then suddenly it hit me. It was awesome--seriously, I didn't expect to have so much fun, but I did! It was one of the best days of my life. :)
Okay, to be honest, here is my favorite part of the entire day: for graduation, my absolutely AMAZING and talented mother made me this BEAUTIFUL dress!
and I made a few accessories to match:
and since during graduation only your shoes actually show under the graduation gown, I made some nice bright shoe clips to match my new dress:
and they even kind of match with the BYU gold and blue graduation gear.
That amazing mother of mine:
The ceremony went surprisingly well--I rather enjoyed the speakers, especially the Dean of the Humanities college, who focused his words on forgetting--at graduation they are always focused on what we need to remember, but he reminded us that the ability to forget is essential to. In the words of Borges,

"To think is to forget--to forget differences, generalize, make abstractions..."

After the ceremony the graduates all headed out the tunnel to say goodbye to our professors--I was so excited to see Dr. Tate there! It seems like I haven't seen him since our wonderful times in London--he is such a wonderful WONDERFUL teacher!
Then back into the sunlight--where I suffered the most epic fall of all time--okay, maybe not the best, but it was pretty awesome. Too bad it didn't occur when I went up on stage to get my diploma... anyway, I limped around and finally found my family, where my amazing parents were waiting to greet me. <3
And my wonderful grandparents--I walked today just for you Grandpa! <3
My Aunt Jeanmarie, Uncle Jim, and favorite cousin, Andy--I was so excited they came!!
It was surprisingly a ridiculously sunny day... :)
After pictures were taken and congratulations were said, the parents took me out for dinner at Outback Steakhouse--I couldn't believe how much I ate, but then again, it was basically my first meal of the entire day! (I was slightly stressed trying to get to graduation on time). Plus, the food was beyond delicious, so it was well worth it.
What a wonderful day! I love school, and I am so proud of my accomplishments, but the most important thing that the day reiterated for me was how wonderful my family is--thanks guys, I love you!!

P.S. Even after the fact graduation continues to bring joy to my life--this post was featured by Christine at Craft Geordi--and the one and only feature that day to boot! :)


Friday, April 15, 2011

Wow, there's a fix for everything...

Wow, apparently there really is a fix for everything--every problem that you have, and every problem that you didn't know that you had...

Seriously--hive five to all of the awesome women who have to put up with the world telling them they're not good enough every single flippin' day.

The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them. ~Robert Graves

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Baby's Blessing

My baby niece was blessed this past weekend--and she was just GORGEOUS!!! My mother made the most AMAZING dress I have ever seen in my life--she looked just beautiful. I love being an aunt.

Crazy detail across the bottom--embroidery, pearls, pin tucks, ric rac rosettes, entredeux, the works.
My personal favorite, the ballerina booties--SO ADORABLE!!
And my contribution, the headband and flower! :)
This project featured by craftygeordi!