Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Goals & Gifts

Good morning! {or afternoon or evening depending on when you're reading this} My day started off with a nice surprise. I was featured on a blog I read. {Squee!} As I was reading her linky post I thought to myself "maybe I'll be featured sometime if I take better pictures"...and then there it was. My poorly lit photo. If you haven't visited Sugar and Dots you really should. After you're done admiring my feature :sarcasm: check her out.

Recently my to-do list {that I finally started writing down} has been a catch up list. One of my goals for 2011 is to remember & celebrate birthdays of those I love. I've had a birthday list/calendar on my fridge for years and generally remember birthdays. But I haven't done well at sending a gift or a card or making a phone call. We're at least 18 hours away from family so I can't pop in for a visit or attend a party. Which really would make the whole thing a lot easier.


I found tutorials/inspiration for these bows, which are a gift for my now seven year old sister, at Girly Things, great instructions and tips.


I made this tutu and headband for my younger sister that just turned five. Simple no sew tutu and headband inspired by Bonnie, we're in a crafty online group together.

So far I've made these gifts for two of my younger sisters {one birthday in January, one in February} but as I type this they {along with some Christmas gifts} are waiting to be mailed off. It's an improvement and I'll take it. In my large family there is at least one birthday each month so odds are in my favor that at least one person will receive their gift, card or phone call on time right? {Really I have no excuse for missing the phone call do I?} 

Does anyone else need to make a trip to the post office today? ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. What a cute idea! I will have to put this on my list of things to try! I am visiting from Sugar and Dots and am a NEW follower!
    Have a great day!

  2. such a cute tutu!! thanks for sharing it on our very first blog party.

  3. Thank you Michelle! My first tutu took a little more time but they've become a faster project now. Thank you for visiting. =]

    Thanks HM,CW =]

  4. These gifts are SO cute and so fun! I think it's so cool that you're getting such a jump on things and being able to make your gifts for people, I need to do more of that! I really need to get on board with 2011 being the year of DOING ahead, not just thinking ahead! You're doing great!

  5. It's all progress. :) Today Lydia told me what she wanted for her party and we're both excited about it. I wanted to start making a list already but other than being sick I need to keep my projects in priority.


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