Baby Shower Owl Invites!

I made this sweet pink and green owl invite for my boss. His son is getting ready to have his first child, a little girl. I love the mama and baby owl!


Boobie Beanie! Yay for breastfeeding!

I had a friend post this pic on my facebook page with a request for me to make her one.
I loved the idea so I finally got to it!

I think it is pretty awesome. I used this pattern from The Oxford Family.

One of Kylee's baby doll's served as a model. Nope, I didn't steal any children to take a pic.

I am a big advocate for breastfeeding. I breastfed Gavin until he was 8 months old. I enjoyed the time with him and loved that I was supplying him with what makes him grow. I am so sad for people that struggle with breastfeeding because I found it such a rewarding experience.

Want one for yourself? They are available for $15 and it says it fits 0-3 months. Email me at taadaadesigns@hotmail.com for your own!


Rubber Stamp Fun

Stamps are easy cheap fun that make you feel like you've really done something. Even if you aren't super creative or artsy you can make some great paper crafts from some cute stamps. Here is my small collection! I buy cheapies at Michael's. I love it when I get them for a dollar. Sometimes I can even get the little ink pads for a buck. Can't pass up a deal like that!
My new favorite stamp! It's a Jackson stamp!
This came in a three stamp kit with a small ink pad all for a buck. Bargain city.
Some other cuties.
Perfect for thank you cards! Purchase some card stock and invitation size envelopes and make your own!
So sweet. I love so many wonderful people. This is for you.

This is a pretty butterfly stamp. I actually paid full price for this one. $5 I think.
I colored this one with some plain ol' markers! I found these small letter stamps for buck too! They have really come in handy. This margarita stamp was an ebay score. It had said "fiesta" underneath it. I cut that off with my exacto knife and removed it from the mounting so I could just have the drink.
Gift tags? Sure! You can make stationary too. Just get some nice paper and stamp something cute in the corner. Then write your letter!


I don't care....(but I do)


Everyone has had these moments. They are those horrible instances that put a lump in your throat and make your stomach feel like it just dropped through your knees. When if you are in front of someone you have to try and pull yourself together fast while thoughts rampage through your brain one hundred miles an hour. Your pulse quickens, your breathing stops and for one quick moment you have to remind yourself to function. I hate these moments. It is like missing that last step at the bottom of the stairs. That split second when you fear that you will either die or get hurt really badly. I am always amazed at how the body reacts to emotion. Maybe I am merely describing a panic attack.
The new method of delivery: facebook. Oh, facebook, how I loathe and love thee. Truth is that those moments aren't as bad as they seem. It just feels so awful because of how private your thoughts are and there is nowhere to scream. My goodness, how good it would feel to scream sometimes. Right?
I hope that when I scream, you feel it in your soul.


Everything Changes.

I have been almost completely absent from the online world. My google reader is filled to the brim with unread blog posts, my facebook is piled up with missed notifications and messages, all my email accounts had tons of unread emails, and I have failed to post on my blog in over three weeks. This is just my online life. You should see my house. *wink, wink*

Why the sudden change? I took a job. A full time grown up job with a great company called Primo Designs. They do custom screenprinting and embroidery. I had applied for a design position but was later informed that when I applied the position had already been filled. They offered me a spot in the embroidery department. At first I was let down. I was actually really disappointed. I have been hoping for a good job in my field for a while. Then I realized that a job is a job and that this is something I might actually like. Plus, if the opportunity ever arose that they were in need of some help in the graphics department I would hopefully get a shot at it. So off I went to work.

I am going to underplay this part a bit but I was heartsick over leaving Gavin. I am better now but oh how this broke my little heart. I think all is good now. Most of the time, anyway.

Come to find out they are a great company to work for. They seem very family oriented and have been able to work with my schedule on picking up Gavin when I need to. That is such a big deal. I enjoy the people I work with. That can make or break a job sometimes. I have a great time at work though. The woman I work with is cheerful, friendly, and fun to spend the day with. We keep busy and the day goes by fast. I am learning quickly despite a few hang ups here and there.

This has certainly changed things around here though! I am finally getting used to the sleep schedule. I am in bed by 11pm every night if not earlier. Waking up at 7:30 or 8 on Saturday and Sunday feels like sleeping in. My time with Gavin is more valuable and I have been avoiding getting online because I can't be on here for just a few minutes. I am an online addict. I mean there is blogging, of course, which I love. Then facebook and all my email accounts. I just can't keep up. In between cooking dinner and throwing in laundry I can't find time to squeeze in online activites or even crafting for the time being. Hopefully it will all balance itself out. I look forward to finding a way to do it because I miss it! I miss writing and crafting and sharing it!

So today I will share with you some things I have worked on the last few weeks.
A cane handled granny square bag that isn't quite finished.
A bridal shower gift that I embroidered at work with the brides new initials. I filled it with Bath and Body Works new fragrance Pink Chiffon and a pretty black and pink nighty.We bought a new ride. LOVE IT!
It fits the whole family and maybe room for one more if there ever were one more.
Gavin's awesome Valentine for school.

And a retirement party invite for one of my dad's friends/coworker.

Yay! Life has been busy for sure! It is getting busier by the minute. Next weekend is the Spring Fling (I think that is what it is called) at the Nickerbob's Craft Mall that I have a booth at. I realized, almost too late, that my things aren't really SPRINGY! Crochet scarves are pretty seasonal. So, I am attempting to think of things to make to put in there for the new season. I might either remove or mark down the wintery scarves that are left. I don't know. I should've been planning for this! I'll think of something.