This past week, a magazine arrived in my mailbox…and after quickly flipping through the pages, I officially had my first “pinch me” moment!!!
I mean, I knew it was coming, but I still couldn’t believe what I saw! What’s so pinch-worthy, you ask? Ohhh…………….just that one of my all-time favorite tutorials has been featured in this oh-so-lovely edition of Made in Paper magazine! EEEEEEEKKKKKK!
If you’ve been coming around here for a good long while, that, my dear friends, is my niece’s bedroom…in an actual magazine. The lovely people at Made in Paper magazine featured my full tutorial, including all my original photographs, to make these simple and fantastic paper flowers!
And in addition to the beautiful three (3!!!) pages of my photographs and tutorial, this little paragraph was just so exciting to see with my very own eyes!
I still can’t really believe it. These kinds of things don’t happen to me 🙂 I’m just a crafty stay-at-home Mom who loves to work with her hands and snap photos of her creations to share with the world. I am so honored to be included in this stunning collection of craft projects. The magazine should already be available in the UK and on Apple Newsstand for iPad. Here in the US, you can find it at Booksamillion and JoAnn’s mid-month!
A big thanks goes out to the folks at Made in Paper magazine for including me in this gorgeous publication, as well as my niece (for letting me makeover her bedroom!), and my sister Kathleen, who brainstormed with me and helped pull off this fantastic project!
I promised you I’m getting back into the swing of things around here. To prove it, I’ll be back here Monday with snapshots of a really fun and unexpected birthday!
Happy New Year’s Eve Friends! Sorry I kind of disappeared on you last week. We were busily preparing for Christmas morning, and then have been enjoying some downtime ever since. The good news is that Mrs. Clause got all of her Christmas projects made, done and under the tree in time; AND we had an amazing Christmas. The bad news is that she is pooped and needs some time away from the sewing machine and garage workshop! I did want to pop on today, however, to look back at our year of crafting and DIY projects!! When I went to compile the pictures from this last year, I was AMAZED at how much I was able to squeeze into the year.
Are you ready for a walk down memory lane? Hold on to your seats…here we go!
In June, we were stuck living in a hotel waiting for our house to become available. During that time, I revealed every nook and cranny of my niece’s pink and orange bedroom makeover. You can see all the posts HERE! I also found a new way to store all of our electronic cords (in an ornament box!) and created another really popular project: The DIY Drink Holder (from an old can!).
In November, our family room got some much needed attention. With the arrival of our new couch, we were able to finally put the finishing touches on some projects for this space, namely the new Media Stand (from the china hutch base) and a new DIY ottoman. I also made some very cute Thanksgiving jars for our holiday table centerpieces.
PHEW!!!!!! What a year. I’m not sure what took more time: all those projects or writing that post! 😉 And believe it or not, there are some things that got done around here that I haven’t yet had the chance to show you…like the Laundry Room and the Baby’s Room (both of which are all done and I’ll be showing you in the New Year!).
Thank you to each and every one of you who come around here regularly or even just every so often, who leave lovely comments, “pin” or “like” my projects, and/or reach out to me via email or Facebook! This blog has brought me so much joy and satisfaction over the last year, and I look forward to bigger and better things in 2013! Thank you for making me part of your week and part of your life – Happy New Year!