Patriotic Pinwheel Wreath

It’s less than a month to the Fourth of July.  Can you believe it? Do you have patriotic decorations ready?  Honestly, I don’t.  I’ve just gotten started.  I’ve got a couple of projects in the works, and the one that I’m sharing today is my first completed patriotic craft of the season.  Of course, it’s a wreath because as Mellow Man tells everyone– we may not be completely decorated around here, but we have a wreath for every holiday!  For this Fourth of July, I made a wreath with chevron burlap ribbon and felt pinwheels.  It was a quick and easy way to add to my holiday wreath collection, and I’m delighted with how it turned out.  I think I need to make a few more pinwheels for decorations, but I’m really enjoying my Patriotic Pinwheel Wreath.

My Mom Made That: Patriotic Pinwheel Wreath
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Floral Note Cards for Mother’s Day

Yesterday was Mother’s Day.  I hope that every mother out there got to feel appreciated and loved, be you a mommy of an itty-bitty, kiddo, tween, teen or grown child.  I must say that I was really touched by a post I read over at One Artsy Mama about Mother’s Day, and I would very much encourage you to read it if you get a chance.  It really speaks to the emotions behind Mother’s Day. Around here we had a nice busy day.  The Big One and my lovely husband, the Mellow Man spent the day watching the Little Monkey and cleaning the house for me!  Isn’t that amazing?  I had already gotten my Mother’s Day gift, of my new domain and this blog!   This year, I made gifts for my mother and mother-in-law, and specifically made my mother-in-law a floral note card set with a matching Mother’s Day card with my trusty Silhouette Portrait.  One of the great things about the Silhouette, is the ability to create custom card sets, and this particular one include two cards for “Hello,” “Thank You,” and “Get Well.”

My Mom Made That: Floral Notecard Set
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Peter Cottontail Door Hanger

It’s almost Easter, and Peter Cottontail is on his way to our house!  Did you used to sing that song when you were a child?  It reminds me so much of wonderful Easters as a child– time with my family, in church wearing smocked dresses, gloves and sunhats.  Then we would gather together as a family, eating a wonderful meal.  There is much anticipation this Easter week, as we honor the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday (one of my very favorite Church services), mourn on Good Friday, wait in anticipate for the resurrection on Easter Saturday, and wonder in awe on Easter.  It is a meaningful week, and somehow the Easter Bunny, AKA Peter Cottontail gets worked into the festivities!  Regardless, the excitement of Easter Egg hunts and the arrival of that bunny are overlaid this week.  If you are waiting for Peter Cottontail, then I have a door hanger for you!  It’s a quick and easy project with vinyl and your favorite (AKA Silhouette!) vinyl cutting tool!

My Mom Made That: Peter Cottontail Door Hanger
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day: Celebrate with One Artsy Mama

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and we’ve been wearing some green around here. I’m thrilled with my two Leprechauns, who happily wore their outfits that I made with my Silhouette Portrait. Speaking of the Silhouette, it reminds me of one of the first bloggers who convinced me that I needed a Silhouette– Amy who is also known as One Artsy Mama.  And guess what?  It’s not just St. Patrick’s Day, it’s also a very special day for One Artsy Mama. It’s her third Blogiversary! To help her celebrate, there is an awesome giveaway going on– it’s located on the rafflecopter right after the pictures of my cute kiddos in their green attire!
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The Wearing of the Green Thanks to SaintPatrickDayShirts.Com

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Does your family wear special green clothing on St. Patrick’s Day?  I try to get the boys all decked out, and in the coming days you’ll see a few projects that I’ve been working on.  Unfortunately, I have to try very hard to get the Big One on board with the wearing of the green.  He need a perfect St. Patrick’s Day Shirt for a tween, as he really didn’t want anything cutesy for St. Patrick’s day.  (Thanks goodness I still have the Little Monkey to dress up!) Enter SaintPatrickDayShirts.com, a website with a wide variety of St. Patrick’s Day attire.  I got the opportunity to receive this “Keep Calm and Shamrock On” t-shirt, and the Big One seemed pleased with the design.  He didn’t think it was too cutesy.  (Now there are a lot of shirts with more party-oriented attire available if you are so inclined.)  The shirt was a very nice weight, and extremely soft.  I hate rough feeling shirts, don’t you?

My Mom Made That: St Patrick's Day Shirt The store has men’s, women’s and children’s tees-shirts.  The women’s shirts are slightly fitted, and the men’s are the standard shirt style.  The Big One is wearing a men’s small shirt, and it is slightly big on him.  There are children’s shirts that range in size from Small to XL.  I received the shirt very promptly, within just a few days of placing my order.  Plus, many of the shirts are currently on sale!  Doesn’t get much better than that!  Be sure to check them out to find yourself without a shirt for St. Patrick’s Day– you don’t want to get pinched next month!

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