Saturday, February 28, 2009

fun card

I just finished making this card for my brother who had lasik surgery yesterday. I got the idea for it in the middle of the night and, amazingly, still remembered in the morning without writing anything down or scribbling a little picture. I think we'll run it over to his house with a bag of carrots . . . you know, since they're good for the eyes!

If your brother (or anyone else for that matter) is having lasik, I'd be happy to whip up another one!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Time to get to work!

My "office" (actually a closet in our partially finished basement with our old dining room table and some shelves in it . . . we outgrew our old dining room table a few years ago and got a new bigger one to seat our crew -- 5 kids! -- so I inherited the old one for my workspace) has been such a mess lately that I can't even get anything done. see:

So the other morning I got up early (thanks to my 10-month-old daughter's nasty cold) and went to work spiffing it up so that I could work again! Ahhhh, much better!

It took the better part of 2 hours, but it's once again organized and cleaned up, so . . . "let's get to work!"

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valentine Fun

Here's the little something I made for my hubby for Valentine's day this year:

The idea wasn't unique with me [few of my ideas really are]. I found my inspiration online somewhere. The little tag says "there aren't enough words to tell you how much I love you!" The hearts have the text from I Corinthians 13 on them [little heart-shaped chunks of it anyway!]. We're not big on buying each other gifts for every little "holiday" but I wanted something to show him that I was thinking of him and that I love him! This was pretty much free and did the trick perfectly!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sending some love

A great way to show someone a little love . . . on Valentine's Day or any day!
Jumbo clothespins (6 inches tall, 1.5 inches wide) are a fun way to show off a favorite picture or card, to keep track of an important paper or hold up your recipe when your hands are messy!
Retail price: $6.

Fun & Cheer

I helped my 2 older girls and their best friends make Valentine's to be given to kid's in local Children's Hospitals! We had a blast and made more than 3 dozen Valentine's, hopefully they will cheer up some kid's who could use a little extra cheer in their lives!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Recent projects

Here are some of my most recent projects:

These 2 are pictures of the decorative clipboards that I make each year as teacher gifts for my children's teachers. The backs are decorated with teacher-friendly alphabet papers with the initials of the teacher highlighted in some way. The fronts of the clipboards are a little more subdued and have personal notes from my kids to their teacher. They are always a hit!
Retail price: $12. (Specify colors and any personalization that you would like.)

Framed wedding: Personalized with wedding date and intials of the bride and groom visible underneath velum printed with "I have found the one my heart loves." (a verse from Song of Songs).
Retail price is dependent on size and choice of frame.

Perfect personal, unique baby gift: Unique framed keepsake shows baby's name and date of birth visible under velum printed with scripture "Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward from Him." Matching 6 inch clothes pin decorated with baby's initial and a coordinating ribbon -- great for holding a picture, card or note!
Retail price is dependent on size and choice of frame. Jumbo clothes pins retail for $6 (can be personalized with letter and/or shape and color scheme).


Welcome to the 5.eleven design blog! I hope this will be a place where you can keep up with my most recent projects and find some ideas you can borrow/steal/lift for yourself if you want to. I hope you enjoy your visit!

Have a wonderful day!