Thursday, August 28, 2014
August Favorite Month...
August is my favorite month of the year. I love Summer and August is all Summer for me. There are also eleven birthdays celebrated in this month of August. My daughter is the very most special as she was the first person I ever knew with an August birthday...except me. Happy Birthday Jenifer Michelle! I know I have shared in past years that having an August birthday growing up was not much fun. No cupcake school class parties...summer and school was out. Now I know lots of August people and I am so happy to celebrate them. I made this Peridot colored pearl and Swarovski crystals bracelet for my "twin" birthday sister...of course she is years younger than I. Happy Birthday Suz.
I also made this fabric envelope and gifted it in August. It has a little green bead zipper charm.
My neice is August born and I recently got to visit with her when she and her husband flew out here from Michigan for a West Coast vacation. I created this blue bracelet with a very blingy skull bead just for her. Happy Birthday Meg.
This is one of those wonderful pocket cards I have been making and it contained a gift for someone else this month.
Now for a "little" project I am working on. Most of my ribbons are jumbled in this container. When I need a ribbon I either cannot find it, cannot untangle it, or I don't even bother to look. I hate to stop what I am creating and run to the store for ribbon. So I decided it is time to untangle this mess and see what I do and do not have in the ribbon department.
Of course I had a rack of hooks I paid 25 cents for at the thrift store one day. Mr. C grumbled a lot but hung it up for me where I wanted it. Thank goodness we agree this is MY room and I can close the door so it doesn't have to bother him with its artsy cluttered ways. I even had the large binder rings to hang on the hooks. Tiny investment for a big return. This is just the beginning and now it is much fuller. I love how the colors and widths of ribbons look hanging where I can see and utilize them. Note to self: "Do not buy anymore ribbon for a really long time!"
And Happy Birthday to Sandy along with a huge Thank You for these beautiful pink roses, tulips and carnations she sent to me. Happy Birthday Blessings to all August born. Thank you to each of you who wished me Happy Birthday here and on FaceBook. I am very blessed and grateful. Mr. C was extra generous to me this year and I no longer have to want for an iPad Air, Invisible Glass Shield or Zagg Keyboard and cover. (I normally do not announce gifts but this was such a surprise and now I shall no longer be whining about not having one!) Thank you Mr. C so very much for such a wonderful surprise! He knows how terribly non-technical I am and couldn't imagine why I wanted such an item. Now to learn how to use this amazing gift. I know lots of you have iPads and know lots of tips so I am all ears.
Our weather continues to be Fall like and cooler than normal and still with no rain what-so-ever. Today I saw trees that are already turning Fall colors. School is back in full session around here. Summer is over and so quickly I might add. Now on to lots more as August comes to a close. Creative Bliss and may you be enjoying your days to the fullest...