Creative Bliss

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Couple More Presents...

I sure kept myself busy today. I haven't said anything, but Steve finally ordered his flat screen tv and it arrived yesterday. It's a 42 inch one and he's gotten it hooked up, but we still need to figure out all the bells and whistles.  Up to now we didn't have any curtains on the big window in the great room (where the tv is located). Steve is now nervous about people being able to look straight into the room and seeing his new baby. So, he asked me to look for some curtains. I was able to find some simple (inexpensive) ones at Walmart this morning, along with the rods needed. I decided to put them up and surprise him when he got home from work. I maybe should have waited for him though, because at one point I lost my balance and fell, twisting my knee pretty good. It's not swollen, but it sure hurts! I didn't let it deter me though, and I got the curtains up. It looks okay. I like a lot of natural light in a room, but these are fairly sheer so some is still allowed in. The color looks decent in the room. Whew.


Once that was done, I turned to a project I needed to get done in time for swim class today. We hang out with some good friends we've made over the past year or so. Jessica is in the same class as Annabelle and her little brother Ryan (who's 4) often plays with Amy while she waits for her class to start. Heidi has watched me create project after project as we sit together and chat away. I really, really wanted to make some projects  for this great family. So, this morning I got busy. I made Heidi a covered ornament like I showed in a previous post. For Ryan, I made this super cute elephant. The pattern is from the same booklet I used to create the lions the other day.





And for Annabelle, I made this



She should be able to wear it as a pony tail holder. The flower is 3 inches wide and I layered two buttons on top of each other for the center. The fabric is from Hobby Lobby.

I couldn't post this earlier in the day because Heidi reads my blog and I didn't want to spoil the surprise. *Ü* They all seemed very happy with their gifts. Yay!

And now I must close and get back to work on a few more projects...this is what I get for starting too late to do what I want to leisurely. LOL Ah well, it's part of the fun of the season, right?

Have a good one. Thanks so much for stopping by. Oh and I forgot to let you know that Jessica's ear quit hurting on Sunday and she's been fine ever since (knock on wood). Thank you to those of you who asked.

Til next time!



13 comments:

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, all of your animals are fantastic! So cute! AND the ponytail holder is adorable!

Have fun watching your new TV.

Alanna said...

The elephant is so cute. Love the pony tail holder as well. I'm sorry to hear about your fall. Hopefully it won't be hurting today. And I hope hubby appreciated your efforts. Have fun with the TV.

Heidi Storey said...

Jeanne, thank you so much for our gifts!! Ryan LOVES his elephant - he carries it around everywhere. Annabelle wore her ponytail holder to school today to show everyone and I love my ornament. You and your family are awesome and I look forward to our twice-weekly chats!! Thanks again.

How does Steve like the curtains and how is your knee?

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable! I hope your knee feels better soon. Jealous of your TV!

Jackie said...

Love all your projects...so creative
I had a dream about you and your girls the other night...thot it strange but it was you and your girls :) can't remember now the plot of the dream cuz it has been a few days but thot would let you know you are haunting my dreams now :)

Sarah said...

I am so glad Jessica's ear is OK! What a relief...BUT I hope you are OK! Hope hubby was surprised when he came home.
LOVE your elephant and that pony tail flower, they are both gorgeous.
Take care Jeanne...no more accidents.

Sharli said...

Oh my! I {{heart}} your elephant! so much fun! I am so sorry about your fall - please ice it and rest it! (take it from someone who has become a believer in ice).

Hugs!

Jena said...

Fun projects - I really want to try some of those flowers - hopefully after I get my holiday projects finished! Sorry to hear you hurt yourself - you'll have to just prop yourself up with a good project and watch a good movie on your new TV! Glad to hear Jessica's ear is better as well. Take care and have a great weekend!

Laurel said...

Aw these are so cute!

Kathi Carlson said...

So cute! Love the elephant and the ponytail holder - perfect! Those little flowers are so cool and leave it to you to put it to practical use! Amazing!!

Hope your weekend is wonderful. No snow storm here - unless there's a change in the "plan." LOL. The weather is mild - nice for a change!

Angela2932 said...

Your menagerie is adorable! I'm thinking they'd be a real hit on etsy!

Jeanne, it's Saturday, and you twisted your knee on Thursday, and it's a little late for me to harass you about putting ice on it. . . . but I'm nervous about your knee! I'm thinking I'm remembering correctly that you hurt your ankle terribly about a year or so ago. . . . Be careful with your body!!!!! And indulge it :) with some tlc.

Jen said...

that ponytail holder is wonderful! I am sure she will love it. Cute elephant too.

Barb said...

What an adorable little elephant! You are so creative! And that ponytail holder is darling. I hope your knee is feeling better by now, too...ouchie!