Sunday, July 31, 2011

the turtle has moved.

that's right. change of address for penelope... our little turtle. the turt-a-lee-ist turtle you'll ever meet.

she moved from next to my bed...
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to here...her crib.
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which means, i don't hear her every snort. sniff. sigh. she is on a schedule(kind of)...
and i sleep better. yes, life is getting better. i sleep for like 5 hrs at a time. not a lot you say? yes it is. when you're used to waking up every 2 and 3 hours.
and i'm getting my energy back. to craft.
i mean, ya penelope had a little pep talk with me.
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and so, from some encouragement from penelope, i have been crafting.
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every girl should have a good set of oversized stamps on hand. i bought these foam stamps at tuesday morning for $6 a couple years ago. and i use them all the time. i've seen some around at craft stores. like these.

and i always have canvas in my basement. always. i just painted the letters with acrylic paint. and then heat set them(blow them with a blow dryer).

fun wall art that inspires me that... we can, indeed, do the hard things. it's surprising what we can do if we put one foot in front of the other. and do them. even if they are terribly difficult.

33 comments:

  1. oh-em-gee. those pictures of the turtle are cracking me up.

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  2. Look how big she's getting!

    I still haven't moved Braden out. Eek. I need to but we keep having guests use his room...

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  3. you have a precious little girl there. story was/is that same way; i can't get enough of her and crafting almost always takes a back seat.
    i love these paintings you did--don't let etsy see them or you may become busier than you (or penelope) wanted to be.

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  4. I love your craft and the words you chose. Also, your little turtle is ridiculously adorable!

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  5. sweet turtle.
    why don't you send me your letters so I don't have to go hunting for some.
    thank you.

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  6. i wore my "i can do hard things" necklace yesterday to church :)

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  7. She is sooo cute, Jamie.. and I luv your painting. I need that hanging to remember when I forget.. which is often..:)

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  8. YEAH for cute baby's in their bed, and yeah for crafts! Happiness!

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  9. and now the bassinet will be passed to penelope's dear cousin...soon to enter the scene. perfect timing. she loves me the most out of all her aunts. i can see it in her eyes. her big filipino eyes.

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  10. I just don't know how I feel about you calling that cutie-patootie "turtle." I mean, turtles aren't really that cute. And Penelope? SUPER cute. Can't we think of a cuter animal than a turtle?

    Actually, in my opinion there's no such thing as a cute animal, so just forget I said anything.

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  11. these are fabulous. just like you. :) kiss penelope for me, PLEASE.

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  12. ahhh. she is growing so fast. and getting cuter by the minute.
    love your canvas. can i come craft with you?

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  13. ha! you are super funny! I am so glad i found your blog! "crafternoon" is definitely one I must steal :)
    And little penelope is super cute!
    P.S. Why do you have to heat up the craft paint before stamping?

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  14. I like how she has milk spilling out the side of her mouth :) or maybe it's turtle drool. I get 5 hours of sleep about 1 night a week. Tis heaven I tell you!

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog...I'm in KC too...small world :) p.s. these photos were made me smile!

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  16. your turtle is gorgeous.

    love your spectacular craft! wow!

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  17. What a CUTIE! Love. your. blog. It makes smile. :)

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  18. I love a swaddled baby. And a crafternoon! Nice work on both!

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  19. this, my friend, is what i call sweet freedom. sleep and crafts...it's like you're back among the living! :)

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  20. i have been following your blog for a little while now and I am breaking my silence. :) I absolutely LOVE those signs! and the saying on them. I enjoy everything you write. can i make a request? more pictures of your house! it seems adorable but the little peeks here and there aren't enough! :) brittney

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  21. so glad she gave you that pep talk! Those are stinkin cute!

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  22. the turtle's change of address should have been to ORLANDO, FL. i should have packed her in my bag and taken her with me.

    and on another note. please send me one of those canvases. that saying is exactly what i needed to read today when i have a certain adopted child who is making all things hard.

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  23. why are you so flipping hilarious? And adorable. As is that Turtle girlie of yours. Welcome back to the real world of sleep and creativity:)

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  24. 1.) Is that a bra on the floor in the first picture? I'm pretty sure you'd strut around braless so I'll assume..yes..yes it is. Bravo. I told you I'm crunchy so I don't wear them either.........or shower.......... HA.

    2.) I could eat her. Nom nom nom.

    3.) IIII Want to do crafternoons as well! And just copy everything you do. Because it's rad.



    xo

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  25. oh this was hysterical. she really is so freaking cute. and awesome that you were able to craft! wyatt is seven months old new and i still haven't crafted a thing.

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  26. oh this was hysterical. and she really is soooo freaking cute. and awesome job getting your craft on! you're inspiring me to get at it again.

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  27. oh little turtle. she is just too cute with those big eyes!

    and i thank you for the letter stamping on canvas inspiration. i had a fabulous crafternoon yesterday :)

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  28. i am lovin your crafty craft--and of course the ok from miss P--she is a doll~ and i am a fan when the move to the crib comes along--b/c you really do hear all the sniffs and snorts:) she is a dolly doll chick!

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  29. These are adorable. I think I need one at work, at home, in the car, at all times. and maybe I can carry one while running.

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  30. Pretty darn sure that is one of the cutest swaddled babe pics I have seen in a while. She is a prec' little thing!

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  31. and now I have yet another reason to go to Joann's :)
    Lovely pictures of your little turtle!

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  32. I just have to say thank you for blogging. You are super encouraging, and your story is inspiring. I'm so glad I found it!

    Also, you are HILARIOUS and I almost pee my pants (you know from laughing so hard) when I read your blog.

    ... and I hope that's not creepy because I'm not a creeper.

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