Friday, August 27, 2010


Welcome to my new blog!  If you followed me over here from, you might notice all of my old posts are here with us too.  I'm so glad we didn't have to say goodbye :)

Here are my new business cards designed by the talented Sara.  I am so incredibly happy with them.  I feel like they are so "me" ....  so happy.

Keep stopping by and I'll update you with my latest projects!  You can see on the sidebar of this blog that I have an etsy shop.  Please visit!  I will tell you that right now I have so many wonderful custom orders that I won't be adding to it or updating it for awhile.  Custom orders are my favorite because you get to create exactly what someone wants!  If you see anything on here that you'd like me to make (or maybe you have an idea of your own), please leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.  

Thank you so much for visiting!  

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Latest Project

Before our wonderful vacation, I was working on a really fun project for a friend of a friend.  Her baby girl was getting baptized and as a party favor, she was giving each couple a box of gourmet cookies.  She wanted a personalized tag for each box.  What a great idea!  This is what I came up with.

Here is a stack of the tags mid-project.

Another picture mid-project.

Here are two pictures of the finished project.  

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

So Tired

I'm tired.  So very tired.  I know I said the big reveal of elliebellie handmade would be this week.  I apologize that I haven't done that yet.  I left our vacation early because I had a job interview (yay).  I had the interview Monday, got offered the job the same day, and started preparing my classroom on Tuesday.  I've been in the room everyday since then working and working.  I am so thrilled to have a job and am excited to make the switch to first grade!  I'll miss my old school and all of the wonderful friends I've made there but am delighted to be in the same district at another wonderful school.  God is good.

With all that said....thank you for your patience.  The big reveal will come soon as I come up for air :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Right Now

listening: to nothing... sometimes that is such a wonderful sound :)
drinking: a iced tea from Coffee Table
wearing: sweats and my Mississippi State sweatshirt
feeling: tired.  I had a long 22 hour day of traveling yesterday. 
weather: hot but cold in here!
wanting: to sleep, watch 17 Again (I know, I'm too old to like it but I LOVE it!!), make crocheted flowers
needing: to unpack and do some paperwork
thinking: about my love...miss you!
enjoying: my couch
wondering: what Isaac will be like the next time we see him.  I miss him so much!  

Thursday, August 12, 2010



reading material:

tour guide:

(i know these photos aren't the best...they were taken with my phone...but that isn't really the point, you know what i mean??)

Monday, August 9, 2010

I've been gone...

Sorry I've been missing a little bit but so much as been going on!  I feel like that is how I start all posts...

Last week I was sick a bit and also was working on an elliebellie handmade project!!  Did I tell you that is the name of my little store that I'm opening?  I worked with a fabulous graphic designer, Sara Barbar, to work on a logo for my new business (eek!!).  I've gotten business cards, a stamp, labels, a banner for my new blog, and my etsy shop.  The big reveal for my new blog and etsy shop will be next week so please look for updates.  I'd love you all to follow me to the next blog site!

Anyway...back to the project... I was hired to make some tags for a friend of a friend.  Her baby is getting baptized and she wanted specialized tags to put on the party favors.  I have a bunch of photos I'll post next week.  It was so much fun and was a milestone for was the first project I've done for someone I didn't know!

This week, Matt and I are in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina with my family.  We flew into Atlanta and stayed with my parents the first night.  I saw this awful craft I made when I was little:

I was in a sewing class (which I am so thankful I took) and made this little beauty for my mom for Mother's Day...poor thing...she probably had no idea what to do with it.  She's a great mom because she has kept it out all of these years.  

I know I've mentioned my sweet nephew, Isaac.  We have had such a great time being with him.  Here he is with Uncle Matt:

Look at those curls!!!

Here he is with Uncle Andy:

I took this picture with my hipstomatic app on my phone.  

We've been sleeping in, lounging at the beach, staring at Isaac, reading, playing games, and eating ice cream.  In other words, it has already been an awesome vacation.  I love being with family!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Felt Circles

Hello and welcome to a new week!  I feel like it is much easier to say that right now because it is summer.  I love teaching but I also love having my own timeline throughout the day and week.  ahh.... summer....  I better soak it up!  Sorry....all you working people probably hate me now.  I'll stop.

I know you've heard me rant and rave before about making your own embellishments and that is what I did for this page.  There are no store bought embellishments here and these are so easy to make.  

I just used Heather Bailey felt (it is the best - brilliant colors and great texture), embroidery floss, and buttons.  Dunzo.