Tuesday, September 28, 2010


We were just in Wisconsin for a family reunion.  It was wonderful to be with everyone - especially my dear grandma.  When I was a kid, I used to fly across the country by myself every summer to see her.  I love her so dearly.  Of course we mostly only have pictures of Isaac...that's how most family vacations go now!  Here is my favorite from the weekend.

Right now I'm wishing for some more of that wonderful fall Wisconsin weather. 

Monday, September 20, 2010

for the sweet little girl

This weekend I helped Beth make her birth announcements for this sweet little girl.

Oh man, I could just eat her up!  

Ok, here they are....

Of course the only camera I had on me was my iphone so these pictures will have to do.  

Sunday, September 19, 2010

love my google reader

Are there any other google reader fans out there?  I absolutely love it.  I have so many blogs I read and if I had to go to each one individually, I'd never be able to keep up.  Here are a few of my favorite photos I've found on my lovely google reader.

I love these little goodie bags from Dear Lizzy.

Isn't this garland magical??!  I can always find inspiration at The Pink Couch.

Jenni Hufford creates such beautiful, unique, romantic pages.  

If you don't have google reader, go to google.com/reader and add a blog (like elliebelliehandmade.com...hint, hint) by using the "add subscription" button.  Then, whenever you go to google reader, all of your wonderful blogs will be updated and ready for you to read.  

Friday, September 17, 2010

Drumroll Please....

Here they are!  I've made 50 of these personalized cards, boxed them up, and sent them on their way.  Just 50 left to go!

I love making cards.  I get such satisfaction from packing a bunch of pretty paper into a box and sending it on its way.  

I wish I would've taken more pictures.  Each card is 3 1/2" x 4 7/8".  I hand stamped the name at the top and sewed fabric ruffles to the bottom using the amazing Heather Bailey Fabric.  I lined each envelope with this paper.  They look so pretty and sweet.  

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What I've Been Doing

I'm working on another custom order and had the company of my friends on One Tree Hill.  Is it kinda sad that I watch so much teen drama???

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Custom Tags

Here is the long awaited post (yeah, right) about the tags I made.  I'm sure there is a faster way to make them but this is what I did.  I ran a standard shipping label through my printer, cut them down to size, added some of my favorite shimmer mist, and sewed on the ruffles.

Enjoy your long weekend!