Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pom Poms and Lemon Cupcakes

There are times of joy, times of sorrow, times of disagreements, and times of CRAFTING! I invited Casi and Eva over to assist in assembling pom pom’s. Not the kind you cheer with, the one’s your decorate with for baby showers, weddings, my CAR…just kidding. But, I would really hang mini pom’s because that is how much I’m in love with these creations.

It starts out with tissue paper, scissors, floral wire, pencil/bone folder tool (or in my case, a copy of Great Expectations), patience, & lemon cupcakes. The last 2 items are not a necessity, but it makes for a better outcome…trust me.

You also need something called an “Eva”. Now, you may not have an “Eva”, but BOAW happens to be blessed enough to have one. An “Eva” is a fantastically witty, crafty, cute, vivacious engine of nonstop ideas, technique, and pure magic. See her magical pointing picture below? That’s an “Eva” in motion*…working*…teaching*…being crafty. (* Indicates to use jazz hands). Our “Eva” also happens to come with a bonus ability.

She makes fabulous lemon cupcakes that reside in THE cutest ever damask cupcake liners. Our “Eva” is camera shy, but we captured her in her happy place -twisting floral wire.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

and then there were two...

Sometimes God decides to really show out... and He blesses us with two darlings at once... Crystal and I got to experience two of His precious creations Friday evening with Will and Ava... They were SO much fun... two precious little souls that captured our hearts so quickly!!! They were full of smiles and curiosity and love and spontaneity... all the things that make life grand. Such a joy to meet them for the first time and the bonus was getting to see their mom, Jennifer... doing something I now know she was born to do... such a sweet mama is she!!! This is the stuff life is about... and, had the honor of being part of it for a couple of hours... :)