Happy days are definitely here again! I fell in love with this new set, Spring is Sprung, from Flourishes last week. The nest and eggs just spoke to me.
Yes, happy day reason #2 – the official 8/9 year old sleep over is officially O-V-E-R. I hosted 9 little squealing girls last night. The girls were all good as gold, polite and no bickering. Even still, the last one (mine) still yapping at 1:15 am and they were up with the sun at 6:25 am. I see an early bedtime in our future tonight. My little cherub was beyond excited, but I can honestly say, it will be a while before I try that one again..I’m talking at least a year! LOL.
My nest is colored with Copics using a few of the more elementary shading techniques I’ve learned in Marianne’s book, Shadows and Shading. If you’ve not already signed up for my give-away, that comment thread is here. (Make sure you click to the that specific thread – that is where I’ll draw a winner from!) Everyone on the Copic team has a copy to give-away this weekend, so make the hop with the direct links on that post, and maybe you can win your own copy. I’ll draw a winner on Monday.
And, can I get a drum roll, please… happy day reason #3 – My Sew Mini sewing machine appears to be completely healed. I found a fabulous tutorial on how to re-align the machine from the incredible JanTink to my gal-pals at Splitcoast. I had started this thread, and there were many helpful responses. If you read that thread, I went back and forth thinking the machine was toast. Purchased something else that I’ve had trouble setting the tension on. Tried and re-tried. Finally sat down this morning, and said, ‘i’m going to figure this thing out!’ The steps in that tutorial and a new bobbin proved magic.
At any rate – you can see lots of reasons to be HAPPY here today. I’m headed to the gym to get in a run – it’s sadly cold and blowing a bit of snow, so I’ll be on the beloved treadmill
that I despise. Please be praying for spring. After that, I’m going to color-and-sew my Saturday away.
Have a beautiful day!
- Stamps: Spring has Sprung- Flourishes
- Cardstock: Kraft, Portrait – Crate, Stella Rose – My Mind’s Eye, White
- Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento
- Accs: Copic Marker, lace, pearls (airbrushed with BG72), Spica Glitter Pen and Labels 9 – Spellbinders