Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Crafty Soiree #36 & A Thank You

Before we get started, since this is my first time back since Monday's annoucement, I'd like to thank my readers for their support and condolences after I shared a college sorority sister passed away over the weekend.  I attended the viewing and it was very comforting to see and visit with my other sisters and share memories we each had of times with Dianna.  It was definitely very tragic, she was only 33 and a vibrant person full of personality.  I think we are all still reeling from the shock of it all, she was a very private person and only a handful of people even knew she was sick.  Finding all your comments along with thoughts and prayers in my inbox when I returned really meant a lot. 
While the week started on a very sad note indeed, it was followed almost immediately by one of the happiest events...the birth of a new baby boy!  Not mine, not yet ☺, but the first child of my younger Godbrother Micheal and his wife Jessica.  They welcomed an adorable sweet new love, Benjamin Michael on Monday.   This week I noticed that three party goers shared handmade stuffed animal projects that I thought were the cutest!  I've tried my hand at handmade softies myself, with varying results but all of these are very gift worthy indeed!
Over at Karima's Crafts you'll find a tutorial on how to make one of these handmade owls.  Her daughters even made their own, looks like a fun beginner hand sewing activity.
At Muffins & More, a white unicorn one with a pink horn and a green saddle was requested from the Easter bunny.  I'd say that's one bunny that really came through!  You'll have to visit Ms. Muffin's blog to read the cute bit about what her daughter had to say when she got it.
And if you're not much of a sewer but still want to give handmade, Morela at My View-Finder has made this delightful Prarie Doll Laura.  I loved that series, I still have all mine in fact, and the bonnet is so sweet!  She sells this doll and others, like a really cute puppy, through Etsy.
Ladies, for being our features this week, we're happy to offer you our special Crafty Soiree Ribbon! It's yours to proudly display! Don't forget to check out today's Crafty Soiree post at Yesterday on Tuesday, we both pick three participants to feature each week so you might have been featured by Malia. But you'll have to visit her to find out!
Now it's your turn to link up! The linky will be open for a week, so you have plenty of time to join us! Here are some guidelines for our guests:
  • Link up your creative projects! Crafts, Kid Crafts, Decor, Recipes, Sewing and Organizing tips are are welcome.
  • Add up to FOUR links to share, you can link up projects from your archives, but please make sure it's not something you've previously linked up to A Crafty Soiree AND you add a link back to the party!
  • Add your links to the specific posts and not your blog's homepage.
  • Add my Crafty Soiree button above or link back to me in your posts, so others can find us and join in!
  • Please comment on the post linked up in front of you. All partygoers love meeting new friends... don't just stop there...if you see something that catches your fancy-- stop by and say hi!
  • Please consider following the hostesses, me and Malia, we want to get to know our guests.
  • Most importantly... enjoy yourself and have fun!
Don't forget, A Crafty Soiree is hosted on two blogs, so when you link up on one your link will automatically show up on the other one too! Please note, by linking up to A Crafty Soiree, you're giving permission to feature your project and photos in the future, with proper credit of course☺


7 Friends Said:

Jenn said...

Hi Katie, I was so sorry to hear about your friend. I'm glad your week ended on a much brighter note! Thanks so much for hosting!

Ms Muffin said...

Thank you so much for the feature and the lovely things you said about the unicorn!
And you know - if it would not have been for your blog and the fact that I thought if I stop by I should link up something ... I would probably not have posted anything this week. So thanks for that, too! :-)

Little Sprinkles Of Fun said...

I'm your newest follower! Can't wait to explore your blog a little more! Too cute!

Karima said...

Hi, a big thank you for showing my page as one of your features. I was so shocked when I logged into your page this morning and saw my owls! Thanks so much, Karima from

Blissful & Domestic said...

I am sorry to hear about your lost, but happy that you were able to experience the joy of new birth. I think that is how God works. We have to have sadness so then we now the true joy of happiness. He doesn't want us to be sad, but to rely on him and know that through him anything is possible and that although sad things happen, he will bring joy into our lives to help heal our hearts. Thank you for hosting and for having a wonderful blog.

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

The owls & that doll are too too cute!! Great features, thanks for hosting!


Nicole said...

Hey! I don't have a craft to share but you are gonna be one of my fav mommas tomorrow on my five fav friday! I want to share you link to this and give you a shout out for Mother's Day! Hope you are doing well :)

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