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If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!

Monday, June 18, 2012

A very special Sunday!

Welcome to Monday once again! Can't believe how quickly these Mondays come around!
Once again I'll be linking up with Wendy and all the other crafters over on Handmade Harbour for Handmade Monday. Lots of fab and very inspiring blogs over there, so don't forget to wander over there!

As the title suggests, it was a very Special Sunday yesterday. Not only was it Father's Day, but it was also my littlest's baptism. So it was a very busy and very tiring day!

I don't need to tell you that The Father's Day cards this year were handmade, do I? I did try something different, however, and made them using a digital scrapbooking programme. Now I can't say that digital scrapping is, or ever will be, my 'thing', but I'm always looking for new things to try out, and since the programme was FREE with a magazine, I thought it would do no harm to try!
I used the materials and embellishments on the programme, along with photos , and put them together to make the two cards.

This is one of the cards, and I was quite pleased with how it turned out. Further experimentation is needed tho!

I do like the flexibility of using a digi kit. but it is quite 'flat' and one dimensional. It definitely would benefit from using other media too. I'm sure the uses are endless though, with just a bit of imagination. I already have a few ideas about how I will use the kits I have agreed so far!

So yesterday my daughter was baptised. it was a lovely day and I was so proud of my girls, who were both impeccably behaved, and also very grateful for all the lovely gifts and cards she received. it was so lovely to have so many close friends and family to share Teaghan's special day with.
Of course regular readers will remember that I had started to knit her dress. Unfortunately it never got finished, I was rushing it really, as I knew I only had a few weeks to make it. and I had to rip it back several times and after a few weeks I decided to just bite the bullet and buy her dress.

But I was very pleased with her dress in the end, and I know I'm very biased, but I thought she looked beautiful in it.
She did wear handmade shoes though!

These gorgeous shoes were made when Teaghan was newborn, by the lovely Caroline of Carolee Crafts.

I will make a christening dress at some point. I have the patterns and the yarn ready to go! So watch this space!

Short and sweet this week! I hope you have a lovely week ahead, and of course enjoy reading the fab blogs linked up for Handmade Monday.

Til next time!


Tickled Pink said...

Those shoes are adorable - so cute. And how gorgeous is your daughter, so glad you had a lovely day.
I know what you mean about digital crafting. I have a CD to do it, but have never really got on with it that much. Maybe if I played round with it a bit more I might like it better, although I would need at least another 24 hours in each day to do it!

fatmonica said...

Teaghan looks gorgeous as usual.I'm really sorry that I missed out on being there.Love the shoes!

Rach said...

Aww Helen she looks so beautiful. What a great day to have her christened. Looking forward to seeing the knitted dress...



She looks so lovely and how nice to have her baptism on Father's Day - very special. Love the handmade shoes. Know what you mean about digital crafting - I keep trying it, but always manage to find something else to use. Hope you have a good week.

Anonymous said...

She does look georgous. I hope you had a fab day. I love the shoes. sounds like you have more than enough on your hands without trying to make the dress as well. Glad you didn't kill yourself trying to make it!

Caroline Nash said...

Well done into your venture into digi cards, these computers so much we can do with them. Thank you for the mention for the baby shoes and Teaghan looks so sweet in her dress.

Fiddly Fingers said...

Teaghan looks very pretty and I love her little shoes. Glad you all had a lovely day:)

Free Spirit Designs said...

Teagan looks gorgeous in her little outfit, and like she's having fun too which is what counts!

your father's day card is so sweet - the lovely photograph really makes it! x

CarolC1 said...

My goodness. I can't believe how much she has grown. It does not seem 5 minutes since she was born. And doesn't she look the belle of the ball.

Mythillogical said...

Lovely shoes, and Happy Baptism to Teaghan!