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Sunday, February 18, 2018

A slice of life & returning to the studio!


Soooooo.....it's been kind of a long time since my last post here.
I don't know what to tell you except that life happened!
(Warning: TONS OF PHOTOS in this one!)

With Christmas, then sickness, then watching Clara and Murray
waiting on their new little sister to be born, then Tilly's birth and 
a huge soap order during all of that....
I'm finally coming up for air!

It really has been a busy couple of months around here.
And guess what???
February 11th was my ELEVENTH blog anniversary!
YES!
I've had this ol' blog now for eleven years ~

Even though blogging has changed over the past few years
I still enjoy having it and love sharing what's going on in my life!




December and January were filled with
multiple OB visits for our daughter-in-law Emily
so I watched these precious grandbabies, Clara and Murray, pretty regularly.
They are so techie now...both loving their tablets.
But we'd watch movies, bake cookies and even have a few craft days!






And then Tilly was born January 25th!!!
These sweet kids were SO EXCITED to head to the hospital
the next day to meet their baby sister!



Daddy Brent (our oldest son) admiring his precious little daughter Tilly!





It's truly been a wonderful time in all of our lives!
She's now almost 4 weeks old and growing like a little weed!



And speaking of growing...
our second born son, David
and his wife Heather's son and our grandson,
Owen is now one year old!!!
His birthday was Christmas eve and he's so precious ~
so happy and loving too!




And now I've finally made it back into the studio!
I've been cleaning and straightening up
which always helps get me motivated to create.

I decided to finish up a book project
that I'd started months and months ago.

This is my very first handmade book/journal!
I created the signatures, embellished the pages and
even sewed them each into my handmade book cover.

It's nature inspired (my favorite) and filled the pages
with pressed flowers, ephemera and images from nature.

Here's a peek inside!!!
It's now been added to my Etsy store as well ~

















SO...there you go!!!!
I've got to make more of these!!!
Maybe with different themes even.

If you'd like, I've created my own YouTube channel and you can
view 3 very short videos of my flip through the journal!






And lastly...
Our grandbaby Tilly this past week!
She's just beautiful and growing so very fast.

Four grandbabies now,
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?

Each one is precious in their own little way too.




Sorry for the gigantic photo filled post but it's been awhile.
And thank you always for stopping by to see
what's going on in my little corner of the world!

Hugs and love,
Dawn




3 comments:

Lana said...

Love your nature book. I'm enthralled with bees and all things insect. I was lucky to find a huge, empty hornet's nest, while walking my dog.

Your grandbabies are gorgeous, I'm so happy for you Dawn and family.

xoxo

Dee Nash said...

I enjoyed this post so much. Thank you for sharing your family with us. My blog is ten years old, and I don't post as often as I once did. I try to post every couple of weeks, but life does happen sometimes.~~Dee

Wen Sylvestre said...

Hello Dawn, congratulations on the birth of your precious grandchild! how wonderful to see your beautiful grandchildren.
Your book is so gorgeous and has so much that I love: nature theme, neutral colors, beautiful papers, laces and images, and even nature finds. Book making is highly addictive, I warn you :) Looking forward to seeing more of your future books.
Thank you for visiting my blog and it would be wonderful to have your join Simply Neutrals too!
Wishing you a beautiful week, xoxo Wen of AppleApricot

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