Monday, November 10, 2008

It my baby's birthday today! he's 20~ I survived!! Robert's always kept me on my toes, as he was always into something! Still does actually. He just moved out and into his first apartment a couple weeks ago with his girlfriend! I miss him! They came yesterday for his birthday dinner. We cooked steaks on the grill and had mushrooms and brocoli, cheesy potato casserole, rolls and shrimp.. then of course cake and icecream, which really no one was hungry for, and in fact Robert had none of. he took some home though. Anyways.. 20 years ago today at about 5:00pm I gave birth to the last of my 4 monsters! he was soooo cute! and always, from the time he could walk a handful! happy birthday robby! If you look at the picture above, you can see Jasper when he was a baby too! Arent they adorable??

Ive been thinking about all the very generous girls out here in bloggerville and flickr land and about the wonderful girls I've made friends with. I find so much inspiration out here and encouragement to try new things and wonderful feedback on what ever I've posted. I also cant get over the generousity of gifts that I've recieved "just because". It seems I'm always getting something special in the mail as a gift or because I've ordered something sweet from one of you! or in swaps!
In any case, Ive decided to try to give back.. and because we are entering the season of giving.. I'm going to do a couple of giveaways between now and Christmas! So be sure to leave a comment during the week and I will throw your names in a hat on Sunday and chose a winner.
I was recently in a Christmas Music Swap and I made a couple of extra CDs, so my first gifties will be a copy of that CD and one of the snowman ornaments that I made last year!
I'm so thankful that I have tomorrow off for veterans day because I have to finish this bear order. I have 4 of them together and 4 of them stuffed and ready to put together. Then I have to do their noses , bows and tags. I should be done by tomorrow night! I hope the girl that ordered them likes them. They are made out of her fathers clothing. his work shirts, bathrobe and velour sweats! I like the velour ones the best so far. I cant wait to give them to her! When they are done then I can concentrate on a couple swaps that I have to work on!

OK.. lastly, I just want to show you the little travel suit case that I covered ! I needed something to keep needlefelting supplies in and I picked up this old case up at a junk shop. I think it turned out kind of cute!

And Jasper likes it too!

Thats all for tonight girls! I really need to go work on those bears!


Fran said...

I love looking at your blog. Jasper looks right at home on top of your beautiful suit case.
Have FUN on your day off.

Your teddy bear are Soooooooo Cute!

barbara burkard said...

SOOO CUTE!!! have a wonderful day off!!! ...sooo MY ROBBIE (also my youngest) will turn 20 on dec. 4....(hmmm don't forcast HIM moving out soon...) SHUCKY DARN...

have a good day off!!!


rosabeer said...

Hi Vivian, congratulations with your son. The bears are great. I am sure the one that ordered them will be very happy with them. I think its special to have some bears made of the clothing from your father. The travel suite case is also great. I love it. I put the idea in my "great ideas to make box". Have a nice week.
Greetings Marja

Lori said...

Happy Birthday to your baby Viv:) your kitty is cracking me up, my kitties always want to be into everything too...Miss Gracie watches me very carefully when i am felting...i think she is hoping i am making her a new baby {her stuffed kitty that she loves is falling all apart}

Anonymous said...

Hi Viv!
those bears are so cute... what a great way to recycle! I also LOVE the suitcase makover! Happy BD to your baby! (if it was me, I would be crying to have my baby all grown up and flying the coop) Please enter me in your giveaway... I'm having a giveaway on my blog too.

natalea said...

Vivian- here I am, back on the computer...still not packed....agh!!! Help!
Anyway, I fell asleep when little one napped and now I'm totally out of it! Need to get my act together fast!
So...I wanted to say I love the bears. What a cute idea to use someone's old clothes- how special. and the the needle-felting box is very cute! I will talk with you soon..xox nat

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Robbie! Today is my baby sister's birthday, and tomorrow is Bumberjean's birthday. From here on out, we're just one birthday after another until the new year.

I love the idea of making a teddy bear out of a loved one's clothing. It's just so very special.

Well, our son moved out in May, and he hoped to buy a home in six months or so. Last time we talked, he said it might be a year or two, which means all his stuff is still here until then! I love my son, but I wish his stuff was a package deal--when he left, it went with him!


Anonymous said...

Jasper looks so cute on your newly decorated travel case. Please enter me in your drawing...I would love to have one of your snowmen!

Carla said...

I love those bears!! The box is pretty too.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Vivian! Your a.t.c., paper doll, and recipe card are almost ready for the post. Will you email me with your snail mail particulars? (This is for the HopHopJingleBoo Thanksgiving swap) Hugs, Norma (fairyyellowbug)

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

I LOVE it!!!! I keep my needle felting supplies in a vintage picnic basket. Love your case!!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Happy Birthday to you sweet Robby. Reading this post I see some things we have in common. I always make broccoli and mushrooms when we have grilled steak. For Birthdays we have boiled shrimp. Last but not least I too have four children. I love the bears you are making as with all the beautiful things you create they are awesome. I wish I had you creative abilities in common with you. But I fall short in the department. Have a great tomorrow...m...

craftyhala said...

I always enjoy visiting. Miss Kitty Mewler is still very happy and has the best seat in the house.

Elizabeth said...

your covered suitcase is fabulous! I have collected several that I have been meaning to work on..... Now YOU have inspired me!!! Love what youd did!!

kathy said...

VIV __SUCH TALENT !! loving all your goodies --WAAAHHH!! I want to travel with the cutest -travel case "EVER " ( say it like a valley girl )lol - HAppy Birthday to your son !!!
Kathy - ga

*Linda Pinda* said...

Oh Vivian!!!

Your blog is such eye candy!!!!!

I love what you did with this latest travel case and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those pink cones you made last year! How exciting that they were in a magazine!!!

"Happy Birthday" to your "baby"... hee hee

My 20 year old just rescued a kitty the other day and I can't wait to see the tiny thing! Hubby says you could fit him in our three years old's hand!

Ok... I've got to run and finish cleaning so I can make some fun stuff. You've got me inspired!

Have a GREAT weekend :)

Hugs... *Linda*