Saturday, September 22, 2012

There's a new baby at someone's house.

I love being 25. This is the age that all of my friends and family (my age) are having babies and getting married. Things have been utterly crazed in my life for the last several months. With substitute teaching that I started in February, followed by a crazy busy summer, and then getting back into the swing of things this fall, I have definitely fallen behind on my blog. I would like to get back into it though. After almost not reaching my quarterly goal with Stampin' Up! I realized I needed to get back into blogging and getting new followers. 

I have started a love affair with Pinterest in the last few months... It brought me to another hobby that I have taught myself and successfully honed since March. Knitting. So when I found out that one of my good friends was having a baby boy right around the start of football season I knew exactly what to make her. A football shaped cocoon and matching team color hat. They went quickly and easily. 

The best part about making this was the reaction she had when she opened it up. This is the first thing that I have made that I have been able to give to someone. Before this I have just made stuff for myself because it took me so long and I worked so hard, I just could't bear to give it to someone else. 

I taught myself how to knit by watching knitting videos on YouTube, anything I didn't know how to do, I looked for a video! 

But with this gift I had to make something else, the thing I started this blog to share... a card. :)

I used Early Espresso, Pool Party, and Whisper White. I put the Pool Party into my dots embossing folder, and stamped the feet from Baby Prints . I added some dotted brown ribbon to complete the look.

 All in all I think it was a successful gift. I can't wait to see her little guy all tucked inside of this football and hat. 

I love making cards and showing what I can do. If you do too then follow this blog, if you know people that do, send them my way!! It's a great hobby, it can sometimes be expensive, but it's always worth it to see the look on people's faces when you hand them a home-made card or gift.