Monday, June 10, 2013

Baby Liberty - I Love the USA Blog Hop

I was so excited when fellow Craft and Hobby Association Designers Laura Kelly and Jen Goode contacted me to participate in their "I Love the USA Blog Hop" to celebrate Laura's Patriotic "America the Beautiful" print that is in Joann stores now! I jumped at the chance, not just because I love a challenge, but because I thought it would be fun to make something patriotic this year, not to mention it's fun to support other amazing designers I have met within the industry!
The goodie box came a few weeks ago and my girls and I oooh'd and aaaah'd over everything red white and blue {from Coats & Clark: phoomph & threads, Buttons Galore & More: buttons, May Arts: ribbon, Plaid: infamous Mod Podge and Apple Barrel paints, Fiskars: scissors} and the candy that was gone in seconds. The possibilities were mind started spinning...and the first idea came to me minutes later! My only hold up...I just had to do my final book edits first. I was itching to make something and kept adding one idea after another - it was driving me crazy to not get started.

But when it was started with the bloomers. 
Then the sandals.

Which of course required some fun fussy cutting to have some little "peeps" on the soles and the word "beautiful" on the straps!
A little bonnet (which was a big enough for a one year old), so in comes the cute headband in 5 mins or less (can't make baby liberty wait - she might wake up)!
I had so much fun making this little newborn set with Laura's patriotic fabric and loved taking pics of this tiny "baby liberty". 
I got to photograph this adorable baby girl and hold her and cuddle her and even kissed her cheeks a few times (her grandma, my friend, said it was ok)! Have I told you lately I love my "job"?!
As I was moving baby liberty from the light box (yes - she fit inside my light box!) - she squirmed for a second, lost control of her arm, and laid quietly asleep in my hand...her grandma took this pic for me...
I'll be making some more stuff in the coming days before my studio move (or just after) - and I'll post the pics as I go along. I know my girls want to play too! When I was done with this one outfit...I went to bed with my craft table looking like this! (and it still does - i can't lie! lol!).
To get some of Laura Kelly's Patriotic "America the Beautiful" (Me & My Peeps) Fabric, you can purchase it in Joann Stores or click the link above. 
There is also an AWESOME giveaway and you can enter to win by adding your info to the rafflecopter link below..
a Rafflecopter giveaway

There were 25 designers included in this blog hop, that will go on throughout the week. Check out their designs too for some other fun crafts and ideas! You can find a full list on the 100Directions website, or click the blog hop image above!

Thank you to Laura and her co-host Jen for including me in the blog hop, for the fun fabric and awesome goodies from so many great manufacturers!

Have a great day all!

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