I'm trying really, *really* hard to get rid of stuff I don't need. I used to just pile stuff all over the place but I am getting better. (especially with mail - it used to overtake the house but now it goes from the mailbox directly to the trash/file box/bill clip - so much easier to manager now)
So, I have a couple of things (totally random stuff, I know) to get rid of and while normally, I'd either trash or donate it, I thought these two things might find a better home this way.
First off, who needs an Elmo birthday cake pan? Seriously, I haven't been able to part with it but I will never make another Elmo cake. Might I suggest that you not take it if your child has a hard time distinguishing between the *actual* Elmo and an Elmo cake. Because said child will not eat a hunk of face cut from their Sesame Street buddy. Trust me on this. Also, if you use Wilton food coloring to dye your frosting lovely shades of red and black, your cake will taste like ass. There was some trauma involved when Jake turned 2. It went a little something like this: (click it if you really want to read it)
That's how it went down for real. Wouldn't touch it. Not a bite. Everyone else felt obligated to eat the ass-tasting cake though since I slaved over it for hours (Zack was 10 days old at the time so they were doubly obligated) PS. How freaking cute was Jake back then? *Sob*...almost three years ago! (frames are from Film Fun and font is Tell a Story.)
Second, this is an envelope album I made for the July BHG. Kind of a catch all for an expecting mom. Envelopes to save appointment cards, sonogram pics, notes, etc...a spot for monthly photos, pictures of the developmental stages. First one who claims it (for themselves or an expecting friend) gets it.
The sweater - I knitted a sleeve yesterday. Think I'll do the second today. And then, the part I'm really dreading, putting all of the pieces together. Should be ugly. I'm not sure even the cuteness of a 2 1/2" model can overcome the results I'm expecting. Never fear though, I swatched for Wicked last night (the Swish Superwash, Elizabeth - you were right...SO soft and squishy!) and I'm positive that one's going to come out much better (and FASTER) than my poor Bonita.
Finally, a layout. That I did last night. For no reason at all other than I bought these MM glitter letters (they ROCK by the way...no flaking glitter at all!) and the Stemma rub-ons (also, rocketh) to use on a page together a few weeks ago and finally just made some time to play! My moms and nephew last weekend at her surprise birthday party :D A little Love, Elsie paper and that's it!
It's the weekend! (this really has no meaning for our family thanks to C's funky schedule but I know that it's reason for most normal people to celebrate) So have a good one :D