The first item I did was this frame. It will go in the nursery. I found the blank frame on clearance one day at Michael's and decided it was calling my name. It measures 12 x 12.
I had this pink wipees case that was once covered with a big sticker that had all these little flowers and butterflies on it...very pastel and not very exciting. So I decided to decoupage it. I just used the scraps left over from my frame project, and it took very little time to complete.
Francine was working on some old photos from her teen years and she had these cool retro looking stickers, one of which contained this random deer on it. She couldn't figure out what on earth she'd ever do with the deer sticker, and I just happen to know a little girl at church who is completely obsessed with deer, so I asked if I could have it and made a little name plate.
There were 9 of us at the retreat, and on Saturday afternoon the girls threw me a surprise baby shower. I wasn't expecting them to do that, but I kind of figured that they might take the opportunity to do so. It was really sweet and I got some great stuff off my registries and also everyone pitched in an assortment of baby girl scrapbooking items for my stash.
Look at the Dr. Seuss quilt that Sherri made for me! I sent her a pair of pajama pants with the fish on them that Nick had and she used them on the quilt since finding Dr. Seuss fabric is next to impossible unless you want to pay an arm and a leg for it on Ebay.
It rained all weekend, and there really isn't a designated parking area at the retreat so we were parked in the yard. When I went to pull out to back my car up closer to the porch for loading, it got stuck. The mud was thick and slimy stuff...sort of like sewage if you catch my drift. Awesome. So we called the retreat owner and her husband showed up an hour or so later with his huge Dodge truck and a chain to pull my poor little car our of the mud. She severely needs a bath now.
Overall if was a really fun weekend. We ate some good food and laughed enough for a few weekends. I'm sad that I'll probably have to miss the spring retreat but maybe by next fall I'll be ready to go away without the baby. We will see!