Once again sorry for not posting anything all week. Life has been a bit crazy around here. We ended up taking Emilia to the pediatrician on Monday for her back. Our regular doctor was not in but the one we saw did a bunch more tests and still could not come up with anything that was causing her so much pain. She did end up giving her something stronger for it though, Naproxen, but it ate her stomach up. I kept asking them for a muscle relaxant instead but they said there were no safe ones to give to children. Emilia is not a little kid anymore though she is almost as big as me. Our pediatrician finally ended up giving her Valium. Thankfully I didn't have to give it to her. I still want to know how Valium is safer to give a child than a muscle relaxant?? Fortunately I was able to get enough doses of Naproxen into her that it helped her back pain but now she is on Zantac to get her stomach back to normal. At least her back pain is gone now though. They had scheduled her for an MRI next Thursday but if she continues to be pain free this weekend I am going to cancel it. On top of that my dad ended up in the hospital Wednesday morning too. My mom said she found him in bed having what she thought was a seizure. She was able to get him to come out of it but he didn't know who she was after that. He managed to get himself dressed and let her drive him to hospital though. They have done tons of tests on him the last few days too to come up with nothing that could have caused it. He is still in the hospital for observation though. Hopefully they will let him come home soon. Because of all this I have not had much time to stamp but today I am sharing a special order I was able to get done the other day for a fellow homeschool mom's daughter who's birthday is next week. She had seen the crochet flowers I made in this post and asked me if I could make them into barrettes and pins. I thought that was a great idea and told her yes. This is what I came up with
She loved how they came out so I offered to make packaging to put them in.
I started with the My Timeless Template Ready Set Wrap. I used Hibiscus Burst Cardstock for the base then created the floral paper by stamping PTI Stampers Select White Cardstock with the grid stamp from the Guildlines set using versamark ink. After that I created the pattern paper by stamping the flower from the PTI Little Lady set in the grid using Berry Sorbet,Hibiscus, Plum Pudding and Lavender Moon Perfect Match Ink. When I was done with that I colored in the middles with a Y17 Copic Sketch Marker. For the outside wrap I used Plum Pudding Cardstock that I embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. To finish it off I tied some Hibiscus satin ribbon around the front then added a tiny tag that was stamped with the birthday wishes sentiment from the original mixed messages set with Plum Pudding Ink to the handle and tied it with some jute twine. When the box is opened you will find this. I made a small matching matchbox to put the barrettes and pins in.
You can see a great video for how to make one here.
I am planning on making more of these to put up for sale in my Etsy shop when I get some extra time but if anyone is interested in buying one before then let me know I am happy to do custom orders and as you can see they make great gifts. That's it for now. Be sure to stop by Beverly's blog to see what everyone else is sharing today. I am hoping to be able to make my monthly technique video this afternoon and things will get back to normal next week. I am planning on staring school with Emilia again on Monday too but we are only going to do it part time until after Labor Day. As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Pink Saturday.
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