Thursday, April 30, 2015

April Recap

Happy Thursday and last day of April. Hope it has been a good one for you. The month started out with Emilia's 17th birthday on the 2nd. The day started off with a surprise delivery of a beautiful bouquet of flowers from her dad. This year she wanted to get the second hole in her ears re pierced. She had them done years ago at Claire's but they did not do a very good job and closed up. We were told that the best place to get them re pierced is a tattoo shop. My sister had found a really good one for my niece a few year ago so we took her there. I had never been to a tattoo shop before. It was an interesting place. They were able to re pierce them without a problem and she is very happy now. Later that evening we had a family dinner. This year she wanted burgers and fries and a special cake for desert. We got the cake from Le Bakery Sensual here in Denver. Her big present was this years American Girl Doll Grace who just happens to be a baker. Even though she is getting older she is still a collector of their dolls and this one was perfect for her. She makes number 21 now. Overall she said was a great birthday. Below is a photo collage of the day

A few months back I made some party decor for a return buyer using my cream floral pattern. She liked it so much she asked me to make some more items for a baby shower she was hosting for a friend. Below are the items I made for her in that theme. 
Emilia is still working on her skirt. It should be done next month but in the meantime she finally finished a quilted pillow she had been working on. You can get the pattern here, She hand embroidered the letter using a stencil that I made with my Silhouette.
I finally had some time to do a color comparison between PTI and MFT cardstock. I am starting with these 6 colors since they are almost a perfect match and the ones I use the most, The only one that is a little off is the Navy but I actually like MFT's navy better. If you click on the photo to make it bigger you should be able to see the color names.  I have added them below too. Another bonus is that the MFT cardstock cuts a lot better in the Silhouette, too.
From left to right:
MFT After Midnight compared to PTI Enchanted Evening.
MFT Blue Breeze compared to PTI Spring Rain
MFT Grout Grey compared to PTI Soft Stone
MFT Wild Cherry compared to PTI Pure Poppy
MFT Pink Lemonade compared to PTI Sweet Blush
MFT BLUE Raspberry compared to PTI Hawaiian Shores
I will try to do more color comparisons next month. Hopefully this will help those of you that are looking for similar colors in the future. I know it would have been great to have something like this  when I was looking.
Finally the  month ended with a pipe breaking in the upstairs bathroom of our rental house and water ran for over an hour leaving a lot of damage to the kitchen and basement below. A few days after that Emilia noticed the roof leaking in our family room which is also my work space but thankfully it is not over my work area.  What are the chances both houses would have problems in the same week? At least both are covered by insurance and are fixable though.
That's all for now. I hope May is good month for you. I will be back with more to share then.

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