Saturday, February 27, 2010

Who is Momma B?

"Momma B" was one of The Girlfriends (my mom's group of friends), Yvonne Branham or just "Y". Yvonne was called "momma B" because she was like another mom to us. She was at EVERY chorus concert and loved with our family (she WAS part of our family). Momma B had the most amazing talents. She could turn ANYTHING into something gorgeous. I'm not kidding - you should've seen her christmas tree. All her ornaments were homemade and they were made out of things like Earrings. She was incredible. And we won't even start on her mad cake making skills (a strawberry Macaulay Culkin cake for my 10th birthday) Anyways, Yvonne collected buttons (amongst a billion other things) and when she passed away my mom gave me her jar of buttons. I've never done anything with them but today I did and I can't help but think that Momma B would've LOVED what I did. She wouldn't wear it herself, oh no, she didn't like froo-froo things but she would've most definetly loved that I wore it.

She always called us kids "brats" - when she spoke to us, it was addressing us as "brat", hence my signature.


Saturday is a Special Day

Today I worked on a fun little outfit for my new niece Emma!

I found a tutorial from the FABULOUS Fireflies and Jellybeans


Thursday and Friday's Crafties

This amazing headband - oh you bet your sweet patotees I'll be wearing it everyday.

Inspiration from (my new best friend, well, not really but if we lived close to each other I'd make her be my best friend) Ana Paula at Get Craftin

This rockin' Burlap flower bow (the patterned fabric is leftover from my playroom curtains, that I was workin' on last night)

Inspiration from The Tidy Nest

I also made this Tic Tac TOE game for Owen and Emma but forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it to them this morning.

Inspiration The Creative Crate (per Brown Paper Packages)

The Beginning

I'm not sure how many of these projects will be original. I'm just finding so much from others that I'm loving and staying busy with. But if I use someone's idea, you will ALWAYS know where it came from and be able to see their fabulous tutorials.