Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My Latest Love this striped ribbon from My Mind's Eye.  Seriously, I'm in love, and after the two projects I have to share with you today, I'm also out :(.  I'm going to have to find it in bulk, I think.  Anyway, on to the projects! First up, I have a project on The Studio blog today:

I have had an altered embroidery hoop on my list of must-try crafty things for quite awhile, and I'm so happy I finally gave it a go.  I really like the way it turned out and am excited to try some more.  You can see additional photos at The Studio and in my flickr photostream.

This layout is also graced with the presence of my beloved ribbon.

Kind of bittersweet, this is my last design team project for The Paper Variety.  I've had such a wonderful time there and am looking forward to staying in touch by playing along as often as I can.  If you'd like to play along this week, the challenge is a sketch, provided by PageMaps:

I love the romantic, old-time feel the shops have in Old Sacramento, and this candy barrel shop is our favorite.  We each leave with a bag full of salt water taffy and licorice every time we go.

The prize this week is the July kit from Artful Delight!

I have been so fortunate to work with Artful Delight the past few months via my Etsy shop, Precocious Paper. I designed the "Super Stars", hand-stitched felt embellishments, to coordinate with this fantastic kit. I can't wait to get mine and get scrapping! You can check out The Paper Variety challenge at their blog.

I want to say thank you to everyone who has sent me kind words for Jaxon.  As you read this, we are likely at the dentist having his shattered tooth removed.  It's a scary procedure for a two year old, and I am grateful for your prayers and good thoughts.  We've been preparing by "playing nose" - laying down with a hot pink, bubblegum scented breathing apparatus over his nose that the dentist's office gave us.  Sometimes he's patient and other times it ends up as a puppet on his big toe, but I think he is ready. I'm ready for a tooth fairy visit tonight :).  Have a great day, everyone! Tessa


  1. Your projects are both amazing Tessa! I've had a wonderful time working with you on TPV's design team and I wish you luck in whatever you do next. :)
    - April

  2. Tessa these are totally stunning projects! I'm in total agreement with you on that ribbon! Black and white anything...I love! Your layout I adore as's probably a good thing we don't ahve shops like that here. Or if we do I am blissfully I'm plenty fat enough :) But that layout is beautiful! What a fun sketch at TPV this week!!

  3. WOW WOW WOW! Love the altered hoop sooooo much! And the candy layout is so fabulous too! Hoping the dentist procedure will be a breeze!!!! Saying a prayer for your little guy right now.

  4. okay, this is GORGEOUS! Love the texture and how you used the ribbon and pins--LOVELY!

  5. Tessa I totally love the hoop! It's fantastic! It's been alot of fun working with you on TPV!


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