Sunday, August 5, 2012


Dear Friends,
Today when I tried to blog I was told that I had exceded my limit of free space on blogger and that I would have to pay a fee to continue to upload pictures.  This is the 2nd time this has happened to me and I do believe that I have used a lot of free cyber space.  I have been blogging for over 3 years and it has always been fun for me to share and perhaps encourage others to be "creative" and share what they love to do.  However, I do not want to pay a monthly fee and so I will not be blogging {what fun is blogging if you can't share pictures} until this is resolved or Blogger decides to increase our free allotment of cyber space.  I have set up a FaceBook page in the name of Bella & Bambino.  I hope to continue to share what I love to do and encourage others to do the same.  I do not want to increase my business at this time as I have a full time job, husband, family and GRANDKIDS but this was the only way I know to stay in touch with you.  So please follow me on FaceBook.
Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wrapping Up Some Things

I finished my House Warming gifts which included these Wampus CAT throws for 2 little guys.

And these throws come wrapped in a great piece of ribbon with Velcro to hold them closed.  I have always thought how I should monogram a name on the ribbons but have never taken the time to do it.  Well....

this time I did it.  I monogrammed both names on one piece of stabilizer.  It was so quick and easy.  Then I slipped them back on the throws.  I think it makes them really special.

Last night I started this shirt.  In case you can not tell the design called for two shades of purple thread.  {Who is in a darker purple}.  I knew it would be close on the medium purple thread but I was hoping I would have enough and not run out.  Well I did run out on "about".  I got as far as ab.....

Luckily I was going out of town today where I could purchase thread.  It is Sulky #1032 and Hancocks Fabric had 2 in stock!  and 30% off.  I was able to come home and finish my little shirt. Moral of this story...don't even try to stitch something if you think you may not have enough thread!

I'm also working on LSU cups...just a nice change of pace.

I want to find a better Fleur de Lis.

Fun, no pressure project :)

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wonderfully Made

This sums it up for me tonight.

Have a wonderfully fun Wednesday!


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Random Projects

We celebrated a very special birthday this mom's.  She is too special to even try to tell you about her so I won't try. This is just part of her family.  This represents two of her children and our families and her other son and grandchildren and great grand children live in Atlanta and Ohio.
We grilled, played a ball game {part of one}, visited and opened presents :)

I saw a beautiful ombre ruffle cake on Pinterest and asked our local "cake wizard" to try to recreate one like it.  I think she got pretty close.  The best part was the taste of this cake....out of this world.  She called it White Velvet.  It was delicious.
{excuse all background stuff we weren't thinking about taking perfect pictures}

A young mom that my son works with asked for a birthday shirt for her little guy.  She gave me an idea of what she wanted and this is what I did for her. 
 1st birthdays are so special it always makes me kind of nervous to do birthday shirts but I do a lot of praying when I stitch these shirts.
Happy Birthday Cael!

Another teacher apples?
Who says an apple has to be red? :)

A teacher that I worked with at my previous school has a new home.  While I plan to monogram she and her husband white towels I just had to stitch a little something for her boys.

A few years ago I stitched them Christmas throws so I thought they probably needed some new ones for their new house.  These are the mascot where their mom teaches.  I wanted something fun and age appropriate for them.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend.
Ours has been busy but fun!