Sunday, August 7, 2011

Moxie Fab Squares to Cherish...and more Abby!

What a gorgeous blanket! Granny squares are so retro-funky-cool, and so easy to make. It's just a pain sewing them all together at the end. I knew I wanted to incorporate crochet in this Trigger card, and originally I thought "Ooh, I could crochet a blanket of mini granny squares for a baby blanket..." and then my sanity returned. Then I thought I could quill a faux quilt, and I've shelved that idea for another time. I was determined to participate this time around - I've missed the last few Triggers - and so, finally, I decided to use a crocheted mat and the aqua tones from the trigger photo.
Supplies: paper from Basic Grey "Nook & Pantry;"
wedding couple sticker from Wilton;
pearls from $store;
crocheted mat by me :)
There you go! Once the mat was done, the rest came together easy-peasy. Actually, as you can see from the tutorial link for the mat, I kind of CASEd myself. I guess this is just a favourite layout!

And now how about some Abby? She's been with us for a whole week now, and I think my arms are getting toned from all the leash tugging (on her part - I'm just trying to stay upright!) She's behaving much better on leash, and responds so well to verbal praise. She's a total goofball - and holy cow, she really will eat anything - including a certain child's underwear left on the floor instead of in the laundry. Ahem. Yesterday Rob & the kids brought her to the market to pick me up afterwards, and she was remarkably calm with all the people milling around. She rides well in the car, and we want to make sure that we take her regularly so that she doesn't associate it only with going to the v-e-t!
She's begun sitting just when I say "Abby!"
Post cow-chewing...tasty, tasty cow (flung into the corner there)
And now for some tasty giraffe...and slipper for dessert.
Time for Big Brother shortly - I'm shocked that Kalia won HOH, but good for her. I'm not looking forward to watching Rachel moan and cry about "her man" - anyone else watch BB? It's my only reality TV vice...but I do get awfully into it, every summer.



Anonymous said...

Hello fellow Nova Scotianer! It's not to often I run across someone from Nova Scotia in blog land :) Love your take on the trigger, that crocheted mat is adorable paired with the wedding couple :)

Lisa Arana said...

Awe, total sweetness.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Sandy Ang said...

It looks beautiful ! Isn't it fun to make wedding projects. I've got one more coming up for KCK that is taking me forever to complete.

VanessaB said...

gorgeous card! what a cute pup!

JJ Bolton said...

Always love your crocheted pieces!

P.S. Your pup is adorable!

Susan Winslett said...

Such a beautiful crochet piece! I cannot fathom how you even did that. Congrats on your new family member :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

LOL! While I'd love to see you crochet a blanket for a card, I am loving the card you made! Cool sticker. Love that BG paper--perfect for a wedding! Glad to hear Abby is doing so well. She is so cute!

Theresa said...

Jessi, this is just beautiful. I love everything about it. Very pretty.

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your sweet and elegant card, Jessi! And the photos of Abby are precious. The last one with the giraffe is so cute... but boy do I ever feel bad for the giraffe. LOL