Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hip Hop {Thursday}

Well, happy Hip Hop everyone! I am glad to be one of your first stops today! You should be joining me straight from the Unity blog today!!

Angela is releasing a new set today called "Floral Friends" by Lisa Hetrick. I wanted to share one of my best friends with you--my precious and amazing "little sister." We live about 1,000 miles apart, and it kills me that we don't see each other but MAYBE once a year! I have been blessed by a sister who I can proudly say is also my best friend. She understands me and still loves me even though I was her "bossy" older sister. LOL! She is there for me, and I am there for her. I couldn't have been more blessed! Here is a picture of her from 2004 with her twins and singleton. Yes, we both even have multiples, and our mom is an identical twin! I love you dearest sis!!!!!! (And thanks for letting me share this picture today!) :) Love ya!Isn't she beautiful? And aren't those the cutest kids ever? Oh, and you should see them all now!!!!! I will just say my sister is in grave trouble! LOL!

Okay, so up until this week, I had never heard of May Day baskets. So, in light of learning something new, I thought I would share the little 'basket idea' I came up with. This particular 'basket' is my absolute favorite water mug. I use it from the moment I wake up until I go to bed. I actually have three so they do get to be cleaned. :) Anyway, I purchased one for my sister too. I mailed it to her but I would have much rather presented it to her this way--in a little 'cup sleeve' with flowers.

To make the cup sleeve, I just sewed together some of my favorite pink fabric. Then I stamped on a bit of cotton with Staz-On timber brown, added a few buttons, and there you have it! The stamp I used were the flowers from the Unity March KOM Simple Life. I love how it turned out but next time I think I will make it cover more of the mug! :)

Well, I hope you enjoy the rest of your hop. I am sure you will see a lot more amazing May Day ideas as you go along today! And don't forget to join us this Saturday for our World Record Inspirational Unity Blog Hop! For more information and to sign up, see this thread here. Have fun, and your next stop is the creative Wendy! Enjoy!

33 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Super cute Patter!! Love the colors! What a special family you have!!

Ashley said...

I love your creation Patter! And yay for drinking out of stainless steel, so much better for you! Your sister looks like you! So pretty!

Laura L said...

Super Cute idea! I have to ask - what kind of bottle is it? I am looking for a good water stainless steel water bottle.

fitsandstarts said...

What a cute idea! Love it. My sister is my best friend too!

FibreJunky said...

Oh, I think it's beautiful just as it is.
What i want to know is, when are you going to post pictures of you and your girls at that age? I bet you guys were just as adorable as your sis and her little ones.

Jenn said...

Very sweet

StampinCathy said...

Love your project and so inspiring.

Kristen said...

oh Patter I love that you have so many multiples in your family! How cool :) This water mug is awesome!!!!! Love it!

Shannon said...

Cute!!! I love how you dressed up the water bottle.

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful!

CoventryAnn said...

lovely simple design.

Sharla said...

Very clever and I love the colors!!

silvia said...

Adorable picture! LOVE the mug wrap!!

JessicaK said...

Your sis' family is adorable! And I love the sleeve with its little buttons.

Patter Cross said...

Laura asked where I got the water mug. Here is what I e-mailed her but in case someone else would like the information, I am posting it here too. :)

The mug is made by Kleen Kanteen, and here is where I got it:

http://www.reusablebags.com/store/stainless-steel-klean-kanteen-c-19_25_35.html

I have the 18 oz. and 27 oz. sizes. LOVE them! I also have the insulated sleeves because they do sweat. Hey, I could wrap my little cup sleeve around the insulated sleeve. Hmmm, now why didn’t I think of that before?

Jen said...

Beautiful! Now if only Starbucks could make such a wonderful sleeve like yours! Love it and very creative!

Tonya said...

Love your project Patter!

Your sister is beautiful and the kids are adorable.

Ravengirl said...

So clever Patter! I must uncover my sewing machine!

Ari Vega-Macias said...

very, very clever:)

jpmayo said...

Adorable idea Patter!!
Love it!

Martha said...

adorable idea ;)

Scrapycandy said...

I saw that hail picture. That was amazing! But then so are you!:)

Connie said...

So cute!! Just need a sleeve hmmmm.....

JazzyH said...

Cute!

Lori a.k.a. eeyorestayl said...

Patter, I LOVE this! And woohoo for using your stainless bottle! Gonna have to get one of those pink ones!!!

Natalie said...

You are so clever! I really need a sewing machine. I gave mine to my daughter who lives out of the area. Maybe I'll put the request in for my birthday...
Super cute idea!

RR said...

What a great idea. We see cup sleeves on those fancy coffee drinks but never thought to do this.

Amber said...

Adorable, Patter!
How amazing that there are so many muliples in your family, fun!

jill said...

So Sweet. Jill S

CindyBowers said...

Love your mug, yeah for you on the stainless steel (we have those too!). What a great sleeve! THS the pictures, so fun to see.

Karey said...

Happy belated Anniversary!
What state do you live in? We had hail twice in OK. The first time was pea size then dime size. Didn't stay very long because it was also raining very hard. Our tornado sirens sounded, too.
Would you believe today we had snow flurries?

Mabel said...

Love this project!!! amazing!

Angie Tieman said...

How pretty! Love the soft pinkness!

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