Monday, March 29, 2010

home again

Happy Monday! What an amazing amount of love and enthusiasm last week's give-away has created! Overwhelmed is an understatement. I'm soaking it all in. We just returned from a whirlwind trip to New Hampshire and Boston for a fun weekend filled with extended family. I love coming home! 780 miles! I don't know what we would have done with out our antiquated Heather Forest story tapes. They're available on CD, too... we're just old school sometimes! Highly recommended for travel with small ones (find them here and here). I'm recuperating with my laundry piles and to-do lists... and your lovely comments have sweetened the task. So have the baby leaves on our forced crab apple branches, that welcomed us when we returned.

Coming home to rain inspired me to carve this stamp on my "to make" list. So instead of posting right away today... I carved. Very grounding for me, as you know. A few more umbrellas might need to be made for April, because it's so fun creating collages with raindrops made from security envelopes... and a few digital drops tossed in.p.s. Blogger is having some odd problems with formatting photos today... please bare with the strange layout and cut off images. You can see all photos in their entirety on my flickr page.

p.p.s. I think blogger's troubles may be over. phew! Pin It

20 comments:

  1. What a lovely stamp! I must try that pink stuff. Love love love the raindrops too,what a great idea!

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  2. I want to carve stamps too! It's on my long to do list, also.

    i didn't reply to your giveaway, because I still feel so blessed to win last year that I want other people to feel that too. but for a moment I was tempted. ;)

    And I'm glad you said that about blogger, i was having problems, too, and thought I'd caught a virus or something. I'll try again and see if I can post now.

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  3. Thanks for the Music/Story referral! I know my twins will LOVE it! I'm going to order it today.
    Amanda from www.txtwins.blogspot.com

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  4. Wonderful stamps! I love that idea!
    I had problems loading pics on Blogger as well...what's up?

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  5. Hi friends! Carving stamps is very do-able for everyone... worth trying!

    Blogger Status says- "Our image backend is experiencing problems which may affect the display and/or uploading of photos. We are working to resolve this and will update this post when we have more information."

    Ok, so they're working on it, that's nice.

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  6. welcome home! love the new stamp, perfect for the rain we are having here today:)

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  7. I love the stamps. They are so fitting for spring!

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  8. Lovely stamp!

    We always used to listen to books on tape when I was little on our family road trips!

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  9. Nice! Where in NH did you go? I grew up in the Campton /Waterville area and still have family scattered. Mud season i hear has hit!

    Is that bird wallpaper in the background of picture one? I love it!!!

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  10. Gorgeous stamps! Ok, you may have mentioned it previously, but what is the pink stuff? I'd love to start making my own stamps but don't want to invest in something until I'm sure it works.

    THANK YOU for the suggestion on the music/story, too! I'll definitely have to check those out...we need some stories for the longer drives.

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  11. Turtle, my family is in the woods a little ways outside of Concord. I wish it was wallpaper... how incredible! The birds are on an identification poster from Dover. It's in our sunroom so it is bleached out to faded perfection.

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  12. Lisa- the pink stuff is fabulous. I've tried a bunch of different kinds, but really love Speedball Speedy Carve Blocks. Find them here:http://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-speedy-carve-blocks/
    One lasts a long time if you're making little stamps.

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  13. What sweet umbrellas. I drew a couple of rain pics a month or so ago that I plan on embroidering for my daughter's room. Just need to get a spare moment to sit down with a needle and thread... Goodness knows when that will happen...

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  14. I love that umbrella stamp - just the sweetest!

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  15. Those are so adorable, Maya! And I adore the raindrops too! Beautiful...
    xo
    Melis

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  16. April showers! So cute to see an optimistic picture of rain during this downpour. Love art!

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  17. I am wishing for rain!
    But I am buried in snow.
    Love the stamps.

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  18. we love heather forest! i find myself all too often singing some of those stories. i am sure you have also checked out other gentle wind albums. i grew up on them and now my girls are. so many of them are so sweet.

    those umbrellas of yours are perfect.

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  19. its really great and lovely stamps..very well done ....

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