Monday, April 6, 2009

Weekend Fun

The weekend, a time for relaxing, sleeping in, spending time with family, and just doing something you enjoy. This weekend my sister and her family came for a visit. They only live a couple of hours away but you know how life gets busy and before you know it months pass without seeing each other. We decided to take a trip to the Strip District. I have posted about this wonderful area of Pittsburgh in previous posts. It is one of my family's favorite places to visit. We had breakfast at one of my mom's favorite diners, Pamela's and then did some shopping at all of the wonderful shops. Because this trip was in honor of my mom's birthday, I thought it would be nice to take a picture of her and all of her grandchildren. I love this picture. Believe me this was not an easy one to capture. It's hard to get three silly boys to stand still and smile without making silly faces at the camera. I reminded them it was for Grandma's birthday so they finally behaved themselves. Oh boys will be boys.

After the Strip District I decided to take a little walk around the local antique store. They were having a sale---anything with the color blue was 15% off. Oh I surly could find something blue. And guess what, I did!! I have a love for vintage children's books. I find the illustrations to be so delightful and innocent. I found two of the sweetest books (both with blue on the cover) I scanned one of my favorite images to share with all of you.

The other book was filled with nursery rhymes and the accompanying sheet music. When I opened the cover I had the instant idea to incorporate these sweet images into note cards for my shop. Here is what I came up with.........

Simple but sweet. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend doing all the things that you enjoy.

6 comments:

Viv (VivLyn) said...

What a nice birthday celebration with your mother! Great pic of the boys with her. Your book sounds great and the pictures made perfect cards! I'm going to borrow the black and white one and print it out and try and color it. I will post if it turns out okay.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a great weekend. LOVE the photo of your mom and the boys. I also scrolled down to see the darling ones of you and her, below.
What beautiful works of art you made from the vintage prints and music!!!

The Pink Bird House said...

What a nice story about your sister's visit! And loved the picture of your mom with the grandsons. Boys really are like that, no matter state side or over here! :-) As for your cards, they are just too sweet!!! You, dear friend, are just so creative!! My favorite is the first one, the little boy dressed in blue with the balloon and lolli. I love him! Hope things are going well there with you. hugs from here, Debby

Veronica said...

Hello - I found your lovely blog via Debby's wonderful The Pink Bird House blog - what good luck for me! I'm looking forward to reading more of your older posts and to your new posts too! Warm wishes to you from Suffolk, England, Veronica xx

Scrap for Joy said...

How neat for your Mom to have her "boys" with her (and her daughters and sons-in-law)for breakfast. I'm sure they loved all the shops...hehehehehe!
I love that little black and white-don't remember seeing it before. I'll just drop that in my file!
Your cards are as sweet as you are.

chelemom said...

Great photo you captured! Love your notecards! Simply adorable!

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