Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bedrest Sucks.

Whew. I need a break. It's been a long two years, few months, week, day of election stuff, and although I always enjoy the whole process, let's just say I am quite done with the whole thing. (At least for four more years.) :)

So tonight I worked on a baby gift for my friend Lesley, who I hope at this moment is either in bed with her feet up or on the couch with her feet up. She's on bedrest with her second child, and it sucks, I know. I had to do it for three weeks, in varying degrees.

Especially if it's your first pregnancy, you think, "Awwwwww yeah!! I don't have to work! I can read magazines, surf the net, watch soaps and eat bon bons all day! FABULOUS!!"

Wrong-O. It wears out. Fast. And it's quite easy to get down and overwhelmed.

So I have been thinking about my friend the past few days and wanted to make sure I got her gift done soon. I started with some small hard canvases...


Drilled holes in the sides:

Then wrapped each board with fabric, added the letters and tied it all together with ribbon:

Cute, yes? I am happy with it. I hope it makes you smile Lesley, it's on it's way to you tomorrow. And no, this isn't the only part of the gift. It's cute, but not that cute. (Gotta make sure to include something he can actually USE.)

The best part -- since you live half way across the country, I'll never know if you really put it up!! HAHAHA!! Brilliant!!

P.S. I'll have my first Christmas craft to show you all tomorrow. FUN!!

42 comments:

  1. Cute gift! I am sure she will LOVE it.

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  2. What a great idea! Where did you find the canvases? How sweet to do something for a friend when she's down, literally.

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  3. What a neat and super cute idea! Love it and can't wait to see it finished!

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  4. Oh, how adorable. What a nice thing to do, I'm sure she will love it!

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  5. That is a really cute (seemingly) easy gift! I'll have to remember that for the next baby I meet!

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  6. How cute is that. You are such a nice friend! I'm excited to see your fun Christmas craft!

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  7. What a good friend you are, and such a quick easy project! Have you heard about the Holiday Homemaker's Show & Share? You can link any holiday related posts to it. It would be great for your crafts. Here's the URL.
    http://theamericanhomemaker.blogspot.com/

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  8. How cute!! She will love it!

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  9. Bedrest does suck...I did TEN weeks of it with mine and she will so appreciate being thought of during such a tough time!

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  10. Love the gift. It is so cute!! Yes, I am glad the elections are over!! Hugs, Terrie

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  11. That is so cute!! Where do you come up with these ideas??

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  12. I've been stalking your blog recently. This project is SO cute! And the best part? Even I can do this! Love it! Thanks for your ideas. You are very talented.

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  13. That is very cute! I am sure she will love it.

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  14. This just might be one of the cutest blog projects ever!

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  15. I'm sure your friend will love that darling gift!

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  16. This is such a neat gift idea!!! I saw small canvases at Hobby Lobby the other day and was trying to think of something cute to do with them! Now I have ideas!!!

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  17. Hee...you all just said "cute" about 15 times. Ha!! Thanks everyone!!

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  18. Too cool! What a creative chick you are!

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  19. Ok, make that 16....it's very cute and adorable. What Mom wouldn't love receiving that????
    Suzanne

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  20. Oh, this is a GREAT idea! I'll be linking to this.

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  21. You are one Ms. Creative Britches! I want to be you! I want to channel your creativity! cute thing for little Hudson and I think that name is darling.

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  22. Cute - YES! What a wonderful idea! Can I use that idea?

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  23. Awe, that's sweet! My friends left me for dead when I went on bedrest. :( I would have KILLED for just one sack of fastfood and a good conversation. Instead, I was stuck eating whatever I could dig up like peanut butter sandwiches. They were easy...YUCK.

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  24. Cute little sign. Have you ever been to Jessica McCash's blog? She's a mommy to be & has some cool baby ideas. I saw a Dr. Seuss shower somewhere on here (with I could find that now) that rocked. I hate your friend is on bed rest! I'd be nuts!

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  25. That's so sweet you did that for her! It looks wonderful! I know bedrest royally sucks! I had to do it most of my pregnancy with my son.. joys of a high risk pregnancy but OH SO WORTH IT! :)

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  26. It must be something in the name Sarah, because my friend from Ohio is named Sarah - and always, always finds awesome things at Goodwill & also has a wonderful sense of decorating. Too bad, I wasn't named Sarah - I can do it on paper, but on the walls or in the house....call the decorators! Happy SITS day!

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  27. What a sweet gift! You are very talented!!!

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  28. We just had our 3rd son a week ago and named him Hudson. Cute gift!!

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  29. Aw, what a sweet gift. Sure to lift a bedrest mamma's spirits. Yes, bedrest DOES suck, bigtime. Had it with my first pregnancy (twins). What a great friend you are!

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  30. REally cute ideas. I'm going to have to start stalking you to see what else you come up with. I love crafting, but don't always have time to really come up with something brilliant.

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  31. I stopped on by after seeing you on "Saucy blogs"! Nice to meet you!
    You are one creative gal! I love the gift you made for your friend on bedrest. I was on bedrest with my son...and you are right...after about a week...you get pretty lonely and it stinks!!!! I am sure your gift brightened her day!

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  32. Oh my gosh! That is so precious.... I have two friends who are expecting and I am so making these! YAY!

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  33. Oh the possibilities of this! I'm going crazy right now thinking of what I could do! Thanks for the idea!

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  34. Who wouldn't love that? What an awesome gift. Thanks for sharing!

    p.s. found you through Just a Girl. Love your blog!

    ~Amanda

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  35. Super cute! And I was on bedrest for a month! Totally remember how you feel!

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