Thursday, February 11, 2010


My goodness, alot has happened in the last week and a half. I celebrated my 40th birthday (still trying to get used to that number!). David always makes my birthday so special, because we do a little something all week. We all went to dinner one night and he had roses waiting at the table for me. One morning, we went to breakfast together and on my birthday he took me to lunch and to the bookstore! It was a great week. Thank you David, for everything you do for me every day---I think I'm pretty lucky to have you!
I also was able to spend an afternoon with my good friends Cammy and Hope. Cammy made me this beautiful, delicious coconut cake. She knew coconut cake is a favorite of mine. It had sooo many to die for layers of coconut goodness! I savored every bite and I'm so sad it is all gone!
Hope gave me this sweet little notebook and two of my favorite colored copic markers. The cover of the notebook is made of very thin wood. So pretty. Hope also knew I have been wanting scalloped scissors and she was so sweet to find a pair for me! I love them so much! Cammy gave me the most beautiful silver glass glitter garland which I couldn't wait to hang in my studio. You'll see it in the photos below. I love my gifts so much girls, thank you, and thank you for the great day. But mostly, thank you for being my friends, which is the best gift of all.We have had two back to back, major snow storms here and at last count, 40+ inches have fallen. The kids have been home all week and we have stayed cozy playing games, watching movies, reading and drinking hot chocolate. I also have been busy puttering in my studio, rearranging furniture. David helped haul a desk downstairs from our bedroom so I would have a place to sit and work on my computer because usually my big work table is covered in projects. It was all spurred on by me needing special place to hang the garland from Cammy. I also wanted a place to hang an inspiration board.

So here is the finished product!

I'm very happy with how everything turned out. I especially love how the garland looks above my board.

The desk was my Grandma's and I truly love having it to sit at. But, I couldn't just let it be as it was, I had to make it look a little more like Kelli. So this morning while the kids were outside sledding and David was digging us out, I cut pieces of pretty wallpaper that Cammy had given me a while back, to fit on the front of each drawer. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Now, it's time to think about Spring items to add to the shop.
I better get busy because I have many ideas floating around in my brain.


sandy l said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Kelli. Your workroom and desk look lovely. Jealous? Who me? Green is my natural color!

As to your age, pleeeze. There's no way you are past 30!

I am glad that you had a good birthday.

Rochelle said...

Cheers to the birthday girl! Love your studio and great idea with the wallpaper on the front of the desk drawers.
Have a great rest of the week!

Robin Thomas said...

Happy Birthday. Welcome to 40. Your studio is befitting a birthday girl. Stay warm.

Deb said...

Your studio space looks absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the way your studio looks! The desk looks wonderful down there and I love what you did with the drawers. Grandma would be proud that you are using it for your studio!

June said...

Oh Kelli happy birthday!!!! It sounds like everyone helped make it special for you. I remember turning forty...about a hundred years ago.LOL That coconut cake is something I would have loved a little piece of.
I loved getting this peek into your beautiful studio. I love the papers all together that you have tied up above the glittered garland (which is beautiful,BTW) and was wondering if I could use that idea above a shelf I have?
I love what you did with your grandmother's desk!

Anonymous said...

(me singing)...
I love you and miss you
Love Yvonne

p.s. I love your studio and the desk turned out beautiful.

cammy @ freckledfarm said...

Oh Kelli, I love, love, love your grandma's desk in your studio! It's absolutely perfect!! And the inspiration board, can't wait to see that up close! I think our next crafting get together has to be at your house!!

miss you. xo

Hope | Paper Relics said...

Happy Birthday Kelli! It was wonderful being able to celebrate with you.

That desk looks perfect there - great desk - I cannot wait to see it and the inpsiration board upclose either.

I miss you!!!!

m i c h e l l e said...

Happy Birthday, Kelli!! Oh man...your room, your stuff, your Grandma's desk...SOOOOO gorgeous!!! I wish I was there to scour everything with my eyeballs!!! Just marvelous!

Suz said...

You three have a wonderful friendship. What a treasure!