As many of you know I have been part of the Curves Complete program for the past month. I have been very happy with it and have been blessed to find such a supportive group of women.
The Curves club that I belong to will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides walk in May. As one of their fundraisers they are having an auction of donated items. Since I have been making dolls lately I decided to make a pink doll to donate to their auction. I based it on the Simplicity Raggedy Ann pattern that I used here. I wanted to do this to show my appreciation to Curves for the help and support they have given to me and to help support breast cancer research.
I just want to take this opportunity to remind everyone to please, please, please stay current on your mamograms and to do monthly self breast exams.
I enjoy visiting other blogs for a number of reasons. I visit other blogs to learn new craft techniques, parenting advice, tutorials, recipes and inspiration to just name a few. One thing that I noticed when I visit other blogs is that most of them have these cute little buttons that I can cut-and-paste onto my blog. My readers can then just click on this button and view some of the blogs that I also enjoy reading. I always thought that this was great and I wanted one for my blog so I put it on my list of “Things To Do”.
When I was visiting Happy Hour Projects I was so excited to see that Adrianne posted a tutorial on Making A Grab-able Button. I didn’t have time to try her tutorial when I first read about it but it was something that I definately wanted to come back to. I am now happy to say that I can now finally cross “getting a blog button” off of my “Things To Do” list. I sat down tonight to work on it and I was amazed at how easy it was! I was able to make my button on the first attempt by following Adrianne’s tutorial.
I am planning on starting a Linky Party in the next few weeks and I was able to create a grab-able button for that tonight as well. I am also planning on doing a weekly Knit Night so that everyone can post about their current knitting projects, completed projects, knitting problems or knitting triumphs. Yes, you guessed it, I already made a button for that too!
So, thank you to Adrianne for such a wonderful tutorial. I hope that everyone continues to come back and visit me and please feel free to join my Linky Parties. I will post as soon as I get them up and running. In the meantime, feel free to grab my new button in my sidebar if you would like to place it on your blog.