I'd first like to take a moment and wish everyone a happy 2009! I'm back from my long needed blogging break and feeling refreshed and renewed. i'm proud to start off this new year with an extra special post from a dear friend who has finally joined the ever so talented handmade community. meet ruthie designs by kim collignon. Kim and i went to college together for illustration and her talent has just exploded onto the scenes of handmade buffalo just recently. her attention to detail is uncanny and you know when you see her designs that she puts her heart and soul into everything she lays her hands on. so lets give kim and ruthie designs a nice big warm welcome to the fb sponsor family! so nice to have you aboard!