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Hi my name is DeeDee and this is my personal Craft Journal...This is where I will post the multitude of crafts that I do...A few personal things might slip in here and there but for the most part I am a crafter/ designer and that is what you will see....Comment if you like, I would love the to hear from you....make today your day to stop and craft it away....

Thursday, April 30, 2009

My House is A Home


I bought a new house about 4 years ago and planted my trees right away to get some shade..As you know in a new home build there is no trees, that means no wildlife, so this country girl has been missin some wildlife....Today while in my yard I noticed in my tree that is now about 8 foot tall ,there is a dove in her nest..She has choosen my yard to call home.I noticed my strawberries had little nibbles on them..well I moved the pot by the tree so Momma doesn't have to go far for a treat to share her babies. I will plant me another..here in this pic is the momma on her nest..She is so cute and comfy..

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Craft It Forward!

I was visiting a blog tonight ..... http://auntdeedeesdesigns.blogspot.com/ and she was hosting a Craft It Forward, which I am now continuing on my blog!

What is a Craft It Forward you ask??? Well the first five people to respond to this post will get something handmade by me!

Here are the restrictions that come with this:
*There are no guarantees you will like what I make...although I sure hope you do!
*What I create will be just for you
*You'll receive it this year (2009)
*The item will be a surprise to you and can be ANYTHING handmade
*And in return, all you need to do is post this text into your blog, email me the link back to your Craft It Forward blog, your snail mail addy and make 5 things for 5 people.

My email address is: ddsdoubles@hotmail.com keep this going!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I Finally Crafted Something.....




I crafted this from a idea I got at this site....Here...I just loved them when I seen them and had to try them out for my garden. So this is my version.... Please leave her some love for her creation while you are there... Anyone that knows me even a little knows I love to recycle things, so this was a perfect project just for me...I will make these to mark all my garden herb and veggies.

Vegetable/ Herb Markers

Alcohol Ink
Bead Wire- Silver or Gold
News Paper
Beads to match
Shrinky Dink
Small Hole Punch

Stack of some kind- Old Silver Ware, Bamboo Stakes, and Throat Lozenges

Graphics used: In a Country Garden by Beth Logan

1.) Lay newspaper out to cover table
2.) Use alcohol inks to color stake of your choice, let dry thoroughly
3.) Print graphics onto shrink plastic, cut out, Punch wholes in areas on top and bottom.
4.) Bake according to directions.
5.) With wire beads attach labels and beads in a decorative manner to secure to stakes.
6.) Secure into dirt for your veggies and herbs.

Will need to be sealed if used in the out doors.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Rainy Stormy Day Outside


It was a very rainy,stormy day this morning outside.....but after the storm is the best opportuniy for great lighting for some beautiful pics....My favorite of todays pics is this one...she is so Angelic standing with my roses. I picked all my drowned out roses and put them up ....One of my projects for this year is to make my own essential rose oil from the fragrent roses in my gardens. I will post more on those when I get them to thier final stages and can make some home made bath salts and lotions ... check back will be around the end of May. I will be crafting this evening so come see me again tomorrow for some projects completed ....I hope...lol...enjoy your evening.




Sunday, April 26, 2009

What I Got Done






I went to my scrapbooking group yesterday. Didn't get much done cause I was to busy chatting away...but here are the results . We all made pages called " All About Me" and started a scrapbook of our Meet-Up ladies group...here are my two pages that I made the second one was for everyone. The 2nd page is a sketch I seen at Paper Craft Panet for a challenge..I started a Months album from a Bo-Bunny kit that will be coming along later...ran outta time, only had 3 hours to scrap


Saturday, April 25, 2009

I Will Be Crafting Today

Off to spend the afternoon with my local scrapbooking group. I found them thru meetup.com and I love every minute of it. If you are looking for some fun people in your area.. go to meetup.com, make a login and search for what ever interests you....I bet there are groups in your area too. I go to a glass working one, scrapbooking, and walking moms.....fun way to meet friends and get some of the stuff I want to do done. I hope to have a creation to show you when I come home....stay tuned..

DeeDee

Friday, April 24, 2009

Look See What is Happening in My Yard Already

I only planted my garden 3 days ago and already my lettuce and radish are popping thru the dirt...and my tomatoes have buds on them...

Lucky loves the little sidewalks and playing in the sprinkler from my frog's little belly.

watch for progress on this.

DeeDee

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A New Way to Start My Day

I worked out for 45 minutes ( this is the new ) then come home and watered my garden that I got planted on my last weekend..I am so excited .. tomatoes, onions, radish, cucumbers, lettuce, carrots and green beans....and my herb garden too..I am set for the summer...this is the first year I got to plant one since the loss of my parents...I can direct my energies to other things... I am hoping you all enjoy your day as much as I will enjoy mine... DeeDee

Wednesday, April 22, 2009






I joined a local scrapbook group that I go to often. We all share our tools and supplies. So I made these charms to mark most of my things since once you try some of the tools you just haft to have one for yourself so we all end up with lots of the same stuff.......And I am pretty new at bead work so this gave me some more practice...

DeeDee Black Slanted

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

DeeDee Purple

hey look see what I got ...isn't my signature pretty?

My Third day as a Blogger

Well here I am on this 3rd day in blog land...as you can see if you visited the first two days I have made many changes and am learning my way around..I need some music and a picture show scroll bar. I would also like to add links to my friends blogs..

How much money you make off the adds in the side bars? Really I feel like I need to make something tonight to add to my blog...lol...oh no this will give me a real reason to craft.

thanks for the visit on this day...have a good week..

DeeDee

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Small Pink Rose

I posted the picture of my small pink rose on the PC Crafter board and let the ladies do with it as they liked....the following is the result from one member called doodle. I just love the effect she made a beautiful flower look so much more georgous...check her blog spot here.. http://essexcottagecapers.blogspot.com/ thanks for sharing your digital art work with me doodle


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hi Everyone

This is my first post on my new blog..Please check back often many new things will happen here...Make this a great week...DeeDee