Friday, September 23, 2011

Crazy Patch Pin Cushions

Along while back I joined a Crazy Patch Pin Cushion Swap with

I am the only one left to recieve mine except
I have Sandi's to send off still..
I got it finished at my retreat this past weekend

It has circled the world..
From the states to Australia and back..
And she is ready to go home now.

It come to me like this

And I made it look like this

I added a flower pot with flowers to her block

As soon as I see mine headed home I will send this out
So we are recieving them about the same time
How exciting will that be?

I cannot wait to see mine
I haven't even seen a glimse of it since it left home
I think I am done with swaps for a bit
I am not cut out for them I believe.
Althought Fiona did a great job
As hostess on this one.

Happy Swapping ladies..

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Christmas in July Crop

Only in August... lol..
We run a little over on our time line.
But it was still fun all the same
Every Year Amy has a crop for Christmas
I love to make the cards she designs
Check out some of our projects

Welcome to my spot

We made two canisters

A Christmas card and a gift card holder

A Christmas Folder (my favorite project)

I was joined by a few friends

Suella and Nancy

Stephanie and her friend

I also made this for my grandson while I was there.

A Pirates Spy Glass
Made from a tin foil box and tube

Suella and I always exchange gifts at this
Since we cannot get together for Christmas
Here is what she gave me

A scrapbook a me loosing my first new car
Pulled right from my blog
I cried I loved it so much
Thanks Suella

I am sure she will feature her gift from me on her blog
I entered it into a challenge that caused
A huge drama session
So I will not be showing it here, Sorry
The drama starter visits my blog
And I don't wanna give more amo to her furry
Thats my rant, I have a online staulker
I thought that only happened to the teens
Guess not..

Anyways.. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas in July
Function to attend also
Happy Christmas in July (on August)


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Infinity Scarves

I seen these on pinterest and decided to give them a whirl...
I made three at the retreat I went to and I just love making them..
I am not a scarf wearer but I might just wear this coral one I tell ya...

So many ways to wear them

My favorite way

And in black too

They fold nice and flat for traveling...

I made these from recycled tee shirts, knit fabric and recycled lace curtains
Who knew such beauty could come from
Such a simple source..
Try your hand playing with some old tee shirts
See what you can create..

Happy Recycling

Saturday, September 17, 2011

FNSI Pull Out The Tee Shirts

I had the fun opportunity to work with and recycle some tee shirts.. 
  I did some at

And I did some for

I had a fun time learning the designs at The Little Blue House ,
Some are my own design 
 I also found Some of the others on my new favorite place Pinterest...
come join me there
It is a very fun place to get stuck....  :D

Now on to my fun designs

Little Blue House designs


These I made on Friday night
I love how fast they work up

Braided to add to my scraf
Could also be a head wrap
or used on its own

Scarf Style

Love this so much
Add any color broach or pin
Or even a long necklace

This one I showed several wrap options..
Would look awesome with some jewelry too..

And for the wild side.. this with beads
Or Gems or Conchos
You can just do so much with these

Please I have only started with these.. they can be casual or dressed up
For evening wear.. you can even wear them in your hair as a wrap too...
My manni doesn't have a head to show this

Whew that was alot uh? 
Well they go along so fast you can make many in no time..
Tommorow I will show you some infinity scarves
I made at my retreat, while on vacation...

Happyily Recycling Tee Shirts


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fun Fall Flowers

Have you seen the flower makers by Clover? 
They work similar to the YoYo makers by Clover.. 
We went to my friend Sherri's house to try these out...
I got to make two of them,
 But there are actually about 7 of themI think
In different sizes

Check out the ones I got done.

Just think of a bunch of these together.
The size of these are about 2 inches across
But others are bigger in size

Sherri had this huge box of buttons..
I so want to raid it daily...
I need to add to my collection for these

You can find these on Amazon
They are called Kanzashi Flower Maker

I will make up the others and post a picture for you soon

Enjoy the flowers in the Fall too.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

LBH Art Group August

I went to Art Group this month at

As we continued our journey in learning
Some fun transfer techniques
For our pagesin my
Garbage Disposal journal
Check them out

Caulk Transfer

Packing Tape Transfer

Contact Paper Transfer

Gesso Transfer

Onto Canvas

On to Fabric

On to Metal

Contact Paper Transfer

This is a mixture of techniques
Just playing around on
One of my already done pages..
With this flower design

I certainly hope I took good notes
Cause I have a whole lot
Of different techniques here..

I will be emailing teacher Susan
I bet before I try this again.
She got us all thru it so well.

Try you hand at transfers.
It was a blast and a mess
But oh so fun

Happy Transferring