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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....

Saturday, July 21, 2012

National Craft For Your Local Shelter Day

I joined in with Erika and Sebastian for the


Sponsored by her, and some fun
Sponsors donating items.
Check it all out

I chose to help out the rescue that 
Helped me to get my pommies

 and 


Bentley and I needed a new friend after lil Lucky passed.
Our hearts were so sad and we missed him so much
I had never seen a dog mourn before this
I cannot believe how hard it was for 
Bentley to loose 
Lucky



So I gave us both a little time to heal...

Then I come across Kim Ray one day on Face Book
We started chatting and before you new it
We were friends with the same passion in our hearts.
Saving pommies, I knew one of them needed to come to my home
She went way out of her way to help us find him
His Name was Max.. 
A beautiful boy about the same size as Bentley 
He was in a foster home in Mississippi
Living with a wonderful foster mom named Renee
I told  Kim I was off work on medical and didn't have the funds 
And would contact her back when I returned to work

Then she did something for me I will never for get.
She paid for it all.. arranged it all
And left it with : pay me back when you can

 Meet Max



She didn't know me from Tom, Dick or Harry
(she has her heart in the right place for these pommies)

Bentley now had a new friend to play with
And we all tried to settle into out new arrangement
Unfortunately after only 7 days with us Max passed away
In the night, in the one chair I told him to stay out of
I was devastated, and Bentley once again lost



She then quickly worked her magic and found us Chuck 
(we call him Philly Chuck because of his attitude)
(its a good thing really)
And he lived in the same town as we do..
He is about the same size as Bentley
I took the leap of faith
And we picked him up
He is the happiest lil guy I have met 
In a very long time
So much personality

Our home is full again



Bentley is now again smiling 
Thanks to the great work of Kim Ray and her rescue

Mind you, we live in Fort Worth, Tx
Kim lives in Ohio.. 

Distance made no difference to her
She worked it all out for us
For a lady and a dog she didn't even know.


They both got new hair do's and little cute bandannas


Chuck is a little photo shy still, but Bentley loves it..


They quickly became best buds and do most anything I ask them
Even this fun photo shoot

I seen the ties over at 


I had to make them
Then she told me of this event 
She was going to sponsor 




They got new bandannas again so they could be poster boys for 


Today's special event..




I wanted to help out Kim Ray for helping me get  
Max and Chuck

So I am holding an auction for one personalized dog blanket
Kinda like the one you see Bentley on here
Personalized just for one lil lucky pet
Bentley has the wink of approval





Check out the details 


Please help if you can
You can bid for the blanket
Or donate a one time donation.

And check out the fun events and giveaways at


I want to personally thank 

My Heart and Home is full of fur-baby love
And its the best place to be

Hugs
DeeDee





Thursday, July 12, 2012

Where Bloggers Create 2012








Where Bloggers Create by Karen Valentine

Thanks once again Karen for the invite


I am here to show you my messy Studio and New Sewing Room
I don't get to use them as often as I would like 
Due to medical issues the last two years.
But when I do this is where I am 
My friends come to use it lots too.
Which is so nice for me ..
Cause I get to visit them often

Here we go ->>>>


Here's my spot
If I am crafting or visiting
I love it here.. nice comfy old chair
Re-done with a new computer chair base
And lovely fabrics.


My ribbon storage works wonderful this way


My punches all visible and easy to find
I know, I know it is growing outside the room
Oh No!!


So much stuff, made by Me, 
Friends and Swap partners
And more storage and gifts


My storage wall... houses fabric and craft supplies
And yes I know where everything is
It is all organized... well kinda...
(blushing laugh)


Have to have a TV to watch Craft Wars!!
See my lace storage this works well also
And more storage along with my 
Sturdy stepping stool
(hint: the chair)


Organized magazines, ribbons and laces
( yes I love trims..ALOT!!)
This soon will have a table attached
To hold MY new Cricut so I can use it more often
Yes I broke down and purchased 
Another Cricut.. couldn't live with out one.


Here is where I sit and talk to you all.
Sorry for all the mess and dust
its been a ruff year...



Ok lets see some of the details

The Fluer De Lis
Will be a new icon in this room
Hopefully which will be all decorated by
Next years preview

( I am the one that buys them out at
Hobby Lobby..hehehe!)


A girls gotta have bling ,right!!!



I started working with metals some


My organized spot..

My friends have made me 
Some very pretty
Things to hold my stuff
I love each one so much..

(I mean the friends and the lil pretties)



My teachers chair has new life 
Thanks to the broken computer chair
I took the good parts from each and
 Made an awesome very workable chair..



I did it with a normal oak chair who's
Legs were broken off
They now go up and down and have 
A bit of  suspension.. 
So much more comfy too


I designed these little trash keepers 
To match my room
I love this lots.
And it matches
( I am so bad I know it)



Look how I store all the new readers I now need
That's new since last year also... 

Glasses!!!


And my stylish magnetic boards.
I so love the lace look
Holds my fun magnets as I make them

PSS!!! I need your help
I need an idea to make something with 
That ladies High Heel sitting there
Can you help me out??


My lace and trims storage has been working very good
I can see it and use it so much better now..


Got to have my grandies near by.
Don't ya love my new hat stand too
She glows in the dark like a night light
My boys truely love barking at her



Ok Lets take a look at my sewing room
She is just beginning to take shape



I love my cotton fabrics all sorted.. 
I use it way more now
Soon I hope above this shelf
 Will be a design board
And that old yucky mirror you see
Well, she will be all re-done and looking pretty too
And more useful than she is now


A couple more hat stands...hahaha!
And the starts of my new grand-daughters
 Halloween costume
She is due next month.
I think she will be a princess..


I did get my sewing machine cover a makeover 
Earlier this year
Isn't she pretty now?


I am glad I finally found a space to hang these Lil Lovlies
I made these way back when my girl was little
Over 20 years ago...UGH! I am old
While stationed in Germany
They had a kit of the month for us military ladies.
These are highlighted with hand embroidery
And used to hang in my daughters room
I still love the memories they bring my heart


A beautiful refashion/recycle project
(Sorry for the bad picture)



Lovely gifts from lovely friends
And so my style too


More gifts from friends
This is also my antique room
Has the treadle machine I learnt to sew in there
All covered up right now thou.


My goal now is this:
To find a spot for all this to fit
So I can have my living room back.
It has been here for over 4 months at least now
I refused to stuff it into the closets


I might just need to donate some of it
I am standing strong for now
And really quite used to it being there..
(OMG!)


Whew!!
Well there you have it
Please keep a prayer that I soon
Can use these spaces as I would like to
And create some lovely things to share with you
Thanks for visiting
The door is always open
And you are welcome back anytime.
Hugs
DeeDee









Friday, July 6, 2012

National Craft For Your Local Shelter Day!!

Please join us in this fun event... 





Bentley and Chuck show you the date..

You can find all the information


Hope you can join in the fun too!!

Bentley, Chuck and I take the pledge

Will you too?





I am hosting an online Auction 
on
 Facebook for this event.
Check it out 






I will be making the winner of this auction
Their very own Furbaby blanket
In fun doggie prints
All proceeds go to help 
Kim Ray's Dog Rescue
 I wanted to help her out to save more precious fur-babies
And this was the perfect way to do it..


Please help out in anyway you can.. 
Donating $$, Crafting to Donate
Or bid for your very own comfy dog blanket.


Save the furbabies


DeeDee

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Hand Made Gift Exchange

I joined the Gift Exchange over at 


I missed it last year so was very excited when I got in this year
My Partner was Joan..

 I don't know much about her and not sure if she has a blog... 
But she did tell me her favorite color was teal and she is an avid quilter... 
So I tried to create something to go with these details.
So here is my gift for her


I tried my hand at a little bit of Quilting. 
I loved this so much I also mad one for 
My other friend who is a quilter.

I added a big teal bow
That is also a pin and has a hair clip too
Wrapped it in my favorite wrapping
And added a pretty tag.
And sent this on its way to
A new home with Joan


I haven't heard if she received it or not
But I sure hope she likes it.

I have received my gift from


I just love that blog name...
And I just love the gift she sent me too

Thanks Katie
I added this pretty beaded strap
So I can use this with my dress-up outfits.


I had so much fun with this swap and surely will want to 
Join in again next year.
Check out all the crafts at this link


Have fun checking them all out
DeeDee