Sunday, December 28, 2008
Soooooome people like to peek!
I tried my hand at a few sewing projects this year:
'Sock' Long-Johns and Dammit Dolls.
These were truly 'labours of love' because though I hold a College Degree in Dressmaking & Design... I hate sewing. Truly despise doing it. I used to sew a lot, perhaps that did me in but likely it's because I have Carpal Tunnel and it just... hurts. :O(
These were unstuffed plain muslin dolls I hand-painted the faces and the 'D' logo on (front & back), stuffed and sewed shut.
Whenever things don't go so well...
And you want to hit the wall and yell...
Here's a little dammit doll
That you can't do without.
Just grasp it firmly by the legs
And find a place to slam it
And as you whack the stuffing out
Yell, "DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT!"
Wonderful Gift for the Men on my list... 2 pairs of socks masquerading as long-johns!
I made you some long johns
But they turned out too small
In fact I don't think
They will fit you at all.
So take off the buttons
And snip the threads
You will have two pair of socks instead!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The VERY Girlie versions... shopping and BLING!
The Funky Word version...
The Retro version...
Some in round...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
These are the CD Pins done & mounted on tags...
My Signature item... CD Greeting Cards.
I have more pictures and I'll post them in days ahead.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
We went up to Bearbrook Farms to check it out as a possible Wedding Venue. On the way up Greg checked his lottery ticket while getting gas and found out he’d won $5.
When we got to Bearbrook and were waiting we saw a glimps of white under a bush… one of the baby bunnies they had out for sale had escaped! I followed him and caught him, returned him to the cage with his Mother & Sister.
Then we saw the wedding co-ordinater and it turned out the date we wanted was spoken for… she felt bad we’d come all that way for nothing, so she let us take a quick tour of the farm to take some pictures.
When we got back from the tour we noticed the bunny had escaped again… so we decided we’d take him home. There had been a sign in the store that they had baby bunnies for sale for $5… just the amount we had won. Hmmm… Having recently lost Cloud, our other bunny to old age we hadn’t been openly looking but waiting for fate to step in…
HE had other ideas!
After over an hour of trying to catch him, he’d run under the juniper bushes and we’d been trying to poke him out with a broom handle, we decided to take the Sister home instead.
So tiny, she wasn’t even 2 lbs at 8 weeks old. Named her Cleopatra for the dark kohl like markings around her eyes… a true Queen! Who’s stolen everyone’s heart from the start.
Can we be friend?
Are you my Mommy?
Can I eat this?
How about this?
Ohhh… those look Yummy!
Cleopatra decided to take on IronMan in battle…
Poor IronMan didn’t know what he was in for.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I thought I'd share a 'sneak-peek' at some of it.
These are raw & unfinished...
Some of the Unmounted Magnets I've made using re-purposed, rescued from the trash CD's & DVD's. I still need to sand down some raw spots and glue on the magnets:
A Closer View:
These are the Unmounted Pins... again need some sanding, cleaning up and to have the Pin-Backs attached:
Closer View of the Unmounted Pins:
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I chose this package because I LOVED the tissue paper, girlie yet not PINK. lol Can't see it well but it's covered in shoes, I like shoes. *G*
It was jam-packed with Creative Memories sh-tuff. I'm not sure if I'll us the album I'm not a huge fan of the their albums but I love the stickers. Yes, I'm still a sticker scrapbooker and proud of it! Papers, very 'boy' (fwef!) and some awesome templates. I like my goodie bag.
Still lots more to come... watch for it!!!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This was the 6X6 calender swap. I made-up 12 September pages... will pass them in, then get a full year back. Yes, I know there are 14 in the pictures, made a few extra because the supplies were already cut. Maybe I'll get some great ideas when I get the swap back and finish them off!
This was the 1st page I completed when I got up there. Total time: 20 minutes. I had the journaling for all my pages pre-printed to match the pictures. I planned to get right at it and get some serious scrapping done!!! These pictures were taken the day before I left but I HAD to bring them with me. My Boyz doing boy things...
More to come soon!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
It was truly a pleasure to be there and watch people's faces and listen to all the stories that spun off of each photo... it was was indescribable. But THAT is why I scrapbook. This night was a very good reminder of that.
Page 4: Starting a Family During The War.
Page 6: The War is Over!!!
Page 18: The Boys.
Page 22: Last Page
The Birthday 'Girl' on her 90th.
Later in the evening...
Near the end of the night...
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
That means (if your a crafter) it's CHRISTMAS TIME!
In the next week or so I'll start digging through and figuring what I have and what I need to start acquiring for Christmas projects.
This year my cards are looking to be a little more 'rounded' than they were last year. (Leave you puzzling on that one... *wink*)
Here's a sample of some of the sh-tuff I made last year...
This was my favorite.
The paper is Deja Views Open Windows series in Holiday Joy (green) and The Paper Elements Fruits series in Cheery (red), yarn from my stash and Brads from Keepsake's Multicrafts home line. Stamp Sets 'All-Year Cheer 1' and 'Snowflakes' from Stampin'Up! Snowflake stamped with VersaMark and embossed in gold, it sort of 'floated' on the page. Again, the picture really doesn't do it justice.
This year I'm working on something a little different in regards to cards. If you already know... shhhh! I'm also altering a tonne of tins & boxes gathered over the summer. I've got my work cut out for me!