Wednesday, August 20, 2014

fall...


Today is the day...we are welcoming a new stamp set from Precious Remembrance, yeah!  Perfect timing for the season to come.



Completely in love with the leaves and created a colorful bunch of cards.


Enjoy the hop and release...a wonderful new addition for fall!

Monday, August 18, 2014

a day of layers...


There is nothing like feeling those butterflies getting ready for the first day of school, but as I get my boys ready for another first day of school there are twice the flutters.  Making sure their clothes are laid out, their lunches are planned and that the first day goes off without a hitch.  Back to routines, and a little excited to get my daily routine underway once again.  No more sleeping in I suppose.  Sharing a Precious Remembrance project today that was posted yesterday.



I had fun with this one.  Make sure you stick around the Precious Remembrance blog this week for a new set that is sure to get your creative energy going.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

crafty sunday...


It may be obvious that I have a complete head over heels love for Precious Remembrance stamps. There are so many ways to mix and match them and all of those inspirational sayings captures my creative heart.  Today I am sharing my first project with you for "Crafty Sunday"...yeah!


Make sure to check out the post today, and everyday for some amazing projects!

Friday, August 8, 2014

like mother, like daughter...


It has been said for years and it is true.  Like mother, like daughter.  The past week was spent strolling around a craft store, putting our heads together to come up with a type of flower that we have yet to  try.  This creative journey brought us to this point...needle felting.  Have you tried it yet?  The white and yellow flower above is one that came out of this experiment, others didn't fair as well.

Our attempts began with wet felting, gathering supplies we could find around the house.  This method was not as successful, although I am sure with time we could have walked away with something useable.  The next attempt required another trip to the store where we picked up a some needle felting supplies, these you cannot find around your house so easily.

With the lack of supplies to share, we took turns with the needle, felt and pad.  As many forums state, there is something therapeutic about this process of poking a needle back and forth through the layers of felt fibers and pad.  Only a few jabs of the finger later the felting technique was in full swing and a few flowers came out successful. 

My mother and I can now check that box off and continue adding it to our projects.  Along the way we laughed, shared ideas and realized these simple moments are what makes life so amazing.  Thank you mom for such fun times!


Recently had a request to recreate one of these pincushions so thought why not recreate three.  All a little different, using tiny scraps of fabric, felt and working on my embroidery skills.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Will be back on Sunday with some Precious Remembrance.  A little sneak peek...


Sunday, August 3, 2014

notes...


Happy Sunday! So happy today to share that I am apart of the my favorite design team once again at Precious Remembrance!  I have always been head over heels for the stamps and so excited for the chance to share a few of my projects with you from here on out.


If you are hoping over from the blog, thank you for visiting.  If you have popped on this blog first, make sure to head on over to check out all of the amazing stamps and projects.  Let's have fun!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

one day to go...


There is just one more day to go until my boys are back, our house is filled with the hussle and bussle of daily life and a few fun days with my mother.  Feel like I accomplished most of the things on my to-do list, in fact there were a few things that I added in along the way that were exciting...playing tennis with my hubby for instance.  All of my crafty goodies are tucked away for a couple more weeks after a week of cutting, sewing and just having some artistic me time.  Decided to create a few sewing books which included so much I love about the process of creating.  Used a bit of everything from fabric and felt to vintage lace and buttons.


The inside of the book includes five "pages" created from fabric, each with a different trim stitched on to the end.  Perfect size for my pins and needles.  Loved the first one so I made two more.


There will be more creating in a couple of weeks, but until then time to enjoy time with my boys until then.  Hope your summer is full of some creating, relaxation and trying something new.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

the quiet house...

As the days pass by in this quiet house of mine there are somethings that are not in short supply.  Boxes of crafty things filling my dining room table.  Checked out library books stacked high on my side table ready for me to dig right in and learn.  A kitty who does not like me sitting alone at the computer.  A puppy who needs his cuddle and play time like clock work.  In one week I will have a house filled with the chitter chatter of boys playing, fighting (like brothers do) and being mommy on duty.  Until then, time to tend to those things that fill my house at the moment.  Spending the day creating new, learning new techniques and experimenting with different materials.  Why not.



Stumbled across this tin in one of my crafty bins the other day along with the apple chipboard piece.  Dressed in up, stamped and stitched it all together to create a gift tin.  Found the top half of a tiny tin, inset into the apple and created a small shaker.  Fun to piece together.

Enjoy your day.  Will share one of my new stitching projects soon.