Sunday, January 30, 2011

In the yard

I had to get out in the yard today. It was too lovely not to. And while cleaning one of the veggie beds I found three little lady bugs. 
Have a beautiful day!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Saturday, $22, and 45 minutes

This is a project that I have been stewing about for a while. Today I just did it.
This wall is 8 feet 6 inches across. It is in the entry hall of my house. And it was poorly used for the whole time we have lived here. The hall itself is very narrow and on the wall opposite there is my hall table. 

I picked up two packages of curtain clips, the ones on the rings that look like alligator clips, three dowls 4 feet long, and a package of mug hugs, like you would screw into your kitchen cabinets. Nothing had to be too heavy duty, as all it is intended to do is hold paper and small canvases. I will need another package of clips. The two I bought only had a total of 14 clips. And the doweling will be getting painted when the weather is nicer. Everything is in pewter.

The hardest part was making sure every thing was level. And you don't need any tools aside from a measuring tape and a level is handy. A few twists of the wrist and I have what you see below. A wall full of my scrap pages that can change on a whim. All on the cheap and all looking good.

Next up... a light box solution, I hope.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Two fold post

This is a two-fold post. 

Firstly, I really want a reader to know that she has support to face the future. I know what she is going through, and there are people who can help. (Please feel free to contact me, I know you know how and where). Abuse should never be tolerated, and neither should any form of hate. When the two are combined they create what I can only call evil. 

Secondly, I need to post another card. Just to be able to keep up. I have found that letting go of making theme cards really sparked a creativity in me that I am pleased with. The card above is  blank on the inside, and made from a silk leaf and old tags.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

January 22 2011

Another installment of fill the card larder. This one is a birthday card made from fantastic recipe folders I found at the store. I think that I got 50 for a buck. I tea stained them. Added ribbon, a flower and a vintage button. And there you go.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January 19th 2011

It was brought to my attention this weekend that I am out of stash cards. So I challenged myself today to make several with nothing but what I had on hand. I have one drying, one completed, and two getting there. All in less than an hour of work. I will be posting them through out the week. The one above is the finished one. I used leftover lace, a really old sentiment and some paper flowers that are too cute to keep hidden away.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Sewing has been my focus lately. That is when I have time to focus. Too much outside insanity for my liking going on in this household. 
Anyhoo... here are so pics of the tote bag that I will finish. I am highlighting one small section of each side with embroidery and beading. Simple design, but I think it will have a big impact.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A scrappage for my girl

And it is all done, save for the journaling. How on earth is it possible that I have not a single black pen in this house? Anyway, this page was one of those that I stewed about from the time I printed the photo (taken on her 13th birthday), but wasn't sure what to do. I went with romantic funk. Lots of glitter and two of her favorite colors (black and purple).