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Monday, June 12, 2017

FINALLY!

Almost three years ago, I won some of Tim Holtz's Eclectic Elements fabrics from his site.  Then, just a few days later, I also won more from another site.  I've been saving the fabric until just the right moment.  (I did use a small amount to make a little cross-body purse.)

Well, that moment arrived today!  But first, a bit of history ... 15 years ago, I sewed a little pillow to keep on the couch.  In those fifteen years, that little pillow has seen a lot of use!  It was falling apart ... the seams were disintegrated, the piecings were falling apart.  You get the story.  I purchased a pillow form about two months ago, but I didn't know what I would do with it.

Yesterday afternoon, I was nosing around Pinterest, looking for ideas for a pieced pillow cover.  Lo and behold, up popped a rag quilt pillow!  Aha!  That's the ticket!

So this morning, after I finished some other projects around the house, I created this pillow ... and the other one is now in the trash. Don't feel bad for it, though; it deserves the chance to become one with the earth yet again.





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Monday, May 29, 2017

Rusted Camera

I saw this project on Finnabair's blog, and I knew that I had to try to recreate it (with, of course, my own interpretation).  The problem, though, was that I didn't have a camera just sitting around, waiting to be turned into a mixed media project.

One afternoon, DH came down from the attic carrying a box.  Inside was an old camera!  Wahoo!  Let the project begin!

The following is my first attempt at adding a YouTube video to my blog.

 
 





















 













Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Happy Birthday


I am really loving the Mojo Monday Sketch #458.  I even posted a card yesterday!  


I didn't follow the sketch exactly as it is shown, but that's okay!  Now this is in my stash, ready to send to my friend for her May 2 birthday.


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Monday, February 20, 2017

Gone to the Beach

It's Monday, and that means it's time for a new Mojo Monday sketch!  I played around with the sketch and some of my designer papers that are in my stash.  We live about 5 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and every summer my teacher friends and I meet for a gab session.  I think I will send this card to one of them for her upcoming birthday.  I'm entering this into Mojo Monday 485.



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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Thinking of You


I was sick for about four weeks ... nothing earth shattering, but I just felt blah. I wasn't even sick enough to miss work; okay, one day, but that was it.

While I was sick, though, I did spend a lot of time looking at blogs and looking at challenges. This weekend, I finally got into my craft space and did some tidying.  That gave me the push to make a card. This card is inspired by CASE(E) this Sketch #209.


Aren't those little flowers just adorable?  They were in a package of many goodies that Sister sent to me for a Christmas present.  I used some Distress Inks to watercolor the design, and then I added a sentiment.  My MISTI tool is fantastic!  I never had much luck with embossing (the stamping part of it, that is), but the MISTI made it possible to restamp to get a good image. The flowers and some splatters with Gold Perfect Pearls added the finishing touch.


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