Friday, July 23, 2010

I'm Nesting...

Not really...I'm too old~LOL!!! Just a couple of journal pages.

Sunday, July 18, 2010's a surprise!

For those of you who know me well, you know that I lived in California from 6/1998-12/2007. I have a very close friend, Starr, who adopted me when I was terribly new and extremely lonely. We did quite a bit together and I miss her dearly. She and her DH moved from CA to Cabo San Lucas, Baja Mexico, about a year ago. (See what one can do in retirement! I have a loooooong way to go before I'm at that point!)

Starr just turned 60 June 26th, and as a birthday present, I'm going to go visit her. So, what do you get a woman who has just about everything? NOTHING! You make her a present.

Above are three house shaped magnets that I made for Starr's fridge. She will have a mini-me (and a mini her) neighborhood! I figured that I'm going to see her at least once a year (and for sure I'm going down for my 50th birthday in 2011) and each time I see her, I'll make a new house for her neighborhood.

I sure hope she likes them.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Altered Envelope Chunky Swap

These pieces are made from legal sized envelopes that have been cut in half and arted (is arted a word?). They will be made into a chunky book when I'm finished swapping them out. I'm making 8; I'll keep 2 for myself. The theme is wings and each front and back must have a wing, text and a number on it.

Front with insert enclosed

Back with insert enclosed (I've added to it since this scan)
Front with insert removed

Envelope #2...front; back; front with insert removed...

Easy to make but VERY, VERY time consuming. I cut all the envelopes and covered them the first day. Gave myself the canvas in which to work on. I think it works better this way.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Clap! Clap! Clap!

I'm applauding all you great people who are gracious enough to stop by my blog at any given time to visit or sit a spell. You are all wonderful and precious to me!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Someone, Give Me a Hand!!!

Fun, fun, FUN! I'm in a 'Hand Journal' swap. I think it's more like a hand quote swap. I need to make 6 of these. The quotes are on the back, art on front. (Images are from Nancy Baumiller at Crowabout; link to the right.) Too bad I have such small hands. I could have a field day with this swap if my hands weren't the size of a 5 year old!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Birdhouse Magnets

This is a three for three swap. Here are mine...

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

More Teesha Moore Pillows...

I'm in a Teesha Moore Pillow Swap with a bunch of gals. These pillows are so easy to make; I love doing them. (The videos on how to make them are several posts back.)

These are roughly 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches completed. If you like this size, make sure you cut your fabric 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches because they will shrink roughly 3/4 inch all around.

Have fun with them!!!