Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The bracelet below is also from BeadyEyeLass. This is a picture of my daughter wearing it. She loves it so much she wears it to bed and I had to take a picture of it on her in bed. So cute.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This is my entry for the Nibblefest Art Contest for September. The theme this month is "Smiling Black Cats". This guy mustered up a bit of a smile for his portrait. This painting combines paper, wood, wire and a frame all in one crazy cat portrait.
Portrait of a Cat Smiling, 8.5" x 6.5" x 1" available on e-bay now.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
And here are some of them mixed up a bit. I connected them with eye screws and S hooks (ewww, that sounds dirty) :) so they can be mixed around.
Connected Grandchild or Family Name Signs are now available in my ETSY shop.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Every year for Christmas I print out pages to help me stay organized. I usually just print them on boring old white copy paper and then toss them after Christmas. I've had this planner in my mind for quite some time and this week's challenge inspired me to do it now!
I used a 10" x 7.5" composition book (I LOVE those! Perfect size, cute, cheap. What more could you need?)
I embellished the cover with paper, brads and some delicious ribbon (a soft chartreuse on one side, soft gold on the other). The date tabs are made with 3/4" circle labels.
I use this page to write down crafts I want to make for friends and crafts I want to make with the kids. We always make graham cracker gingerbread houses and at least one kind of snowman. We've done sock snowmen, puff ball snowmen, craft stick snowmen...you get the idea.
Here I'll make a list of all the treats we want to make--old stand-bys (Cornflake Holly cookies are a must every year!) and new one to try.
Now these page (there are 4 total for each year) are why I made the planner in September. I try to make MOST of the gifts I give. (I did make the handmade pledge, you know!) And most people live far away so I do have to ship. So I start planning well before the weather turns (relatively--I do live in the desert) cold. (Do I use parenthesis too much???) :)
We do a fondue party every year. And there are always a host of other events to keep track of.
This is the back cover. It may be a little too plain. I may add something to it later although I'm sort of in love with the green paper and may just leave it clean and simple. Still not sure.
Anyway, that's it--The Christmas Planner!!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
All in all, I'm quite happy with it. Okay, I LOVE it! :) I'm really excited with the way it turned out. I think the colors are yummy and it has a fun, bouncy feel to it.
All teacher and child name signs are available to order from my ETSY shop.