Sunday, May 18, 2014

Craft Fair August 23, 2014

I am planning a Craft Fair in August. I will be swamped soon with all the workings of that, so today I decided to find some cute little things to sell cheap at the craft fair from my table and I decided to cut this darling little file.  It is a small recipe tote for sharing recipes.  I think it is a great little idea and I can't even count the times I have needed something like this and didn't have it.  My girls always want to know how I make this or how Granny made that so this will be a perfect way to share.  I also thought if one wanted to change the file around a bit it could also be used for many different things, like sharing photos and so on.

I tied a piece of twine in the top little holes for a quick little handle and if you look closely the back of it has a cute little closure made with the top of the lid and the { cut.  The little tip fits in the slit just perfect.  I did not design this file I bought it from the online silhouette store.  I put this together quickly I will use dry glue for the final ones.  Hope you enjoy :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Pazzles May 2014 Inspiration Challenge

This month we were to find something that inspires us and do a project around it.  I was inspired by my kids and how much they loved their pet Walker.  He was chained up outside last week; when the kids came home he was gone.  My grandkids were so upset as they had had him since they were just babies.  They looked and looked and finally posted to facebook about it and with the help of social networking they found him that night.  A lady had found him out walking and she took him home gave him a bath and kept him until she found his owners.  How wonderful that they were able to find their puppy and I decided to make a new home for him :)  I made Walker a new dog house album and now the kids will have just the perfect place to display his photos. :)  I had so much fun with this.  My original plan was for the book to open on the sides but after dolling it up so much there was no way, so I had to make it open at the top, Oh well it's a grand little album and I am sure they will love it.  I hope you enjoy and possibly find a little inspiration yourself  :)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day to You and Yours :)

I hope all you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.  I know I sure did.  I am super stoked about my new shelves.  My DH and Sister hung my shelves for me yesterday and I swear they are almost full already but I dearly love them, more space now for more crafting :)

 Believe it or not my sister (Teresa Childre) has always been a better carpenter than mhe is GREAT!

 Had to have some peg board installed while they were at it  - I just love all the storage :)


 Here is my DH taking a short rest before I proclaim "I think we need a 4th. shelf" - Off he went to Home Depot to get more brackets and another 10ft. board :)  Finally the finished project!!!!!!  LOVE IT!!!!!

 Thanks to JR and Teresa I am good to go now - Nothing can stop me now! hahaha

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Today my DH and sister (Teresa) are installing shelves in my tiny little craft area.  Had I known I was going to get back into crafting I would have kept my house.  I regret moving every time summer approaches as I miss my pool so much - Oh well, mighty crafts can come from tiny corners :)

This is the before shot, a huge empty wall.  I am so cramped for space, this is going to be AWESOME!

More pictures to come :)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Pion Designs

I am absolutely thrilled to be ale to offer you a link to Pion Designs.  The papers and embies are gorgeous!.

Mother's Day

I am here again trying to figure out this blog stuff.  I so want to change my backgroud and get a little creative but I have to figure out how :)

So it's Mother's Day !!! I am super excited this year as I never thought my Mom would be around to see this day.  Bless her heart she has had so many health issues.  She had six children and never had many health problems at all and it seems like as soon as she retired all she has done is worry about what is going to happen next.  I love my Mom soooooo much.  My Mom is one of the best human beings I have ever known. She has always been there for anyone and everyone to do whatever needed done and asked no questions, just did her best to help all of us.  Mom has been sewing and quilting her entire life and I want to share some of her quilts on my blog very soon.

I have spent that last several days trying to find the most awesome Mother's Day gift I could find and making Mother's Day cards.  Today I am sharing a few that I have made.  The first one here is a pop up card, I made a tea set pop up and a strawberry basket pop up and I am sure Mom is going to love them both :)  I made a couple other cards as well that you will see here in the pictures.    I have just went card crazy!!!!

 Here is the tea set it is kind of hard to show a picture of because I used light green and yellow I didn't realize the colors would make for a bad picture.  Maybe if you have a better screen than I you will be able to see it.  I got these cut files from Lori Whitlocks store she has the cutest things :)  The Mother's Day bendy card here is from Bird's Collection she is so talented.  Vicki Brooks has a beautiful card topper I am going to try next :)

I hope you enjoy my post and if you are interested in anything or any of these cut files I can sure try to help you out.