Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fall swaps 2

Oops! Forgot one!
Altered Fall Steampunk Tea Cup Swap.
Had to dig through my stash for this one!
Hello friends! I am way behind with my posts,
so I am going to try to catch up. 

Halloween Altered Tin Swap
This is the inside.

This is the outside.
Ha! I can see my mess behind my project!

Here is my Halloween Matchbox Swap

Side View

This Domino Book was a Fall Swap I hosted over at Blissfullart.
This is the front.
 This is the back.

Inside of the book.
This was my fall stuff. Looking forward to Christmas!
Hope you are doing some creative projects too!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Halloween domino book

Halloween Domino book swap
I made this one for my partner Mercedes.
Hope she likes it!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Fun stuff

 Found this awesome seam binding at a yard sale 
last weekend for .25 cents each
they are 1/2 full! 
The dates on the back are 1962 on one and 
1965 on the other. So happy!

Here is the inside pages of my latest domino book
it is "in process" it is called 'The Birds & The Bees'
It is further along than this pic now. 
Cant wait to show you when it is done!
This is a special gift for a friend.

Have a great weekend!
Happy creating!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

My 3 favorite kinds of swaps are~ 
1. Anything to do with Marie
2 .Anything to do with tea     
3. Altering everyday objects   

My favorite things to work with are~
Vintage lace and found objects. 

This swap- Summer altered teacup~ 
I was able to include all my favorite things 
(oh except for Marie!) 
I love swapping!


Monday, August 26, 2013

A matchbox doll swap

                                                                      Happy Creating!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Hello my friends! 
Hope this day finds you well and happy!
I just finished a swap over at an altered place
it was 'Tea with Marie'
I just love making these! My favorite things to make 
are things that have to do with tea and Marie!  

I only had to swap 3 of them, the rest of them
I am making a tea cup book. 
I saw some beautiful examples 
from Terri Gordon they are 
Have a blessed day!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

So many things going on in my life, some not so good. 
I have been working on my art in between the good and bad
stuff, it has been what keeps me sane. LOL  
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods! 

Here is my most recent Domino Book, I took a class
from Terri Heinz at Artful Affirmations It was so helpful!
She is so creative and a really nice gal! Look on her sidebar for a link
to her wonderful class, it will take you to Creative Workshops.  

This domino book is called 'Tea & Cake' 
and I made it just for me. I dont think I have ever
made something just for myself......
Maybe I need to do that more often! 
It was really fun! 
Have a great week!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Quilt Retreat 2013

What a great Quilt Retreat!
When you get 27 women together
all in one room the hum of all those sewing
machines is an amazing sound!  Let me explain!
Our monthly church quilting group, the Kindred Kwilters,
(you dont have to go to our church to be part of the group) 
has a 3 day retreat once a year at a different location.
The ladies range in age from 23 to 85 with the love of quilting 
in common.  We always do some sort of project together, 
and this year everyone made a baby quilt for new moms that attend our church. 
We have had a lot of babies born in 2012 and needed to build the stash for 2013. 
Here are some of the quilts, starting with a little friendly flower power! 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

What is a Kindred Soul/Spirit?

Here is the defintion:
Also known as a kindred soul, a kindred spirit is one who shares certain beliefs, values, or interests with another person. For example, if two people say they are kindred spirits, it means they have certain similarities. By the definition of the words that make up the saying, the two people have a likeness that forms a relationship or association between them. Other factors, such as similarities in age and gender, can help make a kindred spirit relationship stronger, but they don’t have to exist for two or more people to be kindred souls. Likewise, a kindred spirit relationship isn’t limited to one between two people, and can exist among larger entities like groups and organizations. 

Do you have someone/group of people in your life that fits that description?  Are they your online friends or people you see frequently?  Would you say that person is your spouse or other half?  I have been giving this some serious thought because I think it is really important to have someone in your life that shares that creative side of you. Someone that encourages you to step outside the box, move beyond your normal range of things and is doing the same thing.  Have you done anything crazy creative lately (something you have seen on Pinterest or another blog) and thought, "I would love to do that"? 
 Because of blogging for 6 years, Flicker, Pinterest, Yahoo Groups, online classes and so many other sources, I have found some Creative Kindered Spirits, some of them I do not know very well but still think -wow I could really hang out with them!
I hope you have found some wonderful friends/group that you feel that way about because it is just so important to your creative soul.
                                                  Have an amazing day!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Altered Matchbox

 This one is for a swap at
You should stop by and take a look
if you like to do some swapping, we 
have some fun ones coming up!

This one I made because I just had to use
this beautiful bird I received in a 
different matchbox swap! 

Hope you are doing some
thinking today!

Altered Tea Cup

Altered Tea Cup

This was so fun! This is the first one I ever did. 
I bought the tea cup at Goodwill, pulled the spoon from
my collection and wrapped it in pearls. 
I plan on doing many more in the future!

 Can't believe how time has gotten away from me

 Here is an ATC I made for a swap,
It is my Great Grandmother on the day 
of her baptism. 

This one was made for 
Here my Great Grandmother is showing off
her first family portrait. 

Hope all of you are having a