Monday, October 27, 2014

love fall

~I Love FALL~

 A beautiful day for a walk in the park.

 Now off to the pumpkin farm!

Hope you are having a BEAUTIFUL day!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Be back soon

Hello Friends!
So sorry I have been 
MIA lately but I have had
some kind of neck injury
going on and have been unable to 
use my left arm very well. 
Hopefully they will find the issue
soon and make the pain go

Thanks for visiting me!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014



Hope you are having a lovely week!
This weeks post will be 
short and sweet.

Here is what I have been up too
this week.
You may not know this about me but
I have a passion for making
tiny things.

These tiny books are 2 x 1.5
the yellow checked one is even

I am sorry I have no pic of my workdesk/space
this week but my camera
wont load to blogger
for some strange reason.
Oh-well....I am here anyway. 
Please visit the other WOYWWers
to see what they are up too!

Thanks for the visit!
See ya next time!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Summer is almost here!
I wish it would not go so fast.
I've been making ATCs
ever since the big 5th anniversary party last week!  
I will be mailing all mine out today.

Well here is some I've been working on
today (Tuesday.)

Please go and check out the other deskers
to see what they are up too at Julia's
Hope you are having a very creative day! 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Hello My Bloggy Friends!

So happy to be here today on this 5th Anniversary
of  Julia's  WOYWW!
I am only a couple months new here
and it has been so fun!
I am not embarrassed or shy to show my mess...oops...desk!
The bloggers here are so much fun, supportive, friendly and
I really appreciate that!  
So with that said, I am ready to swap some ATCs!
Some of my ATCs are from projects & swaps from this past year;
I always make extra (just in case), you never know
when your going to need them! Today is a perfect example.
I also made some just for today! 
Soooo if you want to swap let me know!

Go check it out and see what this is all about! 
Thanks for visiting me! 
Have a CREATIVE week!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


WOYWW 259 

Whew what a week! 
When I visited some of the work desks last week 
everyone was commenting on how fast the weeks are flying by! 
My week was lightening fast!!!
So here I am week 259 almost to the 5th anniversary ATC week and
very excited by the way!  Here is a link for 
some more info if you want to participate
 in the  ATC SWAP  too!
I made some ATCs and am ready to swap!
Well, here is what is on my desk....sink.....stove...
this week! 

Yes- this is a vintage wedding dress...
  Yes-the first cut is the hardest! This is an upcycle project.
My friend (who finds the dresses for me)
thought this one was the oldest and in the worst shape
so far, this is the 3rd one. 
 Another friend had given me some fresh beets so I thought 
I would cook my beets then dye some 
dress...lace and bits of stuff! 
It worked out great! 
Here are my luscious shades of perfect pinks!
Depending on the types of fabric and how long it soaks 
will determine the shade. You never know what you are
going to get (my favorite part!). 
Now they will sit around till I decide what
beautiful creation they will become...and some 
will go into my Etsy store (when it opens)
for others to decide what 
they want to create! 
PLEASE visit Julia at the STAMPING GROUND 
to check out all the other deskers!
Hope everyone has had a wildly 
productive week!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014



Hello Friends!
Whew! The last 2 weeks has been crazy insane busy!
This project will be on and off my desk for the next year....or more.
It is for an international organization called Days For Girls. 

​Days for Girls empowers Days of education. 
Days of health. Days of safety. Days of dignity. We do this by direct
distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits by partnering with nonprofits,
groups and organizations, by raising awareness, and importantly, by helping       impoverished communities start their own programs to supply kits and training. Together with our network of thousands of exceptional volunteers and partners, we have reached tens of thousands of girls and women in over 70 nations on 6 continents. 
What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school, DAYS without income, DAYS without leaving the house? Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find...but still miss up to 2 months of school every year. Worse, girls are often exploited in exchange for hygiene (see one girl talk about it ​here). It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world. The poverty cycle can be broken when girls stay in school..  
Our church has what is called Serving Saturday 2 or 3 times a year, so I planned a SEW IN to make,bags,shields and liners for Days for Girls. 

We made 50 shields (on the left). The 175 liners are next to that
and the 60 drawstring bags behind that. The bright flowered 
bags contain the Ziploc bags loaded with the rest of the stuff
that goes in the kits.
We had 23 ladies show up. WoooHooo! 
Our goal is 100 kits for the year and this was our first event.
A kit contains- 2 shields
                     8 liners 
                                1 pair of undies
                            1 washcloth 
                             1 bar of soap 
                             2 freezer bags 
All of this is put into a bright colored drawstring bag
worn as a backpack (so young ladies can wear it to school)
and know one knows whats inside! Clever huh? 
We had so much fun! 
The ladies donated some great 
fabric and brought some very tasty
Cant wait to do it again!  
Well that's what's on (off) my desk
the last 2 weeks. 
Can't wait to be a nosy rosy 
and take a peek at yours!
Please join Julia at the Stamping Ground 
to visit the other WOYWWers!
Have a Creative week!


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers Day!
(no matter what kind of mama you are) 

you are........

Tuesday, April 29, 2014



Hello Friends!
Hope all of you have had a great week!
Here it is Wednesday again.....I think
the weeks have just been flying by!
I want summer to drag on.....PLEASE!

Here is what has been on my desk for many months.
This domino book was made for a very dear friend.
She inspired the theme for this book (Birds&Bees) because she 
had bee hives and the most beautiful 'bird'
Christmas tree I have ever seen. 
We only get to see them once a year now that we
have moved to Ohio and they still live in Texas. 
This book has been done for awhile but I am just now
getting it packed up to mail.

 Here are my pages all laid out and ready to sew and glue.

This is the front of the book all done!

 Here is a close up view of the bee hive and branch
I stitched. I used all vintage lace on this book.
 Here is the full view of the pages all done.
This is the back of the book. 
Making these tiny domino books are my favorite
thing to do! 
Yes- they do take a while.
I get a theme in my head and I just cant stop till its done,
each one seems to tell a story of its very own.
So happy I get to share them with you! 
Thanks for the visit!

Go check out Julia's desk
and all the other WOYWWers  
Hope your week is a creative one!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Quick share

Just a quick share of my Tea-Time ATCs
Here they are all finished and are about to go in the
mail to Kimberly @ Art Joy Stuff to be swapped.
So excited! I love to make anything that has 
to do with tea! 

So now I am going to go turn on the TV
and enjoy a lovely cup of Earl Grey Cream Tea
on this wonderful Sunday afternoon 
with my sweet husband!  

Have a creative week!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Happy Spring Everyone!

For some reason I signed up for a large amount 
of swaps for April & May. 
(There goes my bi-polar crafting again!) 
Oh well they've been fun swaps
and I've needed the diversion 
while waiting on mother nature to find
her Spring! 

 This is an ATC Tea in the garden themed swap.
I pulled all the stuff I thought I wanted to use.....

Here they are all done!  

I love to make anything TEA themed! 
Please join Julia and all the WOYWW'ers
to see what they are up to this week!

Have a CREATIVE day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Today is a Confused 'Mother Nature Day'
We had 3 inches of snow the other day AND it is
supposed to be 60 tomorrow......sigh

So here is what is on my desk today.
 This is the beginning of my altered matchbox
for a swap. 

Here it is all finished and ready to be packed up and
shipped to its new home! 
Hope you have a very CREATIVE week!
to see what everyone is up to this week!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Hello Friends!
I have had a busy creative crafting week.
For some reason I have periods of time 
that I don't do much in in my studio room but then
I work like a wild woman and make up for it!
Maybe I am a bipolar crafter?
That actually would explain a lot!
My friend asked me to make her some cards
so today I made 25 easy cards; 15 for her to send
 when she needs them and 10 for me.
I got to use my sewing stamps, my chairs 
and chandeliers (just some of my favs!).
The cards were already printed heavy cardstock,
 (I only buy them when they are 1/2 off 48 cards with envies),
I just added the middle square outside
 and the inside sentiment.

Sometimes I just need it to be easy and CUTE!
Hope you can go visit all the WOYWW'ers
to see what they are up to this week! 
Hope you have a crafty week!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Well here it is Wednesday again!
I have been working on some Birthday cards and 
finishing up some pages for Itty Bitty Book club.
This week has just flown by! 
Here is my desk......
As I look at the photo it looks like I don't even know
 WHAT I am doing!
 Hahaha maybe I don't at this point.
I did get the cards made and my IBBs. 
Progress is nice...

Oh and please go visit all the great WOYWW'ers
So many interesting projects!

 Hope you are having a CREATIVE day!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My 1st WOYWW

Well here it is a Wednesday in March, my computer is back up and running, my studio is clean and I am ready to work!
I joined a needle book swap and have been making some. 
Some to swap and some for my Etsy store (that will be up and running soon.) 
Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) this is my first time participating but I am looking forward to making it a regular thing!

Here is the link if you want to share what you are creating too!

I have some very interesting vintage fabrics and trims that I have been holding onto for a really long time, I have decided to start using them!

Hope all of you are having a very creative day!