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Friday, April 27, 2012

More Harry Potter Books

It's been a while since I have sewed any books for my Harry Potter Project of Doom quilt and these along with a few others had been waiting with fabrics chosen for the books.  I knew these would be easy enough to get done pretty quickly and they were..  I liked the dragonfly print on the book with the diamond and the funky batik in orange, yellow and green.  I love being able to hunt up some of the craziest prints and add them to the bookshelves in progress.
Hopefully it won't be so long between blocks.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Goodbye Old Friend

Way back in 1971 my parents bought me a new bedroom set...it was white French Provencal and of course I had a new mattress to go with it.  The bedroom set is sort of still around...part in NY with DD and family and part here in Utah still with me.  That mattress has traveled with me from Florida, to NC then to college at UNCA, stayed back at home for a few years until Mr Creative and I brought it out to Utah for my DD's room.
Well, the time has come for that 41 year old mattress and box spring to go back to the earth!  LOL
The twin bed has been replaced with a new futon...it surely won't sleep the same and won't have the same memories but it will be more useful when we have guests which we are in about a week!
Horrible picture of me but I did it with a timer and sat the camera on a table

There's Been Some Creating Goin' All

Do you remember that old song...
Grandma don't allow no.......
Well lately I feel like that's been my theme song as far as crafting in my paper stash!  LOL
Two new projects from Monday and Tuesday of this week
 I bought this cute scalloped magnet board unfinished at Scrapbook USA in March and it's been waiting.  I sprayed painted it on Saturday finally, and then realized I had deleted the photo I took of the decorated board.  So I just pulled out some flowers (as you can see I had plenty of supplies to work with) buttons and and a few jewels.  Grson I helped me pick buttons and flowers to place on the board and then helped me add the glue dots and stick them down.  This will live in my scrapbook room thus the purple and green theme.  I hope to use it to place inspiration ideas like the one on the right from a magazine with some cute phrases I could use on cards.
Below it the layout I created using a sketch from Sketch Inspiration...I very rarely do a single photo page but this one worked perfectly for the challenge.  I used papers from DCWV, added some red, black and gold ribbon and cut the title from MS Elegant Cakes cart.  A bit of Stickles and inking and it turned out very nicely.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Little I

Time marches on, or maybe I should say zips along so fast, and Grandson I turned 5 on April 16. He is very much into Lego Star Wars right now so Nana and Papa gave him a new set...only to find out that he already has this set! LOL It's OK he says as he had lost R2 D2 and now he has a new one.
I have been lucky to spend time weekly with I and know a bit about his likes and dislikes
Likes: Lego Star Wars, riding his bike, baking with Nana, the color blue, eating Chef Boyardee Mini Ravioli, ABC-123's with meatballs, marshmallows, Capri Sun Raging Waters, his light up shoes, eating snow, doing puzzles, playing Go Fish, mini corn dogs, ice cream cones, deviled eggs and going to Pre-School

Not so much: Brushing his teeth, cleaning up his toys, washing up for lunch time, tortilla chips, and having to share video games with his brothers
Happy Happy Birthday

2012 Baby Quilt Challenge Top

The top is done...I struggled with this one...reminds me why I am not a fan of piecing with flannel! LOL
I am planning on piecing the back soon so that I can get it quilted by myself on my Viking. I think I can get to it later today, crossing my fingers LOL

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Blessed Easter to You All

This sweet lamb and duck wish to you and your family a Happy Joyous Easter

A New (paper)Order

(My paper on it's rack and on the left bottom my stacks, near the top left my "kits" arranged by theme and accessible!)

I have joined in a challenge sponsored by a company that sells a product called
Linkthe Scraprack
The goal of the challenge is to use a different way to organize your supplies.
Instead of what she calls "containerizing" them everything is organized by color or theme. So for example all the things relating to travel are stored together no matter if they are paper, ribbon, brads etc not paper in one spot, ribbon in another etc. Each week she does a webinar and then the challenge. Week one was dealing with paper.
Yeah, I have a lot of that for sure. Luckily I have a rack that I purchased several years ago when a LSS went out of business. I had already had much of my paper divided by color but I had some other paper in different places and needed to color and subject organize that too.
You can see it in the first picture
Still working on more paper I found stashed in a different spot. You can see one of the piles below.

Along with whole sheets of paper I do have a lot of scraps that I find hard to throw away. They were piling up in a small plastic bin and so I went through that paper and divided it by color as well. You can see it stacked in color piles above. I am using some old project pouches that I got as a member of Storytellers Club that I collected as I used up kits. I still have those to deal with but for now they are stored away in their zipper binders. I have a few of the colors in either page protectors or pouches that aren't as nice as my old Storyteller ones are but as I use of those old kits I will then use the pouches in the future.
Today I sorted and discarded paper scraps and then sorted and filed away that pile above.
I find that I have to Make A Mess to get it stored away so that I can find what I want and need without a major hunt and seek! LOL
This week is supposed to be about embellishments but I think I need to finish dealing with the paper before moving on and the nice thing about this webinar is that it is available on demand so that I can catch up later.