Wednesday, July 14, 2010


This blog is now retired,but I am leaving it up for the few posts I put up. My new craft blog can be found at HERE. Thank you.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


I ran into a blog today called Embrace the Face. The idea is to do some artwork with a face based on a theme. The theme for January is Grow. I immediately had an idea. I will probably not add it to the website, but I had fun creating it. And I wrote a poem to go with it.


I whisper
And in my dreams
I hear your hearts
Twinned, Entwined
With mine

More Fun With Quilling

Above: a bird of my own design

Snowflake from a kit

Quillling Paper1
I love paper.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Here's tonight's project. It took about 3 hours.
This is a sweater I got at the Thrift Store for 2.98(it may have been on sale, too, I can't remember)
I turned it into a drawstring purse

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I decided my Converse needed a facelift, so I embroidered flowers on the side. I still have to do the other shoe. You can't tell in this picture, but the back stripe and the tongue are bright pink and I put in white satin ribbon instead of shoelaces. This is my one completed decoupage shoe. Yes, that is paper decoupaged onto a $5 pair of shoes from Walmart. Then I hot glued the rope trim around. These are not shoes you can wear in the rain :)

A dress I made a few years ago. The lining is blue gingham. I almost always line my dresses with a coordinating print My Holly Hobbie Dress. I made this a couple of months ago. I found these 2 sheets at the America's Thrift Store. I had prayed before I went in that I would find something I liked. These 2 sheets weren't even next to one another, but they were perfect together. You can't really see it, but there is lace insertion in the white part.
The Holly Hobbie Sheet was really thin, so I put in an underskirt that was a little longer than the top layer. I have only worn in it public once, but I wear it around the house alot, it is really comfortable. I think this was a NewLook pattern. I am thinking of making a matching purse.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Some skirts

My Noah's Ark Skirt. From a Sheet bought at Goodwill
A lovely and bright batik skirt made from a Vogue pattern. I've worn it so much it is starting to fall apart.

This is the back. I haven't actually worn this one yet. It was a smidge too tight, but I have lost a few lbs since then, so I should try it again.
My famous Ugly skirt. Made from Sheets I found at Goodwill. I wish it still fit.
The underskirt
This is made from a tablecloth from Target that I bought on clearance
These were all made in 2005. Wow, that seems so long ago.

A Shawl Made from A Ribbon Yarn in Solomon(or True Lover's) Knots. I would have liked to have more fringe, but I ran out of yarn. This is one of my first completed crochet projects. I gave it to a friend at church. I also made one in an ivory fluffy yarn for my mom to give a friend, and a purple one I will try to get a picture of later. A Poncho I made for my sister. This is a soft fuzzy yarn.
A Poncho I made for a lady at church. It was 2 yarns held together--a microfiber and an eyelash. I think was just a DC Mesh pattern. It took a really long time to do all the fringe. I was very happy with how it turned out. I used these colors because I was trying to match the lady's embroidered jeans she bought in Italy. I am aware that it looks terrible with the skirt I was wearing, I was on my way to church and in a hurry.
I was also wearing it wrong, the seam should be on my other shoulder. I'm not really a poncho girl.
I decided to find a home for all my crafty sorts of projects and maybe some of my writing. That way I don't clutter my other blogs up with my stuff.