Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Crocheting Sewing Moments

Hi Ladies!
Sorry to say I've not been doing much card making lately.  But I have been doing lots of other things. I found a flannel duvet and made it into sheets for my boys beds.  I made an apron for baking.  Then I made a baby girl blanket with some leftover yarn in my stash.  I'm not expecting but thought it would be fun...now I have to find someone who needs one. :)  Then today just for fun I made myself a hat so I'd have an extra incase my regular one gets too wet to use.  I made one just like it for a friend and liked the pattern so much I decided to use the same one.

My daughter says the blanket reminds her of Neapolitan ice cream. LOL  The pictures for some reason didn't pick up the pink very well.  It's much deeper in person.

I had just enough brown yard to make the scalloped edge.

And yes, this is me. I dislike pics of myself, but thought I might as well model this because it's mine.

I had my sweet daughter model this for me tonight.  It's called a newsboy hat.  The yard is acrylic and wool so it'll be nice and warm for outings this winter.

I think I'll be sharing this hat also... everyone seems to like it. :)

Thanks for dropping by! I haven't forgotten about all of you and pray that you are enjoying your crafting time.  The Lord has been keeping me busy caring for my family and I am enjoying it very much!  I absolutely love being a mom and homemaker.

Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

A Set from Bits of This and That

Hi Crafty Friends! Today I have a set of cards to share with you that I've created for my sweet Mother-in-law for her birthday.  They are all simple, and yet I hope she finds them charming. Sorry the light off to the left of the pics is a bit bright, but that's all I had at the time.  All of the cards are made with misc sentiment stamps that I dug out of my stash, and bits of this and that. All the card bases are by Mind's Eye.
Life has been so full of wonderful things.  I shall share some of my children's creations at some point that we've been working on.  I love that my girls are so creative, and we can share my crafty spot.  The Lord has been SO good to me!  Each day holds a treasure and I'm so glad that the Lord is constantly teaching us through His Word and that we are able to be able to serve him in all that we say and do.
Praying that you are all well.  Do take a couple minutes to scroll down and check out the cards that I put together.  If you also have an extra minute do let me know what one is your favourite. :)

Monday, 24 November 2014

A Couple Just For You

Hello Friends!  Today I have a couple of cards that I've made just because.  I needed a couple cards to send to a couple ladies just because and so I put these together.  The top one I used an image that I had found free online ( if you know where it's from do let me know so I can give credit).  I layered it up and added a lovely ribbon that added a soft touch and yet didn't take away from the lovely backdrop.  

Here I have a card that I put together with some lovely papers and a piece of a doily.  I added the touch of ribbon for her to have a place to sit.  She's a lovely girl from Anna Stillwell at Cuttlebug Cuties.    I love many of the sweet girls that she draws.  This girl reminded me of the lady that I coloured her up for.  I tried to colour her to compliment the papers.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC crafting blog.  

Thanks for dropping by!  It's so nice to be able to share my creations with you!
Sharing with Word Art Wednesday.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Time for a Mini Album

Hello Friends!  The Lord has been blessing me with many things lately and one of them is this.  Today I have a lovely little album to share with you that I created from a kit that my sweet friend Nancy Nickel from Nickel Nook is selling.  You can check out her blog and see what she has done with this kit.  I was so excited to receive it that I did it all in one day! It did take a few hours and my family was so wonderful to let me take the time.  Talk about being inspired. LOL So I hope you have some time to take in all the pics I'm sharing.  This album is full of lovely things, pockets and places to store pictures and memories.  Hope you enjoy!

It was so fun to put this together and one day I would love to make another mini album...it was really fun!  Plus you're left with something special to keep.

I would like to share this with Word Art Wednesday. My favourite anything goes challenge blog.

Now here are some closer up pics that I took so that you can see each page better if you'd like.

If you've made it all the way down here! Thank you for taking the time to peek at all my pics.  It was a real joy to make this and to also be able to share it with you! May you have a beautiful day and thank the Lord for all that he has given!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Sunny Cushion

Hello Friends! Sorry I've been so quiet.  Life has been full and I've had lots of personal challenges lately.  I have been doing a bit of this and that throughout it all and here are a couple of the things I accomplished.  First is this wonderful old chair that used to sit in my grandparents living room.  It's a bit worn and used, but I think it adds to it's charm.  It desperately needed a new cushion and material since it was coming apart.  So.... I bought a piece of thick foam... just because I thought it would be more comfortable.  Then I had found this wonderful piece of fabric in my stash.  (I have no idea where it came from?) It was bright and sunny and makes me happy.  I think I'll be painting the chair white this coming summer.  It has a lovely shine to the scroll pattern so this second picture show it off more.  All the kids love this seat now and it makes crafting more enjoyable. :)  It sits in my crafty spot.

Then I have some lovely wash clothes to show you.  I just adore this combination of colours.  I made a bakers dozen of them after I made a bunch of little blue variegated baby washcloths for a cousin of mine... plus extras.  Sorry I forgot to take a pic.  I will take a pic if I make more of them since I have some more yarn left.

It's just wonderful how God puts these little moments in our lives to bring us delight.  Hope you are all having a wonderful day enjoying the wonderful things that God has blessed you with!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

A Bushel and A Peck.

Hi! Me again here to share with  you a card that I made for a few different reasons.  One is that I received this adorable image called Apple Market from Faith at From the Heart Stamps through the Freebie of the Month challenge.  Another is that for my birthday my parents gave me this gorgeous doily frame stamp. Then my dear friend gifted me some wonderful crochet thread and matching buttons (along with other sweets).  Also another sweet friend of mine gave me a set of new Spectrum Noir markers.  Thus,  I've put together a card with all of these elements as well as some of my favourite paper pads by My Mind's Eye.  The inside is one of the sentiments from the FTHS set and it says I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.  It is so sweet!  This card is on the way to my beloved Mom for her birthday!

I'm sharing this card with From the Heart Stamps freebie challenge and Word Art Wednesday.

I'm At It Again!

Hi Friends! I'm back at it again!  My crafty spot is finally functional again and I'm enjoying being able to create cards again.  My new space is the crafty spot for cards, sewing and mending, crocheting, and lots more crafty fun!  Here are a couple of cards that I've put together: the one above for my wonderful brother's birthday and the other for an old friend who's just had her first baby! Both for boys so I tried to keep them simple.

I used a My Mind's Eye card base and added from there.  I love those card bases to put together quick cards!

Well here is a pic of my new space that I share with all my kids now that it's in the middle of the entry/furnace/ bathroom/laundry and downstairs bedrooms. :)  So a great communal space!

So, do you like to share your crafty spot? or is it somewhere just for you?
Have a beautiful day! Thanks for dropping by!