Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Art

In my search for something to draw I found "Flying Hands". My goal is to paint this on the wall in my bedroom. I  decided to draw it first, using graphite pencils, colored pencils and charcoal.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Back to "Normal"

My hand is back to normal. In my few days of resting I had some new ideas. I'm now working on more note cards and small gift bags for the upcoming holiday. I found the smaller panels of Shirt Tales fabric that mom had given me. They are actually supposed to be sewn as Christmas ornaments, but I just couldn't do it. So they are now going on drawstring bags. Twelve lucky people will be seeing these soon!

 The fruit is always ripe and the time is always the right time. There is no such thing as wrong time.
                                            ~Osho A Sudden Clash of Thunder Chapter 6

Monday, November 15, 2010

Project put on hold.

Yesterday we enjoyed the company of lots of family & friends. We had our early Thanksgiving dinner full of nontraditional food, games for the kids, honoring the veterans in our family & the hug line. The hug line still cracks me up! This is the second year my mom has made everyone stand in a line so all of us get a hug from everyone there. It reminds me of the video's I've seen of people on the side of the road with signs for free hugs. It's crazy, people get embarrassed but everyone gets a good laugh & lots of love! : )

While I was loading the car to head home the trunk decided not to stay open & came down on my hand. It's now swollen and hard to grasp things. So my projects are put on hold until I heal.

This is a picture of the baby dragonfly bag I was working on.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2 Frogs, a Dog, 4 Boys

Found standing by the frog tank. 
The two frogs Prince & Charming 
are doing quite well in there little home. They still fight when it's feeding time, but that's normal.
Hobbes on Halloween. He still enjoys basking in the sunlight.
Nate wondering why it's still so warm outside..
҉  ƸӜƷ   ҉    Thank you Mother Nature & Father Time   .҉  ƸӜƷ   ҉ 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Here's to the lucky!

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Art.

Just the beginning of new creations for the day.
May you & your family be blessed too.


Saturday, November 6, 2010


This is only a peek at what I have available. 
Time to create something new!

Friday, November 5, 2010

spark of color

Inspired by Gloria J. Mullins

A few of my lively plants..just basking in the sun.
A spark of color for the end of Autumn.

Grammie's New Bag. 
Thank you for all the fabric! 
I am making a donation to Mattoon Middle School around Christmas.
Some of the things you gave & new fabrics too.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Shirt Tales

Remember when these were awesome?

just some things that mom kept! haha

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pumpkins & Squirrel Feeders

After all the hard work of planting, caring, watering and harvesting the pumpkins I can now say it was worth it! Calvin & I sat on the porch and turned the little pumpkins into squirrel feeders, since they were eating them anyway.

They lasted 1 day & the squirrels loved it.. I think I even heard one of them laughing as it ate!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Covered Bridge Festival

We ventured out Tuesday morning to Mansfield, IN to take in the view of all the beautiful trees changing colors, the many venders selling their goods & to find some good deals! 

Mom tried on some snazzy reading glasses, but ended up not buying them.
We sat by the water and enjoyed a cool breeze while eating lunch.

Crossed the bridge..
Had many laughs while browsing!
Found signs I would love to make in the near future.

Enjoyed the whole day with people I love!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Corduroy Bag

Just finished another beautiful bag. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

enjoying fall

It's been a Calvin & Hobbes sort of day...
when the leaves fall & the weather gets colder

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


What does your creativity spark from? What inspires you? I seem to be overloaded with new ideas every day & constantly working on something ...just to show a few.
All cotton, custom pockets on the inside.
A book of poems by Danielle Roy & Adrienne Barrett
note cards.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

CHALK: "It's natural! Mother Nature made it for us to color with!"

Ok so mother nature didn't make chalk but it was pretty funny when I blurted it out while sitting on the front porch. At my house, you can find a container of chalk on the front porch just waiting to be used. 

 The boys have murals painted on their bedroom walls 
with chalk board paint.
The kitchen's 15 foot wall, above the sink is all chalk board! : )

Today's inspiration is chalk.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you have imagined! ~Thoreau

Saturday, August 28, 2010


As of Friday ...Raindrop Bags can now be found at Memory Lane in Mattoon, IL. I am still taking orders for custom bags. All the new ones can be found here on the blog & the web store will be back soon so we can all play the bubble pop game again ;) Some days there's a waiting list so if I don't respond right away send me an email. All comments are welcome!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Is it Fall yet?

The Golden Fall Bag for my favorite season!

Ready for Fall? 
The first pumpkin to not get squished! It's here and still golden. 
They seem to be falling off the veins while catipillar's are sneaking across walk ways.
2 good sized pumpkins & 4 baby boo's ...there's more growing!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Fall Bags

The little purse that has pockets for everything!

The fall tote bag. 

There are plenty more to come! If you're interested they are going fast, so hurry!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mother Nature at home

When you wish there was rain on a hot day...

Finding a dragonfly with a broken wing so you can have time with one of God's creatures...

Hibiscus blooming in the front yard...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The lil pumpkin patch ;)

July 2, 2010
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July 6, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fairy things..

This groovy lil chic I get to hang out with everyday has a book about creating fairy things. (two things I love!) So together we made salt dough beads. After they cool off from being baked in the oven we painted them, and this is what I made today. She is a very inspirational young lady!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Mother Nature at Home

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. - Indian Proverb
As from a large heap of flowers many garlands and wreaths are made, so by a mortal in this life there is much good work to be done. ~ Buddha
The flowers that sleep by night, opened their gentle eyes and turned them to the day. The light, creation's mind, was everywhere, and all things owned its power. ~ Charles Dickens