Monday, March 25, 2013

More snow?!

So much for thinking spring was ready to show itself. I'm sure Mother Nature is cracking up and the snowfall isn't over yet! We'll be getting more later today. The snow is too tall for Hobbes so his trips outside are short.

It's a perfect day for more crafting!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Paper roses

Out of all the things I could fill my St. Patrick's Day with I chose church with my kids, a potluck with some amazing people, movies with the family and of course crafting! I happened upon another blog, and her beautiful paper roses! There's a tutorial of how to make them and even a template to print out. I can think of so many uses for these and I even found my purple paper for the next time I spend an afternoon crafting.

If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I'd be picking roses for a lifetime.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I think I might have spring fever? I haven't started cleaning everything, just way too many crafty ideas. I lost my voice for two days. The boys thought it funny and necessary to whisper when they spoke with me. It did help quiet down 4 teenagers though. Small blessings, right?!

I had this idea this morning to do more with a canvas than just paint on it. I wanted it to pop out! So without any real detail to the background I poured the paint straight onto the canvas and took a 4in brush to it, just smearing streaks of white and two shades of blue, added a few brown lines to it. I probably drank way too much coffee while I waited for it all to dry. Snagged a few little orange flowers from an arrangement in the house, stuck those to the canvas. Put different beads in the middle of all the flowers and grabbed some wire for spirals, putting beads on them. Chose the word Create for the middle. Added butterflies made from feathers that were hanging on the curtains in my craft room and Voila! My spring fever is cured for a day!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Crocodile Slippers

Yep, still tinkering with yarn! We're still having our last few (fingers crossed) cold days here and something about yarn is comforting & warm. I came across this pattern on & couldn't resist. I see many Crocodile Slippers being made in the near future!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Baby Drawstring Bags

A weekend filled with relaxing at the spa with my husband and a whole day creating in the craft room, if only I could do that every weekend! My day of creating must have been inspired by babies, or maybe because I finally got to talk to my amazing friend, Kat who's expecting in the next few weeks. I would like to thank her almost 2yr old son for "accidentally" calling me, conversations with toddlers are the best! Whatever the reason, these turned out great and I have fabric cut and ready to make a few more!