Showing posts from February, 2011

Spring Hat's off to Anna!

After participating in the ustream done by Anna Fearer of More Paper Than Shoes I decided to alter a crocheted lace hat I had made almost 20 years ago. Anna makes the most beautiful flowers and has shared a lot of her "secrets" tips and techniques with us! This is what I came up with for the altered Hat project! I am really pleased with the way it turned out. Maybe I will create one using my crocheted flowers, leaves, butterflies and lace ribbon!!!!! hhhmmmm? This is the hat before I altered it! This is the finished altered project!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while!

I am so sorry I have been Missing in Action this last week! I am still doing my giveaway and am counting down till Midnight March 2!!! Just as an update: As some of you know I was injured some time ago in the shoulder and have been trying to get it to heal up with no luck. A torn rotator cuff can and is very difficult to deal with. I have actually been off work now for 6 months and am having some pretty extreme pain. I hate to take pain meds so I have been trying to fight that as well and for the most part crafting and scrapbooking has made it easier to keep my mind off of it. Of course, my sister giving me her personal cricut machine when she got an Expression makes it so much easier than using punches! I had to have an MRI and some other things lately and will find out next week what my next step is...unfortunately that might include surgery but whatever it takes to fix it so I can get back to my job and my life as I knew it...for now I am kinda in limbo! My husband and I are st

Lace Butterflies! On Etsy!

Just wanted to let everyone know that my Crocheted Lace Butterflies are in my Etsy store now! Ihave 5 sets of white but they can be glimmer misted and the material holds color and dye really well. I have had alot of questions/suggestions about selling them individually and will be doing that sometime this week. I feel it is best to sell the individual or single flowers, butterflies or other items here on my blog rather than on etsy and hope to have something in place later this week. Thank you all so much for your comments and support it has been greatly appreciated! The words of encouragement are just wonderful!

UPDATE!!! Crocheted flowers

UPDATE! I have items posted in my Etsy store This is not my original pattern as this pattern has been around for generations but the original idea for these flowers came about because my daughters are both engaged and my youngest wanted me to make her bridal bouquet and other flowers. This is the final rendition of my flowers! I will be making sets of 5 in 5 different sizes starting at 1 1/4" to 2 3/4". They will be up on my Etsy shop sometime early next week! I will be making them in different colors. I will also be making different sizes of leaves that can be purchased for them as well as other items! I have been busy, busy, busy!

Valentines Day Micro Matchbox Mini of Love!

This is the mini I created during KimiBee's ustream class the other night for my hubby! I just love these little mini's and they are so easy to make...but addictive! My son wants one as well so it is a good thing they are quick and easy! LOL! This is the link for this mini on her ustream Enjoy!

New flower I am working on!

This is a flower I am currently working on. I have been making flowers, butterflies and other crocheted items for many years now but have explored more uses for them. Someone gave me a suggestion not too long ago on how to make them more dimensional and this is what I came up with. I am playing with more of my old patterns (both purchased and original) and will be posting them to my new etsy store. Thank you all who commented and gave me encouragement and sometimes not so gentle push in this directions. lol! It is really appreciated! They can even be glimmer misted!

I have been blessed!

Okay everyone! I just have to tell you how special my day has been! Normally my husband and I don't do a lot for Valentine's day because I feel like it is Valentines day everyday with him! I had actually been dreading it this year because as most of you know my Mother passed away a year ago today so I was just trying to get through the day and get it over with. Well...I awoke this morning got my son ready so my Husband Mikel could take him to school when he got home from working midnights. This is where the sweetness begins! I go on with my normal routine but when I go to get a glass from the cabinet...I find this cute little Disney Princess Valentine leaned up against a glass. For as long as I can remember I have loved the Disney Princesses. I can remember even in my late teens my sister, Sandy, and I would get the coloring books and the big boxes of 64 crayons and lay in the floor watching TV while coloring. My Mother would just giggle and laugh at us and with us! We had s

Not Quite Fearless

The idea for this layout Title came from a challenge issued during a crop at The (Scrap) Beach sometime last fall. I thought it was an interesting challenge but didn't get to complete it before the challenge deadline. So it became one of those know the ones...that you keep in the back of your head or if you are like me written down in a sketch book. But never done. I have recently joined the site in hopes that they would challenge me to finish more 12 X12 layouts. One of their challenges for February was a sketch design that I found easy to work with and very inspiring so I decided to try this particular page on this particular design and I am happy with how it turned out. This page is about me...after years of wanting to be a HairStylist...finally going back to school. After all these years of working in offices which I loved, I get to do what I have always wanted to do! I worked hard all these years and now I get to still w

UPDATED: KimiBee is doing a Matchbox Mini Ustream!

UPDATE: I have completed my very first youtube tutorial! I have created a template to make a matchbox to put the Micro Mini in! check it out! Don't forget ustream with Kim tonight! She will be showing us how to make the teeniest tiny micro mini! You won't want to miss this! But I warn you...they are addictive! You probably won't be able to make just one! Enjoy! Just in time for Valentines Day KimiBee is doing a ustream on her teeny tiny matchbox mini's! Most of you may remember the Matchbox mini and Ornament I posted in December and so many of you have asked how it was made well now is your chance to see it! You are in for a real treat! She has redone this mini for a Valentines day treat that will blow you away! Without a doubt it is not only the teeniest and tiniest mini but it has got to be the cutest! So be sure to check out her blog for the details by either clicking on her Blinkie to the right of this post under Kimi

Elsa is having another Ustream!

Hey guys just wanted to post that Elsa is having another ustream this evening (Saturday February 12th)! YAY Time for some more fun with Elsa! For details on her ustream just click on her Blinkie to the right called "JUST A FEW DESIGNS" She has all the information you need to prep for this class! I have done this technique before after she posted the video on youtube but I can't wait to do another one with her! Trust me...this is the most creative mini I have ever seen so you don't want to miss it! Lots of pockets and spaces for pictures and journaling. See you there!

MatchBox Mini Ustream!

Hi everyone! For all of you who have asked about the matchbox mini that I did as a Christmas ornament this past season I wanted to let you know that a class has been scheduled. I learned how to create this mini by watching one of Kim's ( or KimiBee as some of you know her) ustream classes and she has offered to do another one just in time for Valentine's day! Her blog is Event : MATCHBOX MINI CLASS When: Sunday, February 13th EST - 7:00p.m. CST - 6:00p.m. MST - 5:00p.m. PST - 4:00p.m. Kim's time is Australia February 14th at 11:00a.m. Check out her ustream channel and RSVP! Trust me ladies and gentlemen you will not want to miss this one! It is the teeniest tiniest mini I have ever seen (1 1/4" X 1 1/2") They are truly fun and addictive!

Altered Prima Tin

I have participated in numerous flower swaps on the (scrap) Beach and now I am faced with the dilemma of having several bins of flowers to use. My goal is to start using them on my projects and stop hoarding them for the "perfect" project or layout. Every project and layout is special and I will start using them now! This first project is an altered Prima Tin. I think it had some mini flowers or something like that in it. My sister, Sandy had purchased them and gave me the empty tins. The flowers I am using on it are the ones I created for the February swap. I have always tried to make my flowers so all someone has to do is pull them off and put them on a project! I filled the tin with my mixture of lip balm...this is the recipe 1/4 cup of cocoa butter 1 tbls vitamin E oil ( I add more in the winter time) 1 tbls glycerin melt these in a glass measuring cup and pour into containers of your choice.

A Love Story Mini

This is a mini album that I created for my Mother and Father. As most of you know my Mother passed away Valentines Day 2010 so this time of year is more than a little difficult. I was planning on a valentine heart box with a mini for my Mother in celebration of her life but just wasn't able to get into doing it. I had an old family friend send us a pic via Facebook of my parents in 1947 and I knew I needed to do one about BOTH of them first. Once I saw this mini technique from Elsa with I knew this was the mini i wanted to do now! I began it one day and finished it the next. Now I say finished...but I have not put the pics and journaling in yet. I will be printing them sometime on Monday or Tuesday or sending them to Walmart through their online site to store ordering. I love it! Enjoy!

Stylist Blogger Award!

To my surprise! I read my comments this weekend and I am the recipient of this award from 2 different fellow crafters! I am really honored that they thought of me because I find their work to always be stunning and original. The first one is from Paula at , she is also one of the Glitzyglamourgals I met Paula, Tammy, Maria and Kim at their ustream Christmas Crop in December and I have never had such a wonderful time! They were welcoming and fun with lots of projects and prizes! After meeting them on ustream I looked up their youtube channels and found that Paula was one person on youtube that i had been watching her videos! I particularly love her videos on How to make charms and paper clips! Check out all her videos at Thank you so much for thinking of me Paula! You are Awesome! There is another crafty and talented lady on youtube and on the blogs...and her name i

My Blog and Blog Candy giveaway!

I have been playing with the idea of doing a blog giveaway and have decided that now is the time to prepare for it. I have had a blog since July 2008 and have not actively sought out followers because I originally was just using it for myself and my family. It was a good way to exchange ideas, info and pictures with each other. Now I am at a point where I would like to take it up a notch or two and for that I need your help. From now until March 1st you can sign up on my blog, post a link on your blog and leave a comment on this post. At 12:01 March 2nd I will use randomizer to select someone to receive my giveaway. giveaway will be a packet of Crocheted lace goodies: butterflies, flowers, lace edgings and some other vintage lace surprises I am working on. I will post pictures of some items later this week but you can sign up starting NOW. All you have to do is follow my blog, post a link for my blog on your can even post to a ning site blog posting if you do no

Flowers for February swap with Lyla at the Beach

Lyla New at the (Scrap) Beach issued her challenge for her February flower swap! To use the colors of Cherry Chocolate cordials...ooooohhh! We needed to make 3 flowers for each person in our group using Chocolate, cherry and vanilla! I immediately thought of those empty chocolate candy cups! So this is what I came up with! Lyla's swaps are always so much fun! Enjoy!