Wednesday, June 26, 2019

June's ATCs Are Heading Home!

Thank you to this talented group.
It was such fun to see the wide variety of interpretation.

If you participated in this swap,
please feel free to leave a comment on this post,
share whatever info you would like,
including social media links.

Happy Summer!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Summer Dreaming

Forgive me for my absence,
June has all but gone.
When I haven't been planting and fluffing outside,
I have been here, working at my desk.

This clematis vine only produced one flower this year.
Luckily it was a beautiful one which bloomed brightly for a few days.

Hoping all your summer dreams are coming true!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Help Me Choose

Should July's ATC swap theme be:
1 - Christmas in July
2 - Mermaid Lagoon

Vote by comment on this post.

thanks & hugs,

Monday, June 3, 2019

Farmhouse Kit - Making Embellishments

I am still working with my mock Farmhouse kit.
Since this is a kit that I put together myself
with bits from around my studio,
there were no cute ephemera collections to use.
So what to do?
Make some!

I purchased this adorable layering stamp set
to use for kids' cards.
I realized, horses are on farms, well duh.
I created this trio of embellishments
with scraps of paper, bling, flowers and trims from my kit;
as well as, the stamped horses.

Thanks for visiting.
Make something from nothing today!


Sunday, June 2, 2019

Back To Where It All Began

Like most of you,
I am sure,
my creative journey took me down many roads through the years.

It was just a bit over 28 years ago that I set up shop at my first craft show.
I had left corporate America 2 years earlier
to be a full time mommy,
and wanted to explore the possibility of bringing in a little extra cash
through creativity.

My first endeavor into the craft for cash world
was a table filled with floral wreaths and arrangements.

For the next few years I did craft show after craft show,
and home parties,
peddling my flowers wherever I could.

Fast forward to yesterday,
and my Mt. Everest
(see yesterday's post);
I am once again making floral wreaths.

These have been created from bits and bobs in my studio.
The roses are upcycled from a flea market find.
Believe it or not,
they came off of a pillow.
I removed about a bazillion roses
and set about coffee dying them.
They have been sitting in the fishbowl at the top of my bakers' rack
for at least 5 years.

Come back next Sunday to see the next leg of my crafting journey.

I would love to know how you began your creative life.
Please leave a comment to share.

Wishing you a beautiful Sunday,

The wreaths are available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

June Goals

It is getting real.
I don't share pictures of my studio,
because frankly,
most of it looks worse than this bakers' rack.

My goal is to one day,
in my lifetime,
have a clean organized space 
that I can share with all of you.

Breaking it down into manageable bits,
June's Mt. Everest will be this bakers' rack.

I will be sharing updates on my progress from time to time throughout the month.
Wish me luck.

Happy June!

Friday, May 31, 2019

May's ATC Returns Are In The Mail!

These lovelies were mailed yesterday!
If your ATC is pictured above,
be sure to leave a comment on this post
to share your social media links
or any other info about you and your art.

These cards were created by
(from top left):

June's swap signups are open,
scroll down one post.

happy hugs,

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