Fun Stuff!

Hey everyone, 

Well, I can’t believe it but as I speak there is a huge blue jay in the tree outside my window having a stare down with my cat, Odin.  The sun is shining, hallelujah! and our temperatures this week have been in the 40’s and 50’s!  Please let spring be near.  I am so glad for the beautiful Colorado blue sky this morning.  I haven’t finished any projects since my last post, and I’m still waiting on those last beads for Tigerlily, so I thought that I would share a few fun finds with you all.  My homepage when I open up my internet browser is set to go straight to the ETSY main page.  I love it.  Everyday I am greeted by the fabulous, creative genius of my fellow crafters from all over the world.  Just this morning I saw the cutest handmade, felt quail (from – Sea Pinks).  Soooooo adorable.  

Decorative Plush Orange and Yellow Retro Flowers Quail
I also have to share some of the new crocheted ornaments and dish cloths made by my Uncle at HorseFeathersCraft on ETSY.  I have two of these dish cloths (they were Christmas presents, which I am remiss to say I have yet to mail the thank you card for – sorry Uncle Bill).  They are fabulous!  They really do scrub my dishes spotless, and they are so easy to care for, just follow the instructions included.  I also have several of these ornaments and gave several away as Christmas gifts.  I have one hanging from a cabinet door knob in my kitchen and the other one is in my fabulous office hanging from  my shelving organizer.  The new “Primavera” line is so beautiful.  He also will make custom ordered ornaments to match any color scheme!!  Notice how I have chosen to display the PINK ones…no reason really.
The Bubble Dishcloth in Cherry Swirl with White Stripe - 100 Percent Cotton
Primavera Pink No. 3 - Crocheted Floral Ornament in Antique White, Orchid Pink and Rose Pink
And then, there are the new albums on my Mom’s site, Inspired Memories by M, like the “Mom” one below.  How perfect of a mother’s day gift would that be?  You could fill it with fabulous pictures of your Mom with you, your kids, what have you, and then use the journaling areas to write your favorite memories.  I know it would bring on a gusher of tears and be a very memorable, heartfelt gift.  Just my humble opinion (btw – I want to wallpaper my office in the flower paper on the second page of the sample image below). 
MOM  Scrapbook/ Album

Mom Scrapbook - Sample Page


 Ok, well, until next time, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Enjoy the sunshine, if you have it.  I know I will.  Happy Crafting! – E 

Unfinished Business – Part Three

Scrapbooking "Starts" - Part 1

I have begun the cataloging of my scrapbooking/card making projects.  Now remember that this is what spurred this whole blog in the first place, and it is as bad as I thought.  You know that inability to restrain myself from beautiful things?  Well, way before I even thought of quilting, I was drawn to scrapbook paper.  Oh yes.  It’s sparkly, colorful, textured, I could go on and on.  One of my favorite brands is Basic Gray as you can probably tell by the picture.  I think I have purchased every collection they have come out with in the last three years or so (except for “Archiac”; scary that I can even remember the name of a collection I didn’t even buy).  I will say that with each pack of paper, I had a specific use for it in mind.  Can I remember all of the uses now?  Actually, I can.  Now, I won’t pretend that this is all the paper that I have.  It is not.  I have enough scrapbook paper to wallpaper my entire house (there is an idea!).  However, I am only going to start by listing the packs that I know I bought for specific purposes.  Keep in mind this is only the first picture of my scrapbooking/card making “starts”.  Here are the projects for this pic.

  1. Blank Calendar to create
  2. Michael’s Family Scrapbook
  3. Europe Vacation Album (only one country left to do)
  4. Princess Plan Album
  5. Wedding Album (only two pages left)
  6. Glittered (Martha Stewart) Bird Ornaments
  7. Layered, Embossed, Cards/Ornaments – (from Holly Berry House)
  8. 2- Kitchen/Cooking paper packs (for Recipe book/Recipe card box)
  9. 3- Christmas paper packs (for Christmas cards)
  10. 1- Halloween paper pack (for Halloween cards)
  11. 2- Valentine paper packs (for Valentine’s)
  12. 1- Miscellaneos pack (for general cards)