Friday, December 16, 2011

Yeah I finished some Christmas Ornaments!

Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming..... I loved stitching and putting together these ornaments. The first one was a gift for a Christmas Exchange and the other 2 I haven't decided if I am keeping or gifting. Hoping to get a few more done before Christmas but have so many things to get done meeting that goal is up in the air!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

2 more of my Halloween Finishes

The last of my Halloween stitching. Top design is by Pine Mountain and the bottom was a freebie of the internet. Both were fun stitches. I need to think of a creative way to finish them. I'm not into banners or framing everything so we shall see. ....hopefully by next year so they aren't sitting in a rubbermaid tub with the other 100 finishes I have in there!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Halloween Finishes #1

I figured i should probably start posting my Halloween and Fall stitching finishes before I start posting my Christmas Stitching. Here are 3 finishes in 3 days. The first and the third designs are freebies of the internet and the middle is Prairie Schooler. I love stitching for Halloween!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

My 2 Works in Progress

To go along with remodeling the house I have thrown in some crafts to do in my down time. I'm currently working on this tinkerbell paperbag album. I am loving the way the flower turned out after all the work I put into it. It was easier than I thought. And I'm working on a halloween cross stitch freebie that I don't have a picture of because I just started it. There will be more to come though!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I'm feeling tropical in these 100 degree temps!

Today I just had to get some stitching done. I was digging through my stash and came across this mini Bucilla kit I picked up at Michaels forever ago. Started stitching and couldn't put it down. And I was still able to get some cleaning done before picking the kids up from school.

Instead of using the plastic frame that came with it I found this tuck ornament I bought of ebay to stuff it in. To me they seemed destined for one another :0)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Boo!! EEK Scream........Halloween!!!!

Can you guess what all those lovely paper packs are for!! You guessed it....Halloween mini albums. I pulled out the paper, the embellishments and my cricut so that when the kids go back to school next week I am going into full scrapbook mode (ok I can do the laundry and cooking too but that's where I draw the line! ) I picked up Ghost and Goblins and Harvest Gathering this week at Joanns (sad they were out of the sticker packs) and the other 2 I picked up last year after Halloween. Can't wait to get those creative juices flowing!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

New storage for my Cricut Cartridges

My sweet hubby picked up this great storage container for my cricut cartridges from Joanns. It holds 16 cartridges which is great because I mostly use my SCAL to cut on my cricut. This little diddy fits in my scrapbook bag so I can take it with me on my scrapping journeys!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Flower Power Board Book and Paper Bag Albums

While I was on vacation in between the stitching I also got some scrapbooking done once we got back home to my craft room. This was very fun to make. With the leftover supplies and cuts from the paperbag album I made a 4x4 mini board book album from an children's board book. Both were fun to piece together. I already have a couple more kitted up to start once the kids go back to school.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Are you feeling Froggy?

Making mini albums is one of my favorite scrapbooking things to make. I picked up the album for $0.50 and the paper/sticker kit I picked up for $1. It was a fun album to make. I can't wait to gift it!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Vacation Stitching Part 2

Two more of my vacation stitching finishes. These were fun to stitch. Top one is a freebie from Lizzie Kate called Hello Spring. Bottom one is a Zipper Kit by Bent Creek called Summer. I didn't add the buttons when I took the picture.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Vacation Stitching Part 1

While I was in the mountains with no cell reception or internet service (I knew in advance) I had packed a bag of kitted projects to get some stitching done. I didn't want to being 1 big thing to stitch so I brought a bunch of little things that I could get finished up easily.

The top is a Lizzie Kate Freebie called Liberty. The bottom is from a Bent Creek leaflet titled Cold Snowman.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Wishing and Needing Fall-A Finish

So happy to get some stitching done. I was tired of looking at my stash and wondering why it seemed to be growing. It has been over 100 degrees here and the result has been some not so nice sun burns. I am waiting for fall to get here to sunny central FL so that it will maybe be in the 90's instead :0) This is Lizzie Kate's In All Things Give Thanks. Fun and fast stitching on 28ct evenweave using DMC threads.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A time to Relax....

Who wouldn't love a vacation to nature. Mountains, frogs and fresh air. These pictures were from our drive into the Great Smokey Mountains National Park up to Clingman's Dome. Was a very nice day and the kids thought it was cool. After our drive we happily went back to our cabin to enjoy eating popcorn on the front porch and watching the lightning bugs.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Whoo Whoooo...I am so loving my owls

Yet another thing I am loving right now is cutey owls. I liked this pattern so much I stitched it twice. I an thinking of stitching it again in bright colors to make some cards for next spring. I left the border off the second on because I didn't have a lot of fabric and wanted to see it without it. Freebie design from the net. I think I have the site info somewhere so will post when I find it to give credit!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Having Fun in My Craft Room!

Yeah another crafty finish for me. I have a box of frames I keep for whatever projects and since all it does is rain everyday now I decided I was going to get more than housework done. I painted the frame dark blue first then white and did a little gentile sanding to give it the worn look.
Printed the Subway Art from here:

And added it to a shelf I found at the thrift store that I liked and ta da 1 more project done. I finished 3 more stitching projects which I will be adding sometime this weekend.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bloom, Bloom, Bloom

Life is in bloom! New flowers are popping up all over my garden. The zinnia came from a seed I planted, the devils trumpet was a gift from my neighbor and the crepes are actually from the same plant but are blooming 2 different colors. I also picked off 2 more tomatoes off my plant yesterday too. Another tomorrow and we should have some nice salad this weekend.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Loving my Sunflower

I am so loving that my sunflower finally bloomed. After having a pumpkin plant grow 40ft giving me not 1 pumpkin I was worried this was going to be another plant without a flower. It has grown to 7ft and gave this beautiful bloom. Even my husband loves it and said I really did good with this one lol Now lets see if the other 3 will make me proud too.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

More goodies/Freebies in the mail!

I love getting my mail and seeing all my free goodies that came that day! Everything came in one package except the Physicians Formula make-up which is a full size freebie from their website. Can't wait to see what comes in the mail next week...

Friday, May 6, 2011

Oh how my garden is growing ~*~

Everything is growing so beautiful. This one has to be my favorite so far. I can't wait until the rest come into bloom.

Again I seem to have Vanished...but I'm back with a new hobbie!

My new hobby is couponing! I'm not extreme but I do love saving money. My best deal yet is getting $130 in goods for $20. I wish we had double or triple couponing here but that isn't going to happen. This is a freebie pack I got from Target with all the samples and a bundle of coupons! Great for my upcoming vacation. My goal is to get back to posting as I have a bunch of scrapbook and stitching finishes. And hopefully when I go back to class in the fall it won't interfere with my crafting the way going back to work has lol!