Saturday, April 22, 2017

2017 100 Thing Challenge

I have done it again. I have accumulated enough craft supplies for two lifetimes. Time to make some seriously cool stuff from my stash.

In the past I only hoarded yarn, fabrics and beads. Now I hoard mixed media art supplies too. I want to make 100 things from my awesome collection of stuff. I am inviting you to join me in making 100 things from your stash too. You can do it, I know you can!

The rules are simple:
  1. Use only items from your stash (I am making an exception for all manner of glues and double sided tapes but don't buy any more washi know who you are)
  2. Keep a list or pictures to show me. You can post to my Facebook Page. Each post will earn you an entry into a giveaway of selected items I make during this challenge. Or leave a comment here or on the video for other chances to win. I will draw for a winner when when I complete my own challenge.
  3. Sell, keep or gift what you have made.
  4. All stashes welcome! Hoarding bottle caps? Use 'em up! Crochet thread? Doilies! Yarn? Hats, scarves, blankets, dolls! Fabric? Quilts, clothes, gift bags! Beads? Bracelets, necklaces , earrings! Paper? Junk journals, cards, bookmarks!
On the top of my blog there is a page labeled 100 thing challenge 2009-2010. Visit it to see what I made in the past.

Please tell all your craft supply hoarding friends to come join the fun.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ATC's For Teesha Moore Long May She Live

My Teesha! I am hoping you a very speedy and complete recovery. I made these ATCs using your images. I love you.

Part 1 is me cutting the base cards.

 Part 2 shows me completing the ATCs.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Censored by Youtube (kinda) Crafting for Friends ~ Nisha ~

So Youtube has declared that this little video cannot be monetized. The only reason I can find is "partial nudity" due to the fact there is a bikini babe standing by a camel. There can be no other explanation. It's that girl there in the thumbnail before you click play.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

For Judy, The giver of OWLS

Made this video for my sister, Judy. She gives me owls and more owls. Enough already lol.

Tune in for more crafting for friends (and family) videos!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Art Journal Spread in Leslie's Moley

It'd a Moleskine art journal, moley for short. It's been across the Pond and back and a few other places as well. I made my mark in it thusly:

For my BFF Leslie although she still lives in beautiful CO and I am in the flatlands.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

What is a Meander Book? Watch and be Amazed

I had to make these cool little meander books. I just HAD TO!

I will show you the unfinished ones after I get them finished. I promise.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Using The Insides of Envelopes and Creepy Girl

Gotta love Creepy Girl. And did you know art supplies lurk EVERYWHERE? It's true. Open up a security envelope and be prepared to be amazed.

Stay tuned for the NEXT adventure.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Showing the re-do of the Gift Journal

Two days in a row. I know, I am impressed too. Thought I would show what I ended up doing for Marissa's journal.

She had to finish a paper for school so I have to wait to give it to her later. The suspense over whether she will like it is killing me.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A Journal of The Darkest Blue for Bratly

The next in my Crafting for Friends Series. This was way hard to do but I did not give up lol!

Would you like a video made for you? Let me know!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Crafting for Friends ~ The PONY Edition~

Trying to do a series wherein I dedicate the video to a different friend every time. This one goes out to Pony/Windsong

Sunday, February 12, 2017

My Mess Part 2 - Life is so Strange and so am I

I forgot to show some things last time. You can fast forward through the flea market stuff if you read yesterday's post. Or not.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Crossing a Mental Barrier or How I Got "OVER IT"

Last night I proved something to myself. I was really and truly OVER IT. My past, my rejection, my move away from Colorado and the friends I had made there (thank you Facebook for keeping us in touch though).

After a great day at work my boss and I had a chance to stop at Gordyville, a monthly flea market between Gifford and Rantoul. I hadn't been there in a few years because I knew my ex and his mother were vendors and I just couldn't stand the thought of seeing them.

Last night was different. I was ready without even realizing it.

We had noticed an influx of people getting off 57 at the Rantoul exit and I said "Oh Gordyville is on" We made a quick decision to go and followed the crowd. We got an excellent parking spot and entered. 

Right off the bat we bought vintage ephemera from the first vendor inside the door. Sharie got a 1970 Farmer's Almanac and I got this:

Later I got this:

I saw this pile of puppies but refrained lol:

 I got these for my oldest son who had requested old fishing pictures earlier this month:

 Some childhood friends sold me these vintage wee yoyo quilt pieces for $5!:

 And my new best friend sold me these napkins (four packs) and duct tape for a whopping sum of $2:

But that's not why I am writing this blog. 

About 10 minutes in I spotted my ex and his mother. I felt nothing but joy at seeing them and walked right over and said hey. We talked for quite a bit mostly about my kids (because they asked) and the things my ex MIL had for sale. I'm sure I was smiling the whole time. Not because I had any feelings left for either of them though...but because I felt good about my life and to be honest I LOOKED GOOD! I looked good and I knew it. You saw that coming right LOL!

So now that I know I can face them without cringing I will be able to shop Gordyville without fear ever again. Not that I need anything. I might hire someone to follow me around and slap things out of my hand if I act like I am going to buy them.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Whole House Art Studio Tour~Don't Judge me Man

As an old woman I can finally say things are done MY WAY. Art studio spilling into every part of my house and no one can tell me it needs to be otherwise.

(For those of you wondering I made: Pulled Pork, Cottage Pie, Potato Salad, Vegetable Soup, Roasted Cauliflower, Cole Slaw with Home Made Dressing and Potato/Cauliflower Soup I should be set until next Tuesday.)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Is it Bragging if you know you make COOL STUFF?

I make cool stuff. I know this. You know this.  Is it bragging if I say it? Oh well.

Presented for your viewing pleasure...

Monday, January 9, 2017

Working in My Trashy Junk Journal... It just gets weirder and weirder

Trashy Trashy Junk Journal oh how I love thee... Upcycled/recycled stuff that would normally be thrown away- just give it to me for art!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Another Cool Art Project the FUN just Keeps on Rollin'!

I am making up-cycled tags using imagery from the 1950's. Having wayyyyyy too much fun. Wow I need to buy more Mod Podge already.