I am an unfinished work, and so are many of my projects. This blog is just an odd collection of things I make and do.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Ideas!

I have found so many cute new ideas! 
I can't begin to do them all!  


Here are the links to my favorites:
Easter Egg Animals
Speckled Egg Flowers
Felt Flower Barrettes
Wall Flower Decals
Magazine Page Bow
Stenciled Tote Bag
Envelope Gift Bags
Child's Sundress
Holiday Table Runner
Stenciled T-Shirt
Iron-On Onesie
Easter Party Bags
Interchangeable Flip-Flops

And now that I have posted this, I just realized--I can take off all the bookmarks on my browser! And it will be interesting to see what people think, but I don't promise to do the one you vote for. I will take it under consideration!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I am so excited! I found my doll collection! Most of my porcelain dolls were in a plastic storage box, and today they turned up as we worked away at our long-term garage sorting project! There's Lily, and Nancy, and Debbie, Jennifer and Brooke...This is Victoria. She was my mother's.

Each doll has a meaningful name and memory attached. Nancy, is my bride doll, and my sister's name. Another sister gave it to me because I mentioned one day that I'd always wanted one. It said "Nancy" on the tag, so I kept the name. I bought Lily at Easter time. Jennifer is my alter ego name and she was my first doll, a gift from my husband.

Can you guess the names of the dolls in the picture below? I got them in Gettysburg. Leave your guesses in the comments and I'll let you know if you are right.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pants Finished!

I didn't take a picture before I took them over, but I finished the last two pairs of pants! Hurray! Now I can get on to something else. I'm trying to decide between sewing or painting.

Oh wait! I've gotta do the tax returns! That's a pretty big project.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Animal Pants

I finished 2 new pairs of pants for the 2-year-olds. I found a giraffe pattern in a book, and couldn't resist doing these for the one whose daddy loves giraffes!


In this close-up shot you can see the fringe on the neck.


Then, of course, I had to do an elephant for his cousin.


Wouldn't it be fun to take them to the zoo in these clothes?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

FROG: Fully Rely On God (and glue)

I like frogs! They remind me to 

I had this silly frog in a plant (I love plants too!)
and I knocked it down one day, and the arm broke off.
Normally I would just throw it out, but I really like this one,
so I got out the Krazy Glue and glued it back on. 
Okay, you can see it if you look closely, especially at the
back where a drop of glue oozed out,
but it is so cute tucked away in the plant.

Thanks to Anthony for taking the picture for me!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Love is Spoken Here

I love craft projects that we can make and take home in an hour! Our church women's group made inspirational tiles for our homes, or for gifts, using rub on vinyl lettering. The lady teaching us had all the vinyl cut out for us, so it was a really easy project.
All we had to do was clean the tile and rub on the vinyl.

My son went along and took some great pictures.
This is me, centering the lettering on the tile.


These are my hands carefully pulling off the plastic.

He didn't take a picture of the finished product. 
Others did varying sayings, like this one:

and this one:

Now I have to figure out how to hang it. Maybe a square frame?
Or find a way to fasten a picture hanger on the back.
I have a large triangle hanger that would look really good with it
but I don't know how to attach it so the tile won't fall off.

I would welcome any suggestions!

Hey, I'd welcome comments and followers too!