Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Patrotic Postings!!

With the 4th of July right around the corner...my crafting/woodworking has
leaned patriotic...with a couple of fun projects I'd like to share. Sometimes
my best ideas come when I am working on something else. I was working on a large wooden flag that I started a year ago and sort of lost interest. Decided to pull it out from the bottom of the wood pile and see if I could finish it
for our lake house this summer. I finished it and it inspired me to do these other two "FLAG" projects. I looked at my supply of paint stirrers on the workbench and a lite-bulb went off....so I put 7 of them together to create
the small wood flag....my next one I will try to turn into the top of a box.Two pieces of wood on the back ....one on either side...(glued) will hold all the slats together.

My sister's birthday is July 6th...she was almost a (4th of July baby...)
so I created this card with paint chip samples from Home Depot. I have used
the paint samples before for craft projects...but I now have a Zyron?
sticker making machine so I just run the paper strips thru that and cut the
strips for the card....making them SO easy to use! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wonderful old Needle Case

At a recent flea market/antique show I came across this great old needle case. I kept walking
away from it ...then returning to look again. It is in perfect shape...I have a real affinity for Spool cabinets...anything old with drawers. Had never really seen a needle case. They were free when
the store owner (long ago!) bought a supply of needles. I finally gave in when the dealer reduced his price. I have it on my computer table and put pencils...papers, etc in it. I REALLY needed it!
Actually I have attempted to make a reproduction of the same thing. Not finished yet...but am working on it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fun times in Branson at Big Cedar Lodge

Long time ....no blog from me...sad...have been busy...busy...busy...where does the time go?
Hope to catch up and post some new fun things! Our whole family came together for John and Mimi's BIG anniversary party. My three wonderful children planned the whole thing....all we did was just show up! We stayed at Big Cedar Lodge right outside of Branson. I would recommend it for anyone...wonderful accommodations...nice restaurants...lots of things to do. We had a great time...all staying in the same large place. There were 13 of us... Want to share some photos
from our time there.