Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Year Gone By? Oh My!

I can't believe it has been almost 2 months since I have done a post, all I can say is "oh my" what a year it has been. Oldest Grandchild off to college and youngest off to Kindergarten! Not sure where the time has flown but it definitely got away from me:)  I thought I would play a bit of catch up before the year is completely gone. This is my Block # Five for my CQJP 2014 project, I did get at least 1/2 way  through the Year, so it will get worked on in my UFO pile as I start CQJP 2015
I'll share more before the New Year begins and get in a few more post, perhaps another block, a few holiday gifts I created and some Journal covers for my Roses 2015 Journal Journey project. 
Meanwhile have a great weekend and have fun if you are still shopping for gifts, thank goodness I'm finished and wrapped!  Happy Holidays to all!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Trick or Treat and Happy Halloween to All


Happy Halloween to all,  from my Trick or Treaters! Have a Spooktacular time young and old.
Sharing a little bit of  Halloween fun with you as I haven't had any time to prepare any post but know your in my thoughts while I'm busy creating and getting ready for another New Adventure:)
Stay tuned as some new fun creations are in the works!

Friday, September 5, 2014

"Claire" An Outlander Inspiration


Happy Friday everyone, bloggers, FB friends and creators everywhere:)

I'm  kind of behind on my post these days, I'm sorry to say.  Unfortunately it is still pretty warm here so I'm not to motivated to do much of anything except try and stay cool! I have finished up my Art Doll class over at Artful Gathering and managed to complete three dolls. The third one I will save closer to Halloween by the way:) This is my second doll  I completed after starting to watch the new series "Outlander" on Starz1. It has been on about a month and I love it, I know probably some of you have read the book but I haven't so no Spoiler tales here:)

"Claire" has been whisked back in time from the early 1900's  about 200 years so somewhere into the 1700's . She is suspected to be a Witch but I don't know thus far if she is or not. This is my version of "Claire" as a Witch  and a pretty one she is. If you haven't started watching it yet, I highly recommend it.

I have started back on my CQ 2014 and I'm working on block # 5 of my "Lovely Ladies" Quilt and it is coming right along, hopefully I will get caught up on the blocks and will be sharing with you before long.  Until then stay cool, keep creating and enjoying your days, spend them well they are a gift:)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fun With Artist Trading Blocks


Happy Monday! A little bit of colorful fun to share with summer coming to an end:) Yay!!   Since I'm looking forward to Fall I thought I would send August out with this ATB,  then next week show you a little bit of Halloween. I have been busy trying to get some squares pieced for my ongoing "Lovely Ladies" Crazy Quilt Sampler so back to the sewing machine I go!
Have a great creative week all you bloggers out there!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Gypsy Queen "Faith Keeper"

In the heat of the summer, yes Heat as it has been sweltering here in Sunny Ca. I have been trying to complete an Art Doll class over at Artful Gathering:) I'm almost finished and it has been the most enjoyable distraction from the warmth and while trying to stay cool I have learned quite a new techniques to use in other areas of my Art. Not to get to lengthy here I'll show you pic's of one of my Art dolls and then show you another later this week. I leave you with my Gypsy Queen, Faith Keeper holding keys to secrets of life. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

"Dreaming" My Little Art Book


I just finished my tiny book from my online book class I was taking at Artful Gathering. What I great class! I learned many new techniques to apply to my book/journal making and had a great time in the process. It is always fun to learn new things and reinforce the old. Here are a few pic's of my 2 x 3 in little book.  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Grads, Dads, and Birthdays Let the Summer Begin


I have been so neglectful of my blogging while being caught up in all the festivities with family that I thought I should do a post.
In between a little art gets done but nothing to share just yet! I'm really proud of my Granddaughters that just graduated, first one from High School. Off to ASU in the Fall!

                                                            Second one from Jr High.
My little Grandson last but not least, is so full of fun and cake. Yep, turning Five and getting to start Kindergarten in the Fall is a big deal especially if you are the last Grandchild. So Congrats to all of them as they begin new journey's!       

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Alice In Wonderland


Here are a few  paper dolls I recently created in Vintage style. The theme is Alice In Wonderland and one other Character. We were to include some fabric in our set. Alice is wearing an apron created from a vintage dinner napkin and cut down stockings from a very old doll sock.  Mr Rabbit is wearing a vest created from some vintage felt gifted to me by a grandson of a neighbor. Fun, fun!
Speaking of fun, I'm taking a great class over at Artful Gathering called "Beyond Time". You should check it out along with many others. We are creating a mini book and I love it!  The link is on my sidebar if you want to try!
Today I'm linking up with Etsy Cottage Vintage Style for their monthly blog hop.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Where Did the Month of May Go?

Wow is all I can say, seems like I just posted not that long ago and the month got away from me:)
So be it, here we are beginning June and to make matters worse I didn't get my May Quilt block even started. I guess I will be busy over the summer or early Fall. Here are my May Tags for my latest Swap and our theme is "Geishas".  I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out and the challenge I threw out there way to use Tea, Tea tags or Tea bags in your Tags, I did some of each, can you find them?
I also completed 4 lap size Quilts for our church group where we donate quilts for a variety of needs. Nope no pic's but Ill try to get better at remembering to photograph them:) A couple were pretty cute too!                                                                                                  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Playing with Royalty


Here are the most recent ATC's I just finished for an upcoming Swap over at Roses. The theme is Royals and it opened the door to endless possibilities with all the images available. Lots of fun, glitter and bling for these  Royal ladies!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sliding in Under the Wire .... Finally Finished CQ April 2014

Sharing my April  2014 CQ Block for the Crazy Quilt Challenge, Finally I say.. as I was running out of silk ribbon for my flowers and now I'm totally out of green for leaves. Out came the pre made flowers for fill in so it could be finished on time:) Don't you just hate that when you run out of a main supply when you are in the middle of a project, well I do. Time to place an order before I start another square! I'm determined to keep on this project just because... I tend to jump around a bit in my creative endeavors, do you do that? I have room filled with UFO's I call them (unfinished objects) and Im trying to change my ways, lol we will see as time goes on .......when I finish my two half done Santos and four paper clay bird girls. Yes, guilty most of the time and ready to start another doll project, fabric this time.....I think I need another lifetime to finish everything....Well so much for that...until I post again

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wishing You a Happy Easter and Happy Spring


Wishing you a wonderful weekend however you celebrate!  Happy Easter and Happy Spring from our home to yours:)