A Very Merry Christmas to All

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Gosh it seems like yesterday I had an entire month ahead of me. Now it's only a little over a week and I will be on my way. I am looking forward to seeing my friends and spending time in a new environment. It is something I NEED right now.
Small favor, please whisper the names of Jodie and Bob Barnet when you say your prayers. Ask that they be healed and given some comfort during this terrible time. Give them strength.

I have decided that I should make a new BLOG just for NZ for those of you who want to tag along. Not sure how interesting my adventures will be. I keep telling people I will probably sleep for a week. They say that trip takes a while for the body to adjust to. I'll let you know.
Mean while I have been busy finishing up last minute things. Gathering up gifts for the NZ folks and bringing swaps to a close.
A friend of mine is getting married in Oct. I am sad that I will not be there to share her joy, but she had asked me to make a ring bearers pillow. So a Part of me will be there.
I think it turned out kind of pretty. I also made another set of Wind-Oh's.
I like the tree's but these twinkle nice.
I've made some charms that escaped before pictures could be taken. Last months ATC was weddings so I did a "Handfasting" one.
 I am finishing up a special tote for Ilka in NZ.
 a doll head pin for a swap in Mixed Media and also a shadow box (theme Alchemy) in another mixed media group. So I guess that will be another set of pictures I will share before I leave.
It is a busy time, that's for sure. I wish you all the same happiness I feel in my heart today....

Monday, August 19, 2013

It's been a while

I was hoping to be able to change the look of this BLOG, I finally gave up. Maybe while I am away I will have time to work on it, or maybe it will have to stay just the way it is. Lately I am lucky to get here much less move everything around.
My  own two groups keep me busy with Challenges and Swaps, then I have an ATC group plus my Charm group. I'm crazy about all of them. I had to drop out of several groups and there are two I continue to hang on too even though I am not very active at this time.
I will be leaving for New Zealand in a month and I will not be back until the end of NOV. To say I am excited would be an understatement. I am also traveling like a spoiled brat. Check out New Zealand Air space seats...and they cook for you woo hooo
So what have I been doing? Hmmmm Well we had a pendant swap. You had to make a pendant out of a found object. I found this weird shaped ice tea spoon, a watch band part and an earring I found in the road that had a fresh water pearl. This is what I made...
I have had this spooky bottle idea in my head  for a long time . One day I got a chance to play and this is what I came up with..
How spooky is that? Then we had a Challenge in our Mixed media Group to make roses out of coffee filters.
I've had many, many charm swaps since I last wrote and another altered Mouse trap....

An altered spoon and a Cone dog instead of a cone cat, because my partner likes dogs.
Thought this melon basket turned out pretty cool
I brought it to an out door party.
Here's that mouse trap "Always time to leave a note" it's a kitchen magnet. At this time I am working on Wind-Oh's which are sort of like jewelry for your windows. My first 5 are trees made with  stones the light shines through and crystal beads to make it twinkle, silver bells t make it tinkle.

That's all for now folks. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you'll come again. There are some fun things happening in my groups. If you like Mixed media, give us a try both can be found on Yahoo. Mixed media Studio and Sharing Our Mixed Media Art. Next time I will share some very talented artist with you that happen to also be members of my group. They are amazing!!!