Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fabric,Felt,Jewelry and Ribbon

Do you have a friend,sister or creative soul you share time with to be creative.? I  do, my  friend Mona.If you have a few minutes she would love a visit.  We share creative thoughts, tools and some of our stash. Mona has this new book, Inspired to Sew by Bari J. Yes, she let me borrow the book. 

Bari shares several different skills & techniques . I think it is a book worth adding to your creative/crafting library. I like the Flower Brooch project. So off to look through my stash of fabric,felt jewelry, and ribbon.With my needle and thread in hand I started to create. This is the one I started for my friend M.

Below is a look at the final results. What do you think? I like the finished product.

I am planning on making some more Brooches after the holidays some with Spring colors. It is project that doesn't take to long and you probably have the tools and materials on hand.. It's a great gift idea. Hope this next week is a blessing  for everyone . I hear the nice crackling fire calling me.

Create & Inspire,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday Workdesk #127

Good Morning. I made it this week. Here is what is on the desk today.

I am drawn to Tim Holtz Book. I like his style of creativity. I have given myself a challenge to learn and use one technique  a week until I finished the book. I missed him again here at the Great American Scrapbook Convention. But I have marked it in my calender for 2012. I will keep you posted abut my progress.If you are new to the work desk  sightings click on over to SG to view other  desks and link up so we see you creative mind.Well I'm off to visit other desk. 

Create &  Inspire,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? #126

It has been awhile since I've been on WWW. Life has just been happening, although I have been reading your posts. Here's my desk with  a finished project and starting a new project. The finished project is one of my  hanging lamps. I will be listing them in my esty store.  My new project is a flower brooch from the Inspired to Sew book by Bari J. Ackerman. I 'm off to click around and visit some of your posts this morning before I get ready for work. Wishing you a wonderful day.

Create and Inspire,

Monday, October 31, 2011

Laughter! Candy ! Trick-r-Treaters!

Enjoy! Enjoy! Eat Candy! Laugh!

Run! Scream! Dark Shadows, Does anybody remember this show on television?
Hope your Halloween is fun ,enjoyable and safe.

Create & Inspire,

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Pumpkin Search

This past Saturday we had a relaxing time  not to many places to go or meetings to attend. So we decided to go on a pumpkin search at Gnismer Farms.

Trailer  rides,Scarecrow building,Corn stalks and pumpkins .

The weather was great. Now on to our pumpkin search.

These are the two we chose. Now on to the house to create a  Fall display with them and later for carving.

 Hope you enjoyed our visit to the farm.  I loved to hear about your fall decorating. Wish you a great week.

Create & Inspire, 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Creating for a Show!

I have been  preparing for a show in  Sept. This post will be a short one with photos. I would like to share some of my houses that I created. I am also getting geared up to sell my creations on my etsy shop soon. On to my houses:
Before my creative flow began this is how the houses looked.

This is what my created flow designed.

The form is already built and I just let my create thoughts flow. I have been thinking on designing my own form and then decorating. Well, I better get busy, more on the agenda to create. Hope you have a great day and week.

Create & Inspire,

Monday, August 29, 2011

Wow! What a Weekend !

Just a quick post to let you now about the AWESOME weekend I had. I attended my first Women of Faith conference ( not to be my last). 

God puts us in places and times just when we need to be wrapped in his arms. I was reminded that we were created to be connected to Him first and to others. Laughter, Oh what laughter I had and enjoyed. I 'm thankful for the opportunity to have gone and Praise our Lord and share with other women. Let me share with you some of the wonderful people on the Over the Top team this year. Authors: Andy Andrews, Patsy Clairmont, Marilyn Meberg, Lisa Welshel, and Brenda Warner. Singing Artists: WOF Worship team,Sandi Patty, Amy Grant,and Mandisa. I can't wait to dive in to some of the books and listen to some wonderful music.I thought about what my favorite part of this opportunity was, this is it a young woman came up on stage to sing part of a song with Sandi Patty. I believe her name was Lisa Smith. Lisa sang in sign language,she sang with such exuberance and my thought was sometimes we don't have to make a sound to praise God just let our hearts flow toward him. Thank you for the opportunity Lord. 
This post isn't about an item or object I created ,but what God has created in us. So go out and create and connect with Him and others . You just might be and inspiration.

Create & Inspire,

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Sewing Project

A new dress , my sewing project I have been working on this week. I started to play can you guess what I've been working on post, but I got side track doing others things. I bought one of those patterns you can  make  in two hours.

I made the short dress. I used a linen tablecloth that I purchased on one of my day trips.This is a little lighter in weight than linen fabric I saw at the fabric stores. It is very soft. Below, I have my dress hanging on Anne, my somewhat dress form.

Here in the next photo you can view the white floral trim I added  around the neck to soften the neckline. 

I thought the trim complimented it very well. Hmh! I think I might get some pink  leggins to wear with the dress. Oh! I almost forgot to share about the  shoulder purse. About three weeks ago my daughter and I bought two of  the bags to carry just a few items around with us while we are out and about. We had fun decorating them.Here is a close up of mine:

Here is a view of hers:

What a blessing it is to use our creative thoughts and energy, especially with others. Well I am off to work on some other creative thought. Have Awesome day.

Create & Inspire,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Recycling & A New Storage Container

Here is a quick recycle idea . I recycled one of those cylinder box
that wall decals come in and decoupaged this tissue paper on the container.

Working with cylinder containers are a bit tricking for me.I always seem to get the paper laid out accurately and then once I start to glue, the design is going the wrong way that I intended too.
Anyone ever that problem?Chuckle! Here is a look of  the paper on with two coats of Mod Podge.
I love that product.

While  sitting there looking at the cylinder OMG I had  a thought. I have the these word stampsby Anna Griffin. I stamped the words Love, Believe , and Dream in the middle of the open part of the design.

The top turned out great.

Add a couple more coats of Mod Podge and you'll have  a new storage container.
Enjoy your day and  include some creative time for yourself.

Create & Inspire,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What's on Your Work desk Wednesday?

It has been a while  for me to post . My oldest has graduated from high school and I have been very busy with all the high school stuff and preparing for college now, but I did manage to work on these cute flip flops.This is what is on my desk this morning.

These are fun to make.A pair of flip flop (color of your choice of course), two bandana's and pekin shears.
Cut the strips 1" wide by 8" long. Then just tie around the straps. Julia is still going strong with theWWW's so pop over to Stamping Ground  to check out other desktops. Thanks Julia I love checking each week .

Create and Inspire,

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Delightful Project

I managed to squeeze this delightful project in my very busy last couple of months . While, visiting my mother one weekend we drove to Lorena ( a little town ) down the highway from her home. There was this little antique shop. I found this wonderful little baby clothes hamper.I am always on the lookout for interesting containers for storage.

Cute size.Don't you think! Here I'm spray painting it Ivory I like to use Krylon indoor/outdoor in a can.
I love using the handle for spray cans it so much easier on the index finger. Great tool to have on hand.

   Burlap, ribbon, Photo images and trims what to choose to cover the top. Fun! I love this part of the project.

First, I printed,ironed,and sewed on the fabric image.Now on to the covering process. I doubled my burlap and pull tight to get smooth and stapled .  I covered the staples with a thin piece of cardboard.

 I was playing around with what to embellish the side with and I decided to go with wired ribbon. I just twisted,scrunched the ribbon and wahlah!.I liked the way it turned out.

Almost to the end. If you are wondering what the inside looks like here is a shot.It is just the right size for a bag of poly-fiber to keep on hand.

Oh! I did add this beautiful flower jewelry on the front to complement the final look. Here is a shot of the front
and the top of the hamper.

Hope you enjoyed this post. I loved working on this one and it really did not take to long at all.I just love when a project comes together.

Create and Inspire, 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

WOWW - April 6

This is whats on my  desk today. Scrapbook! I am the Historian for  the  school PTA and finalizing a few pages to give to my President to submit.

I haven't posted in awhile but have been checking people desks.
Seeing lots of creativity and people sharing. Enjoy! Hope you Have an AWESOME week.

Inspire & Create,

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Road Trip Fun!Fun!Fun!

Road Trips I love them. Last weekend a friend and I left at an early 5:30 in the morning and headed in the direction of Round Top,Texas. Energetic and ready to go. The weather was great.

If you like antiques,interesting decor, food, people watching, and of course spending time with a friend this is a fun road trip to take.Here are a couple of photos I took to share. First stop Marburger Farm,very interesting and unique antiques and stuff.

   Magnolia Pearl - Interesting, eclectic,  and different. I love it.

After a day at Margurger Farm we headed North on TX-237 toward Brenham. We stayed at a bed and breakfast called Farview. Steve and Linda ,the Inn keepers are excellent host and the breakfast was awesome. So take a break and visit  their website The next day we headed back down TX-237 to go for another day of seeking out treasures. In Round top and other little towns along the this highway there is so much to see. Below is a shot of some concrete decor for gardens and yards. I took this shot while taking a rest.

Here is a shot of some of my treasures.I was on a budget. What an enjoyable time to rest,search for treasures while spending time with a friend.

 Food for thought- Sometimes in our busy maybe stressful life we just need to stop and take a road trip even if its for a day. Hope you have a great week.

Inspire and Create,

My Workdesk Today

Well , it has been a while  since I've posted on WWW. So I thought I would share with those of you who are sharing your work desk today...