Thursday, May 12, 2011


One of my favorite blogs is Crafty Creations, it has challenges for all types of crafting. This weeks challenge #118 is Anything Goes, love it!

Have been doing all types of crafts besides cards and just finished this piece. It is a quilted wall hanging. The focal point is a picture of my Great Aunt and Uncle. I've been working on genealogy and also getting things together for a family reunion. We are going to have an auction to offset some of the costs and this is my contribution to the cause.

Printed the picture on photo fabric, cropped it using a rotary cutter that gives the old style ragged edges. Matted the picture three times with other fabrics, just like matting pictures for cards. Used "Wonder Under" on the back of all the fabric.

The base of the wall hanging is a different fabric and it was made like a mini quilt with batting in between the top and back, sewed the two together and turned, then added the photo to the front. Added a piece of lace in the corner and also some pearls (hard to see them). Thought about adding more embellishments, but Billy thought it would take away from the picture. I did sew about the mats and then a few rows on the background. This was a learning experience and will be trying a pillow for my next project.

Thanks for stopping by, love to hear you comments. Have a great day.


Saturday, April 16, 2011


It has been a long, long time since my last post. Have been doing all types of crafts, but just haven't found the time to post them. When Gingersnap Creations challenged us to use a typewriter, I had a few to chose from, but this one is my favorite.

This is an altered notebook which tells its own story. Used papers that I picked up at Joanns and the typewriters are rub ons that were purchased at Michaels, from their $1 bins which have had a price increase to $1.50, inflation is the pits, LOL!

The edges of the book and all the papers were distressed using a sponge and ink. The brown background was solid paper, I used a gold gel pen and started to journal.

The sketch is from a Mojo Monday, from awhile back. For inspiration purposes I make a copy of sketches and have them in a folder so I can go back and pull from these ideas. Twenty different notebooks were completed this way before Christmas and each one was unique.

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