Friday, December 28, 2012

Blog Help and Suggestions :0)

I'm going to just put this out there.  If anyone would like to help me with my blog design or have other tips to make my blog  more successful, I would greatly appreciate it.  It can be very time consuming, but I do enjoy it. 

Hello Kitty Hats that I made for Christmas gifts

Here are some of the Hello Kitty hats that I made for Christmas gifts this year!

Thank you Crochet in Color for the free pattern.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Before and After pictures of my new craft room!

Here are some of the before pictures of what will end up being my craft room.  It consisted of fixing holes in the wall, taking down the popcorn ceilings, ripping out the carpet (which I thought would be easy....oh no, not at all)  Once I pulled the carpet out, I had to pull all the tack strips out and then AAAALLLLL the staples they used to put down the padding.  So with that said, these are what the first set of pics are about.

This next set shows my son, Chance, laying down the floor.  I'm still amazed at the job he done.  It's perfect.  He hasn't had any prior experience, but just went at it and got it done.  I had helped him do his room a week before, so we were on a roll....
Okay, Finally here are the pictures I've promissed.  My new stamp room!!!
It isn't completely done, but it is very workable.  I'm still looking for a couple of things to finish and make it operate smoother. 
I'm still working on finding organizing shelves and bins.  That's a tv under my desk (in the box).  I want to put it up and I want to put a big slouchy chair in there too.  I wouldn't ever have to leave my room.  It is very small, but it is now FINALLY mine.  I'm ready to get my creative juices flowing.  I've already started working on my first design team project for The Cutting Cafe.  You'll have to go and check out all the creative projects everyone has been working on. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

I'm one of the newest team members for The Cutting Cafe'!

I have some great news.  I've been selected to be a part of  The Cutting Cafe's design team.  I have not ever done anything like this.  I am VERY excited!!  Now to get busy and learn how to blog better and get started on my first project.
 Wish me luck!
Thanks Regina for inviting me to be a part of your team.  Can't wait to meet everyone. 

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Here are a couple of pictures of the center pieces I made a friend.

Here are the bags (center pieces) I made for a friend of mine (I think she found the idea online somewhere.) It was her Dad's 70th Birthday and he loves Superman! 
I bought the shapes at the Silhouette store and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut them out.  My friend and I assembled 24 bags front and back.  First I cut ALOT of stars and superman logo's out.  Next we had an assembly line going to glue the 3 parts of the logo (red, black and yellow) together.  Then we did the same with the stars and sandwiched them together with a wood skewer in the middle.  (Hot glue actually worked the best for this part) Finally to assemble we cut styrofoam and hotglued them towards the top and left enough room to put the shredded tissue in.  This way we didn't have to fill the whole bag with tissue.   The tables looked great!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Too many projects....not enough time!

I just recently bought a new cutting machine, the Silhouette Cameo.  I've used it a couple of times.  The main thing I did so far is for a friend of mine.  Her Dad is turning 70 and he loves Superman, so we made some pretty awesome center pieces.  (Pics to come)  Anyway, I've been watching vidoes on how to use the machine and found this one helpful for some of the Christmas gifts I will be making. 
There are alot on Pinterest as can check my Silhouette board out here....LOTS OF GREAT INFO!!!  Just in time for Christmas gifts!  Have a Blessed Weekend.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Contact me at if you are interested in how to get a FREE collection of Ink pads. 

Just joined Stampin' Up!  I was a demonstrator over 15 yrs ago.  Having no space at all, I eventually got out of it.  Well now my 21 old son is out on his own and was able to make his very small room into a very small craft room.  So I am attemping it again.  Wish me luck.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Getting ready to make some Christmas presents.  These are for my OSU friends....  It's suppose to be cold this weekend, so it will be a perfect time to be Hookin'!  Lol!  Just finished my second cup of coffee.  One more then I will grab my hooks and yarn and get with it.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Made these this summer......I learned how to crochet flowers and now I want to put them on everything! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Here are a couple of things I've done lately.....I do really want to get pictures of my craft room (yep, I actually got one~FINALLY ~ oldest moved out)  It's not huge, but it's something!  More than I had before.
I love this cute crochet Owl hat.  I found the free pattern here.  Thanks Life at the Daisy Cottage for the free pattern. 
Crochet football hat. 
Found the pattern here at   I didn't do the earflaps on this one.  She has great pictures and explanations.

Just a few of my crochet projects I've been working on.  I have a blanket I've been working on, gotta get that done!  Will post pics of that later!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tie Dye Headband

TIE DYE HEADBAND....I made this one last night...they are so fun to make.  I got the pattern here.  I hope everyone has a blessed day.  More of my projects to come.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

First try at a crochet owl...wait till you see this....kinda a mess

Here is my first attempt at crocheting an owl.  The original pattern came from this supper neat blog called it out.  Thanks Laura for the free pattern.  I used some yarn I didn't really like.  but anyway here it is....

The latest crochet hat

This is what I accomplished today...Found the pattern on pinterest.  Well actually, it's a combination of this one and finished with single crochet.  The flower is a Youtube video.  She is GREAT at showing you how to make this flower....I didn't do the last row of the flower though.


I've been surfing Pinterest and discovered so many neat crochet projects.  My grandmother taught me how to crochet many years ago, but I never learned how to read a pattern and the most I ever done was make a blanket and some scarfs.  I've been watching Youtube videos and learned how to crochet a flower and a hat.....needless to say, I'm HOOKED!!!!  Here is a picture of some of the things I've worked on today.

I found the butterfly pattern here...the flower patterns, are a combination of different ones.  Here are a few places to look.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


I "THINK" I may have figured out how to post the follower button for pinterest.....

If you haven't checked out pinterest yet, you need to.  It's a great way to save and share ideas that you like.

First post of 2012

I know I have not been the greatest at blogging.  Well, not even close.  The ideas are all in my head and I think about it often, I just don't have much time.  (well that's my excuse anyway).  I will try to start reading and figuring out how to blog.  I only know how to do a few things, so I get frustrated very easy.  I do love to pin.  And as soon as I figure out how to link my boards here, I will do that too.

Anyway, here is a picture that I took in my living room of my son and have been playing around with in Photoshop Elements 10.  Any comments are greatly appreciated (constructive criticism please :o)
Done with PSE10....takes time, but fun!!

This is the original

I am not a professional photographer (haha, I know, that's pretty obvious).  I just love to take pictures and play around with them in photoshop elements.  (self taught on that too).

Here is another of the same picture that I "played" with.