Thursday, June 30, 2011

A visitor

I've been crafting here and there, pictures coming, but I just had to share this butterfly that hung out at my front door most of the day. 

Something about this hanging plant that Donnie got me on my birthday really attracts them. This is the third type of butterfly I've seen at this basket.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

R&R and Crafty Time

Snuggling with my little girly dog is like taking vitamins. 
We are both feeling better and are ready to get back to things!
Plus, life goes on and we don't have much of a choice.

I've been on an ATC kick because I want to have a few ATC workshops so we can get the Studio swaps underway. But first:

Plant Marker time!
or "Plant Bling" is how I like to think of it.

There was a swap listed that was for plant markers with the suggestion of making them from paint sticks.
That sounded waaaaay to rustic for me but I remembered the steel markers that I had "the man" laser cut for me but I had never used. A little paint, some sanding, a rubber stamp and brown pigment dye and finally some old and broken vintage jewelry and "poof".  Plant (marker) Bling! Fairly fun and easy project. I hope my swap partner likes it.

Then, the ATC's:

Then a tag because I needed to send off a Chunky Tag. This one is muslin sewn to a manilla tag then embellished.

Forgot to take pictures of the upcycled charms. 
Will have to add them next time.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

too much. brain toasted. nearing mumbling and drooling stage

Without the gory details, we are minus one lovable little fur baby since my last post, almost lost a second fur baby and I'm still in a boot cast and can't wear shoes. We have had a friend stay for a couple of weeks, my brother and his wife were here from San Diego for a weekend, we found out that we will need to move soon and I'm sure I've forgotten something as that doesn't seem like I've listed enough for only 30 days worth of events.  
Here is one of my biggest challenges at the moment:

This cute little dog of mine is wearing a children's tank top is to keep her from chewing out the metal staples that run from her neck to her nether regions. The vet's  instructions are to "keep her quiet and calm". Do these doggie Dr.'s not have experience with terriers?

On the upside, I have been making and mailing off a few crafty things here and there but the taking of the photos has been hit or miss with more misses. Here are a few of my last month's worth of creations.
altered spoon - now spoon mirror
altered clothespins
muslin drawstring bag

altered slide mounts

There have been Altered Tins, Bottles, more ATC's, Chunky book pages, Chunky Tags, Lots of jewelry for a show I did, (Punk Rock Flea Market) handmade charms and other things I can't remember. 
Hopefully things will be at least semi-normal very soon!

Last but not least:
R.I.P. little Zoey kitty 6/2009 - 6/2011
We love you and miss you every day :'(