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New Inspiration

I have been in a huge craft slump for what seems like a very long time.   I have been wanting to do something new, but inspiration just wouldn’t come.  One day last week I did a search on Ravelry for groups and found one called PlayShop.  I spent the next day or two reading threads and blogs.  Played with a little tea bag folding – I’m out of my comfort zone with paper so this was a good thing.  I’ll post pictures of those when I figure out what to do with them.

Anyway the PlayShop group had a tutorial on how to make a Button Fairy, so here are the ones that I made.

From July 24, 2011

This is a vintage button fairy.  I googled vintage lady or women, and selected this image and printed it on photo paper.  I happened to have some vintage buttons which I used, and added a seed bead hanger at the top.  Here is a close-up of it.

From July 24, 2011

The next one is an actual fairy.

From July 24, 2011

A close-up.  My camera just did not do this one justice.

From July 24, 2011

Last but not least I have been wanting to make a fabric journal for the longest time.  While watching some videos to get inspiration I found a video on how to make lollipop flowers, so here are mine.  The black ones are made from chintz fabric, and the white one is an inexpensive lace.  Any fabric that will melt to a flame will work.  I got to play with fire and fabric!

From July 24, 2011

This one I used little gold potato pearls

From July 24, 2011

This one just some inexpensive little white pearls

From July 24, 2011

This one I used some pink potato pearls and I think I’ll use it on my crazy quilt that’s been in the making for a few years now.

From July 24, 2011

All in all a very satisfying weekend.  Now to experiment with paper beads!

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Warm weather is finally peaking its head in the door.  Thank goodness, I feel like I may actually be able to breathe again.  I know it’s too early for it to last, but I’m enjoying every minute of it while it’s here.

In honor of that wonderful feeling, here is a picture of the First Flower of Spring

From Just Because

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Snow, Snow and more Snow

Here are some pictures of our huge snowfall earlier this month.  Due to power and internet outages, I wasn’t able to post them until now.  We ended up with around 27″, way too much snow.

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New Year New Beginnings

It’s a new year and a time for new beginnings or so they say.  I consider spring a time for new beginnings.  Everything starts fresh and feels wonderful then.

The holidays are over so maybe things will settle a little more in to the “normal” range, although I’m still trying to figure out what that is.

Here is a picture of my 3 kitties.  The picture in of itself is not remarkable. The remarkable part is they are sharing the same piece of furniture.  I have never seen it before and will not likely see it again.  So I have to post it for posterity sake.

From Just Because

You’ll notice that they saved a spot for me, sweet things.

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Daytime Moon

Just thought I’d share a picture of the moon in the daytime.

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Nature

Some of the deer that frequent our yard. Something tastes good over there.

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A scene not too far from my home.

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Fall has Arrived

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Fall is here and the leaves are starting to change.  This picture was taken today.  Look at the same tree last year.

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The leaves were so much fuller when they started to change.

I think it’s interesting to see the difference.  We had quite a bit of rain this year but the leaves just turned brown and started falling.

It’ll be interesting to see what Winter brings.

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