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Friday, May 24, 2019

Fairy Dolls

For craft day this week- I got together with  my sisters, Connie & Rochelle and my sister-in-law, Charlotte and we made Fairy Dolls.  They are a blast to make!! The one above is my first one.  My first is never the best but I am pretty happy in how she turned out.

The one below is my second one and I gave her curly hair!  The dolls "clothes" come from silk flowers.  We went to Joann's and picked out some flowers to use on these dolls.  They have all kinds of colors too!

You have to check out the tutorial by the Untidy Artist.  She has several video tutorials but the one below is for the basic doll.  She has great instructions-

I have added a picture of the flowers after I have taken them apart to use as the dolls dresses.  I want to do a Fairy Doll in white.  I think I will use the peach flower as well.  Should be fun!

Check out the dolls my sister's made!  What a hoot!  We had such fun picking out the flowers and then adding decorations!

Love the charms that were added to the dolls above!

Beautiful blue color!

I will close my post with my Cigar box project.  I purchased Graphic 45's Love Notes paper.  
It is one of my favorite collections.  I just love the colors against the black. 

I have a bunch of Cigar boxes that I want to decorate.  I used Tim Holtz's 
metal legs on this box along with the handle used to open the box. 

 I have been busy in my Craft room.  The weather just doesn't want to warm up so 
I am making good use of my time inside.  I know once the weather improves - I am 
going to want to be outside.  Hopefully, it will be soon.  Take care all!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Christmas in May?

I have been wanting to make this type of Advent Calendar forever!  Now that the Spring Craft fair is over- I am working on the 2 Craft fairs we will be doing in November.  I thought this might be something people would like. Below is a picture of another side of the Advent Calendar. 

The best fun is decorating all the sides.  I used Stampin Up's wreath for the side shown above.  The gold deer you can just see is from Stampin Up too. 

I used Tim Holtz knobs for the pulls on the drawers.  Check out Kirsten's tutorial -
She gives good instructions - although she only does one level- you just have to increase your levels to get all 24 days in.  You can look at Pinterest for many ideas too!

The other thing I have been working on are the Gnomes below.  I saw some on Pinterest and fell in love with them.  The body is some old wooden thread spools I had in my stash.  I glued some wooden balls from Joann's to the body for the head.  In fact, the feet on my Advent Calendar above are what I used for their heads!  I think I will make a bunch more for the Craft Fair.  

I had to share these last pictures of our Grandson, Everett.  He is playing in his first T-Ball game.  Can you see the determination on his face.  He is very serious about his game!  We loved watching him with the other kids getting used to playing this game.  Such fun doing the Grandparent thing!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Star Shaped Easel Card

I made this card for a friend who has a birthday this month!  It has such a unique look to it and it was really fun to make!  I hope she likes it!  Check out Louise's tutorial here-

I will put the sentiment on the back- plenty of space!

I am sure I will be making more of these cards.  You can go to Pinterest and find many examples that are really fabulous!

I made this cute lantern to sell at our recent craft fair.  We had a lot of fun at the fair!  The vendors on either side of us were really a hoot!  We also met some very nice customers!  Meeting people- that's what I love about doing Craft Fairs!

I love how this lantern came out!

I am still practicing my cookie decorating skills!  It is harder than it looks but really fun!  My husband loves it when I make cookies!

I think Spring is here... I worked out in the yard and nearly froze this week!  But flowers are popping up everywhere.  Can't wait until it gets warmer!!  Hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!  These are my Easter baskets for this year- without candy! They are fun to  make 
and so easy!  Check out Kitty's video on how to make these adorable baskets.  There are many tutorials on Pinterest - here is just one-

The flowered basket is for our youngest Grandson.  I didn't think he would mind a flower on his basket.  He basically eats the candy and runs.  I love decorating these adorable baskets. 

I like the nautical basket for my Grandson that lives on the island.  

Here's our youngest Grandson below.  We came back from Florida the first of April to snow on the ground.  Enough so that we could build a snowman with him!!  It was all gone the next day.
Boy, did I miss that great Florida weather!

Hope everyone has a fabulous Easter!  It was great seeing the family today!  Have a great week!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Home again!

  I haven't posted in a while since we have been traveling in order to get back to Maine!  We did spend 2 days at Disney before we headed home.  We had to get our Disney fix since we won't be going back for awhile.   

The pictures above are of a project for the Craft Fair my sister's and I are doing the end of April in Westbrook.  It's a Spring/Mother's Day Craft Fair in Westbrook.  It will be the first time we have done this fair so we are hoping it will be well attended!  I used Spellbinder's/ Becca Feeken's die for this cute pocketbook.  Becca has directions for it on her blog. 

Here is a couple more Mother's Day cards.  These were also made with Spellbinder's / Becca Feeken's dies.  She has beautiful dies that are so pretty!

I also wanted to show you some cute gift boxes we are making for the fair. They are really fun to make and decorate.   I found the instructions on Pinterest.   You can find Carol's easy instructions here-

Carol has some adorable boxes that she decorated so cute!  You will have to check those out!

I used Stampin Up's butterfly die for this gift house.

I believe the Gnomes are from My Favorite Things but don't hold me to that....

Here are a few pictures of our set up for the fair.  We like to do a run through before we actually set up.   I think it will be fun to see what sells and what doesn't.  We meet so many nice people when we do the fairs.  It is half of the fun!

The picture below shows some Mother's Day cards. 

I love the Pocket Books that can be used for anything!

The Luminaries are on the top shelf- below that are some of our Gift boxes that are houses. 

Here is the rack with Father's Day cards. 

We are still working on our display of Samplers. Sorry the picture is so blurry.  

I thought I would end this post of a picture of hubby and I at the Flower & Garden show at Epcot.  I will show some beautiful flower pics in my next post.  It is good to be home...even though we still had snow in our front and back yard!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Arena

We had a fantastic day on Saturday at the Grand Opening of the Atlanta Braves Spring Training Camp facility in Northport!  They opened the arena for the day with no charge so that people to tour the grounds.  What a fun time we had!  

You can see below they had Veterans from the area bring pieces of the American Flag and put it together right on the field.  It was fun to  watch it coming together.  What a job!

You can walk 360 degrees all around the park.  There are a ton of places to eat too!  The food was reasonably priced and delicious!

The view of the grounds was fabulous too!

I don't think there is a bad seat in the place. 

I love looking out over the  field.  We will be going back next year when they have some games!

Here are a few pictures of a card  I have been working on...

It's sort of a shadow box card.  The butterfly is from Stampin Up.

It still folds to go into an envelope. 

Our time in Florida is coming to an end.  Can't wait to get back to my Craft Room!  I will miss all the warm weather here for sure!   Talk soon!