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Friday, June 11, 2010

I've been getting some things on my list done so it's time to share.    I took a photo-editing online course from JessicaSprague.com and I've been working on restoring some old photos.    Here is a before and after:

What do you think?   Cute kids!   Wendy, Kim and Shel.  Here's another of me.

What do you think?   Was the class worth it?   Each photo took me a couple of hours to fix, but I'm just learning.   I'll get faster as I do more.   If anyone has a photo they would like me to work on, I would be glad to do it.  Just let me know.

I also finished the bags I was working on.   One for shopping and 2 for recyclables. 

This bag is made out of a large birdseed bag.   It took me a couple of minutes to whip it up.   It's quite large and holds a lot of groceries.   I found the instructions here.

We've been using plastic shopping bags to hold our recyclables in the house until they get carried out to the garage.   Since we are using our own bags for shopping, we don't have as many plastic bags anymore, so I needed something to hold the recyclables.   I actually needed two since sometimes one bag gets a little wet or dirty, so I need a spare for when one is in the wash.    I had these cute "vintage" pillow cases that I just couldn't part with, so I whipped them up into some bags.   Aren't they super?  And they work great.   If anyone has a pillow case they would like made into a bag, just let me know.   They are a piece of cake to make and I'd love to do it for you.

After I finished the bags, I had to make a slight detour to make this cute little chalkboard to label my STUFF.   Could this be why I have trouble finishing projects.....I get side-tracked so easily.    The chalkboard is decorated with rolled paper flowers.   Instructions for this little gem came from Here.

Okay, lastly, I finished the door stop for home.    A little hedgehog.   Isn't she adorable?
And her baby, too?  I got the hedgehog instructions here.

One final thing.     I never wanted this blog to be all about ME.   I'm hoping that something you find here will inspire you to try something new or perhaps you'll see something that you would like me to make for you.    I'll do it gladly for you my family and friends.  Luv ya!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hi...I'm still here

I've been feelin' bad because I haven't updated you all on what I've been up to in a while.   Trouble is, I've been up to a lot of things, but nothing (and I mean NOTHING) I've been working on is done yet.    I don't know why I start so many projects and then get stalled on them.      I'll get them done.  I have to because they are sitting all over the house in various stages of unfinishedness.    I think I just invented a new word, here.    Until they are done enough to show you, I will just tell you that I have been:
  • Taking an online class on "Restoring Old Photos".     I've just begun scanning old photos and working on restoring them.   
  • Making some new t-shirts.   Four to be exact.    One is done, three are in process.
  • Making tote bags for groceries and recyclables.   One is done two are still on my sewing table.
  • Stamping cards from the card sets I bought at the Mega Meet.     About 1/2 way through that project.
  • Trying to finish the scrapbook pages that we started at the Mega Meet.   Laid all the stuff out on the table (with the cards) and haven't done much.
  • Fixing/repairing jewelry.    Got Lisa's jewelry fixed and back to her.   Still need to fix Wendy's necklace.
  • Trying to make 2 doorstops.    One for the condo and one for home.    Started a crocheted one...didn't like it...scrapped it.    Started another one.   This one is done with a counted cross stitch sailboat and sunset on it...we'll see how that goes.
  • Coasters.   This is a new project.   Dick asked me to make a set of tumbled stone coasters for a fellow teacher that is retiring.    We also need another set of coasters at the condo, so I thought I'd make a set for there as well.    These are both still in the planning stages.
  • Working on some wall art for the condo....not making much progress.
Here is my daily dilema -

Are you still awake?    Boring stuff....nothing to show for much of this.     I promise pictures next post.