Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Wow two posts in one day, I'm on a roll. I'm on baby duty while daughter spends a few hours with friends that are moving out of state. So, I'm surfing some of the sites that I have saved in my favorites, and some were altered art, some scrapbooking. I have started an art journal but have not gotten very far in it :( I have a drawing journal in my nightstand, which doesn't get used much because, well, I can't draw. I can see the picture in my head and oh man it is perfect in every way, but when it comes to putting it on paper, NOPE!!!! And then, I just bought a mini sketchbook to use as another art journal. But, I have begun to understand why I am NOT getting very far in any of my journals!!!!
I AM AFRAID TO BE MESSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In my crafting and well pretty much in all aspects of my life, everything must be clean and a certain way or it irritates me. I never used to be like this, I was a messy messy girl LOL Now, even my kids comment that I won't let them do anything because if it isn't done a certain way I am just going to go back and fix it myself. How do I get out of this habit in my crafting???? I so want to be a messy art journaller. I want to make messy pages and not have them look neat and pristine.
Ok I had to get that out, it was really bothering me.
Have a good one.


For a few years now I have wanted to be able to bind my own books. It just seems that I would have way more possibilities and adventures if I could. Well, being a single mom, I kind of have to watch my pennies and where they go. So, instead of just buying a machine and figuring out how to cover the cost, I am going to save up for one. And the kicker is right now Zutter is having a special 2010 Kickoff Special, sweet, sweet deal.
Also, I have wanted an instant camera for probably the same few years. Even asked my oldest daughter for one for Christmas. She got me a crockpot instead :) I was tweeting earlier and one of the people I follow had RT a post from for a Fujifilm Instax Mini on her Creature Comforts blog. Not one to pass up a giveaway, yup I entered. I have seen so many amazing projects made with instant pictures and since Polaroids are pretty much obsolete, I like the Fujifilm Instax.
Also in my world right now LOL I picked happiness as my One Little Word for 2010. Today my youngest daughter and I went up to Family Dollar to pick up a few things and I found a plaque with the Chinese symbol for happiness. Yes, it came home with me and is hanging above my desk. I will try to post a picture tomorrow.
I am off to take care of mundane household chores lol and then try to get to work on my latest sewing project. No, not trying to figure out how to read a pattern haha, the drapes that are being made into curtains.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Sensory Overload

With being a SAHM I have alot of time on my hands. Sometimes it is a good thing, others not so good. I spend my mornings surfing the web and well I see soooo much and my brain is on overload lately because I have so many ideas rolling around in my head. The picture below are sewing patterns (obviously haha) that I want to use. Problem-- I have never followed a pattern before. Well I did in HS but that was many moons ago and I have forgotten how. I really want to make the dresses for Springtime (if it ever gets here) and the other ones are just so cute I want to make them for the grand baby :)
 I made this for my sister to use in her office :) Stamps are SU and I made the push pins with odds and ends I had on my desk.
 I have belonged to the same online scrapbooking loop for about 11 years (love those ladies) and decided to issue a page a day challenge for February. This is my first page. I am bound and determined to get caught up on Our Christmas album.
 A thank you card for a sweet lady that sent us a care package from La. Needed my cajun cooking fix lol
 My newest project will be to fix these drapes and hang them. They were given to me by my landlady but I don't have drapery hooks and well they just wouldn't have fit on the windows anyway. We have 4 windows and there are only 5 panels. So, I sat down last night and took out all the darts. Next I will add maybe some ribbon or ricrac to spruce them up a little.
Off to make more coffee, today will be a long day for me, and I need all the caffeine I can get haha
Thanks for stopping by :)