Monday, October 24, 2011

Very Busy!

I think I've been very busy indeed!

I have managed to accomplish quite a bit since my last post. I will admit to having to keep a list going because I simply have too many unfinished projects going on at once. It does feel good to cross things off as I go!

I finished the cookbook:

 And even made another:

I kinda want one of these for myself!

I made a wreath, but haven't decided if I'm finished with it or not:

I made 2 Christmas books, but didn't quite finish them as I ran out of adhesive quite suddenly and am still waiting for more to arrive :)

I've started 2 more Christmas books, new ones for this year! Yay!

Have almost finished a book with this palette:

And have had this new idea floating around my head, let me know what you think:

Inside it's a box for storing loose pictures. I'm pretty sure I could fill up bunches of these myself every year! 1 for the family, 1 for each kid, football, swimming, track, camping, vacations, Christmas, etc. That way, even if it took me several years to get them into albums, the pictures could still be around and accessible AND be safely stored! Looking for some feedback on this one, before I make dozens. Good idea, or not so much?

*sigh* my poor table and workspace!
When I was a kid, I saw this cooking show once where the host said, "I just love a messy kitchen! It means there is something exciting going on." -or something like that. So, I've decided that it's a good thing that I am surrounded by tables and desks, yet only have 2 square feet of functional space!

Thanks for dropping by!

P.S. Still waiting for some ideas on what to do with this palette! Help! Family? Boy? Hmmm...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Coming up...

I finally reached a point where I took a day and cleaned house and got organized. I have this list in my head of projects that I really want to do for the boutique coming up in November. Of course, the list is always more ambitious than what can be done, but I'll do my best. 

Leading off the project list is a request from last year, but I've not done one before and I hope I can pull it together. The suggestion was to make a recipe book. This particular gal pleaded a strong case that if cute, functional, handmade recipe books were available, she would have bought it in a heartbeat. 

To be honest, I'm still a little on the fence. I don't know if the recipe book that I make should have recipes in it, or if I should provide blank pages, or how many pages to provide at all. I hope you'll leave me some thoughts on this matter! 

These are the papers I'll be using for it. 

In other news, I have a few packets in my to do box that I'm not sure what to do with. Again, I beg you to leave me some comments and tell me what this palette evokes for you and what you think I should do with it. 

I've got a total of four packets that I couldn't decide on, so over the course of the next few posts, this is my question to you. Leave me some love!! :)

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Last week, I posted the papers I would be using for this book. I have to admit, I struggled with them a bit! Generally, I'm not one for the super sweet, sugar baby, busyness. Then there was the whole issue of how to embellish the palette... What? No flowers?!

Anyway, I managed to push through my mental blocks and I love it! As I was just finishing it, I had a revelation about the title.

 I took pictures twice this morning, once without extra lighting and once with. It's just such a gray overcast depressing day, even the candy doesn't pop in the pics like it should!

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Monday, October 3, 2011


This rocks! I never do Halloween books cause I don't love the cutesy Halloween garb that is the usual fare. But this collection is fan-tas-tic! 24 pages, $55