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Archive for May, 2010

My First Giveaway

Sunday, May 30th, 2010






In my last blog post, I wrote about some Tablecloth weights that I made for myself and a few of my friends. I asked if you were interested in a giveaway, and several people said yes, so here it is… I will be giving away the set of 4 red  table cloth weights pictures here. […]






My Summer Project

Monday, May 24th, 2010






Each summer I create something new for my home. This summer, in anticipation of numerous outdoor picnics and  barbecues, I decided to make some table cloth weights. These gems are functional and beautiful – they look perfect dangling from the end of my table cloth while keeping it in place. I got a bit carried […]






He’s sleeping, lets craft

Thursday, May 20th, 2010






I was blog hopping and I hopped over to “Just Lu’s” blog where she posted a beautiful embroidery project. I suddenly remembered that I had a quilt that my mom and I did for my son when he was a baby (15 years ago). I sketched my son while he was sleeping – that was […]






Silk Ribbon Sampler

Monday, May 17th, 2010






A few of my friends has jumped  on the DIY/handmade/indi. bandwagon. I have been teaching them a few of my tricks. Last week’s lesson was how to do silk ribbon embroidery. I created the project above to include a variety of silk ribbon stitches. Frankly, I crammed in as much stitch variation  as I could:) […]






Playful Pillow

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010






I have been stalking the squirrels in my backyard – I wanted to take a picture – I needed a reference for a pillow I was dreaming up. Finally, one stopped long enough for me to snap a photo, but the image freaked me out! OK, I know it was the flash on my camera, […]






A Beautiful Day

Monday, May 10th, 2010






Yesterday my son got up early, got on his bike, rode 1.75 miles to my favorite nursery and picked out this beauty. I placed it in a vase that my best friend had made for me in Haiti. indeed, it was a beautiful day. I have been collecting succulents for the past year or so. […]






Mothers Day Projects

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010






Every year I try to create something special for the moms in my life. This years I made wine glass and bottle charms. These Wine glass charms are made by bending 14 gauge in to a ‘S’ shape with loop at  ends. I attached different color crystal beads to differentiate each charm. Here I attached […]






My Pillow Process

Monday, May 3rd, 2010






Is it me or is this handmade movement catching on? There was a time when my friends needed to spruce up their homes, they would head to the closest decor department and get something off the rack. Recently, I have been getting requests form them for unusual items to enhance their home decor. I decided […]