Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Crafting is an Addiction....

There are lots of different crafting venues....from beading to scrapbooking. Some artists can stick to one craft where others have many on the go at the same time. I am going to feature a few of those.

I would like to start with my addiction....sewing and quilting! Here are a few of the items that I enjoyed making that were in my shop Sewinggranny:

I love to sew but for the life of me I can not follow a pattern nor could I imagine making clothing....let alone clothing for Barbie dolls. Grandmalindahouse makes the most adorable little outfits for Barbie:

Soap making is also a kind of crafting that can take over your time very quickly. Silkcreekgallery is one of those ladies...she had a jewelry shop and moved on to making soap. Her new shop is Silkcreeksoaps . Here is an example of her neat soaps:

Soapstarcanada also makes soap. My favorite is body wash:

I find jewelry making fascinating especially wire wrapping. Craftsbychris has gorgeous rings that are wire wrapped, I loved this one so much that I purchased one for my Daughter in law and her Mom:

I have always been in awe of those artists that cross stitch. The work is so amazing and so detailed...You have got to check out GThreads shop.

Stay tuned for the next installment of our crafting addictions!

How Do You Stay Organized!

I am always looking for ways to organize my sewing/craft area. I decided to go to Etsy and see what the artists have to offer me. I found a few useful items that I will share with you.

Here is a great way to keep your ribbon and tape organized by Sugarbsupplies.

I love this neat coffee cup to keep your pens, pencils, markers, etc together by Grammy Nan's Spot

How about this neat wallet to organize your coupons or even your reciepts by Grammaslittlelilly

And for those that make jewelry and sell it at shows here is a perfect way to organize and display earrings, one is by Tammnoony and the other by Jewelryholdersforyou :

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fun in the Sun with Grandson!!

I know I have been very slack in posting on here but will try to get back into it...

So here is my weekend with my grandson!

We had a wonderful time at the Gold Cup and Saucer Parade in Charlottetown on Friday with my sister and 4 nieces. HEre are a few shots of the beautiful things we saw!

Then Saturday morning it was on to the Soccer tournament at the Eastern Eagles Complex...there were teams of all ages playing. Grandson is in the Under 10 boys and their team won 2 out of 3 games....He is the one with the green spiked hair..lol..yes, I did say green spiked!

Saturday evening it was on to Grandsons 9th birthday party....He wanted a water party and boy was it alot of work. As you will see their yard is a work in progress and we had some problems with the pool. The inflatable ring has a hole somewheres and we can not find it...so every day for the past 4 days we have been pumping it up every 6-7 hours. But in the end it was all worth it we all had a blast and I seem to be the target for the night...there were lots of water guns and water ballons!

So that was my weekend with my grandson....lol...everyone was saying wait til next year you will have to do this twice a year. As most of you know we are expecting our 2nd grandchild in late November or early December.

Keep tuned I will be posting more often..Hope your enjoyed my weekend!!!

Wonderful Quotes to live by!

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you."

~ William Arthur Ward