...I think I may have figured out this BLASTED DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH!
edited: ...or maybe not?
Seriously. This isn't supposed to be HARD, right?
Sunday, December 27, 2009
...when I should be doing something like cleaning up my crafting messes, or any other basic household chore!
The result of the snowed in Saturday of December 19: a new runner for this side table (the last one had a few burn marks from some candle mishaps. For a while now, the table was bare, but it isn't in very good shape, and I haven't committed to painting it...so I thought a nice little bit of red and white would help!)
These were all scraps/pieces from my stash (as I couldn't have gotten out to the shops if I wanted to what with the 15 inches of snow and all....) and I managed a few pillow tops to match, too!
Hmmm.....I can keep these out through Valentine's Day, right?
P.S. The photo is one of my all-time favorites of my mom. Circa 1959, newly married, black tights and a gold silk tunic, platinum blonde hair, holding a set of bongo drums she bought for my dad for Christmas (...because he "always wanted to be a drummer.") The lampshade is festooned with simple ball ornaments suspended by silk ribbons - tres chic. (I need to update that frame! I think I know just the thing.....will require a trip to Home Goods!)
Saturday, December 12, 2009
OK ...for those who made me promise to share what I received from the Tim Holtz 12 Tags Giveaway! The package arrived on Thursday....
1 5x7 tabbed grungebook
2 red Heidi Swapp bling frames, 1 clear accents; 1 upper case RHYME ghost letters - (all on major clearance on HeidiSwapp.com right now if you need it!).
The bling has already been incorporated into my Journal Your Christmas/December Daily book....keepin it very simple this year....but the extra sparkle was a perfect addition to a few of the pages I already "finished."
Monday, December 07, 2009
Please don't hate me for my wondrous luck, ladies! I have been following the 12 Tags of Christmas on Tim Holtz's blog for the last 3 years.....and am a huge fan of his products tho' I don't own NEARLY enough of it to master all his techniques....
And I ALMOST MISSED OUT on this year's tags! I remembered last night and right away commented (and ran out to Michael's to buy the CAR STAMP because I had to make this my Christmas Card this year!)
....and then...this morning when I checked in to see Tag #7....guess what? I WON! Check it out here!
As if I didn't have enough on my list to do...now I want to make ALL OF THESE TAGS to enter for Tim's GRAND PRIZE. (Heaven help me.)
Back to my embossed cars and grungeboard! oohhh how I love this CAR!