Friday, January 22, 2010

Card Box

I love handmade cards.

To get something that you know took time, care and effort- well, it makes me feel loved. That's why I like to keep my handmade goodies safe and sound in their own little spot. I have another of these boxes for regular store bought cards as well.

When I'm having a rough day it's nice to go through them. It always puts a smile on my face, thinking of how lucky I am to have so many wonderful people in my life.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thank you GeekCrafts!!!

I was pretty excited yesterday when I received a message from Shayne of It turns out they wanted to feature the little crocheted Underpants Gnome that I made for the Craftster Fairytale Creature swap on their blog! What?! Heck yeah!! :-D Thanks again Geekcrafts!!!

Please go check out their site- even if you aren't all that geeky or crafty you'll get a big kick out of it. You want to see a toaster made from a VCR? How about a Barbie turned into a zombie? Or maybe a full size quilt featuring scenes from Lord of the Rings? Well folks, you'll find them all here on Geekcrafts!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Carded, Covered, and Paged

They started out as just scraps of paper, leftovers from someone I was cropping with. I was in Texas for a big weekend get together and my luggage was lost in transit. Making these kept me somewhat least for a little while.

Wanting a travel planning journal I came up with this fun little number:

Here's a random scrapbook page. Not one of my favorites but I do like yeah...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Swap time!!

It had been so long since I'd done a swap that I couldn't help myself when I saw so many great topics posted on Craftster. I ended up signing up for 4 of them! They're spread out perfectly so I'll be able to complete them each on time. The themes I signed up for are the Labyrinth, Jane Austen (yes, again), the Princess Bride and a Handspun & Handcrafts swap.

The Labyrinth swap is almost complete. I can't post too many details since I don't want my partner to know what I've made her yet. This has been a really great swap for me so far and I hope my partner likes what I've made her as much as I've enjoyed making them. One of the items is sort of a new craft for me, though it's a variation of things I've done in the past. Just one more item and the package will be ready to send. I have already received the package from my swap partner but I wanted to get everything of mine done before I opened it. I should be all ready on Monday! I'm really excited to see what she's made for me!

I just got my partner for the Jane Austen swap last week and I'm soooooo very excited!! My partner has offered to make me a Regency dress! I was absolutely floored when I read her message! I have some ideas as to what to make for her in return but I'm waiting to hear about some of her preferences.

I received my Handspun and Handcraft swap partner today. This is going to be a quick, but fun swap. I get to make some lovely handspun yarn for my partner and they will craft something fabulous for me. I'm really excited about my partner - she seems really fun and her talents with polymer clay are just amazing. She has her hands in all sorts of crafty pies so I can't wait to see what she comes up with!