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Crafter, quilter, letter-writer, lover of words, sharer of experiences. Join me on this crafting and word journey – in a nutshell

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August 2015

Swap-bot FALL matchbox and tiny atc

imageFall Matchbox and Mini ATCs

32- count matchbox, and three mini ATCs (1 1/8″ x 1  3/4″) the owl on the box, is made with a key tag and felt.

chatalaine

i made this for the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX, November, 2009

Made for the International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, 2009
Made for the International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, 2009

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Needle Cases and pin cushions

All hand made, with different techniques and materials
All hand made, with different techniques and materials

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Envie-Book

 

Attach a piece of decorated card stock, or scrapbook paper to the outside of your "book"
A completed Envie-Book
Start with four envelopes, with decorated flaps
Start with four envelopes, with decorated flaps
Stick the flap down, on the INSIDE of the envie, leaving the pocket open
Stick the flap down, on the INSIDE of the envie, leaving the pocket open
Attach one envie to the next, gluing the outsides of the flaps together
Fold each envie in half, pockets to the inside.  Attach one envie to the next, gluing the outsides of the flaps together.  Glue a piece of decorated card stock or scrapbook paper to the outside of your book.  Attach labels or write on the pockets, items that a paper-crafter would like, like labels, swap cards, tags, stickers, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zentangling

Covering the entire cover of my sketch book with 1
Covering the entire cover of my sketch book with 1″ squares, then zentangled the squares

August 5, Sixty years ago

Sixty years ago today, my brother and I finally got a last name...and a mom and dad...we were adopted.
This is a picture taken in front of our new house, with my grandpa and grandma, and cousin. Sixty years ago today, my brother and I finally got a last name…and a mom and dad…we were adopted.

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