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Just a note about me - I'm a crafter wanna be:o) and am enjoying every minute that I can work in my craftroom (aka the Girl's room). Its called the Girl's room because my daughter (and other female visitors) usually stay in this room. And because our two cats that we call "the Girls" love to come in and visit me when I'm crafting - otherwise they are locked out - they just love feathers, glitter and lace! I'm a member of West Branch Creative Arts Association which gives me an avenue to meet other crafters and support art in our community. And, I'm a "card carrying" member of the Red Hat Society. I belong to the Foxy Ladies Chapter, the Incredible Hatters and the Bionic Babes - our main focus is FUN and that's very easy with these ladies! Since retiring November of 2011, I can't believe how busy I've been - don't know how there was time to work!!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Just too cute!

Still working on beading these cute little jars I'm turning into candle holders! A few more beads and wire and they'll be ready to frost the outsides ...yep...I should have frosted them before beading but you know the world isn't perfect and neither are my crafts!

Saw this design on-line and would give credit but I've lost the web-address!!!

Feathers and lace hair accessories!

Still putting the finishing touches on these little hair accessories - love the feathers and netting!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Girls

Rather "crafty" looking Girls!  Lil' Sis when she was a baby and Lulu this year at Easter.  They are 3 this year.  The Girls are sisters and adopted from our local shelter.

The Polka Dot Closet: How To Make A Lace Lampshade

The Polka Dot Closet: How To Make A Lace Lampshade - love all the crafty ideas, especially this lace shade!

Poppies in Bloom

Spent another day up north tending my in-law's house getting it ready to sell.  Couldn't help snapping this picture - aren't they beautiful?  Never seen such big poppies - they almost look fake!  Hope they like my garden as much as they liked her's:o)

This will make a pretty greeting card - feel free to use it!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Crafting for a Cause

Sometimes a Crafty Girl just has to do something that meets a higher goal....at least on a very small scale.  A while back I joined a group called Swap-Bot (www.swap-bot.com) - its been loads of fun joining the various swaps - usually related to crafting.  Check them out when you get time.

Anyway, back to a higher goal - I joined a swap called "Holocaust Butterfly Project".   This is a project hosted by the Holocaust Museum in Houston, Texas.  They are gathering 1.5 MILLION, yes that is 1.5 million, butterflies of all types and medias.  This represents the number of children lost in the Holocaust.  To date they have collected around 600,000 and still have a ways to go.

Our goal is to make as many butterflies as possible, send them to the swap coordinator who will post  pictures on Flicker then send them in one massive (we hope) box to the Museum.  Each of us have a swap partner - we write a letter to our partner describing how we felt when making the butterflies - talk about an emotional and moving craft project.  I feel honored to submit my contribution to the Museum - since Texas is my birthplace I hope to visit the Museum next summer and view the butterflies and look for my small contribution.

So I hope you take the time to visit the Museum at http://www.hmh.org/ed_butterfly1.shtml - its worth the visit.

Is Summer really coming soon? please hurry!

It's been cool here this past week with lots of rain - mind you, I'm not really complaining, well maybe just a little!  I'm just anxious for summer warmth to coax the blooms from my garden. 

I did enjoy working in the garden and flowerbeds yesterday and watching the fat yellow honeybees and butterflies feasting on my chives plant - I let it go to flower just for them...and a little for me:o)

And the flowers are so pretty - little purple pompoms!