Wednesday, October 17, 2018


The booties I started last week are completed. Betsy Veldman stitched hello on the soles of her project that introduced these Papertrey Ink dies a few years ago, and I have been running with the idea ever since : D. I am all about gender neutral things as a rule, and I believe these fit the bill.
Having pulled out the various specialty sets, I'm now condensing the "regulars" and at the bottom of the stack is the Art Bin for larger dies, like Papertrey Ink's Berry Basket die, which will house the booties (fingers crossed). To the right is a set of stamps needing sorting out, my beloved Tim Holtz SideKick and the favored scissors. I had grand intentions of die cutting a good portion of the scraps I gathered last week, but I got distracted lol.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018


 In tail end of a cleaning frenzy, and the beginning of a new project making baby booties. There was a major excavation that led to the discovery of one known lost die and one die that was not known to be lost, and lead to seeking help for it's identity. The magnet sheet is already repurposed for sorting out another die set. The little pile of golden fluff in the middle is some of the holes from the booties to be after the die cutting.

This box is chock full of things that were stacked to the left of my work space. But especially since I bought the Tim Holtz SideKick, it's really handy to have a box of small pieces to rummage through close at hand.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Still doing some organization, this time working on stand alone dies. For the record, the states are not realistically proportioned lol. I am finally over my "colon flu"... think stomach flu, but lower.

While I was recuperating I did find a 160 pencil case (the quarter is to show scale with four zippered compartments. It also takes up a lot less room on the desk than the Prismacolor 150 set.

 The ultra bright pencils come from a discount store though lol.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018


My box of stitching things left open from yesterday, when I was trying to find the actual size of a small stocking.

Urgent family thing interrupted me mid crank...

Cranked in the wrong direction this morning, hence the partial cut above the die. Fortunately I had enough room to place the die in a fresh section : D.  More crafty goings on can be found on Julia's Stamping Ground.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


I have been a "sort them by company" person for years. But for some stamps, I am sorting them by theme where possible. I have a travel section, a journal section (writing spaces mostly), alphabets, and now, sea and space with plans for another food and drink after I get another order in the correct box size lol. Why spend money on organization when I can spend it on crafty things : D.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Putting a new to me stamp set on duralar and attaching the labels. This is Papertrey Ink's birdwatching. To the left is a little shrinky dink I made with Lil Inker Designs Super Coffee. Also managing to get in some spinning everyday, mostly embroidery thread aka tiinnnnnnny art yarn lol. We are having some rain so it is easier to spin wool not that the temperature has dropped.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Betwixt projects = clear space in the middle. Still having fun with the Lil Inker Super Coffee set. A side view of Altenew's Faceted 3D bowl, stamp sets to put away, Papertrey Ink's Favor It: Box 5.

The one benefit of hot weather (it was 97F in the shade on Monday), is that it is wonderful for spinning flax wet. The flax dries quickly, and it's warm enough that I don't mind if I spill water in my lap lol. For the record, this is a spindle I made with a wooden toy wheel, a dowel, an eye hook twisted open and some paint. The flax is bleached flax top (combed). One day I will buy a flax strick and spin off a distaff.

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