Wednesday, March 30, 2011


(Early) April Fool's Day!!

Just in case you were thinking some combination of "ahhh, that's better" or "Whhhhhhhhhhattttttttt the heck!!!" or "ninja cleaning fairies have attacked!" everything is in a nice big BIG drawer waiting to be returned.

It's been a very hectic few weeks, but it's good to be back in WOYWWland. I've missed you all :D.

BTW I'm giving away a bit of blog candy over here. So if you have an interest in a sampling of handspun embroidery thread, scoot over to the March Papertrey Ink Blog Hop referenced in the sentence before this one.

If  you are wondering "what's all this WOYWW?", scuttle over to Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground and have a gander, or better yet, join in :D.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Blog Award

Thank you Mary from Scrapbooking Grandma Crafts for the Stylish blogger Award! Here's the list to accept this award: thank the person you gave it to you, share 8 things about yourself, and pass the award on to 8 individuals.

8 (random) Things About Me
1.  I love puns, the worse they are, the better I like them.
2. One of my favorite shows is the Amazing Race, vicarious travel to far flung locations without the shots or airport screenings.
3. Planting peas on St. Patrick's Day seems simple enough, but I've not managed to do it yet lol.
4. I ruined Snow White for DD by explaining how Snow White could have said no to the poison apple since it was clear she didn't want to eat it. I always thought Mulan was a much better role model lol.
5. My favorite dwarf (from Disney's Snow White) is Grumpy.
6. The best present I've ever gotten is my hamster Neptune.
7. I really enjoy solar cooking, but not so much a fan of regular cooking.
8. I recently found out the dog we adopted looks a lot like one of DD's favorite book characters when she was very young, Stellaluna (a bat).

8 Blog Recipients

Friday, March 25, 2011

March Papertrey Ink Blog Hop (with a side helping of blog candy)

The challenge for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop was to use embroidery floss in our project.  I used some two-toned handspun embroidery thread made with white corriedale wool and some unidentified dyEd wool curls.

My project is a little piece for home decor (approximately 4.25" squarish). I made the basic house embellishment a couple of weeks ago and there it sat much as it was pictured in that post (Tim Holtz Townscape On The Edge Die used to make a mask spritzed with Adirondack New Lettuce). For this project I lined the edges of the houses with a black pigma micron pen and added a little stick figure in one of the windows. I made the banner out of some K&Co. scraps from another project with the help of a lovely very tiny hole punch I've owned for about 15 years and have no idea of the brand. The cardstock is PTI Vintage Cream and a mat of True Black. I used the tiny hearts from Wonderfully Whimsical for the smoke and Wild Honey Distress Ink.

The blog candy I'm offering is a sampling of my handspun embroidery thread. All you have to do for a chance to win this is leave a comment saying something like, "I'd really love some thread", or "me, me", or "yes please". That way people who really don't care for handspun embroidery thread or spin their own won't have to chance winning just to leave a comment :D.

Added: You can leave a comment for a chance to win this sample until April 23, 2011. The blog candy winner will be drawn April 24, 2011 and posted April 25.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WOYWW - 92 Middle Ground through Extremes?

I'm tickled pink I have my idea mostly worked out for the PIF, but no hints :D.

Instead I'll show you one of my favorite things, well actually a couple of favorites, wrapped up in one. First I treated myself to the Tim Holtz On The Edge Townscape die. I didn't have any on the edge plates, but since it is a one-sided die, I just used the regular plates. I was so excited to get started I just cut open the package and used one side to cut. It looked like a mask, so I put it on some scrap cardstock and spritzed away with my New Lettuce (?) Color Wash which I then flipped over to another piece of cardstock with the spritzed side down, and rubbed the spritz to a few sheet of cardstock. Thusly making a negative and positive with one spritz :D.

This was down with just the mask laid over, no adhesive. I get so excited when I can make two things out of one action :D. My personal challenge has been to find the middle ground or gray when I tend to go more black and white as it were.

If you are wondering about WOYWW (What's on your workdesk? Wednesday) hop over to the Stamping Ground and have a lovely gander at lots of crafty goodness. Better yet, join in the fun and show us yours :D.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

WOYWW - 91

It's snowing again! However, it didn't get to cover the asphalt so whoo hoo lol.

I popped into Michael's while I was out doing errands and found some Glow-in-the-Dark YuDu ink. I lovvvvvve Glow-in-the-Dark :D. I also picked up some milled lavendar and mustard distress inks and some dusty concord distress stickles. I added two 2-tier lazy susans to my craft desk. Late to the fair today, but I made it :D.

If you are wondering is on other people's workdesk today hop over to the Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, take a picture or two and join in :D.