Saturday, March 20, 2010

Catching up on projects...

Oh My! This is what every horizontal surface looks like for me right now. My desk, my counter tops, my studio table, my sewing machine cabinet and even the kitchen counters. This is too much unorganized mess...even for me. So, in keeping with Finish It Fridays I have been busy cleaning up, putting away and organizing. Then I got busy finishing some projects I got behind on. I can't show some of them as they are gifts that haven't been given yet so after I will show pictures and let you see what I have been doing more than just this.
Here is the weekly Creative Cue I have been doing since the new year. Check it out at to see how fun and easy it is to participate. I find it to be a good inspiration each week. I try to think of something super simple yet out of the ordinary. So in keeping with the cue "clip" here is my take.

I found myself intrigued with paper clips while I was working. Some unusual ones would come across my desk and I would set them aside (yes, that could be considered pack rat collecting LOL). I also had fun using my lunch time to go to the local stationary stores and see what fun clips they were selling. With the advent of scrapbooking the shapes and types really got more fun and available. Some are plastic, some are metal and some are plastic coated metal. Cue #10 completed.

Cue #11 (as this is a weekly cue) is "tip". I wasn't as creative as I would have liked however I didn't quite have the materials I needed. My grandparents were avid Quarter Horse race followers (before followers on blog and facebook and twitter LOL). Many times I went along and loved the experience of seeing all the action. This was their hobby and they loved it so much. They followed all the tracks in Southern California from Santa Anita, Los Alamitos, Del Mar, and others I can't even think of. And it is true that someone would say's a tip...
Now betters probably text this info. :o) I have such fond memories of my Grandparents and this wonderful hobby they enjoyed so many years. Right down to the special way they would fold a section of the newspaper and fit it in the slats of their seats so the "regulars" knew that Dot and Phil were sitting there.
I hope my family members remember me for my hobby of creating hand made things. (I also got this talent from both my grandparents and parents who were very hands on creative!)
What fun memory of something you did with family do you have?


  1. Oh Sweetie...
    I adore your work space, it looks like mine has lately. I cleared most of it off last night, as I got my two bunny swap packages off in the mail. I try to do so many things sometimes, I have to remember to go back and just focus on the first thing I started and move forward again.

    I adore this paper clip page that you have shared. You have given me some ideas for a project I have had in my mind. I now know what to do with it, where I need to go. Thank you so much for sharing with me. I so love it when you do.

    Have a beautiful Saturday sweetie.. Country hugs, Sherry

  2. I have missed visiting my fav computer crashed!

    I too love paperclips...thought it was just me :-)

  3. Your clip cue is great. But I had forgot about that kind of tip even though my mum was always wanting to "give you a little tip"! And that was whether we wanted it or not. LOL I'm thinking 'to tip the scales' but just not sure how to do it.

  4. Hi There!

    So happy to meet you!

    I love your paper clip collection. Thank-you for sharing your family too. I grew up showing quarter horses. They get in your blood!

    Love you blog...thanks for stopping by!

    love, kelee

  5. hello friend ... thanks for visiting me ~ love your sense of humor ... :o) ~ from the looks of your blog you do not look challenged to me ... you are so very creative!!!
    keep smiling ~ bonnie:o)

  6. wow...
    You have quite a paper clip collection...
    Very interesting to say the least!
    I think My work surface looked a lot like yours today...
    I've been sewing grandaughter outfits all day..Fabric everywhere!
    Have a creative week!
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  7. you should see my craft table right now!!!! it's frighteningly buried under artful goodies!!!

    it's all good..


  8. So many fab paper clips! What a great idea! Kim

  9. I love your paper clip page and I checked out your etsy and your jewelery is gorgeous. I wish my craft tables were as neat as yours. Mine are horrible!!! Hope you will drop in again.
    Hugs, Pat

  10. Hello Sweet Friend!

    Well you are not alone in the horizontal surface clutter...I'm right there with you.

    Love you paper clip page, very clever use of some lovely clips. Wishing you a fabulous week!

    HAPPY *´¨)
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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ * ƸӜƷ Spring!!!


  11. love all of those super fun paper clips. happy spring:) xoxo, juliette


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