Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Creative Snippets Happening...
In all my downsizing and sorting and purging and rearranging I am finding clever uses for some of my things. I had this wonderful canvas tote sitting in a cupboard filled with stuff. I donated most of that stuff and repurposed this fabulous tote. I emptied a desk drawer that was overflowing with all my Random Acts of Mail cards, stickers etcetera and my Love Notes postcards etcetera. I also now have easy access to my mailing supplies and fun pens and markers. I can now carry this upstairs or downstairs or in fact to a class if I were taking one. This is so much nicer than digging through an overstuffed drawer.
Another day recently I decided to get ahead on some little gifts I like to give. Now even though my bead drawers are packed away and my bead podium is gone I still have access to my beads. Not too easy but doable. I decided to concentrate only on Millifiore glass heart beads. I made lots of earrings and charms for my gift cupboard.
Here they all are ready for gifting. I use simple place cards for keeping them ready to personalize and gift to someone. I was feeling quite accomplished. Just a small "mess" on my large table and one that I could quickly hide away if need be.
Next up were some very easy ribbon bookmarks I created. I was invited to join a group of very talented and creative ladies and I was not going empty handed. Shopping from my supplies I came up with fun buttons and stitched them onto some fun grosgrain ribbon and the plaid ribbon. The ladies were thrilled (my word not theirs) and I must say bats were way more popular than the spiders. This button on ribbon bookmark is an easy and quick gift anytime of year or occasion. The buttons vary so much and so does ribbon. Have fun with making these. If you don't hand sew you can always glue the button to the ribbon.
Mr. C and I finished the garage and it looks amazing. He painted the entire ceiling and it took two gallons of high gloss white. I tried but my arms just weren't strong enough so I was the ultimate Schlepper! Bring on our "one" special buyer...Please! Due to the economy here in small town America Mr. C and I are preparing to hunker in for yet another Winter.
Prayers and continued Healing Energy for everyone affected by storms...Fire or Water! Mother Nature is NOT happy with us at all and we need to do something to get her happy once again.
Creative Bliss my friends...<3