Saturday, May 16, 2015

16/365 2015

I always find odd things.

Wandering around the yard with the baby, and I found this.

No clue what it is.

Friday, May 15, 2015

15/365 2015

A good friend of mine lost her battle with breast cancer, after fighting hard for 2 years. She remained optimistic and cheerful up to the end.

She introduced me to the Peep Liberation, where leftover Easter Peeps are set free. Usually on water.

So, in her honor, I made my very first prayer flag.

I think she would approve of the theme.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

14/365 2015


For the photo group this week.

This poor tulip had a short life. It was unfortunate enough to grow beside the entrance to my neighborhood's playground.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

13/365 2015

I am working my way through my Pay It Forward list.

I have posted it a few times, familiar with it?

To start this year off in a loving way I'm participating in the Pay-it-Forward initiative... The first five people who comment on this status with "I'm in" will receive a surprise from me at some point in this calendar year- anything from a book, a ticket, a visit, something home-grown or made, a postcard, absolutely any surprise! There will be no warning and it will happen when the mood comes over me and I find something that I believe would suit you and make you happy. These five people must make the same offer in their FB status and distribute their own joy. Simply copy this text onto your profile, (don't share) so we can form a web of connection and kindness. Let's do more nice and loving things for each other this year, without any reason other than to make each other smile and show that we think of each other.

This one is for a friend, who won't see this post as she is on vacation. With luck, she'll receive it when she comes home next week and checks her mail. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

12/365 2015

Found object: vintage (small) canvas belt with a holographic belt buckle of the space shuttle. Launch and Ascent.

It was likely a child's. 

Even if I had attempted to wear it, I probably never would have. I don't think I've worn a belt since the 80's.


I had a small frame and adhered it to the middle. Then added some beads around it. I like the color, but not the size. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

11/365 2015

A do-over from the ones I made a couple of years ago. The angel kept falling off the old version.

Stronger glue. Magnet backing.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

10/365 2015

I love lights.

I always find the most interesting fixtures. Perkins Marine Lantern that was converted to a hanging fixture, and it ended up at the recycling center.

I always wanted to turn it into a table lamp.

I love lamp.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

9/365 2015

The first of the single sitting cross stitch projects.

It took about an hour.

The pattern was free. Find the rest here.

Friday, May 8, 2015

8/365 2015

Photography is my first creative love. I saw these happy, little flowers while we were at the beach today. 

I love dandelions and always have. I have long been making wishes by blowing dandelion seeds, and taught each of my children to do so. I have made crowns from them. I have been given handfuls of dandelions by my children, who also saw their simple beauty.

I also have been a defender of the dandelion, to those who seek to make their yards free of them. Now, I have a stronger argument than just their ability to make me smile. Dandelions can help save the bees.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

6/365 2015

I found a really interesting vintage piece on eBay. It is a brooch.

As you can see, it is a rather large pin. And if you are as amply-bosomed as I am, not the best option. So I decided to turn it into a necklace.

This alteration was fairly simple, I didn't even cut it.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

5/365 2015

I forgot to charge my camera battery. D'oh!

This pendant I actually made last year, I made one for myself and one for the Spawnling. I just never finished the one for me; putting it on the chain.

Monday, May 4, 2015

4/365 2015

May the Fourth Be With You.

Bless This Mess.

Indeed. My life is quite messy at the moment.

The inspiration. Found on Craftster.

And just a couple of days later, find out she posted a free pattern....d'oh! here!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

3/365 2015

This year's project is really helping me do what I haven't in the previous years; finish. Not only the year, but all those projects I started and didn't finish.

Back in my very first 365 Project in 2011, I was inspired by Creatures and Ives to do my own Currier Collage.

At the time, I just borrowed a book from the library to rough out a few ideas.

I finally bought the same book of prints. Instead of buying thrift store paintings to add a monster or something to, I went back to this idea.

For now.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

2/365 2015

I found this pattern shortly after my father passed away suddenly in October. 

It took almost 7 months to finish. As I started stitching it in the early days of my grief, I cried a lot while stitching. I messed up stitches and had to pull them out to rework that section again. 

It was a hard piece to complete. But now I have. At the end I was still crying, but the tears have changed. It was not like the beginning, that horrible gutted-soul sobbing of loss (the kind that has always made my children cry to see me do it), where I could only work for short periods of time. In the end of it, months later, I stitched in peace. I would think of Daddy, but with the misty tears of happier days coming to mind. Even as I type this I'm a smidgen weepy. 

I think I have literally worked through my grief. 

Remember me in quiet days, 
while raindrops whisper on your pane.
Remember in your memories 
have no grief,
let the joy we knew remain.
Remember me if once you wake,
to catch a glimpse of red sunrise.
Remember when your thoughts do turn to me,
know that I would not have you cry,
but live for me and laugh for me.
When you are happy so am I.
Remember an old joke we shared,
remember me when Spring walks by.
Think once of me when you are glad,
and while you live I shall not die.

Friday, May 1, 2015

1/365 2015

Baby stepping into daily projects.

This one is Pinterest inspired.

From a Harry Potter Nursery Board. Babies get all the fun themes.

The pin.


Scentsy Owl. 

Michael's had decorative birdcages on sale for 60% off.