Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This is my priority at the moment..sorry...

Dear friends..hope this post finds you all well!
Have the need to share this with you....I have started a program to support cancer patients.
The local radio and newspaper have been involved and so is the local high school.
I want to make as many of the dolls, like the ones that I am posting as possible and keep sending them to our Rexburg oncology clinic. Who will distribute them to thier patients. For the man..we will make hearts that will be embellished appropriately. Dont really think they would want
The media is putting out a call for help on materials for making them and embellishing them. I have also offered for people to come to my studio to help making them if they do not want to make them at home. Its all just from a brainstorm that now is building into a
I will be posting more about the project in the time to come but right now really feel I have to do this . I am trying to keep the dolls simple but still pretty to look at.

Any input from you guys about what else or how or anything you can come up with would be really very appreciated.
Plz let me know what you think..I so aprreciated you guys with all your input!!
That's it for now....back to the studio......the next batch has to be ready on Monday...thats when I will drop them of.
Big all of you..

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Something I am working on...

Hello there people..hope this post finds you all well!!
Not a lot to report from this side..finished of some UFO's..forgot to take pic before they went on a trip..figgers...getting old and forgetful....well is not a lot your missing out
Things are starting to get back in place here..and I am finally getting back in place too...hahahaaa..
This is a short post but wanted to share a wall hanging that I am working on right now...actually..I have been working on it for a while
Next thing is checking on all your wonderful blogs and see what you are all up too....then back to house cleaning (bleeh) and studio.....
Have a wonderful great day everybody!!!
Big hug!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Back from the trip!

Hello every one hope this post finds you all well!
We came back from our trip to California and it cold in
The part of cali that we visited was very dry and I did not take a lot of pictures there. On the trip itself on the other hand I got to take a lot of pictures and would like to share some of them with you. Some were taken from the car while driving, so you will see the
Please fell free to download them if there is anything you like and could use. Would love to see the end product!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Hello my friends hope this post finds you all well!
The "yipppeee" refers to my new camera!!!Yahoo! I have one all to my self now..hehehee...
And its purple...but the coolest features ever( ones I have found out how to work This mean I can post I know some of you post without pictures and you do such an awesome job in making it interesting without not that talented. Well I guess this is a post without pics..lmao...
Hubby and I are leaving Friday for California...San visit our son who is stationed in the Navy there. We will be gone for 10 days...both of us need a break from this years challenges.
I wanted to write to you my friends that I have not forgotten about you. Will use my trip to learn how the camera works and be running fully loaded when we are back. I see this trip as an end too all the trouble we went thru here this year and a new start to my art. We will come back refreshed..loaded with pics..and inspiration.
Till then my dear to you soon!!!
Big Hug...

Monday, September 14, 2009

I am Back!!! For real!!!LOL

Hello there people hope this post finds you all well.
Want to thank everybody that has been supporting me throe a difficult time....and thank you all for the welcome back..s...
I know I said I would be back sooner but things just were not going that way.
This time its for!!
Ok want to share some necklaces that I have made in the moments of sanity ( hmm wonder...what that is) and time heavy sentence here..
Below you will find pictures of necklaces made out of old broken jewelry and polymer clay as well as fabric. I did ad here and there some new things too.
I am looking forward to your responses my friends..plz as always be honest in your opinion. Its helps me so much in my work, I learn from your comments, really!!
Ohh and yes I did get to lend a camera for now...

Did make something special for a very generous person and it should be going in the mail tomorrow. I did not make a picture of it since I did not want to give away what it I hope he likes it..oops..did I say to
Any way, this is not going to be a long post because I am of to the studio creating some more.
Hope you all have a wonderful and great day!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

From one thing into the other.....

My dear friends, I really hope this post finds you all sound and well!!
It is true its been going from one thing into the other, like a never ending story!
Every time we think we have solved one problem the next shows up. Have not forgotten about the blog or you my friends. Just have not been able to get to it.
Now its clearing up here ( for now, my camera is refusing to totally do anything..
With totally..I mean its dead...deceased, kaputt...!!
The saddest part if all is , that I have been creating some things and wanted to post them. Yeah right...soooo not happening today or tomorrow since I do not have money to buy a new one.
There is the option of lending a camera and I think that's the route I will proceed in for now.
Wanted to let all you wonderful people know that I have not forgotten or were giving up...just..well I just hope you all understand.
Will be back with pics soon!
Love you all and thanks for all you support!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Quick note!!

Hi there everybody! Hope you are doing well!!
Things are looking up around here. I do apologize for not visiting blogs and looking at all your wonderful creations. We are back online now and fixing the house as we speak. Siding and roof in two done yet). Then I will be able to get to work in the studio again and visit all of you wonderful people again. Two more weeks and I'll BE BACK!!! Yahoo!!!
Love you all...big hug,

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

please hang in there....

My dear people...due to a lot ( did I say a lot?) of emergencies and personal things going on here, I have not been blogging or even had the possibility to blog . Weather ( hail as big as dollars) has shredded almost everything in the garden and caused the roof to leak at 4 places. In between some kind of flu and pc problems and awful rainy weather, I have not been able to create a lot....well almost nothing...pfff. So please give me another week to get my "stuff" together and I will be back for sure...don't give up on me...ok ? I posted some more Yellowstone pics for you, hope you enjoy them!
I wishing you all a great and wonderful day and hope to talk to you all soon!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Got it together....

Good morning are today??
Hope you are all doing great!
First of all, thank you for your comments and support guys! They just make my day!!
So here it is...finished up to the hanging Decided not to embellish the inchies, thought it would be overkill on this one. Friday I am going out to a friends house where they have lots of wood and find a nice branch. ( no not to hang myself..duh) To hang this project on of Think I will give it two loops and attach it that way to the wood.

The next pic is something I started on last night. Have no idea what's up with blue and purple and the camera not really knowing what to do with it! So the colors are way off its is a bit darker and much more vibrant...
The picture I got from Dover...they send you email every now and then with free downloads. I blew it up and traced it on tracing paper. Then put it on some of my hand dyed fabric with dritz tracing underneath it. Traced the whole thing to my liking and started free motion it. I did not want it to look like one of those machine embroidered designs, so I did it with a small free motion zigzag. This gives it a more lace effect. When finished it will get some strait free motion edges around the design to define it a bit more.

Will try to get it pictured better next time....
Well of to the studio to do some more work! Hope you are all having a wonderful day!
Wishing everyone lots and lots of creativity!!!!
XO Andrea.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What to do with scraps??

Good morning everyone, how are you doing today?
Hope this post finds you all well!
Today's post is about scraps and boy do I have a lot of them! These are all scraps from my hand dyed fabric, they were some where in a pile and I decided to challenge myself and use them.
Now I have to find a way to put them together as a wall hanging and have the inchies dangle on the bottom.

The inchies do need embellishment first, so that's the part I still have to finish..before getting it ( you can take that either
The strips were torn and then stitched onto the background, then free motion stitched with swirls. To get some more dimension, I stitched some pieces on top of that. The butterflies were left over embroidery from my embroidery machine ( as you know which does not live here anymore).
Hand stitching and embroidery, some beads were added on top of some lace.
All the blanket stitching was done by hand. The yarn used for the bigger parts was dyed to fit in. The inchies were done with embroidery floss. I wanted them to have some more color so they would not disappear into the whole..
Well this is what I have been up to this weekend...rain the whole way..bleeh and cold too!
Sunshine right up and away into the yard to see if I can repair some damage that the hail storm made on Friday! Hail as big as dice and much for my flowering plants!
Everyone have a great and wonderful day!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Some more beading and an

Hello there people, how are we doing today?
Hope this post finds you all well!
A warm welcome to Crafty Moose crafts at: http//
Thanks for stopping in and staying that!

Posting two more bracelet cuffs or is it cuff
These are good projects to practice your beading on I ..
Both are just started with some idea but no real thought out pattern. I hope you like them.

The one with the pearls and seahorses has a bump in the middle as you see. I cut a felted wool bead in half and used that to get some raised surface.

This is one of my UFO's that I am hoping to get finished this summer...or better said this year..( whom am I kidding) The background fabric is one piece, the masks and the flowers are appliqued. I have not decided how to proceed with this any suggestions would be welcome!
Gonna keep it short today want to go and sit in the shade and do some hand stitching.. On what? Not telling you yet, not until I know it is!
Everybody have a great and wonderful day!!
XO Andrea.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Garden chores about done....

Good morning everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend!
In this part of the world the weekend was spent in the backyard, trying to mend the damage that was done last summer when building on the studio. We are almost done!
It was not easy, as when they dug up the soil they also dug up rocks. Tons of them!
Well we got most of the 'repair' done and at least the backyard is looking presentable.
With so much work to be done, I did not spent a lot of time creating. Not a lot to post
Now the pressure is of a bit I can spent more time in the studio..yahooo!!!
I do not know about you guys, but I miss working and creating and then again if I know something needs to be done, I feel sort of guilty to be in the studio until the chore is finished.
In between the work and time outs we toke I did some beading and made this cuff bracelet that I would like to share with you. There was no plan, just the color scheme and I toke it from there.

Instead of a button closure I used a toggle clasp. There are three little mirrors encased with beads. Those were kinda fun, even working in the shadow the sunlight would hit them and then I was blinded for a Worked on the cuff with sunglasses on!
Well folks I hope you all have a wonderful great day! I am of the play!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Passing on awards!!

Good morning my dear friends, hope this post finds you all well and wishing all of you a great weekend!
Sharon has given me these awards and I understand it is tradition to pass them along to others...right?
Never thought this would be soooo to choose out of all these wonderful people and all these wonderful blogs!!
If you read this and are not mentioned, consider yourself been given these anyway..ok??
Alright then, here we go:
Maggi from
Melinda at
Clevelandgirlie at
Jean from
Elizabeth at
I have been following these friends and their awesome blogs for a while now and could tell you so much about them. Then again do yourself a favor and hop over and meet them if you haven't yet!

Hope you like them my friends!!!

On anther note some other sharing. Bought this it not a cutie???

It is from Stamps Happen, just could not pass it up!
And here is some furry purry fun......

Hope you like them..ohh and in case your computer is not working, the last picture might give you a
have a wonderful weekend my friends!
XO Andrea.