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February Challenge : Beading

Posted 02-16-2012 at 03:07 PM by Trud

Thanks to Pinokeeo for coming up with a challenge idea that will get me out of my crafty comfort zone and inspire me to try new things!

For the remainder of the month of February, I want to explore different beading methods. I have found a wealth of beading information on YouTube and about a zillion different things I want to try.

The first thing I am trying is learning the peyote stitch. Here is the video that inspired me: (I hope the link works... I don't think I've...
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Christmas Crafts I'd Love to Make...

Posted 10-27-2011 at 07:48 AM by Trud

So here is my list of Christmas crafts I'd love to make, but may or may not actually have time to get done........

*I need to get crackin' on my ornaments for the swap.

*I'd like to make a pretty fabric covered photo album for my two sisters and brother and their families.

*I'd like to finish the wood burning on the wooden chest I've been meaning to finish for my husband for about two years... actually maybe its been three now...

*I...
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Snow Sisters

Posted 10-19-2011 at 01:00 PM by Trud

Last weekend, we took my mother-in-law to NC to see her sister she had not seen in ten years. It was a long trip, but soooo worth it to see them together. Their brother also showed up for a surprise visit, so they got to enjoy all being together for a bit. My husband had asked me to make something memorable for his mom and his aunt and this is what I came up with:

I took polymer clay scraps and some scraps of felt and material I have used for several different projects....
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Ten of My Favorite Websites to Visit

Posted 06-25-2011 at 01:47 PM by Trud

Here are ten of my favorite websites to visit. Maybe you'll find something in my list you will enjoy!

Craftforum isn't listed, because thats kind of a given...

www.365jars.comThis artist creates a work of art inside a glass jar and hides it somewhere in public. She posts pics of the jar and pics that provide clues as to where the hiding place is. The info for her website in on the jar and people go there to report that the jar has been found and if they kept...
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God Talked Me Into It... and I'm glad he did!

Posted 06-09-2011 at 01:37 PM by Trud

I am on vacation this week!

Translation: I am being very lazy this week.

At the beginning of the week, I had all these plans of cleaning and organizing and getting extra things accomplished and "ZIIPPPP!" All those plans flew right out the window!

Yesterday morning, I walked out on the deck about 6:30 - (I am a nightshifter, and my sleep is allll out of whack this week.) and I saw this:

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