Tune in Tuesday

Last night I had the honor of being the guest at a local homemakers group.  I was invited once before and they decided I should come back again.  Last time I did Easter projects and this time they wanted Halloween/fall projects.
They are such a fun group and many of them seem to pride themselves on not being crafty so I started out with a tiny little file folder candy holder.
These are so much fun to make with the envelope punch board I can't stop making them.  I've made them in so many sizes I can't even count.

Next we made a mason jar card. I've made a few of these in different sizes as well.

Then we moved on to decorating small boxes.

And we saved the best for last and made a little luminary.
We stamped on vellum and put a little tea light inside.


Fall Retreat 2014

Once again we had our fall retreat and wow, what a productive group we are!
Jeanette worked on a baby quilt for a up and coming grandchild.

Evy worked on Christmas cards.

Sally worked on quilt blocks for her quilt guild.

I some how managed to finish a denim quilt top. I had the blocks already cut so it went together pretty quickly.
I also made a bracelet for my sister with fabric that she brought back from Nigeria.

We were also blessed with seeing some deer out the front window during dinner.

 Evy made cards -Evy style- 104 to be exact.

 Then when she finished those she jumped right into making some with pictures that her friend takes.

 Jeanette finished the top of her baby quilt then moved on to some embroidery.

When Sally finished her quilt blocks she made some adorable quilt labels for the backs of her quilts.

I also worked on a twisted log cabin table runner.
Did I mention that we also had time to enjoy five wonderful meals?


I Challlenged Kathy .........

Then I went searching on the world wide web and found a fabulous idea for using gelli print paper then I went on vacation, then came home and got sick, then forgot about our challenge.  When my head started to clear, I remembered we had a challenge, but couldn't find the fabulous idea back again.  So when I woke up this morning and realized I hadn't done a thing for the challenge, I panicked and ask myself what can I make in three minutes for less.
  Well here is the result.   Paper Beads! Yes I know it's sad, it's pathetic  but It's what I made.  and I'll try to do better for the next challenge.
I also made a tag using the same paper as I used for the beads.
Make sure you hop on over to Kathy's blog and see what she made with some of her papers. Her work is so incredible and inspiring.


Challenge for Kathy

Since my friend Kathy challenged me to a tag and bag I thought I would throw a challenge right back at her. I have a growing number of gelli print papers and she seemed to be a little more obsessed than me, so I am challenging her to make something from the paper that is not a card or envelope. It can be anything else and it is not limited to just one item.  Since I'm going on vacation and she will be heading south for the winter I am making the deadline October 6th.
Here are a couple of prints I made at Kathy's house.


A couple of weeks ago my crafty friend Kathy challenged me to make a tag and bag as a surprise birthday gift for our friend Jeanette. If you are interested in more details and some great pics, hop on over to her blog KT Krafts.  Kathy is a wonderful cook and served up a scrumptious Mexican themed lunch.  It was then followed by show and tell highlighting the tags and bags.


 Kathy's cute bag

My origami bag

Kathy gave us each a bookmark with our initial on it that she made using some of her gelli plate papers.