Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Every Year for the past six years, our family has participated in the Sharon's Ride.run.walk 5k. We participate to bring awareness to epilepsy, raise funds, and hopefully bring a cure to epilepsy. Our daughter, Cassandra, suffers from this seizure disorder and anything we can do to help, gives us a little peace of mind. You can join our team "Cassandra's Kisses" and enjoy great family/friend time at beautiful Mission Bay in San Diego. Baking cookies is another way I help to bring in some donations. Its my "sweet" contribution.
(Mexican sweet buns) from sprinklebakes.com. Go and give it a try. Yummy!
Thursday, January 12, 2017
CRAFTSY), and follow many wonderful blogs. This is my feeble attempt at writing a tutorial: sizzix doll die to create the body, arms and legs. I like my bear to have a different size head, so I use a pattern I got from taking Wendi Gratz woodland critters class through Craftsy. I cut two of each. I also cut out bear snout, nose, and ears using the woodland critters pattern (or freehand them). Every bear needs to have a heart and label (my label includes my favorite verse- Jeremiah 29:11). Kid Giddy's youtube channel to learn how to create a doll. You might also check out Crafty Gemini Creates youtube channel for a great tutorial on sewing a sizzix doll. Voila! My January bear. I gave her a scarf and hat to keep her warm. Now, I need to find her an owner.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
So you're probably wondering what happened to challenge #1? Well, I'll get to that in a moment. But first, one of my goals for 2017 is to challenge myself with many different projects. Hopefully, they will increase my creative skills, but most importantly, I will be able to bless others with my creations. Challenge #2 is creating a quilt. I have always wanted to create a quilt, but didn't think I had the patience for it. Wendi Gratz of Shiny Happy World has a quilt-as-you-go method that is easier and faster than your traditional quilting. She is offering a FREE quilting class that you can follow along. Hopefully, I will posts what I learn. Challenge #1 is a writing challenge. I have always wanted to write children's books, but can't seem to make the time for it. Well, considering this is a year of challenges, I am participating in Tara Lazar's storystorm challenge by writing story ideas for the month of January. So far, I have kept it up. Here is a sneak peak at my writing journal:
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Some of these bears have found a home and some are waiting to be in the arms of some little boy or girl. I've been experimenting with the size and I think I found the dimensions I like. I'm using a combination of Sizzix kidgiddy doll die for body arms and legs and wendi Gratz (shinyhappyworld.com) patterns for bear head. I also tried making a mouse, but didn't love it as much. I will write a short tutorial with links to how I make my bears (coming soon).