Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I have a crafting problem...

Hi, I'm Laurie and I like to make things. Here's some cards I made this week using swap materials from my crafty sister. Thank you, Lisa!

I also like to paint things - things most people probably wouldn't paint. Oh well... I think I'm making the world a prettier place. Here's the yard sale cosmetic case my daughter and I painted. Cute, eh? Now it matches my melon-green studio accents. Kind of a kooky color - but I like it!

I have more things to post but Blogger won't allow me, so I'll save it for another day. Off to make more! :)

Thursday, January 03, 2008

A New Beginning

So - can you believe the holidays are over? They seemed to fly by without much pomp and circumstance - just a lot of hectic rushing around on my part. I am sad Christmas is done, but I am enjoying the slower pace and getting myself re-organized again. I took down the tree today which took quite a while. All those pine needles to vacuum!

Here's something I did before Christmas. It's a little altered house shape from Say It With Letters. I am really getting into collage these days. I'm not that great at it, but I enjoy the process.

And these are a set of Matryoshka/Russian nesting dolls that are new shapes for Say It With Letters that I got to design! Aren't they cute? I love that there's so many of them. I had fun decorating them.

Another thing I have been doing a lot of over the Christmas break was crotcheting and knitting. I have never done it before except when I was very young and my Mom taught me. Now, with the help of the internet - it's all coming back to me! My husband brought me home a huge bag of beautiful yarn and I went and got a few more skeins today - aren't the colors inspiring? So far I have made three hats, two scarves and am currently working on a new scarf which is my favorite color of seafoam green. Happy Crafting!