Tuesday, December 8, 2009

journal inspiration

Want a burst of creative inspiration? Sure you do. Trust me, you will enjoy this. Teesha Moore has very generously posted videos on how she makes her journal books/pages. Her videos are quirky and fun and easy to follow. Check it out. You won't be disappointed. And Teesha, THANK YOU for sharing!

Scroll down to see the videos. Or go here http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=teesha+moore&search_type=&aq=0&oq=teesha




Anyone still out there???????

Forgive me for my absence. Let's see. I starting working part time as a sub. What an experience. Interesting. Challenging. Rewarding. And for the record......everyone should have to sub for at least ONE day in their life and I have said this many times and I will say it again and again...TEACHERS do NOT get paid enough!!!!

What else. I have been trying to suck up the courage to start an Etsy Site. Apparently I have some mind stumbling blocks.

We have a dog that is suffering from separation anxiety....needless to say my return to work has not been ideal for him. We have come home to find that he had been under too much stress and caused himself some bodily harm. But.... I am happy to say that he is getting better. Whew!

I have completed a few things and this is one. My great friends back in Minnesota that I do the regular charm swaps with are doing a stuffie swap. What is a "stuffie" you ask? Well, they are all the rage in the crafting world. They are wildly creative "stuffed" creatures. We exchanged names and I got a friend that was generous to share her home with my family when we were in between homes. We stayed for a couple of months and I am proud to say, it went really well. This friend was always amused when my daughter, a kindergartner, made her appearance before heading off to school. Her sense of style is....shall we say...very confident. She mixed patterns, colors, styles with freedom. So I tried to create my "stuffie" for her with the same sense of style. Another idea for this "stuffie" was that it would "hold" ideas for her.....the two of us were constantly coming up ideas of things to make and sometimes it was just too much. So this "stuffie" will hold the ideas until the time is right.

The idea pocket

notice the "charm" bracelet.....had to do that for my fellow charm swapper!

The legs were created from a pair of my daughter's old tights.
I thought it was more than appropriate!
To say working on this "stuffie" was fun is an understatement. There was lots of chuckling and the timing of creating this as I adjust to a new schedule was perfect. Again....to my Minnesota friends.....THANK YOU! and for those of you who have been thinking about doing a swap or art night with friends.....DO IT. You will be rewarded in many ways!