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Hoo-o-o’s Birthday

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Mary is going to a birthday party and we were at a loss as to what to give as a gift, when I mentioned an art bag Mary got very excited so here is what I created. I found this great fabric with owls. The pattern is bright green and pink very girly. I made a bag with outside pockets for color pencils and then I altered a composition book with scrapbook paper and a larger version of the same owl for a journal. Once I got started on this I could not seem to stop. I fabric appliqued the larger owl onto a felt pocket and we inserted watercolors, then I made a sleeve with the print fabric on the outside and bright pink on the inside to slide over a sketch pad and as a finishing touch I made a crayon holder. I have had so much fun making this I sure hope Joelle enjoys it.

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Journal Books

Today is a rainy day so I have bummed around all day in my pajamas and looking for a project I could do without leaving the house for supplies.

Here are three journal books I created today using standard composition books I purchased during back to school when they were .25. I used scrapbook paper I had in my collection. To give the books an aged look I sanded and inked the edges and on some of the books I have torn paper that is inked. The books are finished with trim and stickers.

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Cricut Expression

Wow! Sheila came up yesterday and we spent the day playing with her new Cricut Expression (a Christmas gift). This was something we had looked at for the last year but with me unemployed it was not something I was prepared to buy.  I made name tags to add to the purses for Mary’s upcoming party and cute ribbons for the girls who win the games. I thought the ribbons for a horse party were perfect.This machine is awesome and Sheila was wonderful enough to leave it with me to play some more. I can wait to see what else I can create.

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