Sunday, January 24, 2010


So, here we are January 30, 2010. A new year, a new beginning. Finding new things to inspire you and your crafts for the new year. I was reading a friends blog "Life's Little Journey" and I was inspired by her inspiration about finding inspiration in store catalogs, hers was in Pottery Barn (her blog is totally worth checking out.) And it got me thinking. I know very scary, I promise not to hurt myself.
Were do I find my inspiration? I find it in many different places, things, and in people I have never met. Here is an example, I love the Ikea catalog for cool ways to store all of my craft items. This rolling metal drawer cabinet is awesome to store my tools and embellishments. I have two of them one for all of my tools and one for all of my embellishments. It is great to store magnets on. I have a magnet board in my office scrap room and I make the magnets for it, and i have a bunch that haven't been made so I store them on the side, perfect.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What the heck...

So, I know it has been a while since I really did my last update. But I have been busy, with what I am not sure but nonetheless busy.

I have been scrapbooking and being crafty in other ways. anyway, I was at Joann's and Micheal's the other day getting some supplies for my crop that I was having at my house and I saw this new toy/tool. I thought it was interesting and wondered what does it actually do and is it really worth the $300 price tag?

For those that don't really follow all the new trends on gadgets and gizmo's out in the craft world, there is the coolest new cutting system in the world the "Cricut". this is a personal cutting system where instead of having to cut out the letters one at a time like with the sizzix you cut out the entire word, phrase, or number all at the same time. There are different cartridges with fonts and pictures of cool stuff...

Now on to the "Gypsy" which is a hand held designer of such. I am not sure what this would be good for. I guess you take it places and design stuff to cut out with your cricut. But, I don't know about some when I use my cricut I am usually always just working on a project and have no need to create things when I can't see my project. I don't know let me know what you all think of the new toy from Provo Crafts.
I guess if it was a design software for your layouts of layout ideas then I guess I would consider buying that but at $300 bucks, the buck stops here and I won't be buying it...
Happy crafting!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wow! What happened to Septmeber and October?

So, I am sitting on my computer just trying to come up with some Halloween ideas and then it hit me, it is November already! What happened to September and October. Does it feel that when you get older the days turn into months and months turn into years, and either way you look at it time fly by super fast. Anyway, this is not what I am here to talk about.

Here is an idea that I love and makes me feel all creative and professional about my crafts. Rather it be scrapbooking, sewing, or photography I like it. I made this sign for my mom for the door of her sewing studio or fabric studio. What ever you would like to call it it is a super cool sign. Here are some pictures of it.

I am not sure where I found my inspiration for this cam from, but I used an eleven by fourteen painting canvas, some fat quarters of fabric that match her studio, some paper, and some buttons and flowers (just to add a little bit of flare), I also used heart shaped brads.

What I did was layout the paper peices and the fabric peices (some of which came from things that I have made her.) Then I glued (with hot glue) everything down and covered it all with my favorite crafters item ever MODGE PODGE!!! Let it dry and then I stapled the ribbons to the wooden frame.

And ta-da a great sign for my mom's fabric sewing room. I think that this would be perfect on a little girls room or what ever kind of room door you want it:)

Happy crafting for today!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What is this!

Wow, what a special treat, it is cold and rainy, I am getting crafty. I have my cup of tea and my summer place mats for the patio. Yes, yes I know summer is almost over but at least I will have completed one of many of my summer projects. Here it is four outside cute pink and green place mat:)

This is the front of the place mats:

This is the back:

The front is lime green with big pink flowers and the back is the same lime green with pink and white polka dots. Super cute if you ask me!!

Happy Rainy day!!

The weather...

This rainy and cold day brings a memory of my childhood. The song or poem:

rain rain go away come back some other day. Which as a child I would sing and sing so I could go out and play. But, now as an adult with no kids in sight. I sit in my "studio" and think bring on the rain, as I see it I get more done crafting or cleaning inside my house when it is raining.

Oh, everyone says that they hate the rain. I have to say that I really like because it gives me a chance to stay inside and play craft day. Today, is a perfect day it is August but feels like October, it is cold and rainy outside. So, I am going to go over to my mom's house so she can help me cut out and peice together a laptop protecter ( which is a padded case for my laptop).

So, to all those people out there that poo poo the rainy day's, get to your craft room or corner and get some crafting, sewing, knitting, and scrapbooking done.

A happy day is a day spent crafting.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

How do you get your creative juices flowing?

So I am just trying to figure out how to feel motivated to be creative? How do you do it when you feel bored and funky.

I think this is how I am going to go about catching the creative crafty feeling. I am going to clean my studio up, clear off my working space and jump in to working on my idea book tonight. I might even pour myself a glass of wine. I think that will definitely get the juices flowing. What do you think.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!!

Well, it is the day before the 4th but close enough for me. I am starting my 4th celebration today. As I live right down the street from a fireworks show that goes on tonight so I invited people over so we are having a BBQ. On the menu is hamburgers, home made potato salad, home made baked beans, and rum and diet Pepsi's....should be a good time. Nothing crafty about the blog here today I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July...I love INDEPENDENCE!!!

And remember a happy day is a crafty day!!

happy croppin!!

Katie Did!!