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I'm an artist and SAHM from the upper mid-west. In addition to my passion for paper art and mixed-media; I enjoy sewing, painting, photography, jewelry making and gardening. I love finding ways to reuse, re-purpose and recycle everyday items into art or other basic utilitarian objects.
I'm working at getting back to the basics: healthy food, reduced chemical load in our home, exercise and spending time with family.
While I was under the weather but well enough to do something...I decided to crochet another twirly scarf. This time I used some worsted weight wool (I think) that I bought at a local yarn shop while on my quest to learn to knit. Shockingly, it only took me about 2 hrs total. Such a quick and awesome pattern.
Tonight as I was picking up the dinner dishes I noticed what was keeping my girl so captivated at her plate...
Found this great looking book at the thrift store and knew it would make a fantastic book purse.
I reclaimed the handles off a super ugly purse from the same thrift store and dug through my fabric stash for the lining.
I went ahead and listed it in my Etsy store a little earlier today.
I cleaned up my art zone a little bit yesterday...enough to do a quick page in an altered book.
I used some of the scrap laying around the workspace for this page. I still need to get to work on some similar themed swap pages.
I also started work on yet another attempt at a braided rug. Things are going much better this time around... *quickly knocking on wood*
The morning sky was pretty so I thought I'd share it with you. The photo was taken through the glass of the patio door. Way to chilly to stand outside for a lousy photo op for me.
Once again we awake to more snow. Never mind the temp gauge on the shed door that perpetually reads 30°F... It's currently a balmy 19°F. It's actually quite beautiful out.
Of course, we'd never heard the plow go through during the night so we never guessed there was a bunch of snow in the driveway. Lucky for my husband, I know how to run the snowblower properly now. He could just ram through the berm at the end and slip-slide to work again once again.
So I made a big mug of tea before heading out. It was the perfect temp by the time I finished.
I should probably invest in some proper snow gear one of these years. But for now...hiking boots and jeans seem to fit the bill.
He lost his tuxedo...so my 8yr old found this ensemble for him.
***I must apologize in advance to all the die-hard Barbie/Ken fans out there.***
It is kind of amusing though....in a weird 80's glam rock sort of way....