Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Back on the Blog Party Bandwaggon

Share with us something you have created lately.
A tea towel, a wall hanging, a new set of kitchen curtains,a dress,an altered art creation...anything "crafty" that you have created lately.
We'd like to see photos of course!
OK, so I I have fell off the blog a thon bandwaggon for a bit....lots of things keeping me from being able to be on the computer to post....but I am back on it now :)

I have to wait to post pics later on this week when I am at my home PC...all of my photos are on there.

I LOVE creating crafty goodness with my hands. I love to make things with paper and I enjoy playing with fabrics and paints...I will even slip some dye colors in too (depending on what I am working with). I also love using vintagey type photos for my work too. I have been playing with wool felt pieces too.

I also love creating artwork for an important cause. I recently added my creative 2 cents in a wonderful collaborative charity project - the Pink Project. Go and check this out it is absolutely bee-utiful what all of the contributors did and Monica (the organizer gal), who sewed all of the squares together and also created the doll body...lots of talent here. I was great being a small, yet important part of the overall process :-)

The project that I will be highlighting here is a little candle mat that I made with wool felt applique.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Farmgirl at Heart

What does being a Farm Girl mean to you?
Please post a photo of either yourself, or your farm or home...or something in your home that shouts "Farm Girl and proud of it!"
(example..chicken collection, John Deere collection, old farm tools, etc.)

I have lived in the country while growing up. My paternal grandfather was a cow farmer and loved his tractor, while my paternal grandmother did her sewing and canning. She was also at one time a 4-H leader and taught sewing to my aunts and all of the girls in their group. I have lots of fond memories of my sister and I going up the hill to their house and picking apples and raspberries and helping my dad in his auto shed that was up there too. People sometimes look at me funny when I refer to daffodils as jonquils...these golden beauties were everywhere along our road.

We were taught the country way of life and the important values of the heart, and tho I live in the city now, I carry these thoughts and ways of living with me (tho at times I do get caught in the cycle of convenience). I still dream of the day of owning a small piece of farmland with my husband and maybe owning a bed and breakfast/guest house.

To me, something as simple as an old berry basket or Mason jars shouts "farmgirl and proud of it"...reminds me of those joyful berry picking days and the simplicity of the country way of life.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tie One On - A Tad Behind

Well.....I am a tad behind on this, but as they say, better late than never :-)

Part of Tina's Farmgirl Bog a Thon...this is the 1st "challenge" question:

This week's Theme!-4/7/08-4/11/08
Show us your favorite apron or even an apron collection!
Let us know why this particular apron is special to you.
What do your apron pockets hold?
Strut your stuff in your aprons. We want to see pictures!

I just LOVE aprons; the new and the old! I love all of the colors and patterns of kitchy, so timeless and so fun. Their uses are just endless and they have been used throughout our past as well as our present. They also have precious memories behind them, kinda like a scrapbook that ties on along the waistline.

My apron pockets hold whatever I may be doing that day...mostly anything that has to do with the small materials that I use for my artwork....primarily paper scraps and little embellishments. On a more soulful note, my apron pockets tend to be empty so I can willingly receive many opportunities and blessings that would come my way.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A Farmgirl Blog-A-Thon

Over at the "farm" (Mary Jane's Farmgirl Connection), Tina is organizing a fun blog gathering of farmgirls.

I will be doing my first post sometime on Thursday where I will have time to access my pictures on my home stay tuned! We are to post all about our favorite apron or collection of tie one on.