8/17/2017

Foam Lining Trial

Foam For Lining?
(warning this post has attitude)

Yes, that is the short answer, but its not going to be easy to get to the finish line if you don't have a machine that can handle sewing foam or you just don't know what you are doing. Lucky for me I got one out of two this round. 

Lets start at the beginning. I love making my own unique sewing projects because I can design and use my own flair in each project. This time I wanted to use this amazing fabric by Daisy Kingdom, called "Embroidered Glen Border". I've had this fabric for awhile now and really wanted to show case it in the best way I could. If you google search Daisy Kingdom Glen Border -  beware cute puppies pop up everywhere. Here is what I'm talking about.

As you can see, this fabric is killer with its large and small check print and floral border. Who could resist. Letting this sit around any longer would have been painful for me. 
After designing my purse on paper, I set out to start making it, using this Pellon Foam as the structure that would help the purse stand up. And my first attempt at using this product.

 
I decided to just go for it, no pattern, no Youtube help, no brains, well ok, I kinda know a little about sewing, but I haven't made a zipper purse in a very long time. I've only made large tote bags for the past couple of years. 
That was my first mistake, not refreshing myself to the nuisances of bag making. 
My second mistake was underestimating the thickness and durability of this foam. 
And thirdly, just making it a little too large. "Think big" doesn't apply in this situation. 

Break down: go to this video and learn how to make a bag with this lady, she is wonderful with her video tutorial on bags. Foam Zippered Bag

Read the foam instructions and/or use my tip at the bottom of this post. 
Cut away some of  the foam edge. I left myself a fabric seam edge to sew on with no foam. 

Skip putting in the zipper if you are a relative beginner at sewing, I would also suggest  using a jean needle size 80 as well.

Set your stitch length to 3.5 or 4 on your machine.

And voila, the finished piece. LOL - I didn't take one single photo of the process and for good reason, it was a disaster from start to finish. Now the end result is ok, I can use this, but not as an actual purse, but more of a tote to take to and from work. Its large enough to hold a water bottle, numb chucks and whatever I need to ward off zombie attacks. It won't show blood easily either (bonus).

Look at all those sparkles, those are heat set rhinestones, my latest addiction in the crafting world. Perfect for burning out my attackers eyes. Cause you know I used those good Swaroski Crystals on a practice bag right? 

So to sum things up,  here are my final points to remember when building any kind of a bag.  
Take your time, think things through. 
Pockets get added first, not later, straps need to be measured from edge to edge and centered, not eye-balled.
Foam lining is a pain in the ass. 

If you've stayed with me for this whole post so far,  thank you. And because you are a valued reader, here are my best tips for making any type of bag.

Tip #1 - use webbing inside of the straps, its got a nice weight to it, its waterproof and relatively inexpensive.
Tip #2 - Spray regular felt for a sturdy lining instead of paying the very expensive price you pay for this foam. (there I just saved you hundreds of dollars - you can send me "thread" as a thank you gift for that tip) LOL
Tip#3 - if you are going to use the foam, quilt it to your fabric first. Read all of the foam instructions. This step really helps. (but do it first, not when you're finished)

I hope you enjoyed this little insight into one of my sewing adventures. I work hard at this craft of mine, but like everything we do in life, if you don't practice old & new skills, things will and can take a turn into the twilight zone!






6/26/2017

Silhouette Me!

After some time and research, I finally broke down and got a Silhouette Cameo 2. I purchased this item as a used unit from Swing Design. The service was efficient, but sadly I don't think I got a new blade in the unit, as I've already replaced it after only a few cuts. 
Oh well, that's not the end of the world.

Since Mothers day when I received this item, I have been trying to make things between work and the yard and my son's grade 8 class events, its been hard to squeeze some me time in there. But you know me, never let a new toy collect dust. 
So here is the first project I made using my SC. I love the dress form and I can't wait to make some more. I did feel that as a first project, it was a little ambitious. Learning how to learn a new machine with nothing more than Youtube for help can be daunting. Then I hooked up with a Silhouette Facebook group for some support (I'm just not as clever as I think I am) and I really needed some help with the trace feature for some personal projects.
Anyway, here it is.


I gave it some inked edges, but to be honest with you I didn't go overboard with embellishments and shading on this unit, as its been a while since I've been doing any papercrafting and I really wanted to take my time and ease back into things. Well since this project I'm all eased in and that Silhouette Cameo has created a monster in me. 
Check out this container that looks like a spool of thread.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a lot of use out of this little project. I'm going to make these as gifts for my sewing students. 

And as I mentioned earlier, my son is at the end of grade 8 and going into high school in the fall. 
And now that I have this new fancy machine to make stuff with, I'd be a fool to spend money on cards, wouldn't I? So yes I these teacher cards. 



I've had so much fun making all of these projects, which can all be found https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/

I hope you are inspired to create today!

5/18/2017

Prairie Sunset

I think its time I got back to my roots and started creating some interest with my blog. Its been far too long since I've done anything with any serious intent here.

So many of you know I own my own sewing studio now, I teach sewing classes and do alterations and repairs during the day. I've recently joined a number of groups in order to get back into the online world, meet new people with my current passions and have some fun along the way.

One of the groups I do belong to is Sweet Pea Embroidery Designs what I really enjoy about this group is the monthly challenges. I find that if I have a deadline, I'm more likely to succeed in my project. The May Challenge was posted and without hesitation I took on the challenge.

This is the link to the challenge - you can still join if you want. May Sweet Pea Challenge

I started with the 5X7 format for my machine. But quickly after the started I realized that this size would be too small for me to do anything with. So I decided to get creative and double up the size and start making these 5X7 pieces into something worthy of a table runner.

Here is the result of my efforts.
One of the things that really helped me when I was stitching out the patterns was a sample piece. I stitched out a sample piece and would use it as a template for the next image I needed to achieve. So I would lay the sample in the correct position and then take it to my machine, I'd make sure my machine was set up exactly as the sample was positioned next to my machine. 

I'm already working on 7X12 but I've had to resize, so far so good the results are coming along nicely.  I will share when I've got them done. 

CreateAlways Lee

4/19/2015

Hello Everyone
 
I just wanted to take a moment and say hello to all the awesome new contacts I made yesterday at the Western Development Museum. I wasn't sure how my day was going to go, but I was hoping that it was going to be successful and enjoyable. Well it was successful and very enjoyable, but not because I sold stuff, but because I met some really interesting and talented people who share my same desires. I talked fabric, sewing, quilting and everything in between. I saw so many friends there and made a ton of new friends. A day spent sharing, caring and spending time with others is a day well spent in my book. So thank you for yesterday. I can't wait to meet up with you soon. 
Recharged and Ready to Go...
 
Its been a long year off. I really didn't think it had been this long since my last post. So I apologize for that. I will tell you however, that I've used my time wisely and have worked hard behind the scenes building my new brand and business venture, that will be launching shortly.
In the mean time here's a  peek into one of the most amazing processes I have taught myself this past year.
Do you want to see what I made - this is my first ever attempt at creating fabric and I've entered my design into the Spoonflower/Creativebug contest. I'm very proud of my first attempt - MY entry is Petalpeek and its by me Create Always. I'd love your support. Thanks Spoonflower Contest







6/15/2014

Scroll Saw Sunday

 
Scroll Saw Sunday - Stencils
 
Did you ever have a one of those days? Well today must be my day. I set everything up, recorded my whole show, finished my piece and voila...I deleted my recording (I was able to recover it) but my work today was a disaster. First the stencil was all wrong, then the marker didn't mark, then I switched designs, finally, when I got my project cut and started to paint it, the paint all ran into every other color, I had to resort to a complete paint refinish. Ya, all of these were not video worthy moments as you can imagine.
 
So here is what you would have learned today. Did you know that you can access hundreds of patterns from other sources??
 
Scrapbookers use stencils
Quilters use stencils
Architects use stencils
 
What I mean by stencils is the hard plastic kind, with pre-cut designs on them. Here is a sample of what I mean...
 
If you are lucky enough to have a quilter or scrapbooker in your household, you might just ask to borrow one of their stencils the next time you want to make a cool scroll saw pattern.
 
What I learned today...
- Use a permanent marker to mark your wood (ONLY WHEN YOU'VE DECIDE ON A DESIGN)
- use up old wood first, especially starting out
- use the correct paint for the job and let it dry between coats
- remember to take your time - cautious cuts = less sanding
- wear your safety glasses
- work in a well ventilated space
- goo gone takes everything off your fingers (this is a great tip)
- a can of spray paint is way quicker and less messy than a brush & tray
 
I will share my project with you this week, its cute, a little household knick knack.
But it has to dry and it needs to be redecorated. LOL
 
Thanks to my PROXXON scroll saw, for being the only thing that went right today. I was really impressed with how my scroll saw handled today, now that it has been bolted down to its own table.  Things are getting very serious when you have a dedicated scroll saw work area. LOL
 
Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

6/14/2014

On the Front Porch with my Girlfriends...

On the Front Porch with My Girlfriends...
 
Well actually it will be the backyard, but it will include my girlfriends, food, music and fun fans!!
Check these out!
 

 


6/08/2014

Scroll Saw Sunday - Floral Resin Design!

Scroll Saw - Floral Resin Design!
 
Welcome to another edition of Scroll Saw Sunday. I know I'm not the most timely at getting these posts posted, but I have been trying to get a post out every week. If I commit to a weekly post, then at least I get out into the shop during the week. Sadly however, prepping and creating the whole process in a genre you're unfamiliar with takes much more time than I anticipated. It might come down to making Scroll Saw Sunday happen every other week. LOL
 
Lets get started, I'm so anxious to share with you my follow-up work into cutting resin, as I outlined in last weeks post.  Once you pour your foundation piece out of resin, the rest of the process is regular scroll sawing. I found cutting into the resin smooth and easy to manage (as a beginner). I was so inspired, I created my own pattern to cut. But as you will see, there  are some design flaws with this pattern, so I won't post it until I have corrected it...but I will post it this week. It was really fun drawing patterns with the scroll saw in mind and where you have to lay your lines for the cuts you will make. Ease of cut and all that!!
I'm finding that I am going a little too fast when I'm CUTTING. Instead of letting the machine do its thing, I've been anxious and have been pushing when I shouldn't be. I just want to see the end result so badly, that I rushed through this a little. Now I know you can't do that if you don't want to spend a ton of time sanding. (shaking my head). Rookie mistakes were many today, so it was a great day at the scroll saw. I would like to say though, that my Proxxon Scroll Saw performed flawlessly. Just a reminder though, bolt down your scroll saw as soon as possible, my machine and I were half way down the street at one point today. (kidding).
 
Here is the first of many pieces I want to create, its rough, please look past this and imagine a perfected piece. giggle. This measures 5"X5" it is completely made out of Resin.
 
 Here's how I did it.


Thanks for watching me take my scroll saw journey.  To find out more about Proxxon, like them on facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Proxxon-Tools/121334421259916
 
See you next week. I'm going to try some 3D raised work, hopefully I'll get a chance this week to work on a pattern. I just love the look of the 3D stuff. 

6/01/2014

Scroll Saw Sunday - Wood/Plastic

Scroll Saw Sunday - Wood/Plastics
 
I'm sorry I didn't post last week about the types of wood you should use when you are scroll sawing. It wasn't that I wasn't able to, but
more because I didn't feel that I really had it all wrapped around my head at the time.  
I did talk to a couple of people about what kinds of woods you should use and the answer was always the same.
"Any kind of wood will work, as long as the thickness of it, isn't too thick".
 Of course this is all going to depend on the type of blade that you use and the speed you cut your wood at.
When you are looking for some wood, look for a piece that has a nice smooth surface on one side, this helps glide on the scroll saw table easier. I started out using those balsam strips (shown below)
 as my practice pieces and they worked very well.
 
When it comes to "choosing" wood to scroll saw, I'm going to say that a number of factors should be considered when looking for the perfect wood for "YOU" to cut with. 
The most important factors being cost, size and thickness .
The cost, look for the best wood you can afford, keep in mind its ability to restock the item, just in case you need to make more. I for one am not opposed to foraging for my scroll saw wood and will use ANY wood based on the project I am making. I would choose a different wood for an outside project vs a wood I'd use for a decorative piece that I'll hang on the wall in my house. Many scroll saw users, use pine and plywood for every day projects and might use maple for more decorative pieces. Get to know your woods, that would be the best rule of thumb here. 
Size, I have found working a pattern on a larger piece of wood and then cutting the outside scrap away, is working well for me. I feel I have more control of my project. When I'm working with smaller pieces of wood, I find things can get away on me a little easier. So when you are just starting out, experiment with the same pattern on different sizes of wood.
Thickness, this is going to depend on your comfort level. As a newbie to scroll sawing, cutting a little thicker piece (1/2") of wood made me feel more comfortable, but it took longer and wasn't suited to the project I was making. But I was learning these valuable lessons and getting the feel for how my Proxxon scroll saw would perform. As you progress in your abilities, cutting thin pieces of wood will become easier.
When selecting your wood, also keep in mind how well a piece will or won't take stain, paint or added finishing medium. 
 
These are just a few tips that I've learned. I'm by NO means an expert on scroll sawing but if you practice, experiment, be brave and have fun the whole scroll sawing experience will become an enjoyable hobby for you.
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Now lets talk about plastics and your scroll saw! This turned out to be a lot fun and has opened my eyes to some huge possibilities when it comes to creating with my scroll saw.
 
I tried three different kinds of plastics for this experiment and had three very different results.
 
 
 

Plastic #6
 Melted plastic from old packaging materials, melted down on my bbq. Yes you heard that correctly. This type of plastic melts down nicely, has a high shine finish and is recycled material. However, it is highly toxic when its melting, so ONLY do this outside. I had a piece of this plastic about a 1/2" in thickness. We tried this piece first. It was NOT a good specimen to work with as we couldn't control the "melt point" on this piece, no matter what speed we used or blade size, it kept melting back together as we sawed through it. Therefore, NO cuts were able to be made and the excess plastic was given to my son to use for his dioramas as lava. LOL
 
 Plastic #2 - Plexi-glass
This is the type of plastic you buy at Home Depot. It does come in different thicknesses. 
When cutting into this plastic, you have to take your time and go slow. Otherwise the plastic will melt onto itself just like plastic #6. What you are looking to achieve is a fine dust from your work. That is to say, when you are cutting with your scroll saw, you are looking for "dust shavings" coming from you cut. If you don't see this "dust" then its likely your plastic is sticking together. Working with plexi-glass is highly achievable and would produce nice results. I'm thinking that larger scale pieces will be easier to work than smaller pieces of pexi-glass. I enjoyed working with the plexi-glass.
 
Alumilite Resin - 5 minute Cast
 
Alumilite Resin is a product that can be found here.
I have worked with this product for years and know how well it sands and cuts from previous uses. However, I didn't know how well it would scroll saw. We had a piece leftover from some previous work so, we put it to the test and did our first cut. Not only did it cut smoothly and without error, but it left the cleanest cut of them all. Little or NO sanding of the edges would be required.
 
Hands down the winner of the plastic scroll saw cut test was the Alumilite Resin 5 minute Cast product.
 
That's it for this week, I hope you found some information that will be helpful as you learn to scroll saw. This week I hope to actually get a chance to work on a piece to share with you next weekend. So until then, thanks for dropping by and spending your time with me.


5/19/2014

Patio Place Mats

{Patio Place Mats}
 
Nothing says summer quite like a fun patio table setting. I bought a teal colored umbrella the other day and thought to myself how nice it would be to have some fun accents to bring it altogether in the backyard. These mats are just the start to all of the accents I will be making this summer for our backyard. I hope you like them. I got the original pattern off of Pinterest from this site http://whip-stitch.com/quick-simple-reversible-quilted-placemat-tutorial/ - I've changed some of the methods up a little, but for the most part I followed the instructions from this site.

 
I also discovered a way to make vertical lines on fabric without drawing lines on with a pencil. I'm sure this would be helpful for certain applications or working with certain fabrics (vinyl).  Simply use painters tape to make your lines and then sew on the outside line where you want.

 
 Thanks for dropping by my blog.
 
 
 

5/18/2014

Scroll Saw Sunday

Scroll Saw Sunday
Video 1 - Getting started
 
Welcome back everyone, one week has passed and I wouldn't allow my scroll saw inexperience to get the better of me. However, I did have small set back just before getting started today and you can see in my video, my frustration is evident. The screw that tightens my blade got striped by accident (hubby did that!!!!) so I wasn't able to make my machine work until this problem was resolved. It did get fixed, but it took some time for hubby to resolve the problem and I lost a whole morning of creating time because of it. So that is why I look glum in my video. I am happy to report, right after this video was taken, I was scroll sawing like a pro and made all the scroll saw cuts in the day of the dead piece (which I will be finishing this week and posting). But for now, what you have all been waiting for....Scroll Saw Basics Part 1.
 




I will post more on this piece (above) later this week. Next weeks show I will be showing you how to choose wood and cut it for handling in your scroll saw. We are making a trip to the hardware store and we're going to learn what will work and what won't.  Lots to learn on this topic. Thanks for watching and remember to check out ALL the PROXXON products right HERE.

5/11/2014

SCROLL SAW SUNDAY!

Proxxon and ME!
 
I got off to a very slow start with my Proxxon Scroll Saw - however I feel now that by taking my time and preparing myself and my work station, that my success rate will be all that much higher as I delve into the world of woodworking.
 
Preparation is the key!
 
As a first time woodworker, I will be honest and say that I was really intimidated by the whole "power" of it all. Sharp objects, moving parts, hard metal. Yes, that's all scary enough. But to be taking on a hobby that up until now, I've only been dreaming about was more that I seemed to be ready for lately. OK, I was so intimidated that I just kept putting things off.
 
Now I'm ready, I have a perfect table set-up in the shop (hubby is graciously sharing space with me) and I'm learning how to do this all on my own. Hubby is there for trouble shooting, but he's kind of been asked to let me do my thing. Shaking my head in disbelief over all this. I'm a scrapbooker, seamstress, crocheter, not a woodworker (that's hubbies world).
 
So to start off with, I want to take you along on my scroll saw journey. I'm going to walk you through each step as I'm doing it myself. We are going to learn this together. If you follow my blog and your interested in learning more, then I'm happy you are here and I am going to be doing a lot of "{Scroll Saw adventures with step by step instructions and video, to help take some of the mystery out of it all for you and me both. 
 
Lets get started - I received my scroll saw from the wonderful people at http://www.proxxon.com/us/index.php
 
 
I got my scroll saw out of its box, that was delivered right to my door. I unpacked it and started reading the manual.
 
 
Now I'm going to do a video and walk you through the components of this machine and explain all the wonderful features in next weekends video. (I need hubby to help with that - holding the camera).
But for now, here is where I got to.
We had a table that we put together in order to secure the scroll saw to  (you want to secure your scroll saw to something because it helps to stabilize the machine). I'm able to sit down to do my scroll saw work. (luv that!) but I feel like such a lazy woodworker, but, hubby says that's how many woodworkers do their scroll sawing, so I'll take it. LOL
Next I familiarized myself with all of the parts, but mostly with the blades - did you know there are different kinds of blades for different kinds of woods, plastics etc. And did you know that there are two kinds of blades that you use for two different kinds of scroll saw techniques. Ya, I didn't know that either, until I started working with them both. Now I totally prefer the "cross pin type of blade" , it feels more secure to me, but it will only work with "open ended projects". You need the "open cross pin type of blade" when you are doing internal cuts or "closed cuts". I'll explain all that as we go along. Now I hope skilled scroll saw-ers aren't laughing at my technical terms here. I've never scroll sawed, nor have I been around anyone who has. I'm truly learning this as I go along.
 
Next I went to youtube and watched all the video's I could. There are some great video's there, far better than I feel I could really share. So I encourage you to start there as well, it does help you familiarize yourself at the beginning.
I bought myself some basswood strips from Lee Valley, I was told this is great wood (the softest of the hardwoods) to work with. I also got a good supply of blades with my machine. So that's all you need to get started.
 
Step 1
Before you can begin scroll sawing. You'll need to set-up your machine and get it all ready for sawing. (that video is coming next Sunday).


 
Step 2
Step 1 - you want to draw some basic shapes on a piece of paper and attach that paper to the wood you will practice your cuts on. Apply the paper to the wood with spray adhesive or a simple glue will work fine. Just let the glue dry well, before attempting to cut through it. There's no need in getting your blade all gooey.  Remember to allow yourself to make some inside turns, corners and curves, semi-circles are fun to do.



The above photos are just a teaser, because if you come back for next weeks "Scroll Saw Sunday" I'm going to share with you the step by step process of getting started and making your first cuts. It would be a huge post today, if I didn't divide it up into parts. But once we have the basics I have a ton of great ideas and fun projects that I can't wait to share with you, you're not going to find these ideas in any books. I'm hoping to take you from here to producing some modern and unique usable items, using just a scroll saw to produce them. So until next week, thank you for coming by. I hope that I've sparked your interest in scroll sawing (for those who have never done something like this) and/or I hope my more advanced woodworking friends will get a good chuckle from my escapades.
 
However it gets done, whatever it looks like, I'm not doing this for any other reason than I WANT TO LEARN TO CUT WOOD and hopefully learn to make some cute projects for around my home and yard. I'm not a professional, this is meant to be fun and coming from my perspective as a beginner scroll sawer.
I want to say that from what I've seen so far, I'm totally taken with my Proxxon scroll saw. It is a variable speed scroll saw DSH/E - I'm enjoying the fact that I can adjust the speed with the turn of a knob. The construction of the unit feels so smooth to handle.  It has a large base that I can turn my pieces on (great for the beginner), has very little vibration, a dust collector and quick tension clamp for adjusting your blade tension (I could feel the difference and I didn't know what I was doing) So this seemed pretty important. I know now why this blade tension is important, but when I was first setting things up I could easily feel the tension adjustment. Its meant to be adjusted depending on the different kinds of wood you would be using.
 
So there, you now know as much as I've taught myself. Next week, I'll show you how to put blades in your machine, adjust tension and work at your first cut.
 
Thanks 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


4/16/2014

Easter Bunny Train

Easter Tails
 
Its almost time to put out all of my Easter decorations. This year I'll be adding a few more treasured pieces that I've made.
 





 
 Its not too late to make these for yourself. The tutorials are included at the Robins Nest, why not check them out at The Robins Nest you'll find some fantastic Easter/Spring Inspiration there from ALL of the Design Team.
 
If you haven't done so yet, why not just jump on over to The Robins Nest Youtube page and get cracking on your next HOPPY project.
 
Happy Easter Everyone - The lord is my shepherd, I shall not want....

4/14/2014

Lego TV TRAY

Lego TV TRAY


 
 
Once in awhile I find myself building lego with my son. Now he has a full out Lego building center with a large desk and apothecary style cabinets to store his lego pieces in. So he has his system down pat. Me on the other hand, I get kicked to the curb with the mere morsels of what he will let me build with. I really like it. But the small small pieces and my poor eyesight make it hard for me to really enjoy the process of building with it. Hence the following piece was created with me in mind. I have an edge on this table, so small pieces don't wonder off and I can see against the contrast of this table just fine. So it is a win win for me, my boy and the time we get to spend together.
 
This tray was completely covered with Mod Podge - High Gloss. I planned out my paper pieces ahead of time, cut and trimmed the paper as required and started gluing everything down. I first applied Mod Podge to the table and then to the back of my paper pieces. I used my hands mostly in smoothing out the pieces to the edges. It took some time and patience for everything to settle and dry. But I love the results and I love that this is so unique, it adds a ton of flare to my boy's workspace. I might add that I think I build better when I use it to. LOL 
 
I hope you've enjoyed this piece. I think any young person who is into Lego would love this piece. I also know that it would make a GREAT GIFT.
 
All papers used in this project can be obtained thru your local or on-line scrapbooking supplier. 

4/13/2014

High Flyer

High Flyer
Today I made a cute layout of inspiration for my son. I had a starting spot when I received the Special Delivery Collection from The Robins Nest. Included in the package was a cute airplane and banner. The plane is actually the Travel Banner from Gina's Designs. When I first saw the pieces I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. And here it is.

 
I just giggle each time I look at this layout. My son is flying the plane and I hope all his dreams come true. He really enjoyed this layout. I showed him today and his eyes just lite right up. Makes me feel proud to be his momma and be able to preserve his memories.
 
Products used for  this project
Blue glitter cardstock (wheels)
Dew Drops
Airplane Cardstock (plane)
Genuine Boy Stickers
Belgian Chocolate Cardstock (edge)
Silver marker
Plane Chipboard (Gina's Designs)
 
Don't forget you will receive 20% off ANY of the Special Delivery items at
for the month of APRIL.


4/02/2014

Garden Blog Hop Winner

Camille Short #2, you are my Garden Blog Hop winner. Thank you EVERYONE  for participating in our blog hop and all of the lovely comments. Lee

3/31/2014

Garden Blog Hop - The Robins Nest

Welcome to The Robins Nest - Garden Blog Hop
 
In Saskatchewan we usually don't start our yard work until mid/late April. But once the weather shifts into the warmer temperatures, we move quickly to secure our yards for the summer season, as the saying goes around here, "summer fell on a Tuesday last year".
So while planning my project for this hop, I thought of two things, my yard and the need to enjoy it quickly. Hence the following project was born!
 



 




 My mother will be receiving this card, as she has an incredible garden/green thumb and I really admire her abilities as a gardener. I know that she will treasure this card and it will make her very happy. It will also go nicely with the butterfly garden lights I bought her, as a thank you gift for her kindness lately.
I know you all want to make one of these....so watch the video, you are going to be amazed by how easy it was to make.  You'll be seeing chipboard in a whole new light from now on. Pun intended.
 
Each blog will give away 
Make sure to stop by each of the blogs and leave a comment, follow each blog and follow our FB page.  We are giving away a prize on each blog.  It is a $15 butterfly kit full of Robin's Nest butterfly products, perfect for the garden.
 
Thank You for taking the time to visit my blog. Lee