November 25, 2008

Oh My Craftiness Part I

I thought I had taken pictures of all of my finished projects but it seems I was wrong. I will share the ones I did manage to capture. The one above is from my last class which was with Kim Kwan. I have to tell you that I was exhausted by then and the lighting was terrible where we had the class so no one was more surprised than me that I actually liked how the project turned out.


This project is from my Pam Garrison class & is made from half of a vintage scrabble board. It was a lot of fun to make and I'll be hanging it on my studio door very soon. I'm looking forward to making more of these.

This was from my very first class which was Carolyn Peeler. It was so much fun to make, so freeing. Emma claimed this immediately which was fine with me because I had her in mind the entire time I was making it.

Not to be out done, Emma created a true masterpiece for me based on love. In case you can't read it, it says: "We are Love, We are Love, We are Love. And don't you forget. Love." I'm keeping it forever. Notice the use of color, swirly doodles and gorgeous blue velvet ribbon. God love her. That girl wants to be in my studio almost as much as I do. We're getting ready to start practicing our embroidery stitches and last night she created her first paper sewing project, but more on that later.
Hope you are all having a great week and not making yourself too crazy getting ready for Thursday. We are looking forward to a small dinner, just the 4 of us. That means no cleaning like a madman, a scaled back menu, time to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and time to read the paper. I'm thankful for that.


21 comments:

  1. Sounds like you will have a perfect THANKSgiving.
    And her masterpiece is a masterpiece.

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  2. Love, love, love Emma's artwork. And I'm putting the frame project on my (already too big) to-do list.

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  3. I love seeing and reading about your Silver Bella experience. I hope to make it there some day.

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  4. I love your creations and I am SO jealous.....MARY ENGLEBREIT....You've GOT to be kidding me! That rocks!

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  5. I Love the blue frame project, it is beautiful and I love it second only to your daughter's, and oh yes, I love that you included her art, and don't forget...love!!!

    a Happy, Happy, Happy and filled with love, Thanksgiving!!! to your whole nest. :-)

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  6. wow! your projects are wonderful! i especially like the one at the top with the chicken wire aka metal fabric! happy thanksgiving!

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  7. hi again! i am SO enjoying your blog (and i should be baking ...). wonderful layout, links, inspiration. i would like to present you with my newly created "treasured blogger" award. you can find it "tucked away" at the last gadget on the right column of my blog. happy thanksgiving. okay, i'd better get baking, packing, ... xo happy thanksgiving!

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  8. LOVE IT!!
    happy thanksgiving, girlfriend!
    Lisa
    coastal nest

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  9. Jen, it looks like you are having to much fun with your new crafts, very pretty. Hope your family has a peaceful Thanksgiving!

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  10. Those are BEAUTIFUL projects. I am loving the first one. That blue frame just sings to me!

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  11. Me too Jen! I'm doing the exact same thing for Thanksgiving this year and loving the relaxation of it all. And getting ready to decorate!

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  12. beautiful projects! I love 'em!! And Emma's work is precious, precious. Have a lovely, low-key Holiday!

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  13. I love love love that first project , maybe I should make one of those too.
    Happy Thanksgiving

    Chris

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  14. oh her art work is priceless!
    i love you sharing your creations with us
    xo

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  15. I love Emma's masterpiece! That gal has exquisite taste in blue, I must say. What a lovely keepsake! I love your Kim Kwan piece!!

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  16. just dropby to your blog.....anyway you have done nicely.

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  17. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Jen. Emma's drawing is precious :-) Thanks for stopping by - re:the paper pattern roses, I spotted them on Suzanne Duda's blog where she posted a link to the directions (I couldn't do that on my blog as I am not that computer savy) :-) hope that helps.xx

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  18. Love the aqua art, and your little girls art... I'm writing her quote down. Looks like you had a ball at the Bella bash!

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  19. Sweet little Emma is quite the artist. Her artwork is just to precious! Love how your PG house turned out!

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