Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sydney T-Shirts and Pug Jewellery

A pug necklace. I made shapes from polymer clay, stamped a pug image with black Stazon ink, cured them in the oven, and strung them on cording to make a necklace.




Sydney Woo t-shirts for our nieces. I printed the pics on fabric that can be run through the printer, appliqued them on using a zig-zag stitch, and then used recycled jeans to make the hearts and shapes. I used fabric paint to decorate the shapes. And voila! Sydney Woo t-shirts!!!!!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Cookies 2010





Christmas cookies - they take so long to prepare, bake, and decorate, and only seconds to disappear. Now THAT's the sign of a good cookie! Thanks to my beloved Gram for trusting me with her treasured recipes. I know that she is smiling in heaven as she looks down at these colourful cookies. Gram, I am getting better every year with the baking and I can only hope to bake half as well as you one of these days.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sydney/Poopie Christmas Card


My favourite subject............Miss Sydney Woo is the star in yet another Christmas card that I have made. In this picture, Miss Woo is posing with her baby, Poopie. Poopie has been through quite an odyssey this year, so I thought it only fitting to feature him on the card with Miss Woo. We left Poopie behind at a cottage that we rented in July and finally managed to track him down and back at home by Thanksgiving. We tried to get Syd to love other dolls, but she is very faithful and would have nothing to do with them. We had e-mails going back and forth, trying to get Poopie home, and then miraculously, he arrived just before Thanksgiving weekend. And was Syd thankful? You bet she was! She gave him heck for the first night that he was back, but then it was back to the old routine of snuggling with him every night. So cute! So here they are, back together again, and looking pretty happy about it.

Altered Note Book


Here is an altered notebook that my friend is giving to her niece for Christmas. She asked me to do it in purple with her niece's name. I painted the cover of the spiral notebook, did the base colours with different shades of purple paper, lightly glued on the crown and the Eiffel Tower, and then Mod Podged the cover. After it was dry, I added all of the bling and the flowers. Oh, I LOVE bling! I hope she likes it!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Migraines are so awful


Having a really yucky migraine, but wanted to quickly post something creative, beautiful, and 'green'. Cheers to those who find the most creative ways to honour our beautiful earth by re-purposing everyday items to make something wonderful! Enjoy this 'redneck' Christmas tree and the link the follows. This tree is made from Mountain Dew cans. Simply amazing!
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

I Won!!!

Check out this amazing blog:

www.naughtysecretaryclub.blogspot.com

The blog is great and so is Jennifer Perkins' book, 'The Naughty Secretary Club'. The book is filled with awesome crafting ideas. The crafts are so colourful, creative, and eco-friendly, using so many items that have been re-purposed, which I LOVE!

And guess what? I entered a contest on the blog where all I had to do was make a comment about a post and I won!!!!!!!!!! The prize is a book written by the multi-talented Amy Butler, called 'Style Stitches' and I can't wait until it arrives. Check out Amy's site at:

http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/main.php?fl=0

Everything that Amy does is so professional, clean, and precise and BEAUTIFUL! The fabrics are fresh and just plain make me happy!

Well, on that note, I MUST get crafting. The bug has hit me big time today. I am going to finish some Christmas cards and do some soldering on the copper pendant that I am making for a necklace. Goin' to put on the goggles and fire up the Big Boy torch!! Ya!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A puggie and wintry themed birthday card





A puggie and wintry themed birthday card for our beautiful niece's 11th birthday. I just can't get enough of this pic that I took of little Syd! She love to pose. I added some pretty things using www.picnik.com which is an awesome website for creating, editing, and sharing your photos. Check it out! I added handmade ribbon flowers that I wound together with some pretty ribbon and some fabritac glue, which is great.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Decor 2010............so far

Three little birdies under some tiny trees in the entryway.




Pretty white things in the front.

Close-up of the green peacock ribbon. Scrumptious!!!!!


Glass blocks filled with little white lights and decorated in peacock ribbon.



Ooooooooo........................they are glowing.