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Friday, October 26, 2012

Feedsack Pillows

I got distracted lately and went off my normal course and decided on a whim to make these feedsack pillows. I have some really neat feedsack panels that I was trying to decide just what to do with when my creative lightbulb went off and I came up with these. I really like them and have many more styles I will be doing. For now I have five to show you, they are available for sale on my website. Each pillow is adorned with a little (something) and are 11.5" tall by 7.5" wide. I added some handpainted shading here and there where I felt needed some pop. There are also touches of german glass glitter.

Well that's it for now!! Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WI-Fi Radio Frequency Card

I want to alert you all in case you are not aware of this, I sure wasn't until I received an email with this You-Tube video. Many new credit, debit cards and yes even pass ports are being made with a chip inside the card. I looked and low and behold I own two of these cards! Watch the video so you can tell if you have one. It looks as if you can request a card without it, but you have to know about it first.

If you do have an RFID chip in your card, all a hacker has to do is scan your purse as he walks by and he has all the info he needs! This is very concerning for sure. There is something you can do and I have already done it. There are now sleeves you can purchase that block this frequency so the bad guys cannot scan it. The information for this is also on the video. I am sure many of you already are privy to this, but I had no clue at all!

Be Safe!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Meet Crystal my next pattern

Hello.... I wanted to pop in here and let you all know what's been cooking in the craft room! It is amazing I'm even am this far considering how little time I've had to actually create lately. I want you to meet my sweet little snow girl, her name is Crystal. She stands about 17" tall and is holding a LED taper candle in her wired arms. I love her blue eyes and little dress. I am not sure she will actually make it online for sale, but I am already started on another one for that purpose. The good news is that she is actually my next pattern and I almost have it finished so if you prefer to make one yourself you'll get to soon. She was a lot of fun to put together, and of course putting on the final sparkle is one of my favorite things to do. Be looking for her pattern within the week.

These baby blue eyes are not the typical snowman eyes I do, but am loving them on her.
Take a look at the candle, I added glass glitter to it and it added the pizaaz I was looking for.
I now have these tapers on my website. I have more sizes and colors coming too. You can find the mica flakes, glass glitter, rusty bells, snowflakes and snowflake ornament hanging form her arm on my website as well.
I discovered that using the large spice containers from Costco for putting mica flakes in works pretty good for storing and applying the mica flakes. I decided today that the only way to know for sure if you're done with the sparkle process, is when not only the snowman, but YOU and your entire craft room are covered from head to toe with glitter!!
Well it's late so I am heading to bed! Tomorrow is the end of the Winter Wonderland giveaway, now the fun begins and we find out who won all those sweet prizes.
Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

And The Winner Is......

Hello Ladies! I wanted to pop in here to announce the winner of my Fall Giveaway! And The Winner Is.............

Amy of Bumble Bee Lane! Congratulations Amy...:-)

Please contact me with your address and I'll get this mailed out so you can enjoy him before Fall is over with!

A big thanks to all who entered this giveaway and all the new followers. :-) In case you are wondering if there will be more giveaways to come..... the answer is YES!

Brenda of The Rusty Thimble is still taking entries for her huge Winter Wonderland giveaway that ends Oct. 21st. Don't miss out! The link is on my left sidebar.

What is in the works? I have a very sweet snowgirl in the works, she will be my next pattern so stay tuned!

Have a blessed day

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Birthday Card to remember...

It was my Birthday recently and like they do for every occasion, my dogs picked out a card for me like the sweet furry kids they are. They are thoughtful that way and I really appreciate it. This year  they got me a card that makes me ask the question ~ what was in thier furry heads when they picked this card out? I mean most of the time I get the cards about how much they love me and all, but this one.... well I am not sure what the point or motivation was. I'll let you see just what I am talking about.
Do they want to start living outside in a doghouse? Perhaps they want us to move to a new location? Or maybe they just wanted to give thier momma a good laugh! It certainly did make me laugh, I thought this card was hilarious so I wanted to share it here. But really the thought of this made me take pause and say EEEWWWEE!! This is true is it not? We would not tolerate people doing this. That's it!!! I am going to the doggy boutique and buying three pairs of darling little doggie undies. Here is the inside...
Arent they sweet the way they sign it too, one of my dogs has artistic talent as you can see, pretty good huh?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tea Pot Snowman

As always when I finish something I like to do a little show and tell! This One-Of-A-Kind snowman will be for sale this month on Pfatt Marketplace Oct. 10th. Out of fairness so everyone has a chance, there are no early sales for my Pfatt offerings. Basically the first email I receive after 10 am on the 10th. is the person who can purchase my items.
I am so in love with this one! I had a ball making it as well. I found this old tea pot ages ago in an antique shop knowing I would do something similar with it. It was soooo ugly, but I knew that a good scrubbing, sanding and paint job would do the trick. In case you can't tell from the picture, this tea pot has snowflakes painted all over it. This little guy is appropriately holding out a sugar cube in one hand and his sugar dipped spoon in the other. His tag say (Snowmint Tea) Inside the tea pot there are snowballs and pieces of chenille candy canes! His arms are wired so they can be positioned. Unfortunately this tea pot snowman is perfect in my kitchen, so there will be some pain involved in selling it.
A closer view....
This project has inspired me to find more tea metal tea pots since I can now see the possibilites! I guess an antique store visit is in order.
Thanks for taking a peek at my show and tell....

Stocking pattern finished!

Good morning! a quick note before I start my busy day! Thanks to all the ladies who have come here and commented on the Winter Wonderland giveaway AND to the the new followers!

While your visiting, don't forget to also sign up for my Fall giveaway, it will be ending October 15th. Click on the picture for the original post and the rules for entering.
I also finally found out why I cannot always respond to all comments. If your google account email is not ENABLED there is no way I or any other blogger can respond or get back to you. It is possible you don't even realize you need to do this, so check it out. Please leave your contact information on posts, especially giveaways so we know how to contact you.

I am happy to report that just yesterday I finished this snowman stocking up. He is a cutie and a lot of fun to do! What's next? Hmmmmm that is yet to be determined. Do you ever do your best thinking in the middle of the night when you should be sleeping? That unfortunately is when I come up with more ideas, I may have dark circles under my eyes, but by golly I have my next pattern swimming around in my head. LOL

Right now I do have to get my October Pfatt Marketplace offering finished, I am down the wire since the 10th is coming at me in a hurry.

Have a great day and even if you may not feel like it......SMILE!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Winter Wonderland Giveaway!

You'll want to get in on this one! there are 24 prizes to win, with items donated by 23 artists! Brenda of The Rusty Thimble is hosting this giveaway.
There are many chances to win! Brenda has a list of the ways on her post about this. If you comment on this blog post, as well as follow my blog , that will be two extra entries! My contribution is the gingerbread man in the first set of pictures here. Brenda really will be checking this. Okay, here are pictures of the lovely things you could win. NOTE: I am having my own Fall giveaway here, see my sidebar to enter that one!
There will be links to each of these pictures on the Rusty Thimble Blog so you can visit each blog.
 One person will also win a 20 dollar gift certificate to use on the blog of thier choice! I hope you will visit all the artists blogs, comment and follow!! Have fun....

NOTE: I always reply to all who post on my blog, but if you do not get a reply from me it is because when I go to respond, the email that pops in there looks like this (Marilyn( I have no idea why this is. So if I don't respond, it is because I can't, this frustrates me. One day I hope I'll know the answer. Luckily not very many are like this.


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