Monday, October 21, 2013

Organizing my craft room.

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.
This past week, I started putting my craft room back together.
When my husband had his motorcycle accident last April, 
all my craft stuff was removed from my room in order to make space for other furniture that had to be moved when my husband came home from the hospital.
 Because he is getting better, we have returned a bunch of the medical equipment that he no longer needs. That freed up my craft room again. Yeah!!!
I brought in some new storage units for my craft supplies.
I wanted open storage, so that I could see what I have.   

I got a cube storage unit similar to the Expedit unit from Ikea.
It has 16 cubes in it.
I have four of them organized now.

I made some inserts using foam core board to display my paints and threads.
I used this tutorial for my inspiration for those displays.
I also made an organizer for my ink pads. 
I got the directions from this tutorial.

I also decorated the top a bit.

Don't you just love those hand carved wooden stamps!!

Well, its getting there.
I still have  lot to organize, but it's a start.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

An update and a quilt top!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. 
My husband is still in a long term care bed. 
He will not be able to come home until the end of August or early September.
He had a serious pelvic and left hip injury.
His pelvic injury is not healing well.
He may need surgery again.
But we are hoping it doesn't come to that. 
He had a cast on his left wrist.
He had surgery on his wrist as well, but it is healing well and he had his cast removed last week. 
He still doesn't have full strength of it yet. 
But it's healing we'll.

We are all taking things one day at a time.
It's been hard, but we are surviving.

 My daughter made another quilt for a school project. 
This one was a group project.
The other kids helped with drawing up the blocks. 
Brittany sewed all the sashing around the blocks and sewed the blocks in rows. 
I helped by sewing the rows together and putting the borders on.
I took the picture with my IPhone so it's not the best.
I hope you like it!!



Friday, April 26, 2013

My husband was in a serious accident

Hi all, I'm writing today to let you know that I will not be blogging for a while. My husband was in a serious motorcycle accident last night and suffered serious injuries. He spend 7 hours in surgery today. He will need a lengthy recovery. I will be supporting him and my kids during this time. Keep us in your prayers. Hugs Ariane

Saturday, April 6, 2013

A few more handmade cards....

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well.

I've been card making the last few days.
I was sick almost all week and making cards was that quick project I could do in half an hour.
So, I made one card each of the last three days.
I've been posting them on my new card making, paper crafting, stamping blog called:

Here are the cards I made.

I used the Sizzix dress form framelit die, only available through Stampin' Up to make this card.
It comes in a set of three framelit dies.
I used another one of the dies to make the dress on the card below.

I bought myself the Sizzix Big Shot.
It's so great to use and so sturdy.
I love that you can buy so many different types of dies for this machine.
I can cut so many different types of materials too, including fabric.

These have been fun to make.
And like I said: "Quick".
Especially in comparison to my quilting projects.

So, I've decided to join  Stampin' Up! because I just love their products.
They are having a free shipping event this weekend,
from April 6-8th for North America.
So, go check out my shop.
You don't have to be local to purchase from my shop.
Once you enter your personal information,
 the prices will adjust depending on the country where you live.
You just need to have me as your demonstrator.
This is a rare event for Stampin' Up to have.
So take advantage of the free shipping while you can.
And make sure to check out the clearance section too.
There are some really good deals there.

Well, that's all for today!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The dress and apron are all done!

Hi everyone,

I had to make a costume for my daughter's play.
She needed a dress and apron for the play "Alice in Wonderland".
So, I took the challenge and made her a dress.

This is probably the most complicated piece of clothing I have ever made.
But, I'm happy with the way it turned out.
It fits her comfortably, and is decent.
The original pattern has a really low neck line.
So, I had to make that adjustment.
I used the Burda pattern 7556.
I used a polyester to make this dress.
It did have a bit of stretch, but it worked out.
I hope she likes it.
I put a lot of hours into it.