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Monday, June 4, 2007

Fun Monday - The First for Me

Karmyn is the Host of this week's FUN MONDAY and I decided to join the bandwagon and participate.

Today's Fun Monday is all about your Crafty Side - Karmyn is the host and has asked everyone to show something they've made. It can be ANYTHING - burnt pot roast, a crooked knitted sweater, scrapbook pages, that junior high shop class table - WHATEVER - as long as it was made by hand.

In my younger years (pre-kids) I used to make a lot of my clothes. I made my wedding gown ... and numerous bridesmaids dresses for a few of my sibling's weddings. Things were so much simpler then and lots of money wasn't spent. I would show pictures but those were pre-digital camera days and I don't have a scanner.

I have always loved doing cross stitch and really have nothing to show you, because everything I have done has been given away. I have a cross stitch frame which works very well and it hasn't been used in quite a few years. Time has a way of slipping by so fast and I need to slow down and start doing projects again. This was started and well, as you can see, I didn't get very far with it ... (Use you imagination - it is a bunch of sunflowers!)



The other types of projects that I have managed to get done are the quick and simple kind.

In my dining room is an old beat up desk cabinet (with a drop down writing area and lots of cubby holes inside and open shelves on the side) that looks old and rugged like the one in this picture that is hanging on the wall next to it ...



I made this wall hanging out of twigs and berries to compliment the picture ...



A few years ago, my mother gave me a canister jar of buttons that had belonged to my grandmother. I didn't want to get rid of them, but didn't know what to do with them, so I made 2 sets of button flowers (kinda) and put them in a vase. I kept one and gave the other one to my mother. The picture doesn't do them justice - they are kind of unique in their own little way!



I once helped a friend make roses out of Hershey Kisses for favors at her wedding and I kept some.



The piece of pottery is also hand made (BUT NOT BY ME!) I picked it up from a local in Puerto Rico who was selling his wares to make money to support his family.

Right after the Virginia Tech tragedy, I wanted to show my support, so I made a bunch of these and shared them with some of my co-workers ...



HAPPINESS IS HOMEMADE !

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Im kinda glad you dont have a scanner because then you would show those pictures of them dresses. Not that your dress was bad or anything but I would probably be in one of those pictures. HAHA

mjd said...

Indeed, happiness is homemade. Your crafts are fun, interesting, and unique.

Karmyn R said...

I like what you've done with those buttons! What a unique way to display them.

theotherbear said...

Love the buttons. Actually all your crafts looked good, even if I couldn't imagine sunflowers. You made your own wedding dress? Now, I am impressed.

Woodlandmama said...

I am impressed by your sewing ability even if you didn't prove it. I like the button flowers.

melissa said...

Oh, I LOVE the buttons! How creative!

ChrisB said...

My favourite is the button flowers- this so reminds me of playing with my grannie's button box back in the early 5o's. I have been wondering what to do with my own buttons -you could be starting a new trend!!

Rachel said...

Damn you are a crafy woman! Love the berries and twigs thingy! I know how to crosstich too, but haven't done it in years.

Amy W said...

I love the VT thing (and the other stuff too....).

Tiggerlane said...

The button flowers are my favorite - what a fantastic idea! My mother's button box is something I will always treasure.

frannie said...

what an interesting thing to do with the buttons! I love it!

SJ said...

I remember you used to cross stitch all.the.time when I was growing up. And too, I totally wish I could sew.....