Wednesday, September 4, 2013


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                          My youngest grand daughter Ary 9 mths. She just loves that jumper!

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                             Grand uncle Mark came to visit Grandma on her birthday 8-12-13!


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Learning to pull stand up and walk around furniture





Saturday, May 4, 2013

Social Security App

Social Security now has a wage reporting app for those of us in the SSI program.  I thought it would be wonderful, however you have to know your initial access code they sent you with your sign up packet. Who would have known to keep that.   
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.ssa.mkwr&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImdvdi5zc2EubWt3ciJd

Monday, January 21, 2013

My Brother's Birthday Card

My sisters and I, whom you can find at www. pinkyfingercrafts.blogspot, spent the weekend making cards for different people.  I made one for my brother. 
His card took  a very long time, because I had no idea what I wanted to do. It finally came together nicely.  White card stock with patterned patter by Paper Pizza ephemera paper. The picture is printed on vellum, then black paper from the same pack, and  white card stock cut around with decorative scissors, glued to the final background. 


The inside has three separate tags holding together by a matching brad connected to the pattern paper before gluing it to the card. The side pieces, of the same pack,  the left is one piece and the right has two coordinating pieces. The paper has stitch marks as part of its print, so I used my sewing matching to stitch along in white thread, and let some of the threads hang loose. I then used bakers twine to go from left to right. On the right side I wrapped it on the part of the paper that did not have stitching. Then I glued the paper down so the twine would stay put. The flap at the bottom opens up to reveal my message and the year. The back is stamp with the words "Handmade".


Friday, January 18, 2013

Valentine's Day Cards

In the spirit of Valentine's day, I spent last weekend making Valentines for my family.  Here is a peak at what I created with the help of my younger sister. I also have a 17 year old grandson and his is still in the making and I think the best one to come. It is made from Steampunk paper. Look up steampunk on Google to get an idea. These are not a nice as some of the ones I have seen on the internet but I think they are ok.

For mom





                                          The envelope was made on the cricket machine and then
                                          embossed.
                                            For my 2 month old grand baby Ary.


                                                   My grand daughter Tessa
                                             
                                            For oldest Grand daughter in College





Second to last Grand Daughter Aaliyah


Friday, January 11, 2013

I have been working on valentine cards to give away and here a just of few of the ones where the pictures turned out. I made these myself with card stock and scrap paper, special scissors, and my cuddle bug embossing machine and a few other items.  The all go in this bag I made also. It makes a great gift and I thank my sister at pinky finger crafts blogspot for the idea.

A home made valentine card
  
Inside of the one with the heart above
I really like this one
The first one and one of my fav's

                                                   
For a Best Friend










   

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Crochet Mittens

I made these adorable little hand mittens for my seven month old grand neice Alice. I just hope they fit. Pattern by
http://www.crochetgeek.com/2008/12/crochet-thumbless-baby-mittens-2-ply.html. I am told they fit and she loved them.



Monday, November 26, 2012

Crochet Beanie Hat

I am making everyone in my family something for Christmas. This beanie hat/brim hat and scarf set I made for my adopted son in law. Below this post are the pages I made for my mothers scrapbook. I do not have the picture for the scarf. It matches the hat in color. You can wear it several ways.



Friday, November 23, 2012

Scrapbooking

I started off to work today, Friday, drove 30 minutes on almost an empty tank, to get there and was told I was not needed. The client was suppose to notify my office or call the after hours phone number that she was provided when she signed up.  

I used the time wisely. I went to my favorite store Hobby Lobby to purchase more yarn.  I proceeded to purchase gasoline, and get something to eat. I then went home early to get started on the project below. It took me until midnight only because my craft room has no extra tables or storage so I had to spread it all out to sort through it. I almost gave up, but I said no I am running out of time. I do not have to work Saturday. I am going to finish this page for my mother's scrapbook. It is her Christmas gift, I have two more pages I want to complete. Here is the first one.


And today Nov 24th I finish three more pages. The last one is not embellished as much as the others, it is more whimsical because of where they were taken and what my family was doing. 





This is only part of the last page, my scanner is only so wide, the camera I used for the above isn't doing them justice so I used the scanner to get most of the page for an example. It is of my newest grand daughter Ary Born 11.7.12. I love the layout, I got the inspiration from Daniel Thompson in the 2006 issue of Memory Makers Magazine 



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gelatin who knew!


Gelatin, what I used to love and no longer want now that I educated myself as to its origins.  It is a translucent, colorless, brittle (when dry), flavorless solid substance, derived from collagen obtained from various animal by-products. Gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the skin, boiled crushed horn, hoof and bones, connective tissues, organs and some intestines of animals such as domesticated cattle, chicken, horses, and pigs."

Just thought I would right it down so I don't forget lol.



Saturday, November 17, 2012

Handmade Purse

I wanted to make something special for my grand daughter for this years Christmas gift, well one of them. 


We love purses, so I decided to make her what I think is pretty fantastic. The instructions called for grommets for the handles, but that did not look good, or turn out very well. So I altered the pattern some to add an upper band  and loops to hold the handles instead of grommets. The loops are in the contrast color for added pizzazz  The small purse and sash are made from the same material used for the lining. The pink fabric is glimmerish, but you cannot really see it, the photo does not do it justice really. 

Rock Painting

Last June I needed a gift for my sister. I wanted something unique that you cannot find in a store. I have plenty of rocks here in Arkansas, and I know how to paint. I have books on how to paint rocks, so put all that together and this is my first rock art.





Meladra's creations flower headband

I am trying to make this headband for someone, yet while reading the instructions on the blog I could not see a place to leave a comment. Also, my registration email never came. I also did not see a place that said please resend the email if you don't get the first one. I wanted to comment to her that her instructions need clarification on round 4. The written instructions say to attach your yarn in the 2nd sc from where you double crocheted the previous round, how ever the first three rows were sc. I don't see where I double crocheted the previous round. You can see what I mean here http://meladorascreations-com.webs.com/flowerheadband.htm 




I started watching the video and here she double crocheted the fourth round but the instruction say " sc in the next 2 stitches as well, then do a trc into the space below on the previous row.  So my hat is almost finished and I started watching the video to late to make this change. Therefor I wanted to write it down here so I will know for the next band I make. After watching the entire video the whole hat is in double crochet not trc as per the written instructions. I like to print instruction so I can take them with me when needed. I appreciate people putting these up but I wish the video corresponded with the written verbatim.

Now I have completed my hat but it is too big so I have to add a piece of elastic to one end so it will fit snug. And make more but this time according to the video. :) Or change the instructions from trc to dc.

Thank you Meladora.