Stenciled coasters

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Handmade coasters with my original stencil designs.

Stenciled Coasters

I will be selling them at the Diva Delight coming up in just a couple of weeks! Ack! Off to craft and design more stuff.

Summer is here

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Finally, this weekend we had summer like temperatures. It was absolutely beautiful. Perfect for finishing our garden. Lucius, my little helper, loved planting the seeds in the soil.

Aymeric on the other hand is at the age where he would rather dig a big hole in the dirt. To keep him from getting in there we built the boys a sandbox with leftover wood from the garden boxes.

What did I ever do before the sandbox? They were occupied for hours!
And nothing says great weather and good times like running around barefoot outside!!

Stencil fun

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Today we had sun, rain, snow, sun. All in that order. Talk about some crazy weather.

So last night I finally got a chance to have a go at fabric stenciling. I tried it out on some scrap pieces of fabric and used some quick little designs I made.

Few of my first stencil designs.

It turned out better then I imagined. So many ideas and so many possibilities!

Also, Do you remember this lime green and white Elfin hat I crocheted a little while back? Check it out on a cute little baby at Memories for Life. Oh, and I also crocheted the pink hat too!

Designing, designing

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Been busy the last couple of days trying to come up with different designs.

I'm hoping to stencil these designs onto fabric. Quite anxious to see how they will turn out. Wish me luck!

Umm...what month is it again?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On the weekend we managed to finish all the four garden boxes we wanted for our square foot garden. We recycled old pieces of wood for the sides and bought a couple sheets of gypsum board for the bottom of the boxes. The boxes measures 4'x4' and 10" deep.

The boys helped out too! The thought it was pretty exciting.

We poured the recommended mixture in them (1/3 peat moss, 1/3 compost, 1/3 vermiculite), but we ran out for the third box. So we figure we would leave it for one more week before we would plant anything.

It's a good thing, because look what we got today...

Yup, SNOW! And lots of it. Very strange indeed! I think mother nature is having a little revenge with us.

Sew, cut, sew, garden

Saturday, May 16, 2009

It's May long weekend here. Everyone is out camping and enjoying the spring like weather. We on the other hand are trying to get our garden going. This year I'm going to to try this square foot gardening. It suppose to be very low maintenance. I sure like the sounds of that. There is rain in the forecast, so I hope we can get the garden in before then.

With Darcy home an extra day on Monday, it gives me much needed extra time during the day to work on my crafts. Long weekends are definitely a good thing!

Plastic bracelet

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I'm back!

It's always nice to visit Edmonton. It was nice to see my aunt and uncle, spend some time with family, and hang out with some friends.

Now back to creating and crafting in full force so I can be ready for the Diva Delight coming up in June. My laptop is still down (no printable, poo!), but my awesome friend Nash is fixing it for me. It's great to have tech friends!

Of course I couldn't have gone without doing some sort of craft when I was away. This is what I was working on.

Plastic bracelet
Plastic bracelet

A Plastic bracelet, crocheted using plastic bags with a scrap piece of fabric to funk it up.