Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Saddest Day of My Life!

Our most precious, little boy went Home today. Wiley Howard Mullis will be missed more than words can possibly express.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

February Craft Party

For our craft party this month, we made paper at Kay’s.  We used shredded paper (of course) and mixed in things like colored tissue paper, colored construction paper, gauche, glitter and flowers to create our papers.  Oh…and spritzing with Glimmer Mist while the paper is wet does not leave the ‘glimmer’ that it will on dry paper. :-)

FebCraftParty Some of the papers we created.

Jill and Kay at work crafting homemade paper.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dog Diapers

Go figure that I would end up spending my days changing diapers on a dog (well, two actually).  The cost of these diapers at pet stores is $27-$30 each…that’s just the cloth part!  I decided to make some for our male dog, Wiley, with a nautical slant since the DH is a retired Navy Master Chief.  The total cost was $6.80!!  I cut a strip of fabric 9” x 29”.  I sewed a 1/4” hem on each short side.  The elastic was stretched and cut 27” then sewn in an inch from each end on both sides.  I folded the elastic edge over the width of the elastic and sewed while pulling the fabric to stretch the elastic and make the fabric flat.  I folded the edge again and did the same step to end with a nice finished edge.  The Velcro was cut to width and sewn one piece on the pattern side (top) of the fabric and the other piece on the bottom side of the fabric.  I added a couple of anchor buttons for detail.  It’s not easy to get a dog to pose for good pictures, but here are a couple to show the diaper.

Next, I might just try to make diapers for our female dog…a bit more tricky!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Quick Pencil Sketch

My dad and step-mother sent me a really nice picture frame one year for Christmas.  It has a pencil drawing of somewhere I’d never been in it.  Yesterday, I decided to do a drawing of my aunt’s barn outside Mountain City, TN.  I’m not sure the barn is still there, but this is the way I remember it (complete with outhouse in the foreground)…the mountains are more Rockies than Appalachian, but I exercised my artistic license there.  :-)  I did the drawing in all of 10 minutes…I’m sure I could do better if I spent more time on it.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pottery Class and Shabby Chic Cards

Jill and I started our first pottery wheel throwing class on Friday.  We did a great job (according to the instructor) of centering our clay, etc.  I ended up with 3 pots that I want to have fired.  Jill settled on one.  Pottery is a messy business.


We also attended the Shabby Chic card class at Archiver’s on Saturday and made the following card using Ranger Paint Daubers, Distress Stickles and new stamps from Hero Arts.