Monday, April 30, 2012

A little playtime!

Over the weekend I was able to play a little bit with paper! This also helped me to get a little work done for the Christmas Season...and it is still April. Here are Christmas Wish lists for each member of my family to write their wished for gifts on and then each member will draw a couple items from the wish lists to do their shopping from. Later I will be able to add these to the scrapbook pages for the year's Christmas and save not only the memory of what everyone wanted, but also a sample of their handwriting.
Next: I found a small (4x4 inch) graph paper pad, and thought wow what a useful thing to carry with me for when I feel inspired to sketch out a layout or sketch a garden plan. Only it needed something, so I made a basic cover for it. It still needs a little work to complete it like a clasp type closure, but I like the way it turned out so far.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Some old photos!

Our Entryway transforms for Halloween to a Witches' Parlour.  Complete with huge spider climbing down from the ceiling.  Each year we try to add to the graveyard in the front of the house and parlour.  We have a lot of fun planning and then watching the reaction of the trick or treaters faces.">

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A New Beginning

Spring is here and underway; and time has come to begin anew in other aspects of life.  One of those for me is working hard to use this blog again. 
I have started the planning for planting the vegetable gardens and also replanting some of the butterfly garden. Which will be alot of fun this year, as an early Mother's Day gift my daughter has put together a potting table/area on the patio for me.  She is repurposing some of the tables used at the store she worked at (one that is closing) and supplied me with a tool pouch, seeds and bulbs and even potting soil.  Even cleaned off the patio complete with power washing it.
Rain today prevented me from taking a photo of the area, but I really look forward to working in this space.