Friday, February 20, 2015

One Little Word 2015!

Yes I am doing One Little Word this year!  No!! I haven't actually started anything except to pick out my word:


Stay tuned for more information:
Supplies so far:
  • Teresa Collins Studio Gold album
  • WRMK  8.5"x11" 9 pocket page protectors 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

I made a planner, totally not my style

I admit it!  I am a total bandwagonner on some trends.   Last year in the midst of buying my house, I realized I had no organization at all.  No way to keep track of due dates and appointments and just general time management chaos.  So I got a planner.  In October, I took it one step further.  I decided my own custom calendar inserts.  I loves them.  They are fabulous and look elegant and make me happy.  They exist in a cheap looking red DayRunner planner though.  I hates it!  I really hates it!

I recently came across the Midori Traveler's Notebook via one of my favorite scrapbookers, Marcy Penner.  I love the ease of the system and how easy it is to add and remove notebooks without the big bulk of rings.  I thought PERFECT!!  Then realized the pages are only 4.25" wide and my custom calendars that I created (literal blood, sweat, tears and many cuss words) and LOVED would not fit if I bought the notebook off the shelf.

My solution!  Design my own!  Mission accomplished!!! But the fabric I chose is totally not my style.  So it shall sit and look lonely.  It is a custom designed Midori style notebook which holds insert notebooks of 8.5" x 5.5" size with a little bit of wiggle room on the ends for tabs.  It has interior pockets on the cover and three elastics.  I am proud of it, I think I did a good job designing it.  My sewing could have been better.  Live and learn.  Just not my style.  Stay tuned for the next installment.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pink Typewriter Cross Stitch

I have been itching to get back to cross stitch.  The problem?!?  The totally crappy designs in kits at my local craft stores.  I mean seriously!  I think most of the designs sold there are from when I originally learned to cross stitch in the late 80s.  

The solution? I bought a pattern online and purchased the thread and cloth separately.  Cross stitching is cheap!  I had no idea how cheap.  Fulfilling too!  I am well on my way at getting this project finished in no time flat, just TV watching time.

I plan to frame this bad boy and use it as decor in my craft room.  The teal/aqua of one of the hearts is a great match to the paint color of my craft room walls.


Pattern:  Pink Typewriter from the Tiny Modernist Etsy Shop
Thread:  DMC floss in 760, 3712, 3713, White, Ecru, 445, 907, 3849, 347, 3023, 3799
Cloth:  Generic Aida 14