I pulled out my Vintage Fashion altered book that was in a round robin. There were still a few pages left unadorned. I whipped this one out this morning.

Hopefully I can get a little more inspiration and finish this book up.

I put aside the sewing for this evening and this is what came of it. It’s a 5×5 inch gallery edge canvas. Fun size to work with. The crown is actually a shank button. I cut a hole in the canvas for the shank to poke through the back.

I finished up a new pants purse today. I’ve been working on it for the last couple days. I fell in love with the red corduroy and remembered the fun retro print fabric I had stashed away. Perfect match. The L.L. Bean corduroy pants I got on $3 a bag day at a local church rummage sale. They were like brand new. The other pants I got all showed much more wear…or maybe that’s just more “character”.

I have a custom handbag that has a drawstring closure that I love. I wanted to emulate that in this bag.

I’m very happy with the way it turned out…of course with every thing a person makes, it’s easy to “knit-pick” it apart with the things that could have/should have/would have done differently.

I went to one of my favorite thrift shops today and came home with some nifty fabrics and a large zipper bag of fun fibers. I even found a nearly new pair of Columbia snow pants for my boy for $4. It was a fun morning…I’m showing my almost 5 yr old the joys of thrifting!

On our way home, my girl and I stopped to buy some notions from the fabric store…I should be able to get a couple of purses done in the next few days. That’s the hope anyway.

I got some inspiration and was able to come up with the “backyard” for my house shape tip-ins.

This was a fun little swap…only 6 houses. Not quite as overwhelming as the last set of houses I made for a swap.

She left me behind. I’m a very frustrated artist right now. Every time I go to make something either no ideas come or the ideas I have don’t translate to paper. I hate wasting supplies so I often don’t let myself just “play”.

I pulled out a couple books in various altered stages hoping to maybe get a page or 2 done in one of those. Nope…was not to be today. I did slap some paint on a couple pages..we’ll see what becomes of that. I like the colors but that’s is so far.

My neighbor invited me to a card party/demo today. The woman’s studio was fantastic!! I wanted to move in..I’d sleep under the tables..no biggie. I started my paper arts journey as a rubber stamper making greeting cards. That was 13 years ago. A lot has changed. I still use my stamps but not to make cards. This was a nice opportunity to get a few made without having to think up a design.

I also got the cutest little box as a gift walking in the door. I’m going to be taking it apart so I can make a template. I am SO going to make a bunch of these for quick little gift boxes.


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