Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Link to an MJF friends Magazine

Garden Goose (Tina Michelle) on the MJF boards has a great magazine that is full of interesting articles for the farmgirl in all of us! Here is a link to the magazine and a pic of one of the front covers! Enjoy!!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Picture day! I have a few to share :)

I haven't been on in awhile, but I have been busy. Today I'm posting pics of my newest creations and some of my family. I also have a cool shot from after the rain storm the other day!

My 2nd table made with the beautiful paper from Lisa (tribalcime)!!

These are pics of my 1st ever Plarn purse! I really like it. Not bad for a first time!

This is the beautiful rainbow I saw after the storm here the other day. I took this shot while on my front porch. My kids were so excited to see it!

My firepit - it's still in the first stage..lol

Believe it or not, this is my oldest daughter, Cindy. She 23 and she's been doing some modeling. I may be partial, but I think she's drop dead gorgeous!!

My hubby, Charlie and my granbaby Jaelynn..awwwww

Jaelynn and my youngest, Ally (Alexandra) They are too silly!

well, I'll post more when I have time. aRight now I'm planning a chapter meeting so I'm off...lol Take care and Happy Crafting!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

It's Official! We have a Chapter!

The Chapter is official. We are the Crafty Bay Farmgirls Chapter! I love the name and it suits each one of us. Our first meeting will be early March and hopefully we can brainstorm and get some ideas flying around! I have so many ideas in my head right now, but I always like hearing other peoples too. I look forward to meeting all the ladies in person. I already know one of them very well (she's my daughter! lol)
This weekend I worked one my craftroom and got organized. I never knew I had so much stuff! I had to bring in a big china cabinet that I had been saving in from the garage for more storage :)
I also finished a chemo cap for a farmgirl friend's daughter the other day. It is a beautiful shade of green and soooo soft! I hope she likes it.
Now I'm working on rolling some "plarn" so I can get to making something with it. Probably a tote bag or purse to start, then get a little more creative down the road. My husband thinks that it's the neatest thing he ever saw....he probably also thinks his wife is a little nuts too. lol
I have some pics to put on here, but I'll get to that later. I finished my other table with the beautiful paper from Lisa (tribalcime), and I've been thinking of making more totes... I have pleanty of denim and little extras, so probably will. I have projects to finish up first, though. Shouldn't take me long, so hopefully I'll have more totes in the works soon.
Anywho - I'm off to get my daughter some breakfast. she has to wait a little while before her tummy wakes up..lol It's also so cold here today - 19 degrees! Yikes! Probably stay inside and stay warm today. I hope everyone has a great Monday! Take care and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Gonna start an MJF Chapter. YAY!!!!!

Finally....I am going to start an MJF Chapter! I have gotten with a few other MD gals and we have decided to go for it! It is going to be a blast! Can you tell I'm excited about this?? LOL We haven't decided on a name yet, but hopefully we will in a day or two so I can sign us gals up and get the wheels spinning! I've been brainstorming some names and I have already talked to one of the gals who is going to be in the chapter with me. She is such a sweetheart! Nice, nice, nice!! I think we will have a good ole' time!! I will keep you all posted on my Chapter happenings.

Anywho, I am off to work on my tote bag and then get the little ones off of the school bus! Take care and Happy Crafting!!!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Crocheting with "Plarn"??

Ok, this is very interesting to me. "Plarn", ya know, plastic bags that are turned into something beautiful by crocheting the strips. I have to try this. While I am, by no means, a recycle fanatic, I do my share. I reduse, reuse, and recycle whenever I can, but sometimes I slip up and throw things away that shouldn't be. ( I know, shame on me :( , I will try harder, promise).

Back to the plarn. I got this really cool book from the library called , "It's not your momma's crochet", and it has a cute purse in there made by using "plarn". I got really excited about that little purse! I have to make it now. Between that and making a HUGE tote for my MIL, I am going to be a little busy. She saw my smaller totes and wants a big one to take shopping . She is way into the "Go Green" scene herself and her bag is going to reflect that. It's cool, though. (sounded a little 60's there, lol) I enjoy making things.

Now, all I have to do is gather up them plastic grocery store bags and start cutting them into long continuous strips. Should be fairly simple. I need to go to the craft store for handles too. I always LOVE an excuse to get to A.C Moore, plus I received a gift card for my B-day to them! LOL.

If it turns out well, I will post it on here. Hopefully you will all get to see it! *crossing fingers*

I am still up in the air about an Etsy shop too. My family says I should, but is it worth it? Is it more stress than it's worth? Should I take my things to craft shows instead? Ughhh, I guess I will figure this out eventually. In the meantime, I will keep crafting and stashing my "stuff" until I decide what to do. I always appreciate suggestions about what sells or not too.

Anywho, I am going to get myself into something, after I make another cup of coffee...yummmm. Take care my friends and Happy Crafting!!!!