Saturday, December 20, 2014

Fighting the blues with Paper

I have been trying to make myself do things to work through some of this. And this is what I came up with after watching some YouTube videos and going to a few blogs. I love Kellie's corsets. WOW!
Then I found Scrappin Happy by - Jeanette and watched her dress making. More WOW! Here is the info for their YouTube channels.

Art Dress Tutorial - Part 1 - Paper Mache Bodice
by Scrappin Happyxo

Art Dress tutorial with Paper Mache Bodice Tutorial
by Angela Holt

Boho Basil Paper Corset
by Kellie Reynolds

  And here is what I came up with. It isn't quite what I was going for, but it makes me smile! I love it! The roses and pink flowers on the dress are paper too. The tulle, bow and lace are the only things I used other than paper. Oh and little bling Rhinestones... they are nail are. lol Love it more on paper than nails. There is 3 layers to the back of the dress and then the bustle and bow. I can't decide if I need to make a way to hang this or make a stand for it. Kellie also has tutorial for hangers... I am going to make a tutu next.

Need to learn to take better pictures. I have 3 daughters now and they all are good to great photographers. I need to take some lessons.
Have a good weekend!
xoxo Nana

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Cheer up Picture

My Daughter sent this to my phone. I'm so happy she is happy. ;-)
This was some of her things she made for sale.Those little hats are just the cutest! If you see something you would like, feel free to let me know and I will give her your contact info upon request.
xo Nana

Monday, December 8, 2014

Feeling a bit Blue

I started feeling blue on Thursday afternoon. Couldn't even go shopping by myself. Took Tootsie in to have her stitches out. She is doing great! And had to come right home.

That night I was feeling real bad about 11:45 or 12 I thought I was having a anxiety or heart attack. Tried to wake up hubby, he jumped said you okay? and started snoring again. (roll eyes) I sat downstairs in the recliner as I couldn't get comfortable and it passed about 1:30 or so. Called Dr after 9 am and they wouldn't see me, said call 911! Mom took me over to the firehouse as it is right behind us.They did an EKG and said Looks good follow up with your Dr. So I called the Dr back and made an appointment for 4:30 in the afternoon. A few minutes later my Dr's nurse called and said he wants to see you at 11 can you be here. Yes... He was very upset with me for going to the firehouse. Said "If I say call 911 Call 911, not go to the firehouse."  Found out if I go there it is good Samaritan, if they are called out they have to call the Dr. HA! Learned something there...

Long story short, he upped my anti-depressant and added anti-anxiety. I have done nothing but sleep and cry for the last few days. I can hardly make myself stay up for an hour. Have no real pleasure in my crafting right now either. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. 

All I can do is tell my mom and hubby I'm sorry... And I was told I don't need to be, but I AM! 

So if I'm gone for a while it's because I just don't feel well. 
xo Nana

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Anniversary cards and gifts

Well this is what I've been up to besides moving furniture around... Swapping beds and rooms again.
Dragonfly pink card for my sister, Black and pink gift card for her daughter. Their anniversary's are one day apart. And the forms are for our youngest daughter. Her favorite colors.
 I got the idea for this card from Here I just love the look of this card

 Simple gift card in envelope 
 Closed with a belly band
 Finished! 1 dozzen
 4 white, 6 black and 2 pink
 Sorry not a good picture of the ribbon, but I printed her information from her business card onto the ribbons. I even found the font she used so it matches perfectly! Yeah!! 
Well soon I hope to stop moving furniture and concentrate more on making cards and gifts instead. lol Chat soon.
XO Nana

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Goodbye is hard

Even if it is a chicken... We lost Rudy tonight. Poor boy just had to let him go. I had Rudy isolated from the rest and the hens kept trying to look through the cracks in the slats like hey what are you doing in there.  I picked Rudy up today, his feet and wattle were cold and blueish red. He cuddled his head into my neck and was struggling to breathe. Like do something for me. So I said okay little guy, I love you enough to not let you suffer anymore. So I loved him and said goodbye. A friend took care of him for me and he is buried out back where the other chickens have been buried.
 On a good note, Mircale crowed for the first time today. Funny he was supposed to be a she. So we still have a rooster on the place. Well better get to bed. Lots to do tomorrow. Hope it is a better day than today.
Xo Nana

Monday, November 24, 2014


Look what came through the post today...
I won this through All Things Paper blog. Oh it is such an interesting book, I had a quick thumb through then had to fix hubby's dinner. So will be reading it in a bit. Has some great looking projects in it too. Now maybe I can learn to use all this fantastic tape I've been collecting. lol
XO Nana

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Poor little Rudy..

My poor Rooster Rudy, is having a very hard time breathing tonight. He is sneezing and wheezing, so bad I am afraid what I might get up to tomorrow. I sure hope he can be helped. I emailed a chicken expert and am hoping to get some help for him. He is a Bantam X Astrolorp
 Isn't he a handsome fellow! I hope he is still with us tomorrow. He is a great rooster and daddy. If you raise chickens and have any info please feel free to leave me a message.
Thanks for your time and help.
xo Nana