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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Earrings for Little Lorna

My sweet niece has been taking care of the chickens for me since I got pneumonia again. She gathers the eggs everyday with a big smile. She is the sweetest... Well to our surprise her ears are still pierced. And so I made her favorite bird into ear rings, Owls.. And her favorite color is blue. So she now has some pretty little blue owl earrings to wear to school tomorrow. Made out of paper...
Hope everyone gets a good night and has a great Monday!
XO Nana

Friday, January 9, 2015

Spreading some Love

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The Triple Heart Easel Card has been one of my most popular designs, and so I thought it would be nice start to 2015 to spread some love, and give it away free! Please help to pass the love on by either making it and giving it to someone, or by telling your crafty friends where they can find the project. 

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xo Nana

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Having fun at Grandparents

Felix started asking to have his face painted after he got here. So today he got his wish...
Isha this one is for you and Zber. LOL our 2 Batman fans. ha ha ha... He has been so funny this time. It is so nice to have him here with us again. It would be long and Nana is going to be the shortest person again... They are all getting so big!
xo Nana

For those that read my Blog

I would like to ask a favor of those that read this blog. If you could let me know your "opinion" I'd be very grateful. I am a crafter for therapy. It keeps me half way sane... ;-) Do you think crafting should be a way to make money first? Or is it just a happy byproduct of others liking your work?

I've tried to make a doll business back in 98 and that was a real flop.  I sold maybe 6 dolls in a year.  And I started to hate making dolls. I gave most of them away in the end. Four were special ordered by a lady, her Grandmother made pillow cases, her mother embroidered them and she crocheted the edges. (3 generations working on them) She had me make them into old fashioned dolls for her Great Granddaughters. Sixth generation down from the woman who originally made the cases. I thought it was so interesting and made for great keepsakes.

Anyway, back to your opinions... I am really into the paper dolls, corsets and cards. I have seen that others make them to sell. I was quite surprised at the cost too. But thought it might be nice to be able to sell some to keep me supplied in papers and tools so I can keep crafting. Plus I don't know what to do with all the things I finish.

What is your honest opinion, is it something you think I could shoot for or should I keep it therapy only? I want to know what you think of the quality of my work.
Please leave your comments for me below, Any and All are greatly appreciated.
Have a great weekend.
xoxo Nana

Friday, December 26, 2014

Made Felix's Day

We made use of leftovers... ;-)  Best way I know to use up leftover mashed potatoes is to make Chocolate Coconut Balls, Look yum huh...
The little ones are Ritz Bits peanut butter crackers dipped in chocolate.  Want the recipe, I'll gladly share if you want.
Hope you are all having a good time.  We are trying. ha ha ha.
xo Nana

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Last one for a bit

This will be the last one for a while as with grand kids and all I'm not going to have me time. lol
Here is the one I finished last night.  I LOVE it! A Corset with Garters. 
Those little bows were a bugger to do. Ha ha...But very worth it.
Don't you just love it?  I sure do. So relaxing to make too. Have a great long weekend.
Off to make erasers with Felix today. Thank you Auntie Carla for the kit. ;-)
xoxo Nana 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Who Knew??

These little paper dresses are addictive! I finished this one last night. Paper Machi corset then covered with bits of colored tissue paper. Sequins and  2 paper rolled roses. Laced up the back. My Niece said if I wanted to sew one she would love to wear it. ;-) It would look good on her too!!!!



I am starting another one too. My youngest niece and granddaughter are going to love making these.
I'm also going to make some hangers, so more coming soon. I hope.. Will be gone a few days as we get to have our Little Man come visit. Yeah /\/\/\/\/\ Happy Dance /\/\/\/\/\ Hope I stay on an up for the next week or so. Take one day at a time.
Have a good day, week... Life.  Make it the best you can ;-)
xoxo Nana