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 Sixth generation down from the woman who originally made the cases.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

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