Monday, June 24, 2013

Do You Qualify????

My daughter Katie sent me this list.....after reading it I decided I qualify for 7 of these craft horder statements!!

1. You visit the craft store every week to redeem your 40% off coupon
And you know it’s always on that big, expensive $49.99 item you would NEVER pay retail for!
Bonus points if you have the clerk scan your coupon on your smart phone.
Double bonus points if you print out another coupon and give it to another family member to redeem right behind you in line.

2. You buy clearance fabric like it’s going out of style, but you haven’t sewn or quilted since 1995
Admit it, your closet is filled with plastic JoAnn and Hancock Fabrics bags you haven’t opened in years!

3. You’d choose an estate sale over Disneyland any day!
I see dead people craft supplies.

4. Your magazine stash could fill up a bathroom (or does)
There’s no way you’d give these away…that would be hundreds of dollars of good ideas going down the drain!

5. A 60% off sign means you’ll be spending a minimum of $300 at the fabric store
There’s some things in life you just can’t pass up, especially toile decorating fabric!

6. You buy lots of plastic bins for organizing your pretty papers
Your paper, however, still remains in stacks on the floor or sprayed across your desk.

7. You can bathe in your yarn collection.

8. Your family and friends let you go through their donation boxes to see if there’s anything in there you might want to craft with or upcycle
You end up taking the whole box and it is still sitting in your living room. Did I mention you got the box 3 years ago?

9. You save every jar, can, lid, and bottle because you will need to craft with it someday!
Thank goodness you cyber-hoarded all those Mason Jar ideas on Pinterest!

10. You scan Craigslist and Ebay to score good deals on supplies
Purchasing a Cricut cutting system for $20 bucks with cartridges just gave you the greatest crafting high of your life!

11. You refuse to let go of paint that you’ve had since the 80’s.
Unclog that sucker with a pin and it’s as good as new!

12. You collect toilet paper tubes…Dryer lint…and Cat hair

13. If you’ve ever found yourself saying the following phrases…


14. If your friend is in need of an urgent craft supply, they come to your house before they go to the craft store.

After all, you have every craft supply known to man!

The way I figure I could have worse qualities!!!

How many of these apply to you???


Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Little Red, A Little White........

And a little blue!!

That's what was waiting for me a few days ago when I got home from work. Viv hosted a 4th of July ornament swap and I was paired with Kim who blogs at Musings by Kim K.

A little 4th of July baby, and a tag....well a big tag!

Crepe paper, glitter, flags and stars!

And how cute is this 4th of July baby???

Such bright eyes!

A little nut cup is now a hat, and a straw becomes her baton!

Thank you Kim for helping grow my red, white and blue collection!

I really do love red, white and blue!!!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Slowly, But Surely!

I am slowly changing the Xavier Ct. House from Spring to Summer.

Summer for me means, red, white and blue.

I can't believe I'm admitting this but up until last weekend, I still had Easter/Spring wreaths on my front door and porch!!

Making at least one new wreath had to happen!

I used the same burlap wreath I had up for Easter, but took the plastic eggs, and bunny off.

I added a small banner, and a couple of vintage quilt squares. My burlap rosettes need a little work....oh well!

My new wicker planter....a $6.00 garage sale find....I added red geraniums....I'm planning on them blooming soon, (crossing my fingers) and adding the color this little porch area needs.

I am not sure what I will put on the bottom shelf, but you know how it works....all of a sudden you see something and you know just where to put it!

This weekend the plan is getting the wreath on the front door and the wreath that hangs in the kitchen window ready for summer!!