Saturday, February 12, 2011

One last Valentine's post

I am almost afraid to post this because the pictures make the finished project look much worse than it actually does. It turned out beautifully. It is based on this.

I didn't have the Krinkle Tulle, so I cut 1 1/2" strips of pink tulle that were doubled. I gathered the tulle with a running stitch down the middle. I just stuck the fold of a new strip into the old strip to join them. The pearls were cheap and 10mm. I used the stretchable elastic and then made the bracelet. Here's the oh so terrible pictures of bracelets that are actually quite cute. (Please ignore the ugly hand model... I can say that because I'm the one modeling them.)


My granddaughter's...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Jeanine and crafts.

Because I have posted 2 (now 3) blogs today, I want to let you know that the next one down is Valentine crafts and Jeanine's latest test results is beneath the Valentine's craft.

Valentine's Day

I am done with my Valentine's Day crafting extravaganza and this proves it. My guest bed is never clean until I finish my current crafts.

I have already posted the first pillow I made with this tutorial. But the following are the other pillows that I made from that tutorial...

I decided to try my hand at another pillow. I didn't find a blog doing this, but I'm sure there are some out there. The material I used to make the heart was a fabric I am unfamiliar with. It is something like a double sided suede and I bought it at Goodwill. It is actually too heavy for this application, though it would have been fine if I had filled the entire pillow with the ruffled "suede".

Another view...

I saw these felt cookies and had to make some for my granddaughter. It was fairly simple to make without any instructions.

It was so fun and I would have made more, but I was my shipping date was approaching too fast.

I saw a post for a Valentine frame for Dads which I cannot now find. It involved chalkboard paint and in the original it had conversation hearts close to the picture around the frame. I wanted to do the same thing for Girl's Activity Day, but ran out of time. I had the foam fun hearts and decided to make the frames to give to the girls for Valentine's Day.

My last Valentine's creation was a combination of a few blogs. I took a dollar frame and painted it black. I then put some scrapbook paper that I had obtained on clearance and tried the glitter half hearts on it. It needed more. So I copied the words from one of my husband's and my favorite songs onto paper and then changed the size and font of some of the words. I cut it out and voila! and very nice looking wall hanging. BTW, I bought the glitter hearts at the dollar store and used a serrated knife to cut them in half.

Unfortunately, I cannot be craftless for long. My bed is already loading up with the supplies for the Girl's Camp fundraiser.

Jeanine's news

This is a good report. Jeanine had a PET/CT scan. It shows that a majority of the cancer in the right lobe of her liver has died. There are some remaining scattered bits of cancer in that area, but the treatment seems to be working well. The cancer in her lymph nodes is decreasing in size and the cancer has not spread to any other areas.

Above and beyond this, Jeanine is also in general good health. As she and I have discussed, she is basically able to do everything she needs or wants to do and finds that doing what she needs to do to live with this cancer is workable.

I just wanted to let you know that all is going well right now.