My life and crafting times.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

I have a new tool

On Tuesday I went to my usual evening of scrap booking. To be honest this night is a wonderful time with ladies for a hen fest. Yes we do get some scrap booking of some kind done but for the most part we talk and share food. One of the ladies has been bringing a pie of the week. They have all been HOME MADE and delicious. This week she made something with me in mind. I love raspberries and she made this French Vanilla Raspberry Torte. It was beyond delicious. I ate two pieces! Yum yum.

Now for the new tool I mentioned. A week ago Jim ordered for me a Cinch binding machine. I had been looking at different ways I could bind some autograph books I will be making for next year. (I am sure I mentioned something about these in last posting) Well it has arrived! The Cinch that is. It is so smooth. I played with it a bit but didn't make anything yet. I can't wait until I have time to really make something. Will post it when I do.

Also last week I made a magnetic book. I saw it on My Craft Channel * Create to Remember with Heidi Swapp*  There are two episodes but they are wonderful. Any how I got that finished and had a blast. I used magnets that were on the fridge (which I hate having there) and voila I had my magnetic book. I went into my MS word 7 and made up two different styles of pages and printed them off. They are for my mother to write in on her Hawaiian cruise which she will take later on this month. I didn't take a picture, sorry about that, but she got it this week and loved it. She was going to buy herself one I beat her to it. I hope she has fun with this journal. I didn't embellish it at all because of the weight issue. 

Well that is it is for me for today. I have been under the weather and have not been crafty at all this week. Maybe next week. Have a great weekend everyone.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

It has been a long time

With all the fun things I have been doing I just have not gotten to putting anything up on here. How sad when I had good intentions of posting at least weekly. I am still busy but hope to take time to post on here more often.
Last summer after camping with friends (check out the post on July 29th) we thought it would be wonderful to all go to Disney World and on a cruise together. In some ways it is happening but not with the whole group. I am sad about that part but very excited to be going with two families. We have booked a cruise on the Fantasy! Yes exciting. So next year in March we will make our way down south and be on the ship.
A few months ago my hubby that loves to check things out on the computer found this wonderful site called DIS Board. There is so much information of all kinds on there whether it is Disney related or not. While on there he showed me some things that some DISigners were up to. They do wonderful work and is so much fun. On one of the boards I found that I could create my own signs for the doors of the our cabin on the Fantasy. A lot of people really decorate their doors and I plan on doing so as well. Also I am working on "decorations" for the other three families in our group. Yes I have my work cut out for myself but I have a year! 

I tried to figure out how to add my DISigns from my MS Word 07 but couldn't figure it out. So I took a picture of one of my DISigns and here it is (sorry for how blurry it is, I need a tripod that works)

 I have changed the outside lines on the letters back to black to make them stand out more.

A few weeks ago now we had a no frills crop. Aside from all the scrap booking we did a few of us ladies got together and planned to share a chocolate fountain with all the dippers to go with it. Here is a picture of what we had. Doesn't it make your mouth water? It was good and happily this is not something we do all the time (even though it would be so tasty!)

 On another craftier note I finally finished a project I am embarrassed to say I started years ago. But I am very happy with how it turned out. I have to wrap it up and mail it off to one of our daughters. I hope she will like it and keep her cozy during the winter nights as she sits at her computer or what ever. Here is the afghan I crocheted. Love the colours too.

 The afghan is called Lover's Knot. I found it free to download on the internet.
You can download this pattern if you would like to make one yourself.
 That is all I have for now. Hopefully over the next week I will have more that I can show you. 

I love to hear your comments if care to post any. Have a great week.

Joanne :-)

It has been a long time