Halloween Pumpkins

November 21, 2010 on 7:08 pm | In Uncategorized | 60 Comments

These are not really something that I started before, but I do like to do them each year.  My pumpkin is the Cat one and my boyfriend made the the other one.  They are fun to carve and then set out for halloween.  I also like to make one using my Mrs. Potato head decorations.  I have a princess and a pirate one.  This year I made the princess one.  The kids that come around the neighborhood think it is fun. 

Old Home Movies

October 2, 2010 on 11:52 am | In Photography, Uncategorized | 67 Comments

Several years ago I started on a project to get all of my Dad’s Home movies transferred to DVD. I did some calling around and price checking but I never ended up doing anything with it. Well last fall I was at a nearby Antique mall and found a flyer and business card for a company in the Denver Metro Area that does movie transfers. (He does a lot of other stuff too). I was able to rent from him a viewer so that my dad and I could look at the movies and then decide what order they needed to go on the DVD. Most of them we could attach a year to. The company’s name is Home Video Studio and the website is www.homevideostudio.com. It took about 4 weeks to get my DVD’s back.  I am glad that I am finally got this done.  I was starting to worry about the film and that it might deteriate to a point I couldn’t save it.  I plan to give a DVD to each of my brothers and to my dad. Here is the before (lots of reels of film) and then after (all on a DVD) :

Glass Fusing

June 27, 2010 on 1:24 pm | In Glass, Uncategorized | 86 Comments

Almost 20 years ago I took a class in Glass Fusing (heating glass up in a kiln to melt it together).  The things you can make are really cool.  Then this was  a pretty new craft  and there wasn’t alot of  information published about it.  I was really interested.  There was a glass shop near the restaurant my ex-husband owned and I took the class there.  We made a few things in class.  I was interested enough that I bought a small kiln and did some firing.  I made alot of earrings and tried to sell them at craft shows.  I was able to sell some, but not many.  I moved again and decided to sell my kiln. Now I wish I would have kept it. 

In my very first post on this blog  you can see the bracelet that I made in a jewelry class.  I took another class and we made several things in class.  A frame, two coasters and a drapped vase.  It was lots of fun and I am going to take the intermediate class as well where we can choose our project and the teacher will help us to complete it.  The glass shop is Bella Glass. The have all kinds of classes if you live in the Denver Metro Area.  Here are the pictures of my projects.

Pinweaving Angel ornament Kit

April 25, 2010 on 3:27 pm | In Uncategorized | 68 Comments

I think I have had this kit for several years and had not put it together. The other day I found it and thought it would be easy to do. It is a pretty straight forward pattern where you take different ribbons and weave them together, cut out the angel pattern, press on fusible interfacing and finish with trim.   All you need is the kit, hot glue gun, pins and an iron. Went together pretty fast. I finished it this morning. Now it is ready to hang on the Christmas Tree :) I will sometimes save these and give them as gifts at Christmas. Here are a couple of pictures. The first one is the pinned weaving ready to iron to the fusible interfacing. The second one is the finished angel.


Valentine’s Day Cards

February 3, 2010 on 8:54 pm | In Paper crafts, Uncategorized | 67 Comments

I have always thought that it would be fun to make some cards for the holidays.   I have never gone to a class or anything because I didn’t want to start another “hobby” where I end up buying all the materials and supplies and then don’t get projects done.  Last week I was in Archivers and they were haviing a Valentine’s day card making class, so on impulse I signed up for it.  It was last nite at the Store.  It was lots of fun. We could make 4 cards.  I got three of them done in class (yeah!!) and it was lots of fun.  Our teacher was very patient and very nice.  The class as a whole did well and got lots accomplished in the 3.5 hrs alloted. Here are pictures of the three cards that I made :)

Hello world!

January 31, 2010 on 1:11 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Welcome to my blog :) .  I have never had a blog before and thought this might be fun.  We all have projects that we have started and never finished.  I have lots of them and most of them relate to either home improvement or crafts!  What I am planning to do with this blog is to document my progress this year with completing projects that were started prior to Jan 2010.

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