A woman who works with her hands is a LABORER; a woman who works with her hands and head, a CRAFTSMAN; but a woman who works with her hands, her head and her heart is an ARTIST. ~ St. Francis of Assisi




Saturday, April 11, 2009

A connerism

I was going through the drive thru at McDonalds for the gang. Robin asked Conner if he wanted to go with me. I told Conner I would only be going thru the drive thru. We wont be going in and playing. He said OK we can just talk.

Isnt he adorable!

When I got in the car he asked me to put the top down. He never asked me before. Since he is only six and sits in a booster seat I promised I would put the top down on the way back so it wouldnt be so windy.

We went thru the drive thru and I stopped and put the top down. He said COOL! It was still to windy even though I was going under 25 mph. So I rulled the windows up and he had a blast!

We stuck out our tongues at each other via the mirror!

Yes we are two nutty people.

~K

Yarn Buddies

I made these Yarn Buddies with Conner on Good Friday. Conner says Aunt Karen can we do Easter Crafts. And who am I to tell a kid no you cant do Easter crafts? He made paper versions of my yarn versions. It was his idea to make the paper versions first. I wished I took pictures of them before he took them home.
He says he can crumble up a piece of paper and make a chick and I thought I can make a pom pom out of yellow yarn and make a chick.
So I made a Pom Pom. Instructions will follow later on pom pom making.
I free formed cutting out feet and a beak out of orange craft foam. I glued them on and glued on two wiggle eyes.
Then I thought a chick needs a bunny. So I took pink and white yarn and made a larger pom pom for the body and took just pink and made a smaller pom pom for his head. I free formed cut feet and nose. I took scrap black yarn and made whiskers. I took chenille sticks and twisted them into bunny ears. I used a cotton ball to make the tail. And I got some Yarn buddies.
One problem with Yarn buddies. They are made out of Yarn.
Cat stole the chick yarn buddie. I am afriad I didnt get that on video.
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A fly got in the house and the cat decided that is much more interesting then an old yarn buddy.

I will add the rest of the pictures tomorrow. It took forever to upload this picture and a picture of clay aiken that I did not want uploaded. Go figure that one. The reason I even saved the clay aiken is because I liked the layout and thought it would be neat for a scrap book page or card.

Yarn Buddies

Hey,

Check out the Yarn Buddies I made with Conner. You will find them in photos posted in the yarn blog.

I am thinking about changing the Yarn blog to yarn and fabric blog. What do you think?

I had to upload the video to Youtube about the yarn and cat. That is why my post were sort of sparce for friday night blog.

~K

Friday, April 10, 2009

Not so much the yellow ink

Greetings,

I dont have any paper creations to speak of. I do want to mention it was not so much the lack of yellow ink that was my printers problems. Yes It was out of yellow ink but the print head went bad. I have to give Kudos to Kodak. I went online to their website and troubleshooted my problem. The information I submitted suggested I replace the print head. So I ordered one. No charge to me. No shipping charge to me either. I came in about four days. I put it in and it did its test and cleaning and it is pretty good now. I still have my animal card to finish. I decided to go another route which involves penguins. I might toss in a few of the peacock cards. I went to the Cincinnati Zoo this week and they had tons of peacocks all over the place and I got some wonderful pictures of them with their feathers all spread out. It was pretty neat!

~K
PS check out my Yarn buddies and the cat burgular post in everything yarn!
PSS I deleted Dear John. I thought that blog might get me into trouble LOL!

Here is the animal card I ended up making. I must scan the instructions on folding the penguin.
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Friday night blog

Greetings,

I am working on a video to upload. Believe it or not its about a cat. Isnt it obvious Cats and Yarn do go together. I tried photobucket. But it would not work. So it is you tube. Its uploading now. Its pretty cute. I edited myself so dont laugh.

Anyway I went to Cincinnati this week. I crocheted a keychain. I need to work on it though. Maybe a smaller hook. It is not tight enough. When I got a photo I will post it.

I also started working on a needle book. I knitted the outside panel with burgundy and tweed. Now I am working on the inside panel. I will attempt to make places to put the hooks.

~K
PS I deleted Dear John. I figured it would get me in tons of trouble.

Friday Night Blog

Greetings,

I decided to remove the Dear John blog. It would of gotten me into a lot of trouble!
I am working on my daily what I did on my vacation. It his hard to believe that it is Friday and it is almost over. Only Saturday and Sunday left. Sunday being Easter. Today really was a holiday not a vacation. So I have an extra one.
The reason it is taking me so long is because I am learning how to edit video and I got the first one done. I am now uploading it. I hope it shows correctly when I embed the video. I never embeded a photobucket video. I have done youtube. I will have to upload it that way if the photobucket doesnt format correctly. Well back to working on my videos.

K

Friday Night Blog

Greetings,

I am back with another you tube fine! This card I made for the swap I was participated in the card group I am in on yahoo. It is a very easy card to make and the possibilities are endless. My version of the card can be seen in my card slide show. I made a matching envelope for it.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial as much as I did in making it.



Here is the link to make the sunflowers. The show was more helpful but there is no you tube video of it.
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_cds/article/0,2045,DIY_15079_3092396,00.html
Here is my version of the card I made. It was for the first swap I had joined. The theme was sunflowers.

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Hope this inspires you like it has me!

K

Friday, April 3, 2009

Cat Burgler

On day .25 of my vacation, this is the most exciting thing that happened. I was robbed by a cat burgler. He stole my yarn. I didnt get video of him taking the yarn. But as you can see in the video where he tossed onto the couch and retrieved it. That is how he stole it, while I was running after him yelling STOP THIEF!

Bad Kittie
Bad Kittie




~K

Friday Night Blog

The pink scarve..
Well I had finished it. Then I found more yarn and unbound the scarve and kept on going. Mum asked if I was knitting the scarve for the guiness book of world records. Ha ha ha. After you wrap it around it isnt all that long. I got pictures. I got a lot of pictures. I need to set up a slide show for it. I might work on this while I am on vacation. Yes vacation. I am going to cincinnati. I will be taking lots of yarn with me to play with. I am packing it up now. I am got some ideas I want to try a few bags and a key chain.
I checked out lots of books on knitting and crochet and scanning the patterns I want to keep. I love books. I loved one of the books so much I had to get it for my birthday! 100 bags to knit and crochet. It is pretty cool.

Till later
K

Friday night blog part two

Guess where I am going????

Here is a little hint.
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still dont know?

how about this hint...
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Still dont know

CINCINNATI!

I will be taking some fun items to do while going on the trip. I love being the passenger and not the driver. Sometimes driving gets boring. I will make sure I will bring my lap top with me too.

Friday night blog

I did two nice things. Okies I know I should not toot my horn. But I can if I want. The folks I did two nice things didnt know though. But I do and now I will share with you.

First nice thing. I was driving down the road and I saw two dogs running down the road. I knew exactly where this critters live. So I turned around and knocked on their door. Nobody was home. So the critters came back home and I talked them into the fence. They had no idea that I am a super hero to crittes

Second nice thing. Same day I was at AC Moore, just one of the coolest craft stores. This lady was buying a ton of stuff. Her little boy distracted him. I had an extra coupon and I plopped it down on the counter. The lady gave her a 50% discount on one of her items. She didnt even know it.

And those are my good deads.

Karen

hand made paper heart

I made this pink hand made paper heart. Not a real good scan but I made paper. I am cool!

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GREAT NEWS

I sold a PIF. Yep I did I did I did. Okies it was on for 42 cents but somebody bought something I made. YIPPPEEE. That is the second something I made that somebody bought. The first thing I sold was candy wrappers for halloween. I sold them on ebay. My latest item sold was sold was a PIF for etsy (dont know what PIF stand for, but it is cheap to free items just to get your name out there). I sold easter candy wrappers.

Yeah for me!

Friday Night Blog

Greetings folks.

I belong to a wonderful group on yahoo that is dedicated to card making. The group offers help when asked, there is a monthly swap and sometimes a fun swap hosted by a member. All our creations can be posted and admired by the group. If you are interested in belonging to this wonderful group, go to www.yahoo.com and search for makinggreetingcards. If you want to join a swap you will also have to join another group. Dont worry all the activity is done on the main group. The second group is for security and storage reasons only.
Anyway one of the swaps theme is pockets. I will be attempting to make this card.



Hope this inspires you like it has me

Every card I make I say is my favorite one. I really really hated to send this one off to my swap partner. It has my favorite colors black, white and blue. It was really easy to make too.

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K