Monthly Archives: February 2013

Four Seasons Quiet Book

Months ago I decided to make MY FIRST QUIET BOOK.  My need for absolute perfection meant the book took MONTHS to complete.  While I had a general idea of what I wanted to accomplish, I have to admit that my ideas evolved as the book progressed, resulting in a book beyond what I originally envisioned.

I love, love, love my book.  More importantly and so much more gratifying is that my daughter loves it too.

The Four Seasons: Winter (Snowflake), Spring (Flower), Sumer (Sun) & Fall (Leaf)

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Classroom Valentine

Classroom Valentine

I love this!  I am always looking for new and different classroom gift ideas. For Valentine’s Day, I found this one on Pinterest. The original post and template can be found here. Continue reading

Beach Button Art

My fabulous and CRAFTY mother-in-law has the ultimate button collection.  I find myself drawn to these buttons like glitter to glue. Fortunately for me, she is extremely generous with her buttons.  The end result is that I have tons of buttons.  For the longest time the buttons just sat and waited.  Although I loved the buttons, I just wasn’t inspired to do anything with them.

Then it happened.  One night I had a dream I was sitting at my crafting table, surrounded by boxes of buttons when all of a sudden, the boxes/buttons came crashing down on me, killing me.  Oh my!! My epitaph read, “SHE NEVER USED THE BUTTONS!”  So, I am on a button craze in the hopes of cheating the button reaper and avoiding the death by buttons thing. Continue reading

The Crafty Crazy

Those who know me know how much I love all things crafty.  What started out as a hobby has evolved into a full blown obsession.  Yes, obsession!!!

What started out as my daughter’s playroom has now been hijacked and transformed into my crafting room.  She tolerates my presence as long as I allow her unfettered access to all of my crafting supplies. I’m ok with that because she is a chip off the old block and loves crafting too.  The husband, on the other hand, is clearing out the basement for me in the hopes I move shop.  He thinks I’m crazy and need to be locked away.

My household and family serve as my inspiration.  My little girl is 5.  I have 3 cats and 3 dogs.  My husband is a techno geek, science nut and hater of crafts stores.  LOL  My extended family is populated with doctors, lawyers, teachers, tree huggers, travelers, hoarders and even a few rocket scientists.  This all makes for a crazy, hectic, but also comical life that I would not trade for all the glue and glitter in the world.  🙂

So why “THE CRAFTY CRAZY”?  Well, it’s simple really.  I am CRAFTY and my husband often calls me CRAZY.  So, why not embrace it.  He suggested I start a site where I can “share my crafts with the world.”  In truth, I suspect he is hoping by creating this site I’ll stop torturing him with my constant craft chatter.  Epic fail on that one because now I get to torture him with constant crafty blog chatter.  Not to mention he is also my official crafts photographer.  So HA!!!

Well, I’m excited about the site and look forward to sharing my projects, both the good and the bad.

Happy crafting!