Thursday, December 21, 2006

Catching up . . .

I have not been posting regularly due to my office moving, crazy work schedule and trying to prepare for our holiday visit with my family in Balitimore. Since my mother's computer has crashed I'm not sure if I'll be able to post again until we return to New York in January. So today I'll play catch up . . .

I am way late in posting about the WONDERFUL Apron ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) I received in a swap arranged by the infamous Apron Thrift Girl. And like I said before, I thought I took pictures of the cards I made but for some reason they are no where to be found. :( Anyway, here are the ones I received:

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Everyone of them is gorgeous and finely crafted! When I was making my own, I felt I could go on and on making tons of them.

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The brown one on the top left was made by Selena herself. The blue green one is made from fabric and sequins. Divine!

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When I first read about the swap I knew nothing about ATCs but I'm so glad I participated. It's so nice to see everyone's interpretation of the apron! My cards are now proudly displayed on a ribbon board in my craft room.

Also this week I tried my hand at making one of these paper houses from Better Homes & Gardens:

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It was so easy to make and I just love the glitter but I wish I had chosen better colors for the house and the doors and windows. Since this was a spur of the moment thing I didn't have anything to make a wreath or trees from so my house is kind of bare. I am hoping to make more of these next year including some larger ones for a glittery little village. :) I briefly entertained trying to figure out how to make these as favor boxes for my wedding but then realized that while making a few paper houses may be fun, making a hundred might not be.

I've had a good amount of responses to the Pink & Brown swap. We'll officially get started in January once all of the holiday fun and games are over. I'm really looking forward to it! I'm also looking forward to picking all of your crafty brains for ideas on how to make some special things for my wedding.

Have a safe and happy holiday. I'll be thinking of you all as I enjoy the time spent with family and friends and being grateful for all the wonderful things in my life.

Peace . . .



Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Have a very Merry Christmas, Rebecca!

Sarah and Jack said...

Have a terrific Holiday! The house is darling!

RaNae @EweCreekCottage said...

Hi Rebecca the ATC cards are great!!! Enjoy your holiday be safe and see you when you return.

Anonymous said...

See, now I would have bought all the supplies and started making the little houses. It would probably dawn on me around the 20th or so, that maybe it was not such a good idea. At that point I would through the whole mess in the closet and pretend it never happened!

jungle dream pagoda said...

Love the ATC's ,but adore the house,I'll miss you till your back!
Have a lovely holiday!

Monica said...

Just like the vintage cardboard houses!!!!

just me said...

Hello! I just found you blog, doing the usual Blog surfing, and what a neat blog you have, you are soo creative!!! Sure enjoyed seeing all your crafty things!

Merry Christmas!

Jodi Ohl said...

Merry Christmas Rebecca...better late then never, I am really glad to have "met" you and thoroughly enjoy your blog & appreciate your friendship :)


Jane said...

Happy New Years!

Been meaning to ask you if you had any opinions on when the best day for thrifting is? I went to several places yesterday (Sat) and noticed several people dropping stuff off. Any thoughts?


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