October 2011

About Me
When I was 8 years old, I learned to crochet - a potholder out of yarn first, then a doily out of thread. I was mesmerized by the idea of creating something beautiful. And thus began my creative journey. Since then I have tried many crafts. Some were fads whose popularity (and availability of supplies) came and went. Many are traditional crafts and variations on them. All are self-taught. Among my favorites: crochet; counted cross-stitch; Christmas ornaments and decorations; and quilling, the most artistically satisfying of them all.

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All In The Family
Just back from a little road trip to the grand opening of Legoland Florida (and to visit a cousin I haven't seen in decades). Expensive but fun, fun, fun - especially to the family member who is a Lego aficionado. My son Dale has been playing with and, later, collecting Legos for more than 3 decades. He has all the monorails and trains, and so much more. And he's won awards for original creations at various fairs and events.

Dale in front of Legoland Florida. We'd visited Legoland California
when it first opened and again 10 years later.

So, it should come as no surprise that Dale also has an Etsy shop featuring his Lego creations (he uses his middle name and calls it Christopher's Creations). His specialty is spherical ornaments (he makes a round ball out of square/rectangular bricks!). Two of them have been featured in treasuries. He also makes jewelry - one of his pairs of earrings has also been included in a treasury (see picture to the right).

Here's a picture of the 12 ornament designs Dale has created so far. He is working on a red-green-white design (and it's inverse) and can make them (and the jewelry) in any color if he can find the bricks.


DIY Ornament #2
This month I'm introducing my second 2011 DIY Christmas Ornaments kit, available as a kit in my Etsy shop under Supplies.
It is slightly more difficult than the first, which was introduced last month. Materials to make two ornaments, one red-green-white and the other green-red-white, are included along with instructions and tools for making circles. Click here for the new kit, click here for
the finished items.

More Pink
I added some more pink ornaments and note cards to my Etsy shop this week. 25% of the proceeds of will be donated to BCA. Look in the Breast Cancer Awareness section of my shop to see all items that will generate donations. Or click on any picture below to see that specific item.
Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. 25% of the proceeds of all pink items in my shop will be donated to BCA. Look in the Breast Cancer Awareness section of my shop to see all items that will generate donations.

Click the link to my Etsy shop in the left cloumn on this page to see all items in my shop.
Click on the picture to the right to see all pink items marked for donations (Breast Cancer Awareness section).
Click on any of the pictures below to see that specific item.




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