Saturday, June 27, 2009

Vintage Sewing Notions Shadowbox

Hello all. So I just launched the Vintage Workshop blog for my work. It's got a picture of me and Amy, my boss on the new entry. It's a great place to visit for project ideas and new techniques for creating great craft projects. The website is

Also, I just listed my newest project on It's a vintage sewing notions shadowbox. I used actual vintage sewing notions and a beautiful cherrywood finish wooden frame that be stood up or hung on the wall. Check it out.

So the heat wave sweeping our area has keep us all inside for days. The weekend we'd hoped to again to go the lake, but with my husband having to work today coupled with the heat - we decided the best thing to do was to stay home. Bummer. This give me the chance to do some more art work.

I currently am working on a wall hanging for church and another altered art wall hanging out of a leatherette bound western set of Time Life books. I don't like the western themes so I'm turning one of the covers into a wall art piece with a floral theme instead. I hope it turns out okay. This one is just a test case. I have like a set of eight books I got a garage sale. I'll take some process pics of this one to see what new things I can do with this.

Til Next time...Cheryl

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Leave it to Mom...and on Father's Day no less.

So my mother has reminded me that it's been a while since my last post. I know, I know...but when you get creative, you get busy. I've been working on my swap for my ABC Yahoo group. It was for our 6th Anniversary and I had to make 25 pages. I struggled with it and then lost some of my prepared images. Needless to say I cut it to the last minute, but finally they are done. They will go in the mail tomorrow. I don't have pics today, but do have a few others things to share.

I did also finish my new Vintage Sewing Notions shadowbox that will be for sale on Etsy soon. I want to take better pics before listing so...Here's a preview.

Next, I started work on a labor of love for my church - Living Water Christian Church - click here to visit the website!!! I'm quilting it by hand so it will take a little longer, but I felt like God wanted me to share something special that I love to do and that is my passion (handwork, crosses, sewing - these are my passions) and do something good for Him. So here again is a sneak peek.

So...Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. My husband had fun today just hanging around the house and doing a little shopping at Old Navy - 1/2 off all men's clothes. Plus he got Chickenfoot tickets...if you don't know who they are - it's a band - google it!!! I wanted to say a little something about my Dad. At church today we were asked what we inherited from our Dad. I thought about it a bit but I guess what I got from my Dad was to work hard, take care of your family, sacrifice, but most of all - show them you love them - kiss, hug, tell them you love them. My Dad isn't afraid to show or tell me or my sister he loves us. I see lots of other men who don't do that and it's a shame. I'm so glad that Clay - my husband - does this with our son. He didn't have this growing up and he does it because of this and because I told him how much this meant to me. :) It makes me happy.

I will always know that my son might not grow up knowing what it's like to have everything he wants, but he'll know he's loved. This is exactly how I feel about my parents. I know I was and AM loved.