Sunday, April 1, 2012

Bunnies,Eggs,Carrots Spring Moments

I think that Spring is running a close second to my favorite time of the year. Everything is so fresh and full of color. Our yard blooms are abundant with orchids, daffodils,freshias,gerber daisys,and roses. We even had a few glads bloom already. Sweet aromas from all these flowers linger throughout the air calling me to Mother Nature. I know that I need to be inside the house doing some Spring Cleaning but I can't resist the smell of LIFE outside calling me.
I have been quite busy since Valentine's Day making bunnies, carrots, eggs and more bunnies. I used many types of mediums this time from old chenille blankets, burlap, jute unraveled, raffia painted green - I just had lots of fun experimenting with new things to create a finished product. I did have to rely on the sun alot though with our California weather we had more rain than I had hoped for in regards to drying in the Sun but on the other hand our yard loved the big drinks of refreshing cold water.
I made new friends on facebook in the past few weeks, had my first sale on Etsy, sold items off my web site and made sales from our facebook business page www.facebook.com/ourcreativehands

I am thinking I like the new format for face book -what do you all think? There is one thing though I can't favorite the pages any longer unless I am not finding that link. Is it just me? If you know how to do this please let me know.
April 1st today a beautiful Sunday that started with Sunday Mass along with my husband Steve. Palm Sunday is what we celebrate being Catholics the Mass always brings such Peace to me and having Steve there by my side even more so. Since his brain injury our understanding of prayer has only deepen making us more aware of how short time on earth is. I know we have always been grateful for blessings but now we really pay attention to LIFE that surrounds us.
I want to share pictures of the items we have been doing along with the glorious flowers I have been able to pick from the yard to bring into our home.
I want to thank all you for reading my blog following my adventures of life as a crafter and most of all sharing your adventures too.
Have a wonderful Easter with Peace and Happiness filling your heart.
Sincerely with lots of love Rachel

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentine's Day Hearts and Hearts Galore

This month has truly crept into the beginning of February not only my birthday month but it means Spring is just around the corner.
I will be able to start seeing the bulbs in our garden peeking out of the ground- I did actually already have two daffodils bloom surprising me with their gorgeous yellow happy faces I took a picture for my screensaver to put on my telephone.
The month started out very productive I sewed over 50 hearts all different shapes and sizes with different looks. Some had wool centers, then burlap centers each with a stencil cupid in the middle adding tags along with special saying I was happy.
I loved the one completed out of wool then added warm and natural along with onasburg each smaller in the larger center of the wool heart. I could not find the dowels I wanted to put them on "make-dos" are what they are called so as crafty is my husband he helped me come up with a stand he could cut from wood for me. These I stained but painting them will be just as great. I watched ebay for days trying to win the bid for different spools, dowels etc after this I decided too much pressure need to find my own way to display. The result was fantastic plus my husband was part of the project which he enjoys. This heart is not only going to sit on my entry table for the February month I love it so much that it will continue to be out all year. As you will see in the pictures things can be added with my first choice being little trinkets that the grandchildren give me, special items from both my Mom and Dad, her sewing needles, or locket, and or even a mismatched earring mementos of Mom, Dad on the other hand he is always on the look out for old items for me I think I learned my picking habits from my Dad- he gave me these old sewing needles from the early 20's they will be going on the heart soon. I would love for you to view the pictures to see what is started on my heart.
I put up my items for sale on face book business page for Our Creative Hands
for now hoping soon to get them listed on the web site.
Our Creative Hands face book business page has previews of the new items if I don't get them on the web site they are still available for sale you will just need to contact me.
So I have given you a little insight of what I have been doing the month of January 2012 hope that all you are starting out your new year very happy, more important "healthy" with best from me to you... Rachel