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Be Your Do You For You.

I saw this saying not too long ago and it really resinated with me.  It is such a positive saying and something I believe in.  Life has its good and bad, ups and downs....

I wanted to let you all know I am still here and have every intention to post again. I have missed it.  This summer has been a challenge with family events. I don't want to say when I may be back up and posting again, but know that I am. Family comes first!

See you soon!

Happy Crafting!
Denise
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Mindfully Crafted

Hey Creative Crafters!
It's Friday and I am feeling better from being sick and back from out of town. I will be starting on our next project in a few days. I have been taking a college class while getting my blog up and running. I have two more weeks. One assignment is due this Sunday and my final exam is due by next Sunday. Good thing it is open book!
I hope you will take a few moments and read the article below. It gives you some insight as to why I am doing this blog.  I hope you enjoy it and please comment. Let's break the stigma of mental illness! It's ok to have it and talk about it. Crafting is just one of many things you can do to help you through those rough days.
Happy Crafting! Denise

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Under the Weather & Out of the Office (Craft Room)

Hey Creative Crafters!

My apologies that I haven't posted for about a week or more. I have been feeling under the weather the past week. I think I am starting on the down slide of it, but not feeling 100% yet. I am also on the heals of being out of the office / craft room for a few days as well.

So let's say we will meet up again the week of May 20th? I have a great project to do and can't wait to show it to you.

In the mean time, I hope you have a fabulous Mother's Day with your family and friends and I will see you in a little over a week.

Happy Crafting!
Denise

Cover An Old Book With A New Look - Part 1 & 2

Hey Creative Crafters!

This weeks project has 2 parts. The first part I took a soft cover book that I no longer was going to read and made it into a hard cover book.

Next weeks project will be part 2 and a bit of a lengthy in the process.  I wanted to prepare you a head of time for the length of time it is going to take so you don't get frustrated.

You can use any size book you want, it doesn't matter the size or number of                    pages. You can also use one of your favorite books that you don't mind
                                         covering the front and back cover.

Watch both videos for part 1 of the project.

Click the links below to watch videos:

Cover An Old Book With A New Look - Part 1
Part 2


Happy Crafting!
Denise

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What To Do With Craft Wood

What To Do With Craft Wood

Hey Creative Crafters!

It's good to be back in the groove of crafting again. I can't wait for you to see this weeks project. We just had Easter this past Sunday, so I thought I would make a bunny project made from craft wood.

The bottom is a wooden spool painted white and the head is a round wooden ball with a little bit cut off on the bottom to make it stand flat. I also used ribbon, felt, string, pom-poms (for the tail) and stickers for the face.

Hope you have fun making this project, I did!


Click link below to view video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVqux4EVdiM


Happy Crafting!
Denise
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What Inspires You???

I ALWAYS get inspired when I go to Hobby Lobby! What inspires you?

It's OK To Fail

I was working on this weeks project....but it was a fail. I am still trying to get the hang of the sewing thing, reading patterns, making material line up properly. So I wanted to post today to let you know that it is ok to fail. It doesn't mean you are less of a person. Like the saying above says "if you don't fail, you don't learn".

Quick story: When I graduated from High School I had enough credits to walk the line with my friends, but according to the State of CA, I hadn't passed their state proficiency test. I had about 3-4 more sections to pass and then I could get my diploma. The sections mostly covered reading and comprehension. For the next 9 years after I graduated I would go to the school district take the test...sometimes passing one section, sometimes not passing any sections. By the 9th time I took it I think I only had 2 sections to pass. One day I went in, sat down in a room like I had 8 other times and took the test on the sections I needed.…