Had a super charged visit to Hobby Lobby yesterday and here's the goodies the came from a 20 minute turbo shop.........
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Mary Engelbreit, Asian flair and black giraffe...
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Decorator fabrics for one heck of a fall bag - bargain priced and gorgeous.
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Just something that caught my eye. Pretty, pretty, pretty!
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For travel sketch books for kids. LOVE Minnie Mouse! Wish I could have found more like that, but the other pieces here will be perfect.
And here are a couple things I listed in the shop this week...........
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There are 3 Poky Little Puppy art books listed, some with Twistables, and some with colored pencils.
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Michael Miller blue French postcard journal fabric portfolio. I absolutely ADORE this line of his fabrics. Ooo-La-La!
Thank you all for looking.  I'm trying to stay busy and out of trouble.  You know how I can get.  :)

So get out there, get creative and have a wonderful holiday weekend.
 
 
This has really been a fairly productive day!  For an unexpected WHOLE day off (now I work Saturday though) there has been a ton of sewing going on.  Here is a large port that hopefully an Etsy client will pick up - if it meets up to what she ordered.
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My buyer is the boss, so I'm keeping my finners and toes crossed.  Let's hope this one is sold! 

Happy crafting and get creative out there.  :)
 
 
Remember a while back, I received a box of goodies in the mail from my blogging friend, Marcy.  Just wanted to give you the finale before I send the pieces and parts back to her this week.....
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The original package from Marcy
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Four items complete....
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3X5 card holder
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Amy Butler fabric journal cover
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Inside journal cover to fit Marcy's Bible journal inside.
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Quilt block pinwheel and sunflower portfolio cover.
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Open portfolio with mini decoupaged notebook.
It's not perfect by a long shot, not only because I'm not a good quilt block put-together-er, but I noticed the business card holder melted a little when I was doing the final pressing.  I COULD HAVE SCREAMED!!!  There's no turning back on that one, and it's the first time that's happened.   ARGHHHH

There is a lot of fleece left, but am not real sure what I could do with it.  I'm sure Marcy adn her daughter can figure out a better purpose for it than I'm coming up with.

It will get mailed this week, Marcy!  Hope it's all okay and happy blogging!!
 
 
Still working on getting my groove back and decided that I'd better take my husband's advice.  When things get a little too much he says, "Now Karen, how do you eat an elephant?"  To which we all know the answer is:  one bite at a time.  Yeah, yeah.  OK.
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I did finish the 2nd of the dishcloth trio.  The square one has soooooo much texture to it that it should be able to scrub a million germs off dishes, or bodies!  HA!  These are great projects for that quick, I need a little FAST gratification, since most things take more like days, weeks, or months to finish.

The Celebrity Apprentice is on tonight, so #3 should get started, if not finished.  Then to the PO they shall go.  :)

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Wanted to try my hand at putting quilt blocks together, and believe you me, I am NOT my mother!  Darn it anyway.  If she were alive to see what I did, she'd be horrified!  This block is way below my personal expectations of myself.  But the colors and theme were working, so I kept on going with it.  One day it will be a large portfolio journal cover for a blogging friend.  Really, who doesn't like sunflowers and pinwheels and bright yellows/greens?!?!  This is called Pinwheel #9, for what reason I have no idea, but pattern is free - just click.

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This journal 'vest' was a project I did last weekend when I decided to stay in the depths of the dungeon of the basement.  Watched old movies.  Mother's Day.  Just wanted to be alone I guess.  But anyway, this little purple tweed gem came out of that weekend and just needed to be sewn into a journal cover.   So that was accomplished and posted on Three Sisters' Marketplace for sale.

The back and insides are a pretty neat butterfly batik fabric that I'd, yes, been hoarding.  DO NOT MAKE A TV SHOW ABOUT MY HOARDING FABRICS!  I'm definitely not as bad as the fabric cutter at Joann's.  (yes, she spilled that little secret the last time I was there)

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And to end the weekend, this was the sunset that I got to enjoy last evening off our duplex deck.  If those houses weren't in the way across the road, it would have been perfect.  But still, it was very pretty.  The camera (as usual) didn't pick up all the colors that were really there.  But you get the point, right?  :)

 
 
I have uploaded 5 products to the "Three Sisters' Marketplace".  Now it has all been sent off to their jury to see if it is all worthy of their market.  Time will tell, right?

See if you can see my shop there by clicking:  Three Sisters Marketplace

Wish me luck, folks!  :)

OK, now I'm off to get this last baby blanket done and delivered tomorrow.  The boards for Bill's leather idea have been cut by the local Home Depot and now it's up to him to round those corners for me.  This was HIS idea, so HE can sand those corners, don't ya think?  :)

Here are the projects I submitted (if you'd like to see).
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The sun came out this morning and so did the iron, but that's another story.
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After the two week pile of ironing was finished (shame on me) I finished up the packages that need to ship out tomorrow and got all THIS done!  Every t-shirt is bagged and sized, just ready for whenever and/or whoever.  So at least now they are off the dining room table!

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Our package of leather scraps came yesterday and just the smell that came out of the package when we opened it was faaaaaaantastic!  Don't think I'll get to trying out the idea for these today, but soon, very very soon.  The sizes that were sent are just perfect.  YEAH!!!

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So while I'm digging through some things that still had not been opened since we moved over two years ago, I find these three knitted pieces.  Knowing exactly what these were made for, I stopped and thanked God for such a treasure find.....  These could possibly be the last of such items that helped me get through a lot of anger and depression in years past. 
PLUS I came up with a HUGE box of things that are getting shipped to someone quite deserving of them.

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So here is what these knitted 'swatches' were intended for....... knitted journal covers.  Something I had not visited or entertained for over 3 years.  The color in this picture isn't very good, but this is the completed version of the middle one pictured above.

The black one is sitting on my ironing board along with fabric cut and interfaced, ready to sew up (whenever I feel the drive).

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Blessings - and USE that creativity you've been given!