Saturday, November 27, 2010


INGENUITY - This week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue. Roll over the title of this post and check out the submissions for this week's challenge.

How my mind works:

Day after Thanksgiving, begin cleaning the house to put up tree,decorations etc.
Putting up some decor..find journals unfinished. Read journals. Retreat to art room and pull out articles collected to finish ideas for journal covers. Spot Christmas gifts purchased in closet. Begin looking at purchases and thinking maybe I need to do something different for ____. Spy coffee cozies finished and left over from Christmas Craft show, spread out on table and start taking pictures of cozies to list in Etsy shop. Take photos. Download photos to PC. Get hot cup of coffee and call my aunt. List coffee cozies in Etsy shop. Watch Razorback game....WHOOO PIGS! Feed the dog, push Christmas tree box with tree inside to the hallway, go get Chinese takeout. Post submission for Inspiration Avenue...decorate tree tomorrow!

Here are my Eco-friendly coffee cozies made from felted re-claimed wool sweaters.

To see more coffee cozies, check out my etsy shop.
Thanks for viewing my submission for this week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue.
Come on over and join us won't you?

Sunday, November 14, 2010


This week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue.

"The origin of the word community comes from
the Latin munus, which means gift, and cum,
which means together, among each other.
Community literally means to give among each other.
Community could be defined as a group of people
who share gifts which they provide to all."

After reading the definition of community, a lot of things come to mind. It's not hard when you think of family, loved ones, the town you live in and call home, people you work with and friends who become your extended family. Even the little critters who give us enjoyment (and annoy us)daily have a sense of community and our lives for the most part are richer
because they are here!

I have been incredibly busy trying to get ready for a craft show next week and had no idea if I was going to have time to make something for this challenge, but when I saw these little critters I knew this was my submission for this week's challenge. If you roll over the title of this post you will see more submissions
from the community of INSPIRATION AVENUE!


Friday, November 5, 2010



I honestly don't know where it has gone. My plate has been full and piled high. It's just that time of year and the holiday busy time seems to come sooner every year. I am already thinking about the new year and some things I am going to change. I am a list maker, (it's a curse) and I usually (always) feel the need to complete everything on the list (my downfall). I can't believe that is has been a little over a month since I have posted here. I don't know how I am going to do it, but I am (making a list-ugh) of ways I can eliminate (dump) and free up more time for things that I enjoy (the important things) and less things that I think I need to do. I may consider (brain surgery) to shut off all those little sparky thoughts of more things I want to do, make, create (all those possibilities) to add to my Buzz Light Year would say "to infinity and beyond".
Speaking of TIME, I found some pretty cool clock pictures below that you might enjoy since this is the weekend that we FALL BACK. I for one won't be getting up at 2:00 A.M. but I will wait until the morning to set my clock back one hour and hope everyone sleeps an hour later, otherwise, I will just stay up an extra hour working on something..go figure!

Thanks for stopping. I would love to hear how you spent your extra hour!