After watching four videos on how to make a reusable mask and making a few practice masks, I finally came up with something I like. I much prefer using 1/2" cotton twill tape instead of elastic. I can get a better and more comfortable fit that way. Here are my instructions. I hope you are able to open and use this pdf successfully. Remember, the Lord is on High, and He is control of even this dreadful virus!
So, after creating my new "to-do" book, I wanted a bookmark to match. If you missed my new painted book, click here
. To get a matching bookmark, that meant that I needed to paint some canvas. So, I cut a piece from my bolt, and went to work. I painted away, and then I watched our favorite team play football yesterday and competed the doodles. I love it so much that now I don't know if I can cut it up into bookmarks. Maybe I should just make one bookmark, and then sew the rest into a pencil case. Hmmm, decisions, decisions.
I used the same Stencil Girl stencil and products that I used for the "to-do" book. I just added one more paint color--the light lavender which is Apple Barrel Wisteria.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you like today's creation. Enjoy your week! I'm off to paint another book and more fabric! :)
Has it really been since June since I posted last? Wow! I do have good reason, and I have not created since then. I have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and disc degenerative disease. I have been in horrific pain since the very last week of May (the week before turning 54). I was finally diagnosed in July and have been trying various treatments since that time. I still suffer with pain daily but thankfully it is no longer in the 7-9 range. Praise God! Learning to deal with chronic pain has been hard, and I am still asking "Lord, what are you teaching me through this?" But yesterday I created for the first time in a very long time. It brought me such incredible joy that I have to try to make myself do it each week. It is healing to be able to just get my hands messy in paint and create.
So, what did I create? I painted a book cover. Oh my goodness, I am in love. This is a book I have had, the pages are empty, and I have decided that it is going to be my new "to do" book for home and for work. Yes, I am now working part-time at our church, and that also has been a great joy and blessing.
To create this book, I used the Deconstructed Floral Bouquet stencil
from Stencil Girl. I then grabbed a few paint colors and began finger painting. Yes, I used my fingers. I started with a makeup sponge but I can't blend the paints as well so I dove in and finger painted. I actually prefer that. Here is what it looked like as I started:
Then I added more leaves and let it dry overnight. After it was dry, I used my Posca pen to add all of the white doodling. Once I did that I finished with my favorite paint splatters. I must always finish with that. :)
The leaves were created from a Sizzix die cut called "Leaves." I just die cut the leaves using an old folder. It was then very easy to use it as a stencil. I will use that technique again for sure. I really had a great time doing this. I hope it inspires you in some way! Have a blessed week!
So, do you remember the tiny journal I shared in May? If not, click here
. I began working on the pages last week, and I must say I am in love. I am approaching this journal a bit different. I want:
- the pages to have scriptures that speak to me that day.
- the scriptures done in my own handwriting.
- the pages to be super fast and simple.
- the pages to inclue fabric and stitching.
- the pages to not be completely covered.
So, this is a bit different from my other journals, and that's what I love about this little bit of happiness. With those "wants" in mind, here are my first pages.
The pages inside this book also include papers that I still want to see. So, keeping that in mind, I also will be leaving a bit of the original page showing because these pages either meant something to me or are just things I like.
I hope you enjoyed these first pages. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to post again sooner than later! Have a blessed week!
A couple of months ago, I purchased this cute book for $0.50. It measures 5 1/2" x 3", and I knew I wanted to turn it into a journal. I finally finished it yesterday. Here are a few details about this adorable little book:
- There are four signatures.
- There are 8-10 pages per signature.
- The pages inside include maps, receipts, envelopes, painted papers, book paper, graph paper, etc.
- The edge of the book is finished with inky fabric. I use flour sack towels from Hobby Lobby. Love them!
- The closure is done with an eyelet and sari ribbon.
I can't wait to begin playing in this book. Thanks for dropping by. Have a great week ahead!