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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hodge-Pod of Crafts

I guess I'm on a posting roll here.  Though I'm not getting much else done, I'm determined to catch up with at least some bloggy stuff.  I just thought I'd show ya'll a few of the things I've been doing the last couple of months.  Starting with the bookmarks I made for a dear friend of mine Kate from Auntie Cakes.

It reminds me of playing with paper dolls when you're a kid.  I just used old cards or file folders for card stock  Cut out the form and got busy dressing them with some pretty scrapbooking paper.  Of course you must dress them up with a some painted jewelry and ribbon!

Next time I make some I think I'll use just a little stiffer board because of the narrow leg area.

Sweet Katie loved watching the Olympics this year.  She was even a Champion Disc Thrower in high school!  Oh' did I mention she  is a figure skater as well.  I on  the other hand was just the opposite.  I was about as klutzy as can get.  Although I did like roller skating.

So that's why I decided to make her a red, white and blue garland.  Elizabeth at Creative Breathing of course is the Garland Maker Supreme and my block teacher.  She was the one who sent me the precious books that I copied these images from.

Take note of the stars and the gold ribbon.  Kate is truly worthy of a gold metal, so she got a gold ribbon garland and a blue ribbon badge instead!

I bet you didn't know that Kate is a member of an all woman's professional football team.  I really don't know how she gets it all done.  She even travels out of town with them.  She's a wife and mother and works too.  Just the other day while her kids were on spring break she set up the most lovely tea for her daughter.  Boy I wish we lived closer.

This is the little lavender scented owl I made for her out of felt with big sparkly eyes.  I hope she liked it.

So to all of you I say go forth this weekend and create, celebrate and love with your family and friends.  They are the most precious gifts we have!  oooxxx's....Tracy :)


  1. Hi Tracy;
    Great getting caught up with you! Love your projects...especially that sweet owl! Have a great Sunday.

  2. What an adorable banner!!! Everything is very sweet!

    Enjoy your day,

  3. Those bookmarks are just like your blog~cotton pickin' cute!

    And I *DID* know that Kate is a football player, I saw the post that Libbie did on her awhile back. She rocks!

    So do you! :-)

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  4. I really enjoyed your post today. Brought back a lot of memories. I played paper dolls for years. That was all we had and they were cut from the Sears catalog.

  5. Book marks are so cute!! Very clever - thanks for visiting Pandora's Box..patti

  6. Tracy, How adorable. I love your bookmarks! They are too sweet. Be blessed. Cindy

  7. Tracey~ you have me blushing from head to toe! I love my paper dolls. I can't bring myself to use them as bookmarks though. I have them displayed in my cabinet in my pantry, which is my favorite room in my house. And I have the banner in my dining room, and I have all the other beautiful projects you made me all throughout my house. Whenever I look at them, they make me smile and I am reminded of sweet you!!! I still feel spoiled~ and your kind words are the best treasure of all!

  8. G'morn Tracey ~ I thank you for your comment the other day ... we all are never to old to learn.

    Your owl is cute as can be. Seeing your paper dolls brings back many a memory of hours & hours of such enjoyable moments playing with paper dolls.

    Have a lovely week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  9. Tracy, Your garland is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I would not in a million years have thought of it. Inspiration Station! I love the stars, must remember! You are on a creative roll, and I for one am so happy for you! Everything is lovely, especially the bookmarks. Too cute for words! I hope you have a great week ahead! E

  10. Looks at all of the sweet things you have created! Adorable book marks as is the garland! You have been busy and enjoying every minute of it ~ I can tell :)

  11. those bookmarks are adorable! They'd make a great kids craft too...I might have to work on some with my girls. Thanks for the inspiration, and for stopping by to check out my portico