Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A little Sharpie sketchtangle!


Hi. This is a quick sketch-tangle I did of a little egg with air plant (I received for Easter)... took photos in different light (neither were ideal) and here are the results:

It's a quiet hobby, and that is what I am looking for these days!  Sewing on a machine is noisy.  Hand embroidery works, as does drawing.  

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A little Easter vignette for my front porch! You should have seen md out there yesterday sweeping and cleaning, and picking up tons of leaves that fly over from the neighbors sea grape tree! If I didn't love her so much, I'd be mad! Lol. Anyway After increasing the curb appeal, I decided to add some greenery, a little bird and some eggs from my holiday drawer! Now it is a useable space to sit and have morning coffee. I hear it is supposed to be much cooler and overnight tomorrow which will be a nice touch for Easter Day!
These are some of the molds daughter and I used to make egg shaped, and round bath bombs with. Got the recipe online somewhere (she has had it since last year). She made orange cinnamon ones this time.
Here is a pic of grandson, Donovan with a green tongue he fashioned out of Airhead candy! He is at his Dad's house this weekend and my DIL sends photos of the kids.  Dono is growing his hair out all one length kinda long like a skater cut. He's growing up !!!!!

And here is Emily looking smashing in her beautiful new BLUE dress as this is her new fav color so she can look just like Esla from the movie Frozen! This is a beautiful shot of her, that my DIL GOT, don't you think??? They bought her the dress!!! Swoon, swoon! Gorgeous!!!

So now on the way to a walk in clinic as daughter has had pain in her ear for two days and it is pretty bad without warm oil drops and Ibuprophen. We shall see what's brewing there!

Hope you all have wonderful weekend!
Much love,
Julie

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hi everyone!  I am feeling less and less like I can blog much anymore due to several factors.  If I kinda slowly drop off here, please forgive me! I doubt if I will completely, as I still love to visit you all and leave comments with you.  I just might not do any more posts here (or rarely)! It has been such a wonderful way to share and communicate and meet so many wonderful people all around the globe!  I am active on Facebook now, and you can find me as Julie Creswell there, and I hope you will!  

I wanted to share my one DIL's fun activities lately.  She is having a Jamberry Nail party online.  They are nail wraps, and I have never been big on doing my nails, but I have tried some samples she gave me, and they are really amazing.  Today she posted a link to make custom nails using your own image, so I made these with the image of the felt elephant ATC I had years ago!  If you want to try making some for free as a preview (you don't have to order)....go HERE!

Here are my own nails where I applied samples she gave me (black and white chevrons), and paired with a light purple polish on other fingers just playing around.  Obviously, they would have looked better with black polish, but I did not have any, and I am not a black polish person anyway.  These apply easily, and are supposed to last a few weeks.  Easy removal, non-toxic.  Many uses on one sheet.



Don't the wraps look so much nicer than polish???  I am seriously in love.  If you want to you can see all the available colors and gorgeous designs HERE!

SO....LATEST NEWS is that I have same old stuff going on around here.  Growing flowers, cooking, cleaning, loads of laundry, and playing with grandkids!  We make it fun, and that's the best part!

I got a copy of Sue Monk Kidd's newest book, called The Invention of Wings, and unfortunately I don't think I will be able to read it.  It is a 14 day loaner from the library, and I can't bring myself to sit down long enough to do it!  Maybe another year!  LOL.

The birds are still enjoying my birdbath and feeder...cardinals, cowbirds, blue jays, and little painted buntings.  Besides that we have the usual shore birds visiting the lawns for worms and seeds.  I feel so blessed to live in such a paradise here in south Florida!

I pray you are all well, and I will stay in touch!
Love always,
Julie



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bag turned both ways!

The reversible messenger bag I just completed shown turned both ways!

I'm going to use it with the striped side on the bottom.
This was fun!!!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A sewn reversible messenger bag

I've nearly completely my first handmade bag. When it is completely done, I will show it turned both ways.  Now that I see it, the bright, colorful fruit pattern might make for a good lunch bag. I will have to see how it looks turned the other way!  It's been a lot of fun to do this evening, following Debbie Shore on YouTube's video.



Hope to show more pics soon!
Xoxo-Julie
P.S. See the bag turned both ways HERE