Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Who doesn't like Easter chocolates?  
And the residents at Mom's retirement home are no exception.

Inspired by a video tutorial from
Michelle Last, 
(which can be found here:

I decided to make these little pouches filled with chocolate eggs 
for Mom's friends where she lives. 

Michelle has created some amazing projects and her
video tutorials are well produced and easy to follow.
Thanks Michelle, for the inspiration for this project.

Mom has become acquainted with many of the residents and some 
have shared sad stories of how they miss their
families who they rarely ever see.

Who does that???  Who can put their loved ones away 
some where and just forget about them?  Do these people
not realize that we will all be in our golden years eventually?

Anyway, to help bring some Easter smiles, these little pouches were
made with love and I know they will be enjoyed.  
And best of all, Mom is so happy to be able to spread
some cheer among her friends.

Thanks for stopping by.



Sunday, March 10, 2013


My sweet little LILY is never far from me, no matter where I am 
or where I go.

Here she is, enjoying a snooze in her canopy bed
while I am crafting.

Crafting above ground has certainly worked well for me
as I find myself in my craft room
whenever I have some ME time.

These are a couple of recent creations.

My copics are going to dry up if I don't use them more
so I decided to ink up this stamp (which incidentally I have had
for at least 2 years!) and play with my copics.
I am still learning but the more I play with them, the
more pleased I am with the results.

 Spellbinders and Pink ... what a combo!

When I saw this image on Pinterest, I knew that it would
be perfect for a dog sympathy card.  
Unfortunately, I have needed quite a few of these in the past few months.
When my clients have to say goodbye to their fur children,
it's difficult for me too since some of these puppies have
been coming to me all their lives for grooming
and I have become very attached to them.
 My hopes are that a personally crafted card will let the puppies' humans
know how much I care and that I am thinking of them
during these difficult times.

Thanks for stopping by.