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Once again I am participating in Kate’s ATC birthday swap.  I need to make my cards for March and will do so this weekend.  I am late (yet again)!  Since my birthday is in April some of the cards are arriving early.  Here are 3 I have received this week in the mail.

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From Anna Nowicki in the UK.  This one is a beauty and the colors so pretty. 

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From Simone de Haan in Holland this lovely card called Marbling.  Are the colors great?  I reminds me of poppies with the red spots. 

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And from Doreen Gray in Australia this lovely card. I live the flowers, the buttons and the colors. 

So far the month is starting out great and it is not even here yet!

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I found an image of Alice that I really liked and wanted to see if it would work on the scrabble tile pendants.  I found some scrapbook paper that was not too busy so she would show up since she is not a silhouette.

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I love this image.  It is Alice talking to the Cheshire cat in the tree.  Of course, I didn’t add the cat and tree, but you get the picture, right?  I made a few others, too.  I took them to the shop to sell them, but kept this one for myself.  I think I am falling in love with Alice In Wonderland.  One project at a time!

I mentioned before about the lady that has been leaving me vintage baubles at one of the shops that I consign at.  She left me Swarovski crystal beads, glass buttons, and vintage belt buckles.  I thought I would use some of the beads she gave to me to say “thank you”. 

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The clear beads and the button were from her.  I hope she likes the necklace.  I will show you on Thursday the latest care package I received from her.  I am now calling her my “Fairy Godmother.”  I think that fits, don’t you?

I found her CD Songbird at Goodwill.  It is really awesome!  Check it out!

So sorry I forgot to post earlier! 

the first toy craze.

when the national news talked about the latest fist fight in the toy store.

when I wanted one, but never got one.

when a doll was the hot thing to have.

what was “it” before Tickle Me Elmo.

Do you remember, too? 

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This week’s random act of kindness was printing an extra Michael’s coupon from my email newsletter and stopping a random person in the store and handing it to them.  To a crafty person 40% off an item at Michael’s is like gold…gold I tell you.

What have you done lately?

Kindness, let’s pass it on!

DSC03334 (1024x655) I have had a cold since last Friday.  Over a week I have had this crud now.  UGH!  I am at the end of it, but it is hanging on.  Last weekend I forced myself to stay in and take care of myself.  It was beautiful, the sun shining and highs in the 70’s.  It was G L O U R I O U S ! 

While I was confined for most of the day (I did leave the house and take a drive for supplies each day) I hunkered down and made more bird pendants using Scrabble tiles.  I love the bird silhouettes and it reminds me of my walks through Dutch Gap, a local wildlife area.  I love nothing more than seeing a bird in silhouette against the sky or way up in a tree with the sun lit behind them.  That is what DSC03335 (1024x763) these remind me of. 

I made 42 in all.  As long as you are making them you might as well make lot of them, right?  I have a couple of shops that I will share them with.  I also had to make one of the girl pendants as a special order for a former co-worker so I threw a few of them into the mix, too. 

I love the little girl image with her arms wide open like she is waiting to be picked up or is out in the field spinning around to make her dress twirl in the grass and sunshine.  Remember when you were little and did that?  I felt like a ballerina and would collapse in giggles into the grass when I was too dizzy to keep standing up any longer.

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When you were little the world was magical wasn’t it?  The whole world was special and everything was a magical experience.  Even going for a walk was special as there were squirrels to chase, bunnies to hop after, dogs to get to chase you and the cat to pounce on you when you weren’t looking.  Then there were the baby chicks to snuggle with, the kittens and puppies to cuddle.  For a little girl the world was magic. 

Add to that mix, my Daddy that I could charm into or out of just about anything.  Candy, soda, cookies, money, change, whatever I wanted I batted the baby blues and he coughed it up.  Oh, to be a little girl again!

 

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Isn’t it nice that an afternoon of making bird pendants can transport you back to happier times and sunny memories!  Crafting is a journey after all and while I make things I try to conjure up a happier time when the world was easier and I was a little person in it. 

Thanks for travelling with me! 

DSC03333 (1024x985) Sherry sent me one of her goth girl altered dominos and made it a fridge magnet.  I decided it was too pretty to stay there and very gently peeled off the magnet from the back and then glued on a bead for the bale.

I added some blue, green and pearly beads, a vintage button some crochet string and time and now have a lovely and one of a kind necklace. 

That is the beauty of the crafty community.  We inspire one another, we share with one another, and we trade with one another.  Isn’t the world a great place!

I received my Alice In Wonderland tag book from Karla and I love it!  She made the sweet covers and coordinated all of the tags for all 80 of the tag books that were completed.  It is great with its hand drawn and painted details and its drink me bottle filled with glitter. 

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The first tag in the book was created by Robin Carr

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Tag number two was created by Melissa Seley.

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Tag number three is by Bridgett Adams.

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Tag number four was created by Ruby Moon.

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The fifth, the Mad Hatter, was created by Liz Mellen.

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And last, but not least, number six was created by Sherry Williams

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What a lovely book of of tags!

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"What this world needs
is a new kind of army
- the army of the kind."
~Cleveland Amory

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