I went with my friend to the Houston International Quilt Fest this past November. I discovered this new felted craft. Both items are made with felt balls. The pumpkin was the make ‘n take and then I bought the elf kit -because I LOVED his little face! I might take this up as a new hobby…
Last weekend I went to the Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show here in Houston. It was nice and small and close to my house. Being my first time to this show, I went around to everything first then went back to THE GEODE GALLERY that came from Indiana with all their geodes.
Well, I had no idea how to select my geode, but the guys at the booth were extremely helpful in explaining how to select a “good one”. The kind I picked was a Mexican “Coconut” Geode because I wanted some sort of color inside versus the other kind they had that you needed a black light to shine on the geode to show a color hue it had.
Each “coconut” was marked with a number -turns out it was the price. As I was picking up geode to see which one (price-wise) I wanted, the guy explained, the more lightweight, means the cavity inside is bigger & has more to it. After hearing that, I went with the very first one I picked up. So the two men went over to this machine with a chain, one held the geode, the other made the machine squeeze the geode till it cracked in 1/2. At this time there were a bunch of cub scouts standing around watching as well.
The man let me open it first to see my very first geode. LOVED IT!!! It has a slight blue/purple/gray hue inside and VERY sparkly with some calcite!! I had the biggest smile on my face!!! Of course I had to buy the stand to show it off!!!
Once the men packed my geode & stand for me, they said “it may be your first, but it won’t be your last…” Oh I know THAT!! LOVE it!!!
I am a member on meetup.com for a few years now and have been in a bunch of crafting groups. I recently joined The Tatted Stamper’s Card Making Group and last night was my first time card making with them. Here are the AWESOME die cut items we made.
I’ve had the Stampin Up! two-step owl punch for a while & never used it much. Since the Halloween season is approaching, I’ve seen it used for ghosts. So here are MY creations with it — an Alien, Frankenstein, a skull, Dracula & ghosts. Whatta think?
My craft desk was a complete mess, so I created a swap to challenge myself. “Clean off your desk Challenge” was a swap that you were to take a “before” photo of your craft desk top –yes as is, a mess…
I had tons of projects and supplies on my craft desk top. I wanted to actually UTILIZE all the stuff laying ON my desk top & not go into any other supplies around my craft room. Great idea huh? Yeah, well, when I actually was able to complete 40 cards from all that stuff JUST on my desk top, it made me really stop to think… DO NOT buy anymore new stuff.
Due to time restrictions, I was only able to make 40 cards…. I still probably could make another 60 with the supplies/stuff STILL on my desk top. With my new position as work, I don’t have all craft time I used to have for my swaps right now. Makes me sad that I can’t craft as much as I want to, but the OT pay from work makes me happier for my savings for my Galapagos trip!! 🙂 I’ll have time to craft again soon…. 🙂
I got a new underwater camera for my birthday! Its a Canon Powershot D10. LOVE IT! Its 98% just like my daily use Canon Powershot, but this new one can go UNDER WATER!!! I played around with it in our pool with our dogs to discover the settings and such. Pretty cool! It even has a flash!! Can’t wait to take it on my trip to the Galapagos Islands next year!! 🙂