Thursday, October 21, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Posted by joan brierly at Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
I love family pictures because they represent our family history. This picture is probably 20 years old and the changes in the family dynamics is amazing. Those little children are grown adults and some adults have gone home to be with the Lord. Each face represents an untold story.
These are my parents and their children and their children's children and their spouses and one aunt and a cousin.
There is just something about this picture that makes it precious.
Posted by joan brierly at Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
I spent the last few days doing some gardening and we wanted to be very low budget. I made a garden using the rocks we have around the property, and there is plenty of them. We wanted to experiment our first summer here with a small garden to see what will grow, what won't and what could possibly eat our vegetables
Posted by joan brierly at Friday, May 21, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
This simple stationary is easy to make and leaves lots of room for writing notes or just a thought. The stamp is Just A Note and leaves the door open to say whatever is on your heart. I punched the corners and stamped the corner envelope and inside the top of the inside. Simple yet functional!
Posted by joan brierly at Saturday, March 27, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Operation Write Home is having a blog hop and I stumbled across a lovely lady named Erika whose husband is being deployed over seas for the third time. For every comment left on her blog, she is making a card for Operation Write Home...I told her she didn't have to make one for me, that I would make one for her and send it to OWH.
I had made this card once before but couldn't resist again when someone gave me that cute little shoe card...
There are some wonderful wives who are making OWH it really touches my heart.
Posted by joan brierly at Saturday, March 20, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Maddie had a Number 2 birthday party on Saturday and I really wanted to make her an apron. There was no pattern, so I went on line and found a site where you make an apron pattern from a cut-out newspaper. Works for me. I used three different patters after studying the apron my daughter in law had made for me.
The fabric embellishments are three different strips sewn together with each one being a little longer than the next. The three-sewn together strips are now one and easily sewn in between the button tw0-folds. The necktie is sewn in between the two fabric folds and the belt is sewn over the top of the apron button and top.
The cupcake pattern was so fun and just the right fabric for a little girls birthday celebration.
Posted by joan brierly at Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
One of the Christmas gifts that I made and couldn't post before Christmas is this shadowbox photo composition. It was a lot of fun to make. J&K went to Paris on their honeymoon and this picture of them in front of the Eiffel Tower is great.
I stamped the inside frame with a Stamping Up French writing stamp (of which I have no clue what it says but am sure one of the words is amore). I found the basket, tree, and bench with the love birds at Hobby Lobby. I couldn't believe it when I found the photographer figurine and the basket with the French bread which tied the theme in place. I made a faux cobblestone street for the inside bottom and the rest is history.
Monday, February 22, 2010
I love paper dolls! My mother would save the Betsy McCall paper doll page from McCall's magazine and put them in the "rainy day" box.
I found this website which has printable paper dolls that are public domain. As soon as I get some ink cartridges, I am going to print some and put them in my own "rainy day" box.
Posted by joan brierly at Monday, February 22, 2010