.....and other random stuff......

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Make room for ugly……

I was trying to practice the Coptic stitch.

For the covers of the journals I gathered up some old ‘fabric paper’ I made from muslin and ripped up magazine pages, coated with some unifying paint and splatters, fused to thin batting. I cut them into three inch squares and embellished with free motion stitching. I also painted the batting so it would look cohesive in the end product.

I zigzagged the edges then stiffened the fabric paper with Traci Bautista’s ‘Collage Pauge’.

For the signatures I just used some leftover ‘puter paper in a coordinating color.

Apparently, the Coptic stitch is NOT my strong suit!

I thought maybe I could save them with some funky fibers to cover my awful binding stitches! (Fibers in abundance can make anything better, right? Well, maybe not, after all.) 

Are these not the worst looking things you’ve ever seen? LoL
Oh well, nothing ventured nothing gained! Onward and upward!!!!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Who doesn’t love Amazon?

What are you reading this fine summer day?

Monday, July 19, 2010

“Nothing says ‘get well’ like beef!”

And speaking of not having to worry about dinner preparation….. This came to my door today! My BFF sent me this as a get well gift during my recovery! The card said: “Nothing says ‘get well’ like beef!” (too funny!) Don’t you wish she was your BFF?! I’m glad she’s mine! I am so lucky.

Friday, July 16, 2010

there is an upside to everything!

You know what’s been kinda’ nice about this whole surgery/recovery thing? I haven’t had to think about, plan, prepare, ponder, or agonize over what to make for dinner! lol

Thursday, July 15, 2010

ouch update.....

better and better every day, thank you, but still not recovering fast enough to suit me! When I sit down to try to accomplish something I’m still a little fuzzy! (although family and friends would probably say I was fuzzy to start with!) but, all in good time, I guess.

using some scraps and old copy paper to make mini journals to practice the coptic stitch.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Recuperating on the couch….:(

And when the drugs wear off enough so I can focus, maybe I’ll make something……..