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Sunday, February 14, 2016

613 Avenue Create-Challenge #163 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Create A Shaker Project

Hello, Crafty Folks!

The Resident Designers at 613 Avenue Create invite you to play along in our Anything Goes Challenge this week.  If you are up for a challenge, we have an Optional Twist:


This is my second Shaker Project and I am forming a little affection for this design genre.
I chose to make Shaker Tags.  I really love the challenge of creating lovely scenes in a confined space!  Choosing the shaker elements is also a creative process I enjoy!

I used a piece of Tim Holtz Vellum for the base.  It is so pretty when backlit!


Looking forward to seeing your project in our challenge!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Create A Shaped Card

Hello Crafty Peeple!

Welcome to another challenge week at Shopping Our Stash!

Challenge:  Create A Shaped Project

Shaped cards used to be a real pain, however, with the innovative advances in thin metal die design and production, creating shaped cards is breezy easy.  As much as I love my Big Shots and other cutting machines, sometimes I like to do things the old fashion way.  I like to just use my hands.  I guess that is why I am so fascinated with Mixed Media these days.

Napkin Fold Card
I am not sure that my project really qualifies as a "Shaped Card, "  it may be more of a fancy fold.  It is, however folded into a shape, so I imagine I can skate on through!

The Hubster had a good time taking pictures.  He wanted to see how many ways he could fold the card.  He was very creative and came up with some fun shots.  Sharing for the fun of it!

 The Oriental Fan is from SCACD "Nature's Tapestry Fan

 These two remind me of a Kimono

The Design Paper is from Teresa Collins' Fabrication

My teammates have fashioned some pretty cool shaped projects!  Stop by Shopping Our Stash and have a look see.  Hope you find great inspiration and share the results in our challenge!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A D-I-Y Project by The Hubster

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
I frequently refer to "The Hubster" in my postings, mainly because he is my best cheerleader, head enabler and facilitator, and the LOVE of My Life!  I love handmade furniture, and so. it goes without saying that most of my furniture is "antique."  Probably not by the standards of antique dealers, but definitely by the amount of years that have passed since I purchased it.

One of my favorite pieces is our dining room set!   It is completely "pegged," and the only nails are the Flat Head Upholstery Tacks that were used to attach the leather backs and seats to the wood.  We were living in community for about five years and really only visited our main home a couple times a month.  Needless to say the leather began to crack, even though the chairs were covered.  I researched having the chairs re-upholstered but the cost of the leather was ridiculous.  I finally found faux leather fabric on Amazon that was as close a match as we were going to get and The Hubster repaired the two chairs that were in dire need of help.   I am so glad to be rid of the chair covers.  I love my wood and leather and pleather! :D)

HE DID IT! Go Hubster!
These two chairs have the original leather backs!  I took these right after Chanukah, so my Chanukiah and my Shabbos candle holders are still on the table!
I forgot to take a picture before he put the back on! Caught him as he was ripping the seat!
The Hubster even found "cheap" foam padding at Big Lots!  YAY!


The Hubster has another project in the hopper.  I will share it when he is done!