Weekly Quote

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.---C. S. Lewis

Monday, September 26, 2011

101 Uses for Your Old Jeans. Recycle.Reclaim.Upcycle.

Did you think I had given up on the 101 project?  I haven't.  I was just distracted by other things... you know--family, work, fun.

Today we begin with number 19 of our 101 uses for your old jeans.

19. Halloween Mask.  Isn't this gorgeous?
Makes me wish I had a masked ball to attend.

20. Corsage. A new trend for prom?  I bet you could come up with several ways to wear this sweet little flower or make a bouquet of denim flowers.
21. Slippers. 21Century Dressmakers has two tutorials for slippers. The ballet slippers are definitely calling to me. How about denim cowboy boot slippers?  Might have to work on that too.

22. Flower Pot Cover.  Paired with a potted plant what an awesome Christmas or birthday present.

23. Bind an Art Journal or Your Bestseller.

Here is my latest journal with a denim spine and page marker.  The denim is from a pair of overalls worn by my Great Uncle the dairy farmer.

Craft Stew has the ultimate collection of bookbinding techniques and tutorials, head over there when you start your bookbinding journey.  I'm warning you though; it is addictive.

How are you coming on your denim projects?  Take a minute and share what you are doing in the comments section below.

Monday, September 12, 2011


utsa school of engineering
Come spring Noah will be a Roadrunner!

He just found out he has been accepted to the University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Engineering.  His major is Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on automotive design.  

Noah has been designing motorized things since he was a little guy.  So no surprises there.  

Hmmm...San Antonio is not far from Austin.  Hmmm...think he'd mind if I came for a visit during SXSW?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

House Hunting

Visited Wild Thing this weekend to celebrate her 18th birthday!

We went out to breakfast and afterwards stopped into the Flower Sports nursery and I caught a few pictures of these guys.

They had lost their former home, a milkweed plant, and were looking for a new residence.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Village Venture 2011

I received my acceptance package from the Claremont Village Venture today!

Plan on joining me at Booth 179 (Bonita Street just east of Yale Avenue) on Saturday, October 22 for a day of parade watching and shopping and eating. And did I say shopping?

If you have never been to Village Venture you NEED to put it on your calendar. No...you MUST put it on your calendar.

Village Venture features over 400 vendors selling handmade goods of every kind.  I, of course, will be selling my jewelry and purses.

Village Venture is a great place to kick off Fall and start your Christmas shopping.

See you there!