" I am a dreamer. I am , indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities, as far as possible. "

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Here Comes January!

  I love this time of year because we are usually waiting for the cold weather or a snowstorm to pass before going outside. Therefore, I am in my craft room working on  projects.  I have plenty started but not done.  Here is an example of one: I made a flip album using my cinch machine.
   I love how you can put your album on your desk and show whatever picture you want showing for the moment. You can also have a calendar attached to it, too.
It stands up ...
A magnetic belly band....
I added a belly band to keep it closed if you just want it stacked with other albums. It is magnetic to help keep it closed.
  I haven't added any pictures yet 'cause I made another one for my daughter-in -law, Kristin, and my son, Nathaniel. So I am working on two albums at once. That should keep me busy and out of trouble.
  The cinch machine has worked beautifully with these  projects. I learned, the hard way, that the pages of the album must match the cover or there is a  problem with the turning of the pages. I have been in contact with the company. They did not know of this problem so I let them know what I had discovered. They were very nice and tried to be helpful.  Oh well, lesson learned.
Beautifully done....
My girl friend, Elaine, has been working on a flip album, too. We work together about once a week to inspire each other in our craft. She has a great artistic "eye" for color and design. We work well together.
  I can't wait to see it completely done. I will post pictures of some of out pages for you to see .. We are using Pinterest for ideas from my board called "Scrapbooking".

  Just a short  mention of the shiny new roasting pan I got free from the Shaw's in Freeport. They had a stamp collecting program where you collect so many stamps and you get stuff free. I picked this pan and I love it. I really don't want to use it 'cause it is so shiny. I will have to think long and hard about what my first roasting recipe will be using this pan.

New area in front of craft desk...

My Ikea cart....
  I have been using this winter time to move things around in my craft room. I felt that there was too much on top of my craft table, so I moved two cubes in front of my desk and put a Pottery Barn shelf on top of them. I really like it. I can see all the way to the other side of the room now.
  My new Ikea cart is just perfect for Prima flowers, Julie Nutting stamps,just to name a few items. It is on wheels which means I can move it out like it is in the picture, or push it underneath the table out of the way. It is a great addition to my organization of materials.

Helping husband.
 I have been working with my husband on adding bead board to our island. I love bead board . We have it as a back splash. He finished the installation and I have been painting the whole thing  mushroom. I have not finished as I have to do a second coat tomorrow. I will post picture of this project when I am done.  Hopefully , tomorrow.
  My New Year's Resolution this year is to post more on my blog. I have been lazy lately and an feeling like I can do better. I am also committing to eating healthier: more fruits and vegetables. My husband and I are working as a team so that we can feel better and lose a little more weight. Taking it a day at a time..
  I will leave you with a peak at  the project that
What is it????
I have almost finished. The picture shows the work
in progress. Wonder what you think it could be???

1 comment:

  1. I love my Cinch too! I want to be able to practice more with it! The island came out fabulously! Hmm...What is your current project?