Monday, May 25, 2009

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Tell me neat is this lovely new addition (i.e. the colorful BANNER) to my little blog??? I would love to take credit for it but all kudos go to my very talented daughter. She prepared it today and I really like it. THANKS Babe!

I've just returned home from a week with this same daughter. We had a great visit. We live so far apart and any time spent with her is treasured. We were in Florida for 8 days and it rained 6 straight. So much for sunny Florida, hehe! Actually I preferred the cooler temps associated with the rain over the heat and humidity usually present during our visits.

I have posted pics of some of the wall clocks I have revamped. The third pic (the one of the smaller white clock) is the one I took to my daughter. The other two are my second and third attempts respectively. I think a body could make some really pretty clocks with the right fixins.

I have started making coiled fabric bowls. (The above pics show bowls with matching coasters---I have a bowl and coaster on my desk at work. The bowl is a convenient place to toss your keys and cell phone and the coaster does it 's thing to help keep your paperwork dry.) Anyone tried one of those? Coiled fabric bowls, I mean---not coasters. I really like the look and have plans to make something bigger like a purse. I use a 1/4" poly rope from the Dollar Tree to make my coiled bowls, plates, purses, etc. I bought several rolls but then the Dollar Trees near my home suddenly had NONE. What a bummer! The price of $1 for a 50' rope can't be beat...have you priced cotton clothesline? Most tutorials/books suggest cotton clothesline but the 1/4" poly rope works great. Anyway, once again, my daughter came to my rescue and located several (try 35 or so) at a Dollar Treet store near her home in Florida. Now that i have a supply of rope, the creativity can begin. I plan on giving away a coiled fabric bowl during the upcoming Sew Mama Sew give-away. Check it out at that website to see a list of all participants who plan to give away a variety of neat things. You simply need to visit the various blogs and leave a comment to register for each giveaway. If you want to participate by giving something away, you need a blog and will need to sign-up at the Sew Mama Sew website by TODAY Monday May 25th.
It's good to be home but I have lots to put away and lots of projects to get started. Be creative :)


  1. I love your bowls and clocks. Thanks for mine!! =)

  2. I like your blog.I'm waiting for your new posts.