Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

Christmas, of course!! I can't believe it's already the holiday season! Lots to be thankful for this, friends, good health, a home full of love, and other small miracles! And it wouldn't be the holiday season without some Christmas cookie baking! I'm in a cookie exchange this next weekend so I'm going to be making an old-fashioned recipe from my grandmother...almond raspberry cookies. You know- one of those standards that you can probably find in a Betty Crocker cookbook from the 1940s, but those are the best because they stand the test of time. I also have to make a recipe page for each of the gals in the group so we can walk away with a book of cookie recipes. Here are some June Cleaver look-alikes that I am going to incorporate into my pages. I sure wish all of these housewife fembots could help me bake the 90 cookies I need!!! Wish me luck- I'm off to start mixing!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fall Projects

Happy Fall!!! Sorry that I have been a bad blogger this past month! Work and fatigue and life in general has momentarily interrupted the creative flow, but hopefully we will be back to our regularly scheduled creating soon!
What I wanted to share is some news about the exciting projects being showcased over on Kim Hesson's blog! As many of you know, Kim does the most amazing wood cut outs, by hand! There is no shape she cannot conquer!! I am lucky enough to be on her new design team along with two other amazingly creative souls!! Bonus: we get to play with fun new shapes each month and let our imaginations run wild with all the possibilities.
This past month, I was sent this large plaque shape and maple leaf. Below is what I came up with:

I thought this could be a great way of adding something fresh to a seasonal project each year by having the option of creating new tags yearly. Plus, everyone in the family can participate by making their own tag!

This is only one of many projects featured on Kim's blog so head over and check it out!!! You are sure to be inspired!!!!