Tuesday, August 26, 2014

More cards, bags and Watching you

 It is so good to have to the time to make things and get them together.   I have not had this kind of freedom in a long time.  I am having the time of my life.  Since I have so many interest, I spread a lot of my post around.  To see my one of card display projects, check out my other post.   Now that I have the time, I might as well make use of it.  My latest creations.

It did not bother me, that they had another company's name on them.  
That is what I like about them, plus the fact they were FREE.

These bags were FREE.   I can always spot a winner.
  I will keep saying FREE.  It feels good inside.

All I had to do was to add my label to the bag.  Ownership.

They are perfect for holding my long necklaces.  I like the hole at the top.
  I can use it to hang on my peg board display, whenever I get it built.

You don't have to spend money on expensive displays and jewelry holders.

A little imagination goes a long way.  
 FREE(there is that word again) bags, labels from the dollar store and some ink.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


It just hit me.  I was explaining to a friend of mine about how I was going to use my time now that I am not working.  As I was going through the details, it just hit me.  I live a lonely lifestyle. In more ways than one.  My life is filled with taking pictures, uploading, downloading, writing,editing, responding,blogging, tweeting, face-booking, pinning, posting, reviewing, saving, making, gluing, attaching, painting,sanding,waxing, cutting, polishing, buffering, glittering, washing, watching, answering, checking, stamping, stenciling, drilling, turning, planting, rotating, listening, swiping, sketching, stretching, pulling, twisting, typing, searching,  and the list goes on.  And I do all of this by myself, in privacy of my home. All by myself.   It is just me, a computer, laptop, camera, mouse, phone, external hard drive and all the other computer peripherals, I happen to have.  This is the lonely life of a diy, craft, frugal, home-bound person such as myself.  

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I am so proud of myself.    I sat at the dining room table and made 6 sets for my jewelry show + several pairs of earrings.  This something I could do in my sleep.  I am proud because I sat at the dinning room table watching episodes of Orange is the New Black.   I have decided to make a life style change and get myself into some kind of shape(check out my other blog ILOVETOCREATE .  Why am I so proud.   I have decided not to sit on the couch watching TV while making jewelry.  One might argue that watching my computer screen is the same thing.  I beg to differ.   Sitting on the couch was robbing the life out of me.   Sucking me dry.  I needed to regain control get my body back into some kind of shape.  Plus, if I am going to be doing shows again I need my body to work for me not against.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Boxes, Ink and Patrice

More items for display.  I had these boxes leftover.   I like the gold colored boxes, but they are out of my price range at this moment.  Why not decorate these boxes to add a little color to the table.   I will be trying other methods as I go along.   

Here are the color inks I used.

Now for the boxes.  I have them in different sizes.   I decided just to ink the edges.   I think they turned out pretty nice.