Symbolism Using Collage and Overlay

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  journal entry: Mixed media and collage art have long appealed to me. Most of the examples I see on the Internet and other places are on the artistic side rather than designed to be personal. I have chosen the path of the personal by creating familiar, personal, meaningful and symbolic combinations. I will use the collage above as an […]

Little Red Riding Hood

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   (Shhhhhhhh . . . don’t tell Clara. It’s a Christmas surprise.) Some stories never grow old. The story of Little Red Riding Hood is one of them. I still shudder at the idea of a little girl trotting off through the forest alone. Maybe things were safer then . . . or NOT! What […]

Birthday Skirt for Clara

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  Time flies. Make homemade clothes while you can. I have taken a lot of heat from my daughters for the “itchy” jackets I made for them when they were small. I was simply doing the best I could on a limited budget and so, instead of lining the quilted fabric, I didn’t. And the […]

 Stretchy Headbands with Floppy Flowers

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  Just a quick post for Easy Stretchy Headbands. These were SIMPLE and took so little fabric. They are for two little girls I know who LOVE to wear things in their hair. I love the pink band and the flowered band best because their flowers are FLOPPY and BOUNCY.  Each one stretches right on […]

Almost Christmas

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journal entry: It just isn’t the same on Christmas Eve without little children around. They make everything so exciting. They love mysteries and surprises. They love to ask “if I guess right will you tell me what is in the package?” The answer has eternally been NO ! Little visits from family over the many […]

Bears Bears Bears:  Priscilla

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  journal entry: How did I keep track of things before I had a blog?  Every post is like writing a personal history. My history. My family’s history. Isn’t it wonderful? Bears for Christmas. Three little children and three different bears. Each complete with a personality and a wardrobe to match. Not only does each […]

Pumpkins: Paint or Carve ?

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  journal entry:   We took pumpkins with us when we went for a visit. And paints. And glitter spray. And glow-in-the-dark paint. Mom had painting shirts handy and dad set up a table in the driveway. I poured the paint onto paper plates and stood back. Some children hurry when they paint and some […]

Chicks are Pink

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{ this grandma blog is a fun way to communicate with grandchildren who live far-away. i can tell a story without being there and send the book along in the mail}     The little nest was filled with chicks when Lydia found it.  Pink chicks.  She carefully re-arranged them in the nest to be […]