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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas 2013 Everyone.
I'm hoping you had a great day. I spent the day with my mother in East Texas.  I hope you also had a great day.

 I have good news,  that I am excited about. I will be starting up my blog again in January. I have taken a year off to do other things beside craft and blog about it. I started a small business. I've opened a booth at the local antique mall. I've coached my granddaughters cheerleading team. I've changed jobs. I've bought a new vehicle. I've changed churches.  I have grown as a person and as a Christian.

It has been a very busy and  wonderful year. In growing my business I have taken out my craft room!! I know, crazy right?????
I'm in the process of taking all the noncraft stuff out of my craft room and replacing all things craft. No one is more happier about this than my granddaughter.

I haven't made a card or any other craft in a year. I have been busy painting furniture. And lots of it! I might add a furniture painting video or two on my blog. Other than that I'm not sure what else I will be blogging about. Please let me know what you guys have been up to this past year. Also let me know what's the latest craft craze and what you'd like to see on my blog.

Im so excited about being back on my blog. I will post something crafty soon!

                                Pic of my grand daughter Kimberlee and me Halloween 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

2 Quick Cards

Hello Everyone.. So you thought  Iwas gone  LOL  Oh I am, I just wanted to post these two  last cards. I have a couple wonderful ladies in my church group that is having a birthday at the end of this month. I made these two cards tonight.

I'm sorry neither picture is very good. The top card is made with some hand rolled felted roses and paper daisies. I saw a card like this on Pinterest and loved it. The second one is made with my cricut Pups cartridge.  If you want details on either card drop me an email.

Happy Crafting in 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Not Goodbye Just Taking A Break!

Hello Card Makers!


 I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today. I'm here today to tell you that I am taking a break from blogging on Ramblings Of A Texas Craft Room. I have decided that blogging on two blogs is just to much for now. I need to take some time to explore my new love of Felting. I will be posting on a new blog all about Felting. If your interested in Felting either wet felting or needle felting. Please drop me an email and I will send you the link to my new blog.

I have so enjoyed this blog and making cards.I am sad a bit to go away and I will miss you all. I have gotten the nicest comments and emails. Thank you so much. I will be back! I just don't have a time frame now.

You may email me at Sugarlite02@aol.com/.   I'll get you the link.

Take care. May God bless you and your family.
Happy Life in 2013....Make that happen
 for yourself.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Felted Pekingese and Wall Art

Hello Everyone. Today I wanted to share with you my new Needle Felting experience. I know  its not a card. I'm so sorry to the ones that stopped by my blog to see a new card creation. Trying to do two crafts on one blog isn't easy.  Is it time to start two blogs??? One for Card Making and one for Needle Felting? Something I am thinking about.

I made my cute little Pekingese from a kit I bought on line. I choose him because I thought he would be the easiest to make. Easy was important because I have zero experience in making 3 D animals. Since making my dog, I have found a craft shop that teaches how to make a small bear over in Ft Worth. I'm thinking I will take the class to see how its suppose to be done. The classes are pricey so I'm still on the fence about making the commitment.

I think his muzzle is to big for the small dog. So I'm still working on portions and getting them right. Over all for my first time to complete a 3D animal........ I'm happy with it.

I'm also working on an abstract pillow or wall art. I'm not sure what it will be in the end.
I only have the foundation laid and felted. So much more I want to add to embellish it.

My next post will be some paper  lanterns  I am making for a valentine party. My church home group is throwing a big party for our local nursing home we have adopted. I am making a few things to decorate the tables. Ill show them to you on my next post. Ive already posted about the banners I made.
Thank you for stopping by.
Happy Life in 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Not a card but close.. Valentine Banners

Hello Card Markers.  I've missed you!

Welcome to my blog. I know ....I know I haven't posted a card in awhile. I have gotten several emails saying you love my felting but you really want some cards too.

So....today I am posting some Valentine Banners. I know they are not cards but they are pretty close. I have been making banners for our church home group. We are planning a big party for a local nursing home that we have adopted. I will share more picture of the other party decorations when they are complete.
Here is the first banner.
 This banner was made using my Cricut. I still love my Cricut even though my felting machine is trying to steal my heart. I cut the pennants at 11.5 inches in red  card stock, 6 times. They are cut from the Pretty Pennants Cartridge, page 9 and 10. I cut the white heart pennant at 11.5 inches also. I backed the white pennant with a red pennant. The letters where cut from the Storybook Cartridge at 6 inches. This was very simple and fast to make. I think every party needs a banner. I strung it all together with white ribbon.

Here is the second one. I really like this one. A playing card pennant.
One of the ladies in our group saw on Pinterest  (got to love Pinterest) they were using playing cards to make banners. I took that idea and make it HUGE. The cards are 5.5  x 8.5.  I  just took  8.5 x 11 sheet of card stock and cut it in half. I rounded the corners with a corner rounder. The numbers were cut with Storybook also at 2 inches. The hearts were cut with my Fuse and a Spillbinders Classic Scalloped Heart. I strung it all together with red and white ribbon.

As is everything I do, this was a very simple project to put together. We are waiting to decide how much room there will be to string this along a wall at the home. Most likely I will be making a couple more to fill in that wall. But as easy and fun as this one was to make. I wont mind making a couple more.

Let me know what you guys have been up to. I love hearing about your projects too.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Life in 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Mooning Duck and Flat Needle felting

Hello Everyone!!! So glad you had time to stop by today. I made a video showing how I made a flat needle felted bird. I plan to make a quilt and make  all the squares with felted birds. Its a simple block but I really enjoyed making it.

I also shared with you my mooning duck. He's really adorable and I hope you enjoy the video.

Oh yeah, for some reason my camera filmed the video in black and white. I'm still working on understanding my new camera. My son says that even a 5th grader could use it....hmmmmm whats he implying?   lol
Have a great week
Happy Life in 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

White Swan Needle Felting

A Needle Felting video..

Hello Everyone. I have finally made another needle felting video. There I have made a
3-d swan. This came from a book I got from Amazon. I hope you learn something from this video. I am learning so much about needle felting and I am LOVING it.

I got my felting machine and I am having a blast. I plan to do a video on the machine. Sort of a review about the Simplicity felter. I had gotten the Janome 725 but i did not like it. So that was returned and I ordered the Simplicity 12 needle felter. This was a better choice for me.
Enjoy the video.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Needle Felting Projects In The Works

Merry Christmas Eve everyone. I pray  you all are safe and enjoying a great time with your family. We will be heading to church soon to celebrate the birth of our Lord. This is a precious time at my house.

I have been busy with work and christmas  but I have also been playng....
working on my needle felting projects. I have one wall hanging about ready to be machine needle felted.  My machine will be deliver on Thursday. I cant wait to get that machine  up and running!
Here is my first project.  Im doing a wall hanging. I love the vibrant colors against the black. It is just tacked down for the moment. There will be a few changes but over all I like the color combination and the placements. I plan to add a few more leaves and add some more dimension.

 I likened my wall hanging to a quilt I saw on Pinterest.
Here is a picture of the  original quilt. She sells the pattern for the quilt. If your interested, I have included her link. She has alot of wonderful designs on her web site and blog. I loved them all. I used sizzix dies to make my wall hanging.
Oh my!http://www.materialobsession.com.au/epages/mama12093.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/mama12093/Products/%22Hooterville%20-%20Pattern%22

Here a few more things I want to use for  practice. I'm sure there will be a learning curve. So I have several things ready to play with before I touch my wall hanging with the needle felting machine.
felt door

bird and vines


 I hope to use this in a wool needle felted quilt. I have every big plans for me and my new obsession!
Merry Christmas!
Happy Crafting in 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!!


I wanted to stop in and show you my favorite pic from Christmas 2012. I know what your thinking but Christmas is still a few days away. But we had to open our presents early since my grand daughter is going out of town to spend time with her dad tomorrow. See my post yesterday and you will see I got my christmas present early too. And I loved it.

Kimmie had a great Christmas too. She had tons of presents under the tree. Barbies, barbies and more barbies, a Kindle, tons of girls stuff and one present way in the back that took her by complete surprise.

 All summer long she has asked for a mermaid tail. Not just any mermaid tail but an actual working mermaid tail. Where does one buy a mermaid tail??? I hadden a clue....So I made her one. This is the  happiness I have ever seen this 6 year old.

 Christmas is so magical when your 6. And really magical when your a Grandma.
Have the best Christmas ever!!! I am so blessed.

I Am So Blessed

I am off for the Christmas Holiday. I will return to blogging after the New year. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I just had to pop in and tell you about my fantastic week!!!
It has been very busy this past week in my world. My daughter got baptized. Our whole family is so happy for her. My grand daughter had her first Christmas recital. She played a great Christmas bear.
I was  gifted a wonderful Christmas present from an equally wonderful freind. He gave me a Janome 725 Felting machine.

my new toy!

I will be posting all about my new toy. Once I get a project made I will make a nice long post about it.

Do you have a needle felting machine? or do you felt with a single needle? Id love to hear from you. Where do you buy your supplies? What's a good outlet for wool?

I'm excited and cant wait to learn all about my new toy. I hope you will enjoy learning along wth me.
  Thank you, Thank you  to my special friend. I can not find the words to tell you how touched I am by your generosity. I was not surprised by your kindness tho, just amazed that I am so blessed to have a friend like you. I must have been very good this year.  Thank you OD