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Christmas Craft Challenge


This past Christmas my husband and I went home to VA where my dad and two sisters still live. We took our RV and camped in Newport News Park and had everyone over (at one point there were 17 people!) to celebrate and hang out around the camp fire. My two sisters are wicked funny and love to gang up on me. (I am the baby….) They love my crafty stuff and decided to give me a craft challenge. I’ve never seen the food show Chopped, but the premise is that you are given certain ingredients and have to prepare a meal using all of them and any items from the pantry. Well….. my sisters gave me a gift box with several strange items in it and challenged me to create something using each item plus what I have in my own stash. I have had a blast putting this together. I like to think I am getting the last laugh on this one, though. I was able to make TWO pieces from everything so each sister is getting an original tacky art work by yours truly!! I will be terribly hurt if they don’t hang them up in a prominent spot in their homes. *cue wicked laugh*

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Paper Doll Wall


paperdolls 029I have some of the fondest childhood memories of playing with my huge collection of paper dolls.  I had saved them since I was a little girl but had to throw them out recently.  *sob*  The years, not to mention mildew, were not kind to them. So imagine how pleased I was when I received my late mother’s hope chest and found some Shirley Temple paper dolls that had never been taken out of the box!  I knew I wanted to do something special with them in the room I designed for my two young granddaughters, Layla and Joley.  I came up with the idea of putting them in frames and using them as art.  Here is the end result.  I hope you like it.  Can’t wait for my girls to see it, too.

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