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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

This will be the last post on Live From The Pit.  Anne (CheckerBeads) passed away peacefully in her sleep last night.  She was an extremely gifted artist and crafter and we're blessed to have been gifted and surrounded by her creations but more importantly, to have countless wonderful memories with her.  Despite a long and difficult battle with lupus, she retained her generosity and witty sense of humor until the end.  She was very intelligent, a great debater, an avid reader, and a patient, compassionate listener.  Though she had no children of her own, she doted on and was a favorite to her nieces, nephews, and godchildren.  It has been an honor to know her in this life and for us to call her a family member and dear friend.  We will miss her immensely.  We love you, Anne.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sports Tissue Box

This one is for my nephew who loves sports.  I found a book with sports figures as bookends, so I did the figures and made it into a tissue box.  The figures are attached with elastic, I did this so he can take them off and play with them.

Baseball guy.

Football guy

Hockey Guy

soccer guy

Have a great week!


Saturday, June 2, 2012

More Tissue Box Covers

Well, I did warn you.   I have been obsessed with tissue box covers!

This is the barn I made for my nephews.  I figured they could play with it after the tissue ran out.

This is the apple I made for Jodi.  And a book worm!  :)

Hope your month is going well!


Thursday, May 31, 2012

More PC

For some reason, I have been making plastic canvas tissue box covers lately.

This one is for my niece.

I made this cute box for my littlest niece, who loves the American flag.  She looked at it and said "It is empty!"

Hope your week is going well,


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Plastic Canvas

These are a couple plastic canvas projects I did in the past week.

First, Dora and Boots magnets for my niece.  I found the patterns online.

Next, a horse tissue box cover I also found online.  On note tho- tissue boxes have shrunk since the pattern was written!  I had to take it all apart and cut two rows of each direction.  Also, the pattern only had the horse on one side- but I did ALL of them, of course.  :)  The recipient was quite happy.

Have a great week!


Friday, May 11, 2012

More Angry Hats

Here are the rest of the Angry Birds hats I have made.

First the Bomb Bird for Ethan. *now I have to make TWO MORE for other kids!

Here is the Yellow Bird for Olli.

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

more May Birthdays

These are for my (about to turn) 3 year old niece.

This one is for my mom to give, and also needs a custom envelope.

This one is for me.  Once again I forgot and made a regular A2 card, instead of the 5x7 needed to accommodate the (repurposed from a card I was given) music box.
  She loves to sing the National Anthem, and loves "Sensee Lights" as she calls the American Flag.

This one is for my almost 6 year old nephew.  I still need one more for him!
   Yep, those are tiny angry bird stamps (all the way from Hong Kong!) made into acrylic embellishments with my Ephipany Crafts shape studio tool.

Have a great weekend!