Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Burlap Wreath Class


I attended a burlap wreath making class last night at the

Buckeye County Library. 

Picked up the wire wreath form, and roll of burlap at Marc's for 

a great price. They had kits for 1.99. Some of the ladies

in class last night told me they paid 5 dollars a roll just for the burlap. So

I think I got a good deal. 

The library supplied all the trims. Love that ribbon!

Just made a simple shoestring bow, but I like how it turned out. 

Not overly thrilled with how the burlap came out. I think my loops 

were to small, so the 10 inch wreath is pretty compact. 

However I think it looks good on our red door. 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

1902 Reprint Sears Roebuck Catalogue



I found this reprint of a 1902 Sears, Roebuck catalogue at the Goodwill.

I've been having the best time with it! 

Perfect for all my shabby chic, and vintage craft projects. 


I'll post a few of the pages. 

So many wonderful photos! 


Planning on use some for Halloween embellishments. 


Worm cakes! Really?



Blood pills!


The list just goes on, and on. 

There are some really good headstone photos that I'll also be using

for Halloween projects. 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Jumbo Altered Spider Clip



Here is another fun altered paper clip. 

I used a jumbo clip which is about 4 inches long. 

The orange base was stamped with a spider web in black. 

The large gold spider on a book is from a die pack that I got

at Micheal's by Recollections. 

The little October 31st square is from a pattern paper pack I got at Tuesday Morning. 

Spider charm was purchased at Hobby Lobby. 


Love that spider! 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Fun Witches Broom Embellishments.



I've been making some Halloween embellishments. 

Love these cute little witch brooms! 

Used fringe scissors to cut the pattern paper then wrapped

it around some cute paper straws. 

To finish them off I added a piece of spider web doily. 

Topped with a bakers twine bow. 

These are for a swap I'm in, but I'll be making more of these because

I want some to use on projects. 


This is how I packaged them for the swap. Cute right?

Stamping trails
Karen 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Chicken Wire Frames


I found these chicken wire frames at the dollar store for half off. 

Thought they would look good on the wall to hold some

of the many artist trading cards I receive. 

I plan to change them out every so often. 

Can you believe today is September 1st? I can't! 

Happy that it is here as September has always been

my favorite month of the year. Too bad it normally flies by

way to fast. 

Me and hubby are taking part in Trekking Through Autumn. 

It is one of the things that the Medina County Park District's offer. 

We will be hiking through 8 different parks beginning today. 

After we finish the hikes we can turn in our completed check list

and receive a free backpack. Looking forward to checking out

some other hiking areas, and green trails. 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Wedding Card for John, and Emily



The wedding was wonderful! So pretty for an outside wedding. 

72, and sunny. Just perfect! 

This is the card I made for John, and Emily. 

The center part is made from acetate. Love how it turned out. 

Really tired from long day, so I'll end this post. Hopefully back

tomorrow with more pics. 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Vintage Tatting Thread from Grandma Alice



A long time ago my friend Connie decorated this very large jar for my

birthday, and filled it with ribbon. 

I've long since used all the ribbon, but still wanted to keep the nice jar. 

My mom had given me a box full of thread that my grandmother Alice

use to tat with. There were even some tatting tools with the thread. 

Since I have the new stamping chateau/sewing room I decided

to display the thread in the jar. 

There are a few of Alice's projects on top of the heap of thread. I'll take

photos, and post those at a later date. 

Now I crocheted a lot of doilies in my day using crochet thread, but

it does not compare to how thin the tatting thread is that was used. Don't

think that is a craft I could ever master. My hat is off to my grandma Alice! 

Stamping trails
Karen