Monday, April 2, 2012

Making my way back to Blogland...

Our Spring Fling Craft Boutique is over and the orders have been filled...

We had a lot of fun visiting with friends who came to see what we had made.
I wish I could say that I took a lot of pictures but I worked right up to the wire so
did not get pictures of all of the lovely things my friends made.
It was very different for all of us to create items with  a Spring, Easter or Summer theme.
We all do craft events in the fall and winter with Thanksgiving and Christmas themed items,
so this was a welcome change.
I had fun making Easter banners...

Bunnies, chicks and eggs were seen everywhere.
I think my favorite banner was this one....

I cut the three egg images twice and with the second image, cut out those areas that would make each egg dimensional. I used foam tape to raise the cut out parts.

So many images of vintage Easter art can be found on-line and on Pinterest.
I also made some single panel art pieces...

There was a new "Celebrate" banner...

and a summertime banner ...

One of two most asked-for items that I make are the Important Dates to Remember
perpetual reminder books. Each month has a lined page to write birthdays and anniversaries.

(I snapped these pictures before I finished them off with a spiral binding) The other book is for computer User Names and Passwords.
Now maybe you have a mind like a steel trap and can remember all of the passwords and
user names that you use on line but I need help with that.
I never make enough of these books...they always sell out.
I even made some with a masculine look... you can see where I've been hiding for the past several weeks.
In between getting ready for this show, there was also a big baby shower at our church for our
 Christian Education Director...that is what the Ezra banner was for in my previous post.
So it's time to get ready for Easter
 (I think the nice weather this year made it seem like the shortest 40 days of Lent on record!)
and then get busy with a swap I am doing with some good friends
 We are so happy that our daughter Michelle will be
coming in on Friday to spend the weekend with us before
 she starts her new job next week.
 Over the next week, I will be spending some time each day visiting your blogs...I've missed reading what you've been doing and I need to catch up!

I'll come back next time and show you what I did with these cute wooden birdies...



My Vintage Mending said...

Hi Miss Joyce. Your Easter and Spring paper crafts are gorgeous as ever. The banners are so sweet. I am so glad you show was a success. Good to see you back...smiles...Renee

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Hi Joyce! You are amazing! All those different banners look gorgeous. Each one prettier than the last. Do you have an etsy shop? How do you cut out all those details? I am charmed, as always, by your beautiful work.

I keep seeing carrot things. Are you still collecting carrots?

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

WOW...BUSY gal!!! Loved seeing all your new creations. The "man" notebooks are cool!
Have a Wonderful Easter!

marie said...

Love, love, love all the springy stuff! Your banners are always amazing!

I'm looking forward to the swap but just remember to take a little rest...we want you to stay healthy this year!!

Oh yes....What "Sweet Bee Cottage" need an Etsy shop!!!

Jo said...

Wow, you have been busy! No wonder those notebooks sell out. They look great and I'm sure come in very handy for lots of different things.

Take your time getting yourself together. I'm sure everyone will understand.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I am such a fan of your work, Joyce! I could do a lot of holiday shopping at the craft shows you guys have! Wish we lived closer! Oh, some day we might! Right?! :-)

Jenny's Heart said...

Everything looks so pretty! You have been busy!
I am glad to "see" you again and I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

woodandfabric said...

I am happy to see you back in blogland, Joyce! Even if I am not much there myself!!
Your banners are gorgeous! This is a lot of work.
The books for passwords are genius!
And I can't wait to see how you altered your little white birdies!
Have a wonderful Easter time with your family!
Michelle *Ü*

Suz said...

Good to see you, Joyce.
I so love your banners!

Speedy Lady said...

Your work is beautiful! I love it all.


Aledia said...

Thank You for the sweet comment you left on my blog! I'm now your newest follower :)

My goodness, you have been busy! Everything is so pretty, it would be terribly hard to pick a favorite!

Have a blessed day!

Sandy Michelle said...

I hope you had a lovely Easter!!
Sandy xox


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