Monday, September 1, 2008

The Rest of the Story

I finally got pics taken of the rest of the stuff I've been working on lately! I was hoping to get that post in by the end of August, but we'll call this a good start to September! LOL So, I started this post on September 1st, and here it is the 15th, and of course, by now I have more to share, but we'll just start with this :)

First up is a pic of the Scavenger Hunt package I sent to Juli. I had more fun with this exchange! I can't wait to do another one. The first picture shows everything wrapped up complete with tags showing her words. The second picture shows what's inside all the packages.

Juli's seven words were:

purplebee ( local huckleberry honey from Cox Honeyland and a scissor fob I made), tree (a giant colored pencil made from a tree branch which I found in a gift shop in Bear Lake), sunshine (ribbon), frog (growing frog), sheep (Spirt Goat soap), daisy (cosmetic case, frame & punch), and garden (address book).

Here's a closeup of the scissor fob. I've wanted to try making a combination stitched and beaded fob for a while now, and this was the perfect opportunity! The little motif is from RĂ©pertoire des Motifs by Valerie Lejune.

I've gotten a head start on Halloween stitching! DH took me to Shepherd's Bush last month while we were in Ogden - I only had 10 minutes 'till they closed, but I managed to pick out a few things. The real reason I went there was to get something for my Halloween Exchange partner, but I really loved this little piece and got the chart and all the materials for it.

It's the October Baubles from Samsarah Designs. Shepherd's Bush made a couple of color changes and added some different buttons, so I went with the same changes. I started it that night and had it finished in just a few days. Now I just need to frame it!

And speaking of Shepherd's Bush, another recent finish (started before the Baubles, but finished after - LOL) is Shepherd's Bush Apple Kissed Autumn. I just love there kits! I'd like to frame this, but it's so skinny, I'll have to have one specially made.

At the beginning of August, my stamp club had our semi-annual Stamp Camp. I made 5 projects this time.

A cover for a tablet of paper...

A packet of six note cards in a matching folder...

A gift card holder with matching gift bag...

A medium sized gift bag...

And my favorite project, an altered tin to hold recipes!

Our next Stamp Camp will be the Christmas one in December. I'm anxious to see what the projects will be, but I'm in no way anxious for it to be the Holidays again already!!


Leigh said...

Rachel! I really wanna come live with you!! I just love everything you do!! It's all wonderful!! You could teach me stamping and I could teach you soldering! What fun what fun!

Katrina said...

Rachel, I love everything! The fob is absolutely gorgeous and all the stamped stuff is so much fun. I don't know how you have time for so many different hobbies ;-). I am jealous.