Sunday, January 23, 2011

Back In Business...Sort Of

Happy Happy Happy!


I am super HAPPY to report that I am B*A*C*K!!  Well, sort of.  My super smart hubby installed a new hard drive in my computer after receiving (finally) the recovery disc from HP.  All went well. However, I'm now missing all my photos, documents, including my Blogger cheat sheets, and the programs I had installed, most importantly, Adobe Elements!  Never fear, I am in the process of reinstalling the programs and my husband says he can put the photos back since they are currently being housed in a temporary external hard drive.  Is hard drive one word or two?  Anyway, I'm looking at this as a "clean slate."  Plus, I have a giant excuse to get my camera out and shoot a ton of new photos!  See above as an example!  This is my littlest daughter with her BFF, Wallace, in the igloo she and my hubby carved out of the snow a few days ago!  Pretty cool huh?  Literally!

Here is another new photo:


This is another journal, or book cover I made.  I thought this style appropriate for a recipe book.  I've been experimenting with different fabrics and embellishments.  The base (blue) is duck canvas and the brown is linen.  I've used my fabric crayons and markers to draw the lady cook.  Her apron is cotton and I've trimmed it in lace.  I used my alphabet stamps for the word, "make," since I don't like the look of my freehand writing.  I trimmed the top in lace and adhered a "vintage" button to the cover using a button pin.  Of course, I put a little bling at the cook's collar! I hope you like it!

I've also been busy working on February's dress, purse, and ATC! I have also decided to try my hand at quilting!  I have been admiring Donna's mug mats from afar..until now.  Donna, of Brynwoodneedleworks, created a tutorial on how to create her mug mats and is hosting a Mug Mat Swap!  I just can't wait to get started!  Have a look at some of Donna's work and get the information about the swap HERE!  I'm a little nervous about making and sewing the binding...any pointers?

Have a great week everyone!  Toodles for now!

Angela        

8 comments:

Cyndi said...

Isn't is a pain not to have your computer working? My e-mail was on the fritz again this past week...luckily my hubby could fix it, too!

Love, love, love your recipe book. You do such fabulous drawings, Angela! Your talents are never ending. And I'm excited that you're going to try quilting. I think you're gonna love it...I know I'm now hooked. I'm going to e-mail you the link I found of a tutorial for making and putting on binding...it's fabulous!

Have a great evening!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Donnie said...

Welcome back. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Heather said...

i am glad the computer got fixed!!!!!! love the picture of your daughter in the igloo!

antmee said...

Love your journal cover and very impressed with your drawing of the lady! You have quite a lot of talent!

DeeDee said...

You have such a good attitude about this...you go girl.... I am so glad you are joining us in the mug mat swap...I have my minds eye working on a cute matt....

looking forward to you new pictures....cute igloo...

Cortney said...

I hijacked a friends computer so that I could catch up with everyone because my computer is still out of commision and I have no idea when it'll be back up and running. Gad to see your back though.

Agi said...

So funny to see an igloo, whilst we're dying in the heat here down under ;)

Sherry Edwards said...

Your journal cover is fabulous Angela!