Sunday, June 3, 2018


As I sat outside just a few days ago enjoying the sunshine, I had a wee visitor. She came softly and landed on my table beside me. As she gently walked about, she gave a slight pause. I swear it appeared to me, as if she was looking me straight in the eye. I heard a wee whisper"Bee Kind" and off she flew.
 This is how our dear friend "B.Kind" came to me. Inspiration is everyone, one just needs a slight pause.
A pause was so what I needed at that very moment. It was funny actually. I was frantically working on another doll when this last minute, and I mean last minute lady arrived. Nothing like a little pressure. I'm sarcastically laughing here as I say this. I knew at that moment it was where the Heaven wanted me to go.  Funny how that happens but in the moment not funny as you scramble your assets together to get it done on such a short deadline.
 I suppose that the end result is really what matters. Not the finish line, but the finishing.
This lovely lady has found herself a home, I think it's time for another porch ponder to see who my next guest might be.
Until we meet again, May you be blessed

Sunday, April 1, 2018


Happy Easter my friends. I hope this post finds you full of blessings, full bellies and new memories.

You are probably wondering about my title to this post.  That particular phrase is something that shoots out of my mouth often. I can honestly say gingers are not known for long patience and it couldn't be truer than for me. I am not very patient at all. Like nanoseconds can be too long. *Smirk* Especially if it is something I have a great passion for like my art.

As you know from my last post I have started a journey down the rabbit hole and into the clay sculpting world. It isn't my first skill nor my first time but by my eye, you would think it was. Yes, I do know we are our worst critics. I have been struggling with this very thing. I am very critical on my work and if I am not happy with a piece I will not showcase or sell it. The real issue is I have been overly critical.

My parents were both artists. My brother can draw anything. I didn't find my niche until much later, although I tried everything. Clay or pottery was my first love in high school art. How fabric actually came into play was my best friend wanted a cloth doll. I knew how to sew, so I set out to create a doll for her. I later showed her how I did it. That journey is precious to me and something I hope I never stop living. Now the tricky part is to grow more in both cloth and clay, both of which seem like I am brand new, my first day.
 Doing is in the growth. This has been said to me, more times than I can count. I guess there will be a lot of heads in my future. Not sure I want all those eyes staring at me though. * laughing* So we may leave some to using their other senses. I hope they don't break anything while trying to find their way around.

I am headed out to make a few more memories.  Love the holidays and my family time. It recharges my soul.
blessings to you and yours, Pea

Friday, March 16, 2018

Head first down a rabbit hole

I am feeling a bit like Alice in Wonderland these days. My curiosity has taken over and I am bound for a nail biting adventure.
I have dabbled here and there in clay, not often though. It is a urge to create with it, but I have to be in a certain mood for it.

This was one of my favorite pieces. Simple and sweet. He kinda has a grandpa's grin, don't you agree? I am honestly more than 1 piece is being prepped. Hopefully after doing a few  I will find a groove of some kind and it wil begin to flow instead to stop forcing it.

Another piece I really enjoyed creating. Totally out of the box for me.  It is good to push yourself now and then. 
I have no idea what or who the next piece could be, going to be fun to find out.
 Until next time, make a happy memory.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Waking Up

I feel like I have woken up from a hibernation. Like a good nap that took you to places of stars and mist.
 Just as winter fades and spring peeks through, I have stretched, yawned and woken up. Ready to breathe life into all the little dolly voices that whisper my name.

As most of you know, those that sew often collect pinkeeps. I am among them that do. There is just something about them that calls my name from time to time. I was inspired by a sweet rag doll named Annie, that I carried as a child for this pinkeep.
I loved that doll so and the memories of a little ginger haired girl having tea with her own little gingered doll are imprinted in my mind. Annie and I went through a lot of tea in those days.LOL

I have no idea which little dolly voice will be speak to me next but I can't wait to find out. It is good to be creating again. As Mom would say," Rest when you need it and when the nap is over the nap is over". In other words time to get to work.
Blessings to you and yours, Pea

Saturday, April 1, 2017


 As I reflect on my childhood, I remember all the sweet friends we had and how they inspire me still to this day.
 Last month I introduced you to Treverly. Treverly was just a year younger and very headstrong. This didn't always sit well with me because I truly am a pigheaded bull when it comes to running things. LOL . You are not allowed to pull every toy out of my box at my house. Most days we got along fine but there were times when we did not.
 Funny thing is this doll seemed to model after her inspire. Was difficult up until the last minute.
In the end Treverly came to be very much as I had envisioned and I think if Treverly saw her she would be pleased.
This month I decided I need to do Treverly's younger sister Gwedelyn. Gwen was 4 or 5 years younger than I, but a sweet girl. Very shy but loved birds and nature. Love to lay in the grass and stare at clouds. Many a summer afternoon, all three of us would waste our day as Dad called it. We called in what does that look like? Funny how three young girls can make up stories about the shapes in the clouds. The moments were all ended the same way. Two very large slobbery dogs( Their Great Danes- Hercules and Zeus) tromping on us all wet from being in the pool or the pond.

 I was thinking of Gwen and those summer days while creating her. It has been years since I have seen either but these are memories I still cherish in my heart.
Sweet Gwedelyn with her bluebird eggs and nest.

I wonder who will be my next inspire? Since we were in the Military many friends came and left.
Happy April my friends, I hope you don't get too many April Fools today.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue

 Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Now this may make you wonder what one earth. Pea, you are already married. Yes, happily for 35 years this November.

 This phrase is in relation to my work. Sometimes a phrase, a picture, something small like a old key will pop into my head. They are random and seem silly to most but I understand that they are whispers.
 Something old... well that could mean a host of things. Like  a old iron, a book or just about anything aged and grubby.
Something new, well most often for me that is fabric. LOL or in this case floss.
Something borrowed. Now this one is tricky. I don't want to borrow from anyone! I prefer to pull from my own stash but who is to say that I can't borrow from myself and creations from my past. Something like this perhaps has me thinking. He is a sweet little fellow. I  have a idea how to make one similar with just a few changes. Should be fun right?

 Now on to something blue. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm Well this Midnight is calling blue has been haunting me. I see it everyday and I just have to do something with it. It is screaming to be stitched.
The tones in this piece are just fabulous and I keep going back to it. Like winters midnight. Cool and crisp, with just a touch of moonlight to show it all off. Pure inspiration for me. Nothing makes me happier.
With that, I bid you a goodnight. Stitches are calling.

Make a happy memory~Pea

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Love~Hate Relationship

 I have had a on going love/ hate relationship with something for years. It almost breaks my heart. It is with this little critter.
Photo courtesy of Google
Now you are probably thinking" How can you hate that?" Well I don't!I love it but it hates me. You see these sweet adorable, loving critters I am allergic to in every form. I can't eat them and am most grateful for that. No taste for it as it makes me very ill. I am allergic to lanolin as well. Now that one makes life very tricky. It is the main ingredient to most lotions and creams that save my very sensitive skin.I have managed to get around that is most cases. Although my Doctor has had to earn her pay.
The part that bothers me the most is the part I truly love. WOOL! I love wool! I love it in a way only a Stitcher can. I love the texture, the softness and the over dyed stuff is truly a addiction I choose not to change. The problem is I am allergic to it as well. It causes such a rash and burning in my hands. It is like that of a burn. It blisters and it just plain ugly. Yet, when I started collecting I was determined to figure out a way to use what I love. My parents thought I was crazy. In the beginning I could only stitch for about 20 minutes before the itch would become more than I could bear.
I am stubborn(go figure~) and so I was determined to find a way to stitch a project with wool so that is wouldn't drive me crazy. There just had to be a way. There is.
 I am sharing this information in case there is someone else out there who like me, has the itch to stitch with wool but the itch is too much to bear.  Even the over dyed wool causes issues. You would think after that process there wouldn't be any hint of lanolin left, but it is a natural grease and it is still there.
 The answer is baby soap. It is the gentlest soap available. It removes the lanolin from the wool. I like Dreft but there are many to choose from. Good old Tide works for some but I wash it twice. By hand being sure not to stretch it. Let it hang dry and call it ready to stitch. I can now stitch for a whole day with no issues. I told you I was stubborn!
 This lovely wool above is my newest addition to my collection. I just love these colors and I can see many happy hours together. That blue I call" Midnight is calling" It is my favorite. Will be a perfect background for something, as to what I don't know yet.

I also got carried away with some over dyed floss. I have every color of floss that DMC makes and yet there is always room for more. These are perfectly prim. They make my heart sing Joy, Joy, Joy! Especially since I already have wool to match.
 I have made a few penny rugs and it is my favorite stitching to do. I use patterns from other designers mainly Needl'love but have a few others. I have designed a few as well but sadly those pictures were lost when my pc crashed in 09. I am not sure but I believe this is a pattern by Needl'love. It has been many years since I made this pillow for a swap.

I did use wool for the leaf accents for a doll or two. These were fun to create. I love the stiffness you get with a little coffee and baking.
 Well, I think I have kept you long enough. Besides Autumn is calling. We are in full glory here this week and I need to take a camera and the pups for a walk. May you have more than one opportunity to make a Happy Memory today.
Blessings to you and yours~

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Head Bangers!

 Have I got a few treats in store for you. I would like to introduce the Head Banger's.  They are a original one of a kind design, full of Spooky sweetness. Sure to bring a giggle or two.
  They have a string to connect them and they bang into each other a little. No damage though, I promise. LOL
 These are fun to make. I wish I had some night shots. The moss and candles inside are spooky at night. I think I am gonna make me a set cause, these received their tattoo  and were shipped to their new home.
 More Halloween to come!

Friday, July 15, 2016

~Fairy Frog Mother~

The gardens are bursting with color and activity this time of year. It is a most magical kind of summer, for you see this is the year the Fairy Frog Mother appears. Oh, don't get me wrong she's always around just not seen to often. This kind of magic requires a open heart, a soft giggle and a dance in the moonlight or two.

The Fairy Frog Mother is my latest pattern. She measures 13.5 inches and is bursting with personality. Not to mention she cracks me up. LOL

Her trusty wand, her nearly invisible wings and that hat, only add to her whimsical personality.  For more details  and information on the pattern, please visit  my Etsy shop.  
May she bring a smile to your face, and a tug at your heart.

Now I must get going. Fairy Frog Mother and I have some mushrooms to discuss. Have a blessed day.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

~NEW~ Pattern Relase

I thought it was high time I updated this blog. LOL Time really flies when you are busy huh? LOL

I have listed a new pattern to my etsy shop today.
 She is a chicken with country attitude. LOL Just a lass that has decided she is not a fan of falling skies or acorns for that matter. She's fun to create and each one has their own personality.

Now off to make some supper for growling tummy.
Make a happy Memory

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Happy Febuary

 We have a family member that needs a wee bit of TLC, so I will be absent from Earlyworks this month. I shall return next month.
 I shall return in a few days. I am off to edit some photos I took a while back and want to share.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like

A Christmas MESS! LOL
 I have been working on gifts for family and friends and the studio is a certified disaster. LOL
 Every year I say I won't let it get this bad and yet it does.
I made this little guy for EarlyWorks and he has been packed up to head to the Midwest to his new Mama. He is made using a Primitive heart pattern. I added a cute wire mouth, top hat and heart but I like the simple design of the pattern. It is nice to create from patterns every once in a while. Gives me a break from  designing. Just a nice change.

 I will be taking a break for a few months while hubby is on holiday vacation. I am looking forward to the time off and just enjoying family. Sprucing up the old homestead with a bit of paint. Might even pick a new color for the studio, who knows? Been thinking about it. It's time for a bit of a change. Want to add a bit more softness in there. January is always the month where the studio gets a thorough cleaning and a change or two.  Always a adventure when it comes to that. LOL

 Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We shall be hosting this year. It's our turn. My lovely sister in law has done it for many years and I think she needs the night off. LOL
 Be safe and we shall meet here again sooner or later. LOL

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Jeepers Creepers

They say inspiration can come out of anything, from anywhere. They are not kidding! LOL

 So true for this piece in particular. You see I scare easily and my better half is a quiet, sneaky, prankster. HE LOVES to scare me and I am shall we say, JUmpy. Especially since I have a little bit of hearing loss. Another factor is I am afraid of spiders. The little freaks creep me out. Well most of them. There are a few that don't. The inspiration for this piece came from all of those things. With a twist or two of course. My husband does not look like a skeleton. LOL
 However he loves seeing me jump when I see him with a fake spider! Now you throw in a guy who hunches over when he is sneaking up on you, has a big cheesy grim and there you have it. LOL
 This is one of those pieces that was a challenge. Trying to get the look I wanted, I kept working at it and it all came together.  I am a ginger kid so a challenge is something I am stubborn enough to  keep working at. I do not give up easily, although I have a box I refer to as the doll crypt, full of doll body parts that just didn't work for the project I am working on. In fact this head was one of those pieces that had been too small for another project. HA!
 You can find all his details here as he was for my Early works post.

 So what is next on the agenda. Well a clean house would be good. LOL Actually isn't too bad but enough to bug me. So best get to it. Have a great week

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Olde Bitty's

 Every once in a while I will have a surge of ideas streaming  through this old pea brain of mine. On one such occasion I had written down a few ideas knowing that the fall creating season would be upon us soon. It amazes me how fast time just flies by. I had written down the idea of the Olde Bitty Sisters and knew it would be perfect for fall. Well bats are always perfect for fall. LOL
  It is funny how a idea can take on a whole new direction of it's own. This isn't exactly what I had seen when I thought of them, but I love them even more. These little gals crack me up! Each with their own quirks and personalities. These were my offerings on Earlyworks this month

The eldest of the crew. Her sister's refer to her as Large and in charge with a snicker or two. Batilda, doesn't think she is bossy at all, she refers to it as Organized.
 The middle sister would be Beatrice. She is the fastest flyer of the three as well as having the shortest temper. Her sister's tease her and call her Beat. She can easily knock you for a loop with her speed. Fly by's are her specialty.
Lastly the baby of the family would be sweet, shy Blanche. Don't be fooled by that sweet face. She is a sneak! Being dark gray, Blanche has an advantage. Just when her sister's are about to chomp down on a lovely grasshopper, sweet, sneaky Blanche flies by and snatches it right out from under their noses.
When I started on the web many, many years ago, with some long lived and short lived selling sites. I started out but telling stories. I had the privilege to get my second start on The Speckled Hen site, run by Sonja Sandell of Hickety Pickety. She gave me so much encouragement back in the old days. Something I have kept with me and has gotten me through some rough spots in creating.  I had Crow Soup to follow, Folk Of Art, Ranting Raven, Pfatt Marketplace,WSOAPP and  TDIPT to name a few. It has been a privilege to sell on all these sites.  With Each site I have taken different directions and found a story or two to tell along the way.

I am finally returning home, or so it feels. I have remembered who I am as a artist, where I started. The roots of the matter. I started out this journey with many creations but Mice and Bats were at the fore front. So I have bats in my belfry LOL or brain and will be designing a few more. So exciting!
 I sit on our porch in the evening and watch our bat friends swoosh over my head chasing those nasty mosquitoes. I am so grateful they take care of them for me.  They are so inspiring, the swiftness of them reminds of  dark angels.

My time creating has been VERY limited.  We have a new family member. A pup by the name of Dolley. She is a sweet, sweet girl, but will require quite a bit of training.  They are a busy breed. So most of my day and evenings has been training this little gal. I have months more to go before she will be where I want her to be. Good thing she is sharp as a whip.

It's lunch time. Best get some training time in before I feed the pups.  Make a happy memory

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Earlyworks Merchantile

 I love me some strawberries. I also adore pinkeeps. So what better thing to do than to combine the two?
 Not just a ordinary strawberry though, something a wee bit different from your ordinary strawberry.
Olde Parchment berries.

My latest offering for Earlyworks merchantile. Olde parchment Berry Pinkeeps. I just LOVE how they turned out.
These pretties were made from a script fabric and black flannel tops. They were aged to a warm  Olde World tone. Ah, perfect. I love the variation in the warm brown tones and black script from this lovely fabric.
The color plays well with almost anywhere you happen to tuck one or two!
They were stuffed with crushed walnut shells, so they are made to keep those needles sharp.
The largest measures near 12 inches and wee one, just a wink shy of 10 inches.
My lighting was not the best this morning, I think it was simply too early yet.

 I'm off to start my day. I have some pattern printing to do. Man do I love what I love do. Have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Off Kilter

 Weeks go whipping right by and I  thinking to myself I haven't blogged! Where does that imaginary thing called TIME, go? I know it exists but it always seems to be out of my grasp.

 Have you ever watched a jellyfish? I mean for a long period of time? If you watch them for a short period of time, you will see them moving up and down. It is almost angelic. If you stand and study for a longer period of time, you will see that they start to move in a half sideways manner. Almost like they are worn out and simply swimming off kilter. Like a drunk trying to make his way, but no alcohol involved.
Lately this is exactly how I feel. Just a little off kilter, chasing that time we all chatter about.

My focus is on many things all at once. Not that there is anything new there. I have always been a person to handle many tasks at once.  Mentally organized, but you would never know that  by my pantry! LOL
I am always 10 steps ahead of myself in my mind. The problem is trying to get my body to catch up. This gal doesn't move like she used to.  Something I am working on.  The lists and plans are growing and I am not moving any faster. So, I guess it's time to take up walking again. Yep, just added to the list. LOL

 Speaking of lists, I am working the purging of things in my studio. Lots of things to go out the door. I don't know how I collected so much? Scratch that I do, but I didn't realize how much I have collected.  So I am keeping only what I love. I decided on that last year and it really helps me to decide what I really want and will use.

 I have a special order to complete, so I best get to it while the house is quiet.  I get to play in some paper tonight.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Peeking through the clouds

 Peeking through the clouds is warmer weather. I can smell it in the air. On Saturday it was 68 degrees. Yes, only one glorious day but I know more are on their way. Buds are showing here and there. The tree frogs are croaking again. Ah, how I love the Pacific North West. I know too soon the spring rains will be here for 3 months. It is one of the downfalls of living here. The peek of spring is worth it.

 With spring comes the urge to refresh the house and turn the chaos into something more manageable. I have decided to change a few small things in the studio. Rearrange my work space, my drawers can be much more functional than they currently are.
 The house is still arranged from the holidays. The decor is long since gone, just a few days after Christmas but the annual arrangement is still in place. I am a creature of habit that craves change. I don't know if it is from the 27 years of world traveling with my husband in the military. Or just me loving the adventure of something new? All I know is that it is time for a bit of fresh air inside and out.

 In between all this fresh air rearranging. LOL I need to create a few paper projects for up coming birthdays. I am making things quick as I have to get the studio back to function mode. Onto bigger projects. I need to pick out some paint colors. I want to start painting the walls and a few pieces of furniture as well when the weather warms up. This is a good size home, with high ceilings so this will be quite the task. Good thing hubby is tall and my daughter in law is 6'2 as well. Perhaps I can bribe her with pot roast to come help? LOL

The songs of sleep are creeping up on me.  This old gal must get to bed. The day waits for no one as Daddy used to say.

Saturday, January 17, 2015






 Ah it feels good to change things up a bit doesn't? Normally I take the month of January off to refresh, clean and organize the studio. Guess what? I didn't have to clean and organize this year as I finished the studio late last year. That is a big whoooopy! I love it. It only takes me 10 minutes to clean my space even if it looks like Hell hit it and came back for seconds. LOL
 I can get everything in it's place in just a wink, where before it seemed it took days.
 I am currently working on the rest of the house at a very slow pace I am afraid. I know I will get it done. I want to free up my time to spend it with my hubby. Besides housework sucks. LOL The less stuff out, the less cleaning I need to do. Or so is the plan.

So with the newly found freedom I was able to create a new piece, and a pattern as well.
 Romeo is a wee darling little mouse. All needle felted. Perched charmingly on top of a mushroom. When we lived in Germany, these mushrooms were everywhere.  I always knew I wanted to create one.  I drew my inspiration from our walks among the Black Forest floor where many of these mushrooms had taken up residence. Ah, what great memories.

here is the Link to my store

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I have some laundry to change over, yes just a normal girl here who does her own laundry. LOL
 Have a wonderful and blessed week.


Friday, January 9, 2015

A three letter word

Every year instead of following the tradition of laying down a list of new year's resolutions, I choose a word.
 I find for me I tend to pile on too much into these lists of things I want to do. I get overwhelmed and just move on. I get bored quickly, as my mind is always in overdrive.
 So for the past few years I assign myself a word, just the single word as my focus. No matter what else the list may hold.
 I found this to be the most freeing thing I have ever done.  It also helps me to remain focused on the things I really want to do.
 I do make lists, a plan for the year,business, home and personal. Short term lists. Things I can cross off quickly as completed.
 The list of words I have used in the past few years are

These words are very simple and I am sure you get the point from each one.
This year my word is


 I want my eyes to focus on the utter Joy of this life! Life can be hard and bitter as the winter chill, but your eyes don't have to focus on it.
 I choose Happiness and Joy. I know there isn't a magic pill that will make every moment in my life happy. I am not naive. I know that spit happens and sometimes comes in the forms of storms. This is just part of the roller coaster of life. That doesn't mean that I won't have bad days and want to pull the covers over my head and the day that brought the storm. It simply means that I choose to find the joy in everyday I possibly can.

 There is joy to be found if you choose to look past the spit storm. Grab a rag and wipe that up!

The picture you see above is of a simple joy in my life. That iron was my great grandmothers, The scissors were my Mother's first pair of sewing scissors, the buttons were her Mother's and the metal number 3 represents my three miracles. My Children.  It really is the little things.
Hope you find some joy this week.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Cobb Stalker


Cobb Stalker is a old friend from My childhood. I used to visit him in the corn fields. He wasn't a jolly fellow but, there was always something sweet and a little spooky about him. May he bring a smile on your face and a tug at your heart.

For Sale on Pfattmarketplace tomorrow


Monday, June 9, 2014

Just a little flash back

 Today was a busy day filled with many happenings here in the Forest.
 The top came off a few days ago and sadly this evening we had to take the bikini off and put the full top on, the Jeep of course. You didn't think I would walk around without a top did you? All the birds would be blind! LOL
 I was busy sewing away, putting the final touched on "Miss Fee" More on her later as she won't go public till tomorrow. Here is the LINK

 After Fee was all dressed and her sassy self was contained I went through some old disks with pictures. Boy did I find some old ones. Tee Hee. Just take a gander at this one.
 Yes, that is me with my first sewing machine. I do believe I was about 7 yrs old then.  I was creating doll clothes back then. Fonder memories for certain.

 Now I have to go clean up my mess. I have discovered that I am just going to be a messy crafter. I can clean up afterwards. LOL
 Have a wonderful week.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Little Bo Peep and happy Mail

 After 3 long years of thinking of this design. It is finally done. Yea, I am a slow worker. LOL In my defense I do a good job. LOL
She really was a labor of Love. I am very excited about her. She will be listed for sale on pfattmarketplace website. Here is the LINK.
  I am heading back to the studio, full steam ahead with another creation that has been rolling around in the dust in my brain. LOL
 I will also be releasing a few more videos this week. I received some sweet happy mail for my birthday.
I didn't get just one package I received 2. WOW... What perfect timing too cause last week sucked raw eggs. I mean just one of those weeks :(
Happy mail takes away the blues though don't it? ! LOL
so the first package is from my friend Crystal. She is known as Junecrys315 on youtube. What a sweet lady she is. Very talented. Just look at the beautiful things she created for me. Total surprise and I LOVED IT! Oh and that box was filled with vintage lace. Yea uh huh, awesome sweet :) Oh and apparently Pilgrim loves Crystal and gorjuss girl tags. He wanted to kiss it and followed me around till I put it up. LOL Was hysterical.

The second box was from my dear friend Char. I love them so very much. A mini album, a pincushion and a waterless snow globe. Not to mention that beautiful card.  I adore it all Char! Thank you so much for filling in the gap of the missing items. Life happens and it is sweet when friends fill in the gaps. I will treasure them always.
 So that is my catch up. Yea still trying to more often but I think better then last year so far;0
Have a wonderful week

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Running Catch up and card challenge

We seem to have a pattern for the New Year as well. Running catch up. LOL
 I have been working on my room for a month now and low and behold I am still not done. I have had a few set backs, a few sick days actually quite a few. A few more sick days as Hubby was sick. Then he was on vacation for 3 weeks. Yea, that is rough. I love him but sometimes. LOL
  I may have to put the room on a hold for a week to get some projects done. I have to do some touch up painting and create a few pieces that I am obligated to. I am certainly not giving up on getting it done though. I have to rearrange a wee bit and that is the hold up. I need hubby to help.

I asked my friend Tracy over at Tracystreasures  to do a monthly card challenge. I have a ton of stamps. I mean A LOT!!!!
This picture was taken after I got rid of half. Yes you read that right.
  So as you can see I need to use these and the paper I have. So reason for card challenge. Using what I have.  Plus I love sending cards :)
 So for the month of january
 we chose these things
File folder card
CC designs

Tracy nailed it. 

 So the card I received from Tracy is this one.. I stole this pic from her blog. I know but I didn't take a pic.
I love the red hair. Well ya know why. LOL  I have never colored red hair and I know Tracy is gonna make me one of these days. LOL I still need some of my copics and I think that is one of them.

Okay my card.

So My card is a file folder, it has sparkle and use of my stash but not a CC designs. UGH! You see I was convinced this was a CC designs when it is a stamping bella. I do not pay that much attention to brands sometimes. LOL I buy what I like. LOL
So I failed my own card challenge. LOL My first card challenge. LOL Oh well the inside is still cute. LOL

I did make another file folder card for a friends birthday
I loved how it turned out and the all the stuff is stash stuff. Which is very good.
These are the first projects for 2014 as well. That feels pretty good.

 Well I think the running catch up is done. Time for bed. have a great week.