Friday, July 9, 2010

Little projects

Finishing up more mail art envelopes.
The postal clerk just rolls her eyes. Maybe I
should mail one to her.LOL
Then I am finishing up my bookmarks.
Summer is a great time for reading!
I do believe blogger has fixed the problems.
I sure hope so as I could not leave comments
on some blogs and couldn't read some that came to me.
Then I fooled around making a little photo book.
It is made entirely of my photo's
on fabric.
Pictures of the different seasons around

The last photo reminding people to close the gates.
We should have named the place The Gates
and not for the latest TV show, but for the fact
if the gates left open the elk do visit the gardens,
munching as they go. I was at the local nursery the other
day and the fellow asked if I needed help. I told him , "no just shopping for the elks dinner!" In the twenty some years we have
been here I couldn't tell you how many times I've said
"Close the gate!"
The back of my little book looks like this,
so it is interesting from both sides.
I garden early in the morning as we
have been in the nineties. Then I
re-water in the evening.
After so much rain you won't hear
me complain (to much)!
Hope all is wonderful for all of you!


Createology said...

Wow! You certainly have been super productive. Your mail art envelopes are lots of fun. Are you bookmarks made of fabric? I love your fabric photo album. What a labor of love. Happy creating...

Pearl said...

Love what you have been doing, keeping busy and making beauty. Sounds good to me your mail art is so cool. It's 102 here and you better belive I am complaining!!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Sharon:
I adore your fancy envelopes! They're beautiful. And then, you go and WOW me with your photo book. What a grand idea. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

Maggie R said...

Hi Sharon,
I LOVE your envelopes...
I use picturesque calendars that are outdated to make mine.Have you tried that?.
It is funny when people find out you are doing something like that they give you stacks of them!!! Of course I can never say no!!
I love your bookmarks... Sure make a nice tuck in gift for a special friend.
Don't get me started sbout Blogger! I never know if it is them or my PC but I have had some frustrations lately!!!!
Sounds like you have had hot weather too..We have been busy catching chipmunks in our yard. They have been little mischief makers but so cute. We set the live trap and then transport them to the country where they can start a new life!!
Happy crafting

Laurie said...

I love it all Sharon, the book marks are just so pretty, and the envelopes are amazing. These books are such a neat idea.
I've been working on my needlework this week, was too hot to even go to the mailbox til after dark.

Snap said...

You constantly amaze me! You are so talented and I never know what I'm going to see when I visit! Love your little book. And the bookmarks (can never have enough bookmarks). Still chuckling over the *shopping for the elks dinner*!!! You GO girl!!!!

Judy S. said...

Glad to hear you fixed your blogging problems, but you sure were productive in the meantime. Isn't this sunshine great? A tad hot, but finally it's summer! Love the bookmarks; what a neat idea.

Janet said...

Love the little photo book especially the front cover. And your bookmarks look so pretty all fanned out together. But I'm in love with your envelopes!! How do you make them? Are they collaged or printed? They're beautiful!

Deborah said...

Beautiful work! I had trouble with blogger too and thought it was my computer.

Merry said...

Wow you have been everything but that photo book is extra special.

beth said...

You live in the most enchanting place. The light and shadow around your home is awesome. The photo book is very nice Sharon.


Shirley said...

I love your fancy envelopes. They are so neat, but then I always like looking at all of the amazing things that you make. You are so crative. Have a wonderful day.

Shelley said...

Love all your projects! Those bookmarks are great and that photo book is wonderful!!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh, I can't decide which I love more..the envelopes or the bookmarkers! Love them all!

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Your blog is beautiful...your bookmarks are exquisite. I so want to learn embroidery and your bookmarks have inspired to tackle a small useful project.

I also adore crazy quilts!

I will be back ...there's so much inspiration and joy here to discover.
happy day!

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Ohh .. and I meant to add..your envelopes are GORGEOUS! Do you make a point to send letters to people, or are they for birthday cards, etc?
People don't seem to send things through the mail anymore( me included). I feel the *need* to get back to it!

LOVE how the post person rolls her eyss hahaha. you *must* send her one LOL!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love all your project, especially the mail art!!! Awesome!!!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

You have been busy Sharon! The mail art is fabulous as are the bookmarks! The photo book turned out wonderful. Stay cool....

Anonymous said...

That's funny, Sharon. I always wonder what the mail carriers think too, when they deliver some of our packages. :-) Must make a boring job more interesting! LOL!

Gaby Bee said...

Love all your project. You always make such beautiful things! Your photo book is fantastic and the book marks and envolopes are amazing!
Gaby xo

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh Sharon,
I love all your projects. I also love making envies, I did a round robin envie group once.
Packaging is too fun.
The bookmarks are beautiful Sharon. The photobook is remarkable! You have been busy!
A beach photobook would be very kewl too!

Denisa said...

Speaking of the sister in law gets the eye roll as well because she is on a mission to send things that you don't have to put in a box...pinatas, kid plastic lawn chairs, swimming noodles, balls. My kids love seeing what will be coming next. Her mail man isn't very happy with her...but deliver them he must. On our end, our postlady loves delivering the fun stuff. You are a wonderful artist. Thanks for sharing pictures.

Tammie said...

you are making such wonderful things with your summer days!