Sunday, November 18, 2012

Other Crafts...or why my posts are so random!

Ok, my apologies for no paper projects lately. I am otherwise occupied BUT am still crafting...just with fabric this time. My second grandbaby is due to arrive in early December and I am scrambling between working full time and starting university to make some special things for baby and parents.

Project # 1 - This project was a better-have-an-alternative-plan project. You will see a little further down why!
I found a wonderful YouTube video series that makes these disposable diaper "cakes" without waste. Nothing in this glued down so the whole item can be torn apart and used for baby. The only throw-away part are the "axles" which are cardboard tubes from wrapping paper. Here is the link to Thom's Facebook account which will also direct you to her blog and YouTube channel:

Here is a link to Thom's Crafts and Treats Facebook page:

Project # 2 - This is the original project which is quickly falling behind schedule - hence the above project. The internet is chock full of different free diaper patterns so I settle on this one...for now.
The outer shell is made from PUL ( do not ask for the technical terminology!) and the inner layer is made using microfleece. PUL is a fabric that provides a waterproof barrier so that you eliminate the need for outer pants. When used as the outer layer of fabric it's a cloth replacement for the disposable diaper! LOVE IT!

This first one has too large of legholes for a newborn so I made adjustments in diaper # 2.
Number 2 is closer to what I want to see in a newborn diaper so I will play with it some more and post number 3 when it is done.

Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Honor Our Soldiers...Always

Reposted From YouTube:
" On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a drug store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the stores PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us.

Terry was impressed with the stores leadership role in adopting the Legions two minutes of silence initiative. He felt that the stores contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable.

When eleven oclock arrived on that day, an announcement was again made asking for the two minutes of silence to commence. All customers, with the exception of a man who was accompanied by his young child, showed their respect.

Terrys anger towards the father for trying to engage the stores clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, A Pittance of Time. Terry later recorded A Pittance of Time and included it on his full-length music CD, The Power of the Dream.

Thank You to the Royal Canadian Legion Todmorden Branch #10 and Woodbine Height Branch #2 for their participation in the Video. "

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I would like to thank all the men and women who sacrificed so much so that I can sit here posting to my blog today in FREEDOM. I am forever grateful to the soldiers who gave their lives for me. I am forever grateful to the Families of these soldiers who lost their own so that I can post these words freely today.

Please join me in my gratitude and make sure that those around you ALWAYS remember what Remembrance Day (Canada) and Veterans Day (USA) means and ALWAYS honors those who gave their lives for us.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

November Specials

During the month of November if you order $50 AND buy the stamp of the month for $5.....drum get any stamp set of your choice (size A-E or M) for 50% off! 
Here is what the full set images looks like. 

It's only available Nov. 1-30, 2012 so click here to get yours now! The stamp set is $17.95 but you can get it for only $5 with a $50 min. order!