Crafting is my Happy Place!

 I've been doing several types of crafting recently, and it truly makes me happy.  It doesn't matter what I'm creating or making, but what does matter is that I AM creating and making. It's my happy place!

I want to make this style of shirt for myself (the polka-dotted shirt, view A on the right). 

I almost never make things for myself!  I'm sure that's common among crafters.  It says, "Easy to Sew," but I'm not counting on that.  I know the sleeves will be a challenge, but as soon as my new fabric comes in, I'm going to give it a shot!

I purchased a UV Resin kit recently.  I don't have the techniques perfected yet, but I'm definitely practicing.  I am trying to "dome" keyrings and use molds for earrings and necklaces.  It's so much fun!

One thing I have become pretty good at is cutting faux leather and making earrings.  Here are some of them.

White textured faux leather with solid white backing

Stars and Stripes!  Memorial Day is coming soon and July 4 isn't that far off!

It's so much fun!  My first love is scrapbooking, though I haven't spent much time with that.  However, I did make a few cards, and that's almost like a mini scrapbook page.

Set of 3 birthday cards with metallic balloons

I'm planning my next batch of cards right now. I'll post when completed.  Thanks for hanging around with me today!  Here's a few funnies before you go...

Have a happy week! Don't forget to visit Stacy Uncorked and Comedy Plus for more Tuesday fun, and feel free to visit my Etsy shop or pass the information on to someone else who might like to look.  I really need some feedback. Thanks and have a great week!


  1. I wish I were crafty. I didn't get the craft gene. Believe me I've tried.

    Love all the funnies. The cereal one is my favorite.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  2. I am not very crafty. My three daughters are and daughter-in-law all are. I still love my Barbies and find it hard to find good quality clothes for them. A nun in high school said I had no talent to learn to sew so of course, I gave up. But I found a reasonable priced etsy seller and may buy a few pair of pants for my Ken and Alan dolls. I may take a pair apart and try to recreate them. Then my youngest girl can sew so when she visits this summer, I may have her help me on this project. I like all your creative creations. Such great talent. Love those funnies. I hope you have a wonderful week.

  3. Lots of creative works here ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. Crafting makes me happy, too! Love when I connect with other crafty people! ;) I'm looking forward to seeing how that shirt turns out - you've got this! And I LOVE the earrings! All of them! Super cool! And your funnies are hilarious! Thanks for the laugh! :) And thanks for joining Random Tuesday Thoughts! Sorry for all the exclamation points - I'm so excited over here! LOL!