I love my doodles and some are more personal to me than others.  Here are some of those:

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73563_1667795140818_5681915_nThis very pregnant girl needed a costume for a Halloween party in 2008.  How many times do you need to see a pregnant woman with her stomach painted up like pumpkin???  So I went with Disney’s Mike Wazowski from Monster’s Inc.  I bought a green t-shirt from Hobby Lobby and mixed some Fabric Medium for acrylic paint into my paint before I painted it on the t-shirt.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  What do you think??

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Hey Chirpers.

I combined my love for decorative crosses with my love for doodling in this project.

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I had a friend that loved the prayer from the movie “The Boondock Saints”.  I found this description of the prayer here:

“The Boondock Saints prayer is also known as “The Family Prayer”. It is an oath to God. Basically, the boondock saints are saying that they will do all they can to help rid the world of evil, and help the weak.”

Here is the prayer that I wrapped around the edge of the cross:

The Family Prayer

And Shepherds we shall be For thee, my Lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from Thy hand Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands. So we shall flow a river forth to Thee And teeming with souls shall it ever be. In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti.

Several “M’s” worked their way into the project quite accidentally, but it really was very cool since “M” is the first initial of my friend’s surname.  I framed the project with a black frame and a dark grey mat.

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To read more about the prayer — check out this site:

http://www.prayers-for-special-help.com/boondock-saints-prayer.html

I have a couple more crosses for you chirpers. Here’s a different style.

I have made a couple different Burlap crosses for different people.  I combined by beading and Burlap in these 2.

For this first49fda0df17817d0644b90c50bbe53d75 one,  I used a pre-made cross that I got at Hobby Lobby and strung a very thin strand of seed beads randomly around the metal cross.  I love the heart medallion in the middle of this flat hammered bronze cross.  I wish I could find some like it.I wrapped red ribbon around the edge to cover the the border.

b03861fa3a1fdb494029781d3040eadaThis second one was a much larger cross that I covered in burlap by stapling it on the back. I covered the back with felt to cover up the staples and ugly edges.  I created a beaded cross by using 2 large concrete nails I got at Home Depot to represent the Nails used on Jesus.  I wrapped them tightly with various glass beads and created the center cross.  I mounted it on a secondary smaller wood cross that I first painted Brown and then covered with teal.  I used some heavy grit sand paper to scuff it up a bit to give it a distressed look.

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This was a fun little wreath I did for my Mom for 4th of July.   I used the Royal Blue and Red Deco Mesh in the the typical fluff style.  I learned how to make these by watching this video on www.YouTube.com:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en-iMg4Mfgw

With that being said I don’t usually by the more expensive Deco Mesh Wreath forms — I use just a standard wire wreath from the floral department and long pipe cleaners.  It works just as well and Is about half the price or less.

We wrapped some cute sparkly wire ribbon around this one and embellished with some fun picks we found at Michaels.

Happy Mother’s Day, chirpers!

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I’ve been working on a fun project that is Pinterest inspired.  (OH my Pinterest addiction!!!)

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/287878601152869869/

Being Catholic I adore my Rosaries.  I have several, ones I’ve bought, ones that were gifts, and some that are hand-made.  They are all very special to me and bring me special memories.  After seeing this handmade Rosary on Pinterest, I just knew I had to make one for my Mom for Mother’s Day.  It works out perfect actually – because she has 5 grandkids – one for each decade!!

This is the diagram I used to make sure that I got format correct.

Diagram of Rosary

I added the names in the middle of each decade with the birthstone stones in between each letter.  I used varied beads and different crosses – all that I found at Hobby Lobby.  I played around with it until I got it the way I wanted it to look.  I used medium strength beading string and crimping beads to hook the ends.  I used a combination of metal and glass beads for the look I achieved.

I loved the way it turned out so much,  I went ahead and made a second one for my Sister In Law!Rosary1

I hope you enjoy.

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My Little Red Turkey

How about this cute Pillowcase Turkey dress???  I used some great Turkey material that I found at Hancocks Fabrics.  Here’s a great link…https://www.pinterest.com/pin/25403185374075117/ on how to make a Pillowcase dress.  She looked super cute with some stripped brown leggings and her cute little bow!!Pillowcasedress

I adIMG_1676ore my Erin Condren planner….www.erincondren.com

I love that I could customize it to fit me and my 2 Little Red Birds!!!

This was a quApple Cakeballsick and easy Teacher Appreciation gift I made for some of my friends that are teachers.

I made some Oreo balls (Squished up Oreos and a brick of cream cheese)

Hint:  When the balls are shaped, put them in the fridge until they are really cold.  

Melt some red chocolate (I got the colored chips at Hobby Lobby)

Hint: If the chocolate isn’t thin enough add some Crisco, it thins the chocolate, but still allows the chocolate to solidify again

Use a Pretzel stick for the stem and some green frosting.

I got the cute little bucket in the dollar aisle at Target and added the vinyl sticker I made on my Cameo.  Pretty cute and tasty too.

I have been playing around with all sorts of shapes in my doodles and decided to go full on dork with these.  I hope you enjoy!

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