Shabby Miss Jenn

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Scrabble Tile Pendant~ closer

Hey.....the Scrabble pendant is for me...I can make it say whatever I want! ;)

Scrabble Tile Pendants

I know you have been just like me and seeing these Scrabble Tile Pendants showing up all over the web. Some of the folks that are making these are beyond talented and are really creating quite the little pieces of artwork.

I just wanted to play! heehee

We happened to have an extra Scrabble game so I took the tiles from it. I'll use the other stuff from it for something else but thats a whole different blog post.

I went out to the garage and showed Dad my concept and he drilled the holes for me. Power tools are beyond NOT my thing! LOL Spent the evening cutting papers and twisting wires. Glues were used and I was having a BLAST!

Have you made anything like this??
I've already got family and friends asking for pieces!
I'll do a step by step tutorial if enough folks show interest. I didn't have my camera next to me when I was playing with these ones.

Tracy(Cedara)Dunn of Thru the Attic Door

Closer peek at the Red Fabric

I may actually have to go back and get some more of this fabric......its such a perfect rich deep red color. The flowers and seed pod detail looked almost stitched to me. I can't wait to create something with this fabric.
Tracy(Cedara)Dunn of Thru the Attic Door

Fabric Splurge

I'm actually still in shock that it happened. I am not one to impulse buy fabric. Its just too darn expensive up here for that to be happening. I usually wait until I'm out with Eric someplace ...cause he's awesome and will buy it!LOL I'm so naughty.
The other day I was out and saw these.....and before I knew what had happened....I had the bolts in my hand and was walking over to the counter. I heard myself ask for a metre each(about a yard) and also heard the voice in my head scream NOOOoooooo.....but somehow the lady at the counter didn't hear that voice.
I am so in the mood to create some Autumn primitive dolls and these fabrics just jump started some ideas. You all will be the first to see the final result here in my blog! heehee
Off to cut some fabric!
Tracy(Cedara)Dunn of Thru the Attic Door

Back Home from the Blue House

Well it hasn't quite lived up to the thoughts in my head...... having the dolls at the Blue House at the Theme Park. The other ladies have been wonderful and I have enjoyed the experience don't get me wrong. I've just opted to bring a bunch of the gals back home and revamp them for my website.
Folks going to the park were there for one reason.....and buying primitive style dolls....wasn't it! LOL on the lookout on my website....cause I see a DOLL SALE in the very near future!
YIpppeeee for all of you! ;)

Tracy(Cedara)Dunn of Thru the Attic Door

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sleepy Kitty

Buttons Kitty loves to curl up in the top section of my wooden file folders. She doesn't always fully fit but she seems mighty comfy! heehee
If I happen to place anything on that top one....she comes along and whips it onto the floor with her paw ....the whole time swearing at me and giving me that look that cats can give! LOL
Just thought I'd share a pic!

Lots of Sewing

There has been a bunch of sewing happening here too. I had hit a sort of creative block but am thrilled that it seemed to be moving away. I have bits and pieces all over my sewing area...ok so its the top of my dresser and next to my bed. ;)
I am going to finish them up in the next few days and I hope to add them to my website really soon. I'll make sure to post pics here as well. Lets just say that my favorite season is Autumn and I went into it full swing. Primitive dolls all decked out in wonderful rich autumn colors and fabric! yeahhhh
New patterns coming also!
Tracy(Cedara)Dunn of Thru the Attic Door

Envelope Art

Have been catching up with some friends thru hand written letters. Email has its place but nothing beats the excitement of going to the mailbox and finding a real letter inside from a friend. I wanted my friends to know it was something fun so I took my pencil crayons with me when I worked last at the Theme Park. I spent the day drawing things on the envelopes and coloring. It was really fun and I had a great time coming up with ideas to draw. I did these that I'm showing plus an array of silly farm animals and other things.
You never know....maybe one of these envelopes will be appearing in YOUR mailbox!
Tracy(Cedara)Dunn of Thru the Attic Door

More Smores

Think we might have been better off using a larger candle! LOL I quickly ran out of patience and took my graham cracker, placed a chunk of chocolate and my marshmallow....popped it all in the microwave and BING.... mine was ready!

Smores..... sorta

While my nieces were home on vacation, we wanted to make Smores! My mother and grandmother had never had them before. How that happened we have no clue as both my sister and I love them! LOL Well we kept having rainy weather and not able to make a campfire in the backyard. They were going to be returning home in the next few days so we thought outside the box! LOL
I got a plate out and placed 3 tealights on it to use as our campfire. Little wooden skewers were used to hold the marshmallows and the fun began.
We just had to remind the girls a few times to not swing around so quickly with their marshmaoolw on fire....cause we didn't want it to fling across the kitchen onto the curtains! LOL
YUM! Mom and Gram thought they were super yummo!

Like the Sun

Like a small piece of Sunshine on the dreery rain filled last few days

Four Seasons Fairies

Karen of RKCreations is a wickedly talented doll artist that I am so blessed to also call a wonderful friend. I am hopelessly addicted to her creations and have almost all of her primitive patterns.
This is her newest and I'm almost finished making it! I freakin LOVE these fairies!
She has created one for each of the Seasons!
Scoot over to her website and take a peek.
Tracy(Cedara)Dunn of Thru the Attic Door

Nova Scotia Lighthouse

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Stone Circle

My sister says to us to start looking for rocks that have a "line" in them as she wants to create something. So the girls and I start looking all amongst the beach rocks and come up with quite a number of rocks that have some sort of line. We bring them over to where my sister is and she sends us off for more. We have been gathering rocks for about 40 minutes and we still need to get back home and cook tacos for I tell her she needs to give up the HEART shape like she had hoped for.....but we all thought this CIRCLE turned out quite cool looking!
Ever make shapes out of stones on a beach before??? It was really quite fun! LOL

Silly Feet

While we were crusing all over the beach looking for rocks, we found this small batch of sand so we all gathered for a silly photo.
Can you guess who's foot is who's???

They Have My Heart

My sister and her family are home for a weeks vacation and my nieces, as usual, have stolen my heart! I love them to pieces!
The other day I suggested we head out to this little boardwalk that I knew about. Its not a sandy beach but one that is covered with beach stones that are all shaped by the waters of the Bay. They had a blast looking for the "perfect" stones to bring back home.
xox to Little Red and Mini Me ;)