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a Christian, wife of 39 Years, Mother, grandma of 10, retired R.N., love to vacation,swim, play with Grandkids, drawing,painting, mixed media,Home Arts, inspirational Journaling.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Keep Calm-Craft On


Hands busy ,mind focused,I like it.I'm a person who can  think too much on personal relationships until I get tense, very tense. Arts and Crafts are one activity out of very few that can take My mind off of My personal relationships.


These are a few of My lastest.... An old miniature box I fixed up for My own pleasure. It started with Me learning about Frozen Charlotte Dolls  and the story of Fair Charlotte that goes along with them. In one of the tiny cubbies I wanted to find a sleigh for dear sorry Charlotte.Goggle Her if You don't know about Her. I was thinking about  doing a post on the legend,so many others have done so.
This paper wall hanging is My submission for the Spring blog hop  with Coffee Loving Paper Crafters.
 It was perfect for Me since I do lots of paper crafting and I love coffee  :  )



 The above plaque is for My youngest Granddaughter when She gets Her own room.

 A jar full of cinnamon popperie with color combo of red and purple (My fave combo of colors).


 An old Calif. dried fruit box I just fixed up for one of My daughters.  A Bible verse box,with many of My fave verses in it


 There are more, but enough for one post. The other activities that help Me relax and not obsess about relationships are swimming and vacationing, both with Paul My husband,as a couple of You may already know because I post on those activities too. What activity helps You mentally relax ? Tell Tell Tell. A kiss a peck and a hug around the neck to all My followers-sweet kindred spirits You are.Keep Calm-Craft On. Denise

48 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Adorable wall hanging!

Scrappy quilter said...

Quilting keeps me calm. I try to quilt at least 30 minutes everyday. Love craft items.

Ann said...

Super cute wall hanging with those adorable cups of coffee.

NanaDiana said...

I can get lost in the blog world sometimes and that kind of shuts it all out. Also sewing. I love to sew and can't right now-but hope to soon.

Love your arty pieces. Diana

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful card...love all you coffee images!

Ann said...

Hi, just stopping by to let you know I am following you through Bloglovin. Have a lovely evening.

D- said...

Your projects are terrific. Thank for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun projects.

Kim Heggins said...

What a wonderful wall hanging, so sweet, love your sweet design.

~amy~ said...

Love all your projects! Such a fun wall hanging!
Thanks for joining in the fun♥

Shelly said...

So sweet!

Deborah said...

Good morning Denise!
Thank you for your visit and kind words.
I too love arts and crafts and you're right, they do take you away to another place where your imagination and creativity can be released.
Hope your day is a good one and filled with joy.
Have a great week!
Following you now in friendship ;)

All my heart,
Deborah

VanessaB said...

sweet hanging. very pretty.

Nancy Carroll said...

cool wall hanging and other projects.

speedyrabbit said...

any crafting stuff or painting or even Speedy's Blue they all do it for me,love all of your projects,xx Rachel

Mary Ann Potter said...

I am going to google poor little Charlotte in a few minutes!

Glad you are relaxing. Art always works. Right now I am designing a new miniature building, a modern city loft that sits at the top of an old restored factory. I haven't yet decided the city or the character who's going to live there. Every one of my miniature places has a story. I don't usually work in contemporary style. This one still has some woodsy touches, though. I'll be posting photos soon. It's taking lots of time.

We are finally thawing out here in North Carolina from the latest snow. Seven inches. Yikes. Almost gone. Details on my blog.

The goodness of God still triumphs everything! Sending blessings from here on the farm.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good afternoon sweet Denise! I know; art is a way to keep up busy in a positive and almost healing state. Keeping active with both hands and minds is what I LOVE the most. Just thought I'd take a break from my poetry to come to say hello! Anita

Celeste Goff said...

What great projects!!!

ivy said...

lovely wall hanging!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are all so fabulous.

KellyJean said...

You're a busy gal! I love how expressing our creativity helps us to cope with all life's woes. I believe God gave us these talents partly for this very reason. I sure hope you can find a way to nurture those relationships as well as you craft :)

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful wall hanging for the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop! I love those different pots and cups!

Heather said...

Wow! You've been a buys girl! A great bunch of projects, specially that wall hanging.

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Love all your projects! :)

Anja Curvers said...

Very sweet.

Maura said...

Great little percolators!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful projects. TFS

Brandi R said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing ♥

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening sweetest Denise! Thank you so much for your warm morning welcome today! Make way for THE LORD every day! HUGS!!!!!!! Anita

Sylvia said...

What a cool wall hanging, Denise, but I will tell you the chimes freaked me out as I am up early in the morning commenting and I heard them a couple of times! Have a fun Tuesday and happy hopping!

Jen said...

Cute wall hanging; tfs.

Happy Dance said...

Sweet wall hanging! Love the blues and the sweet little coffee set. Such wonderful projects too. These are just amazing. Bev

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

I love that you do crafts to relax. When I'm enjoying something I'm relaxed, so sometimes when I'm drawing I'm relaxed, and sometimes quite tense, lol. But making art relaxes me and also watching Netflix if we're going to be honest, haha. Hope all is well with you Denise!

xo Mary Jo

Lady Linda said...

How very fun my friend! I do love frozen Charlottes but don't know the history. FUN!
I have been missing you...just too busy.
Hugs,
Linda

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful creations! Love your coffee wall hanging! One of my favourite colours!

D.Ann said...

Fab eye candy!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Adore your wall hanging, beautiful work! :)

Chark said...

these are beautiful! giveaway at my entry #275 if you're interested.

AJ Bodine said...

Oh neat idea to make a wall hanging for this hop!

Simply Shelley said...

It is a proven fact that crafting, creating is good for the soul and mind. I crochet as one thing to relieve mental stress. Reading is another thing I do to help, especially God's word. I do love to craft as you do, and have done much of it in the past. As of late I've had the hardest time starting something then sticking to completion with it. A vacation would be awesome. I pray there will be traveling in my future. Blessings dear friend ♡

Simply Shelley said...

What you made is wonderful, all of it. ♡

Helen F. said...

Lovely coffee wall hanging :-)
Lots of interesting photos of your favorite things too!

Ceal said...

great project! thanks for sharing!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wonderful creation!

An'Jenic G. said...

Great wall hanger.

Keren Baker said...

Wow- so much to look at. Love the collage effect on your wall hanging.

butterfly said...

I love your Frozen Charlotte box - little cabinets full of treasures always catch my eye... and the wall hanging is great with that fresh teal colour. Looks as though you have your hand in lots of crafty pies, with that cinnamon jar and the altered box. Thank you so much for your visit and for signing up to follow - so very much appreciated, and I'm so happy you found some inspiration.
Alison x

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