Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hi everyone!  I am feeling less and less like I can blog much anymore due to several factors.  If I kinda slowly drop off here, please forgive me! I doubt if I will completely, as I still love to visit you all and leave comments with you.  I just might not do any more posts here (or rarely)! It has been such a wonderful way to share and communicate and meet so many wonderful people all around the globe!  I am active on Facebook now, and you can find me as Julie Creswell there, and I hope you will!  

I wanted to share my one DIL's fun activities lately.  She is having a Jamberry Nail party online.  They are nail wraps, and I have never been big on doing my nails, but I have tried some samples she gave me, and they are really amazing.  Today she posted a link to make custom nails using your own image, so I made these with the image of the felt elephant ATC I had years ago!  If you want to try making some for free as a preview (you don't have to order)....go HERE!

Here are my own nails where I applied samples she gave me (black and white chevrons), and paired with a light purple polish on other fingers just playing around.  Obviously, they would have looked better with black polish, but I did not have any, and I am not a black polish person anyway.  These apply easily, and are supposed to last a few weeks.  Easy removal, non-toxic.  Many uses on one sheet.



Don't the wraps look so much nicer than polish???  I am seriously in love.  If you want to you can see all the available colors and gorgeous designs HERE!

SO....LATEST NEWS is that I have same old stuff going on around here.  Growing flowers, cooking, cleaning, loads of laundry, and playing with grandkids!  We make it fun, and that's the best part!

I got a copy of Sue Monk Kidd's newest book, called The Invention of Wings, and unfortunately I don't think I will be able to read it.  It is a 14 day loaner from the library, and I can't bring myself to sit down long enough to do it!  Maybe another year!  LOL.

The birds are still enjoying my birdbath and feeder...cardinals, cowbirds, blue jays, and little painted buntings.  Besides that we have the usual shore birds visiting the lawns for worms and seeds.  I feel so blessed to live in such a paradise here in south Florida!

I pray you are all well, and I will stay in touch!
Love always,
Julie



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bag turned both ways!

The reversible messenger bag I just completed shown turned both ways!

I'm going to use it with the striped side on the bottom.
This was fun!!!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A sewn reversible messenger bag

I've nearly completely my first handmade bag. When it is completely done, I will show it turned both ways.  Now that I see it, the bright, colorful fruit pattern might make for a good lunch bag. I will have to see how it looks turned the other way!  It's been a lot of fun to do this evening, following Debbie Shore on YouTube's video.



Hope to show more pics soon!
Xoxo-Julie
P.S. See the bag turned both ways HERE



Saturday, March 22, 2014

My Zinnias are up! The're PINK!





An ATC from the past!

Does anyone remember this little cute thing???  Made for a friend far away back in 2010, and mailed it  off, but I came across it on my old ATC blog (Julie, Karen and Ginny's ATC's, and thought I would repost since I love it so much!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Julie