Sunday, April 6, 2014

~On Fire for Handmade Top 10 Treasuries~

On Fire for Handmade Weekly Challenge #14
My "Under the Umbrella" treasury was included!!

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

~Mason Jars~

The Mason jar was invented and patented in 1858 by Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason.  They were originally designed for canning fruits and veggies.  

Well somewhere along the way we started using them for home and garden decoration.  We use them to drink out of, we use them to put candles in, we plant in them, we tint and paint them, we add sayings and names to them, we glitter them, we tie string and ribbon around them, we put knobs on their lids and use them to hold Qtips and cottonballs, we glue sea glass, beads, fabric, doilies onto them, we turn them into lights, we make them into snow globes, we turn them into birthday party favors, we eat out of them and we must not forget to wrap them in burlap............lets just say the list goes on and on!! 

Mason jars make me happy, so today I want to share some Mason jar transformations that I found on  I hope you enjoy and visit the shops that turned a plain 'ole jar into something very delightful and very useful!!

Just how fun are the pink polka dot Mason jars?  I could have kept posting more of these, but I will stop at 8.  Just click on the name of each shop to see what they have for sale.  It will be a fun visit for ya. 

Thanks for stopping by, Karen Lee 


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

~Happy Birthday Mom~

Today would have been my mom's 81st Birthday.  She passed away after a battle with cancer in 2006.  I have missed her everyday that she has been gone.  I know today she is with my dad, brother and sister having a wonderful Birthday celebration in heaven.  Love you all.

In honor of her Birthday I thought I would feature a few Birthday items from

Me, My Sister, My Mom & My Dad (1974)

My Mom and two of her best friends.....Nita & June (2003)

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

~April Showers~

You know what they say.......April Showers bring May Flowers!

Well it rained cats and dogs here today.  We really need the rain here in California, so its very welcomed.

I want to share with you today a treasury I made for On Fire for Handmade Treasury Week 14.  We needed to make a treasury for April Showers.  I decided I would include umbrella's in each of my picks for this treasury.  I found so many that I fell in love with.  It was hard to narrow it down to these.

~Under the Umbrella~

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Monday, March 31, 2014

~A Little Organizing~

Hello blogging friends.........I've been missing in action for a few months.  The end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 were the pitts for me and my family.  I have today off from work due to Ceasar Chavez Day here in California.  Thank you Mr. Chavez!!

I decided to do some much needed organizing of my fabric.  I had fabric in containers, in the garage, in my closet, in bags and it was so unorganized!!  I bought more storage containers last week and today I gathered all my fabric from their hiding places and now at least its all in one spot.  I must admit that I haven't organized it by color yet, but that will happen soon.  I love it when I have all of one color together.  But for some reason it does not stay that way.  I guess little fabric fairies come along and mess it all up!!!!

I don't have a large working space, all my sewing is done in my bedroom, so I have everything in one corner of my room.  Its small but it works for me.  I must admit I miss my craft room.

My latest project:

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