...hosted by Rebecca, at Blog Challenge Garden. This week's theme is a flower pot! Well, as I am just beginning my Fall Junque Journal, I thought a Fall-looking flower would be best, so here's what I came up with.
I love making flowers by recycling dryer sheets! After my laundry is washed and dried, and as I begin my ironing, I save all the dryer sheets I've used, and then I use them AGAIN! One sheet makes two flowers for me. I color them in various ways, depending upon what color I want. Sometimes I die them in tea overnight. Sometimes I use ink/glimmer sprays of whatever sort or brand. In this case I colored my flower in Candy Apple Red glimmer mist, then coated it with Red Distress Stickles. I played with various buttons, but for a Fall look, the two-toned brown button looked best to me. I cut out the pot myself, by hand.
I thought this tag would look cute in a window kind of setting, so here it is, as I set up my next junque journal page. Each window pane will be a spot for journaling what's happening 'round our house for the week.
I was pleasantly surprised to receive some "Happy Mail" today! Diana, a friend from YouTube, sent me a set of stick pins, after I won a giveaway she was hosting! As my morning did not start out as well as I would have liked, this package... all the way from Australia...
..along with some of my own homemade coffee cake...
...both certainly made up for what ailed me at the time!
Inside was this little pouch Diana made herself... And inside the pouch were these three very beautiful stick pins, which she also made herself!
I was so happy to receive this! It really made my day! You should check out her YouTube channel, dianadiana1262, if you're interested in learning how to make various hand-crafted items like what you see here! Thank you so much, Diana!
Well, our session of home-schooling is done for the day.
It's not easy readjusting from those lazy days of Summer, back to a full routine of daily lessons, but both Dear Son and I are off to a very good start!
I'm so happy to be firing up the oven again too, now that the weather is cooling down. I'm looking forward to apple picking, making homemade apple pies, and baking all kinds of homemade goodies again! Dear Daughter wants me to show her how to make homemade apple crisp sometime soon! But my first pie, for the season, was the chicken pot pie I made for dinner last night! Delicious! We'll be polishing off this plate tonight, I'm sure! Mmmmm.. I think I'll start making some biscuits to go with it!
Thanks so much to Rebecca for hosting Tag Tuesday,
and thanks to everybody for visiting with me today!