National Paper Crafting Month and the Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit

“In celebration of National Papercrafting Month you can order your own adorable Cloud Nine cardmaking kit at a fabulous price! Place a qualifying order and get this zesty kit, complete with varied die-cuts, a stamp set, and exclusive B&T paper, all at a discount. To see its playful possibilities for yourself, watch the video, then order yours before January melts away.”



You can place your order and get your Cloud Nine Cardmaking kit on my website:

If you want to place an order for $150 or more, contact me by email or phone so you can also get hostess gifts.

I just got my new consultant kit today. I’ll be taking photos and posting about it later. You can also get more information on my website under ‘What We Do’ .  Until then, Take Care and Keep on Scrappin’!

Artbooking Cricut Cartridge and Celebration Layouts

There are heaps of life events that deserve a little recognition, and the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge has just the shapes you need to preserve them with pizazz! Watch the video to kickstart your own ideas on how to document all those stand-out moment with the help of the celebration-themed keys from the cartridge.

The Cricut cartridges exclusive to Close To My Heart give you the best bang for your buck when it comes to paper arts. You can order your Artbooking cartridge from my website: or contact me by phone or email. Have fun and Keep On Scappin’!

Thursday . . . Again

Love to knit? Have a knitting blog? Not too busy? A working giveaway.

Thursdays roll around, I don’t know, maybe every 7 days or so?  And I’m never ready for them.  Or for Fridays, either.  It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted a Fiber Arts Friday post.  Will someone please remind me to do one tomorrow?

Anyway.  The link at the top of this post takes you to the blog of a friend of mine who is having a give away.  Why not pop over to her blog and see what’s going on.  Oh, by the way, she also an awesome photographer, so if you linger to enjoy the art, I won’t be the least bit surprised.

If Odysseus Knit . . . a Yarn Club

Have you ever wondered what characters  in the books you read or the movies you watch would knit, if they did knit? I didn’t until I was on a Robin Hood kick and was watching everything Robin Hood I could find on Netflix.  At the same time as I was watching the programs, I was trying to put together my first Yarn Club.  Then it all seem to fit.  If Robin Hood knit socks, what colors would he use?  I fell in love with the idea and came up with colorways to go with it.  I still have lots of Robin Hood ideas and may one day resurrect his Yarn Club.  But I also thought that Odysseus would probably have quite a few color ideas of his own if he were a knitter.  So here it is: If Odysseus Knit . . . Epic Colorways for Your Knitting Adventures! This yarn club is for a 6 Month Club with shipping beginning on the June 15, 2010. Shipping will be on or before the 15th of each month after for a total of 6 months. This is an on-going yarn club and will continue as long as I have colorways. Your club membership of 6 months begins the month after you join.

The yarn base for this yarn is my Rehoboth yarn. It is 100% SuperWash Merino wool. It is an 8-ply yarn that takes up the dye beautifully and creates a smooth fabric with great stitch definition.

Each Skein is 420 yds/100g.
Recommended needle size is US 1 to 3.

It’s Garden and Fresh Veggie Time!

At least that’s the rumor that’s spreading through the bunny community.  We have had some adult rabbits visiting and today we found a younger generation getting into the slow food movement.  So far, I can’t tell that any of them have eaten the veggies, just the grass growing around them.  If I could count on this to continue, I would take the fences down.  But I’m not going to count on it.  So the fence was extended all the way around, alongside the back steps, and then securely fastened all along the bottom.  Without knowing the wisdom of my actions, I placed fence posts along the boundaries of the gardens to form ‘semi-raised’ beds for planting. This made it extra easy for my husband to staple the chicken wire fencing along the bottom.  If the bunnies can get in now, they deserve what they get!

Notice the great crop of grass I have?  I planted (intentionally) the plant to the upper right of this little munchkin.  If you can properly identify it, I would be greatly thankful.  I planted lettuce (but not there), spinach (next row over), swiss chard (can’t remember which row), and chinese cabbage (again, can’t remember where).  So I’ve got this narrowed down to either the chard or the chinese cabbage – and it doesn’t look like the pictures on either seed package.  Whatever it is, the leaves are still young and tender and very good on salads.  Mr. Bunny, however, does not appear impressed.

Fiber Arts Friday

Fiber Arts FridayIt’s Fiber Arts Friday again, and to tell you the truth, I haven’t done much in the way of fiber arts this week except for the some spinning grooming a bunny.  And I don’t have photos of either.  But I will share of photo of the bunny I’ll be working on this afternoon.  I love spinning with Angora.  I’ve made a pair of mitts (that don’t fit well and aren’t the same size, and I still haven’t photographed them) that are a merino/Angora blend that are so soft and yummy that I wear them anyway, even though they don’t match! (If DH is reading, that was an example of a run-on sentence!)

This is Ruby when she was young, about 6 months old.  She is now about 2 1/2 years old.  Her coat is beautiful.  It is lighter now and more dense.  I started working on grooming her on Tuesday.  I got her back, the best part of the coat.  Then we took a break.  She looks silly in a ‘skirt’.  I’ll finish her up this evening and then start on Buster this weekend.


Now it’s your turn!  Post a link to your fiber related blog post in the comments section.  It can be any type of fiber at any stage, from on the hoof to finished product.  It’s a wonderful way to share ideas and make new friends.  Talk to you later.  Enjoy!