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Do what is Right

I’m tired of fretting over whether I should do something or not do something.  I’m trying to be a better person.

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Nothing Ever Goes Away

Here’s a bit of wisdom for your day!   It’s crazy cuz it’s true.  What do you think?  

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Working through the Creative Process

I forgot how hard it can be to open an Etsy shop.  All the work that goes into something on the front end, which nobody ever sees. It’s especially difficult when you’re still honing your craft.  I know some people advise crafters to perfect your craft first – before offering anything for sale.  But I don’t agree with that method.
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DuhBe shop on Etsy is now OPEN

DuhBe is re-opened with dolls and stuffies.

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A pair of yellow raggy monsters

Maybe it was the cooler weather of fall that made me return to my sewing machine and textiles.  The last couple of weeks have seen me blending fabrics and stitching faces.  Here is a pair I recently finished…     (I really liked that sneaky photo, until I saw it up close and realized there is cat hair on her!
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Graphic 45 Le Cirque Pocket Letter

Oops!  I forgot to blog about this Circus Pocket Letter I sent out a couple of weeks ago.  It should have arrived in Canada by now.  This was for the swap I hosted on Pocket Letter Pals called “If I ran the Circus.” I used the Graphic 45 Le Cirque Papers and tags for this one.  I bought packs of
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Halloween Paper Doll Pocket Letter

  For the lovely Judaline who I have swapped with several times in the past…I’m sending her this Halloween Paper Doll Pocket Letter.     I used several Tim Holtz dies in this one – distressed doily, sewing room for the spool that has washi tape on it, the tattered florals for the flower in the center, tiny tabs and
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Vintage Alice Halloween pocket letter

Know whats good about swapping?  People send you stuff you may not find on your own. Case in point – this Graphic45 set of papers with Halloween Alice in Wonderland.  I found a stack of borders at Tuesday morning, and then I sent some borders to a swapper, who turned around and sent me a set of character cards from that
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Pocket Letter for Melissa

I know it’s September 11th.  But I choose to ignore the somber moods today and think about happy things.  I think I will have a chat with my doggies about butterflies and such.  You know, fun stuff. Are you sick of paper dolls yet?  I AM NOT. This pocket letter got sent out to Melissa this week for a private
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Pocket Letter for Jennifer

He kinda sums it up.   This pocket letter was for a private swap on Pocket Letter Pals Network.  I really love using the Character Construction rubber stamps in pocket letters.  The dog and girl are from those stamps, then watercolored with Distress markets and cut out.     Other materials used: Flowers made from the Tim Holtz tattered floral die
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