Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WOYWW 298 - Snow and a junk journal

 Something magical happens when a crafter gets snowed in....she crafts!!!

Happy What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday lovelies. Click here to visit the party at Miss Julia's.

Well we've been quite dumped on by old man winter--around six inches of snow or so. Just enough to call off school and work--woo hoo! So I layed aside my cross-stitching to work on a little junk journal. I plan to write more about it tomorrow. But it all started with taking a couple of old art journal style planners and ripping out the beautiful pages I did not use, and also pages where I wrote lists I'd like to look at again, quotes, and thoughts.

It was fun going through them. I stitched pages together by hand, on the sewing machine, added buttons, beads, gelatos, diecuts, even cross-stitch -- so fun.
Then, hubby and I opened an Etsy shop! Check it out on the right where I actually figured out how to add the Etsy mini. I tell you, I was on a roll. Our shop is called Vintage Post & Paper.
snow selfie!

Then darling daughter and I had to do our annual photo shoot in the snow--it was so cold out there my fingers were freezing off, so I could only take so much

Hope you are having a very lovely Wednesday!

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch


  1. OMG you have the most beautiful yarn holders on your desk, I have never seen anything like them before. Oh and your art lovely. Good luck with the Etsy store. I hope you sell heaps.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda #2

  2. That is a pretty use of unused pages. Love the stitching. Good luck with your etsy shop :) Happy crafting. Shel-PaperOctilloStudio #42

  3. I used to love to cross stitch and embroider when i was your age! Your piece at the top of your blog is awesome! We have been getting a lot of snow as well, but since I have an online business, it didn't make much difference to my my crafting! Of well, stay warm! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #55

  4. I just love the look of your stitched journal pages, Sandy! So cool! Would love to see more of them next time! Good luck with your new Etsy Shop - how exciting! Thanks for visiting earlier! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ iNkyDinkyDoodle #25

  5. I've got everyone stitching on the bus now rather than playing on their phones. Much more sociable. The shop is looking good by the way
    Lynn 23 xx

  6. love the stitching .....and those tiny little images. Have fun with Etsy, I'm at a standstill and been so long I don't remember why. Good luck with it. Stay warm...our snow blew away with these horrific winds, it is -25 out today can't imagine tonight.

  7. Oh, I love those thread cards, they are lovely and I've never seen anything like them over here in the UK. Your journal is gorgeous and I love the bird and flowers paper (or is it fabric). Good luck with your Etsy store, I'm off to have a peep at it now!
    Diana #63 x

  8. So many gorgeous things to look at in your post. I wish we'd had some proper snow - I like getting snowed in - for a little while anyway :-) Happy WOYWW Anne x #65

  9. Your junk journal sounds like a fun project. Happy creating!

    Thank you for visiting my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #46