I've been crafting as long as I can remember learning how to knit and crochet from my grandmother and aunt. I had lived with my grandmother and grandfather where I also learned another love of mine - cooking!!!
When I was in Junior High, my aunt taught me how to sew my own clothing as I was embarrassed by wearing hand-me-downs which were my aunt's clothing and she was 18 years older than I was.
When I was a Senior in High School, I had won a local contest with making an outfit along with making the costumes for the musical "Oklahoma" and the play, "You Can't Take it With You". My hopes and dreams at this point had been to be a dress designer for the movies but life had other ideas in store for me.
I made wedding gowns, including my first wedding gown along with my sister's wedding gown which the picture is posted below
Oh yeah, as to my third marriage, I'm sorry to say that I left him about 3 years ago but I'm happy as I've reconnected with a previous love - I guess there is a Happily Ever After!
Now, as to my Mini Challenge to you is to make a Post-it-Note Holder which is amazingly simple as easy to make as I first saw on LORRAINE of Rainey's Craft Room :
- one (1) sheet 8-1/2 x 11 sheet cardstock cut 7-3/8 x 3-1/2 inches - you can get three (3) post-it-note holders from one (1) sheet
- score at 3-1/8 inch, 3-1/2 inch, and 3-7/8 inch
- the 3-1/8 inch score part is the front of your post-it-note holder and the part that gets decorated
- fold at the 3-1/2 inch and make two (2) little cuts approximately 1-inch from either end making sure not to go through the score lines - this holds the optional pen
- glue to the back to form the fold-out for the optional pen or binder and it should now look like this:
- use sticky tape to the back of a 3 x 3 post-it-note which can be found at any Dollar Store with 5 packs for a dollar!!!!
- now comes the fun part - decorating!!!!! I used Create with TLC Thank You Block which had been a freebie and chalked around the edges which is to "Thank" everyone for coming to the bridal shower which is the reason I made 30 of these!