Monday, March 14, 2016

What's on my craft desk now?

It's been so long since I've done anything "crafty".

For the last few weeks, I've been doing less and less crochet and more "tinkering" around trying to find a new crafty past time.

I have to admit that I stumbled across some craft supplies while trying to clean up my craft room recently.

My name is Marie and I suffer from "sparkly ball" syndrome.

I get easily distracted....

This is what's on my desk now...

I dug up some of my old jewellery making supplies and leather laces and started playing around with tassels and bracelets.

I'm going to use the tassels to make key rings and "stuff" for gifts.

I even bedazzled!  Mind you the little heat tool I had died and so I used a soldering tool to add the rhinestones - it works but you have to be very careful!!

I bedazzled this turquoise colour leather bracelet with tassel

and then I discovered that you can buy the leather strips with stuff already on them like these two.

I found some magnetic clasps and now I've got some nice wrap bracelets to add to my wardrobe.

What are you working on right now?

Until next time,

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Directing Traffic

I've made some changes....

If you've come here looking for stamping, crafting and colouring pics and info you are in the right place!  Use the labels on the right to help you find what you are looking for.

If you've come here looking for my renovation pics and ideas and other stuff I'm into click HERE to be redirected to my Maire Loves To Keep Busy! blog.

If you've come here looking for my crochet pics and info click HERE to be redirected to my Marie Loves to Crochet blog.

If you've come here looking for my Wheaten Terrier pics and info click HERE to be redirected to my Sam & Murphy blog.

If you don't know why you've come here I'm sorry I can't help you.

Maybe retracing your steps might help....

Until next time,

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


If you're interested in picking up some great Holiday gifts and decor you should check out Elaine's CHRISTMAS SOIREE AND GOODBYE SALE!

I'm also going to be at Elaine's selling my crochet hats.

I've added a few new styles and colours and right now I've got lots of men's, women's, boys' and girls' styles and sizes in stock for this winter season.

Here are the details:

Elaine’s House – 5634 Eagle Harbour Road, West Vancouver

Dates and Times
Thursday November 20th 5 – 9pm       
Friday November 21st 11 – 4pm     

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Busy with Crochet...

Saturday, November 25, 2014

I am in full on crochet mode right now.

I've got a couple of craft fairs coming up and I'm crocheting like crazy to prepare for them!

If you're interested please check out my crochet blog HERE

I do have plans to get back to some paper crafts soon - I'm going to try and make all my Christmas cards again this year (haven't done that for a while!).

Shelley (former owner of ScrapArts) has been hosting Make It Mondays at her house and the next one is Monday November 3.  I hope to "make it" there and get to work on my cards.

If you're in the area and interested, check out the ScrapArts blog HERE for more info on what's going on and how to sign up for these Make It Monday events.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Craft Fair Season Begins!

Monday, Sept 29, 2014

Craft Fair Holiday Season will be starting for me this coming weekend.

I'll be selling my crochet at the West Vancouver Community Centre Pumpkin Fest Artisan Market this coming Sunday, Oct 5 from 10 am to 3 pm.

I've been working all year - crocheting a little at a time - to prepare for this.

If you bought some of my crochet in the past - hats, scarves, gloves, headbands, boot toppers - or if you missed out please stop by and say Hi!

You might find the perfect handmade gift for someone or something you love!

I'll have more of the same and this year I'm adding a different patterned scarf and some beards!

Yes you read that correctly - crochet BEARDS!!

Here's my brother-in-law Mark wearing his.  It looks so natural on him doesn't it?

These are fun for dress up, halloween, or make great face warmers.

See you there!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Marie Update

Saturday, January 25 2014

Thanks for all the positive comments about my purging.

I know you must be getting bored of it - I am - but I promise you that it is coming to an end and that I will start to create stuff again and post on here (or on my crochet blog).

I am motivated to clear up some space in my craft room/office so that I can actually work in there.

Over the years I've accumulated a lot of tools and supplies for the various crafts/hobbies I've gotten into.

For a while now my room has looked like a dumping ground for unwanted craft stuff.  I'm trying to change that so that I can work comfortably & creatively in there.

It may seem like it, but I am NOT getting rid of everything.

I've been "collecting" rubber stamps and papercrafting supplies for over 10 years now and my interests and tastes have changed.

I'm still crazy for paper and my COPICs and hope to share some new stuff with you all soon.

Thanks to everyone who has picked up craft stuff from me through Freecycle and at the ScrapArts store!


Stampin' Up! Purge

The purging continues....

I'm making some headway but I still have a lot more purging to go.

Anyone out there in blog land interested in my old Stampin' Up! Catalogues?

I've got 13 Stampin' Up! Idea Books & Catalogues dating back to 2000.

Most of them have been ring bound with protective clear covers put on them.

Send me an email if you're interested.

Sorry only if you're local - these would be too expensive to mail out (due to weight!).

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Still Purging....

I am on a mission this week to CLEAN up my craft room.

Did you see the photo in yesterday's post?  Well that is just the tip of the iceberg!

I still have tons of stuff to go through and will continue to drop stuff off at the store.

So if you are looking to add to your craft supplies be sure to check out ScrapArts for some unbelievable deals before the doors close forever on Friday January 31st!!