Monday, October 21, 2013

Moxie Challenge - The Sequel....

So, let me just start off by saying that I had soooo much fun making my daughter Bessie's "thing-y" that I posted yesterday that today I dove right into making one for my daughter Clarice.  And, it had to be as different as Clarice is from Bessie.  Now, if you read my previous post you saw that the Moxie Fab Challenge of "The Ready Made Embellishments", Moxie Fab Challenge of Using Wood, Metal and/or Cork,  and the Moxie Fab Challenge of General Craft Supplies  is what got me so exited to try something different.  And I know that sounds absurd because these particular challenges are what we do all the time as crafters but.....I was just back from a long vacation with my husband and really, really feeling the emptiness of my house when Joe left for work.  All the kids are either away at college or away in another town and so, for the first time, I am alone.  And that is really different for me. I got into card making from Scrapbooking.  In fact, I switched from scrapping to cardmaking when one of my children became very ill and I needed to be awake through out the night sometimes. I needed an "outlet"for all the stress that a sick child in the house brings but at the same time I needed to be able to be immediately accessible.  Cardmaking, which is sort of small and confined, really fit the bill for me.  But now, now I have time and space.  Two things that I have never had before.  Time to try out new techniques and and bigger projects and space to leave my larger projects and supplies out and at the ready.  So, when Cath posted these particular challenges over at Moxie Fab I really began to think about all the STUFF I have cramming every nook and cranny of my craft room.  And then I began to think big.  Yeah, BIG!  Bigger than a card.....bigger than a scrapped page.....and, this altered "thing-y" is what I came up.  And. I. Am. Having. Fun. Like. I. Am. Out. For. Recess!   

My daughter Bessie has already received her gift and called me right away to let me know how much she loved it!  I am so glad.  I knew she would like it and be appreciative but I could tell by her voice that she really, really liked it.  So, today, I made one for Clarice and tomorrow I will drive over to see her at college and give it to her and I just know that she will love her's too ;-D

I am entering this into the above challenges again.  I am just tickled that I am trying something new!  So,  here is the altered cupboard I made for Clarice.








Thank you for stopping by today and thank you to those who left me such kind comments yesterday!  You have no idea how much I appreciate the time you took to leave a pleasant remark ;-D

Be well,
Sheila


12 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

Pretty cool embellished boxes!! Inspirational! Good luck at the Moxie Fab Challenge!

Dawn Turley said...

OMG ~ you really are so very talented Sheila. This is just amazing.

joy said...

Sheila, your girls will treasure these adorable boxes!! It is wonderful that you customized each one to fit their individual personalities. Great job!!

Cath said...

Hey Sheila! Thanks also for linking this up to the Ready-Made Embellishments Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! :)

Cath said...

Once again, thanks for linking this up to the General Craft Supplies Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Cath said...

And thanks, as well, for linking this up to the Metal, Wood, & Cork Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Meghan said...

This project is amazing. It looks like it took a long time to complete. Absolutely gorgeous!

Lin said...

I know your girls will treasure these, Sheila! WOW is all I can say - a true work of love!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

These are so fabulous! You are rocking these big projects!

Maureen Morton said...

I love how each drawer is a story unto itself, but still part of the bigger picture! I can sure see the difference between this and the last and so glad that your girls are individuals, as well. You are an amazing Mom........and so very loving and talented. Way to go, girlfriend!

Robin K. said...

Your daughters are so lucky to have such a creative mom:). This one is as special and unique as the last one!

Greta said...

You are on a roll, Sheila! Think you've found a new talent!