Monday, May 25, 2009

The question of the day...

What kind of dog is Buck, really? Look at this cute little face.

Now look at this face and body 5 months later. He's all ears and legs. Seriously!

And look at the size of that paw!

So we wandered over to this web site and found this. Do you think he could possibly be a cross between a Queensland Heeler and a Smooth Coated Fox Terrier? I just know one thing for sure. He's not a Queensland Heeler/Australian Shepard mix.

I can totally see it. What do you think?

Friday, May 22, 2009

I finally finished this project!

I did a little thrifting and found these perfect star buttons to add as an embellishment. I think I really like this one!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I do believe I called this back on April 1st! And it was verified by my daughter Cristine who called last night and said "you called it"! I so love being right sometimes.

Congratulations Kris...stay true to yourself!

Monday, May 18, 2009

A happy day off!

Finally doing something besides laundry and cleaning on my day off. I can't say the house is enjoying it, but I sure am! I started another couple of collages today. Both still need finishing touches but I couldn't wait to share them. I absolutely love this photo. My neighbor asked me if I was just going to do the whole horse piece by piece. I don't think so!

This is a favorite image of mine. I've used little Ruby before. This still needs some finishing touches but so far I'm happy with my collages!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Embellishing complete!

And I have to say I am very pleased with the way this turned out. It was so much fun and I can't wait to get started on another one. Oh wait, I have to make dinner first. Darn!

Here's a close up of the embellishment in the corner. It's all fabric fashioned in to a little flower on top of a little crocheted piece. Layer after layer and this is what you get!

Here's the second stage...

of my very first Collage. Everything is sewn down and the embellishing can begin. Any thoughts? The color in this picture is a bit off. I love the layers and the fringyness of it all.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Collage Camp has begun at Casa Johnson!

Here's all of my coffee stained fabric hanging on the fence. I wonder what the neighbors think? Who cares...I'm creating!

Trims, laces, and upholstery fabric.

This is my favorite piece. I think it's called a dickie. It's like a lace inset. I have had this for years and knew that someday I would find the perfect thing to do with this. Can't you just see it on a cowgirl collage? Minus the white buttons of course!

I can't wait to get started! Of course Buck helped me out with the Birds Nest paper. I think he was watching the video where K C Willis says she lets her dog play with her fabric to give it the more "vintage" look. Well, he found my paper and it's sufficiently distressed and already torn into smaller pieces for me to use.

Friday, May 1, 2009

So where does the time go?

This little guy turned 4 years old today. How is that possible? Happy Birthday Mason! Grammy and Papa love you. xoxo