Oscar the Grouch hand puppet!

My son loves puppetry so of course for his Christmas gift I watched YouTube tutorials and …… made him a puppet. It was not hard at all.IMG_20141225_213047

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In Search of a Display Frame

As a cross stitch designer, it has always been a great challenge to find appropriate framing that won’t bust the bank. Traditional cross stitch framing usually involve glass and square dimensions. I was inspired to design my own line of original cross stitch patterns.  www.stitchathome.wordpress.com I wanted nice frames for my small sample pieces without the expense. I spent weeks watching card making tutorials on www.youtube.com for ideas. THAT is how I came to be fascinated with iris paper folding, origami, scrap booking/ card making and paper die cut machines. My favorite cards are the easel cards, tri-fold cards, exploding (magic) box, pop cards/envelopes and the penny slide cards. My fancy paper experience begins . . .

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