Friday, June 23, 2017

Frugal Friday with Marsha -- This Week's Deals

With a baby in the house I am glad that they continue to have these good coupons to print.  And, baby wipes are good for a whole lot more than just baby bottoms  :)

Save $0.50 any ONE (1) package of HUGGIES Wipes (56-167 ct.)

Save $2.00 ONE Luvs Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)

Here are a few more coupons worth printing:

Save $1.00 on any One (1) International Delight Iced Coffee Half Gallon

Save $0.60 on any Two (2) Lipton Recipe Secrets

Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any Chex™ cereal: Rice Chex™ ? Corn Chex™ ? Wheat Chex™ ? Honey Nut Chex™ ? Chocolate Chex™ ? ...

Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX Original Cheerios cereal (the one in the yellow box)

Save $1.50 on any ONE (1) Sun Clean & Fresh Laundry Detergent (250oz Liquid) (Available at Walmart)

Good deals, samples and freebies to check out:

American Flag Fidget Spinner $3.87 + Free 2 Day Shipping

Free Depend Sample Kits for Men & Women

Social Nature - Free Earthkind Stay Away Spiders

Free Chef’s Cut Real Steak Jerky at Kroger & Affiliates

5 Free Recyclebank Points

Free Peace Tea Stickers

Luvs Diapers at Walmart for $1.97 with Coupons  (be sure to print the $2 coupon aboveand join checkout51 below if not already a member!)

A few sweepstakes you might want to enter:  

Win 1 of 5 Wilton Cake Decorating Prize Packs

Win a George Forman Grill Every Week in 2017

Win an Intel Core i7 Processor-Based PC worth Over $2,000

Win 1 of 68 Libman Wonder Mops Instantly

Good Luck!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WIP Wednesday -- #2 out of 17 is Almost Done

Let's start with the yo-yo's.  I did get a few more made and then a couple more rows sewn on to the first valance.

Last week I said I need to make 70 more half square triangles to finish the rows on the Arkansas Crossroads quilt.  That wasn't right.  I have 70 lined now for sewing, cutting, pressing and squaring up, but it's 140 that I need to finish the blocks.  I'm going to still try to work on these before the next sit n' sew, then in hopes of finishing the top at the retreat at the end of July.

I am so close to finally having the blank and white with a little red quilt done.  It's sure been a retreat project for way too many retreats.  I actually plan to finish it today!!  Excuse the bad lighting for the photos.  I can't think of anywhere else to hang for pictures except on the drapes.  The front and back are both finally done.

I actually did put another row on the green string blocks too but forgot to snap a picture.  Those surely will be done this week so I can move on the making blue ones.  I want to work on putting those together at the retreat at the end of July too.

I link up with the following blogs:
WIPs on Wednesdays

Jo's Country Junction:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bring Out Your Imagination with Handmade Collage by Seiko Kato

Handmade Collage is by Seiko Kato and includes 15 designs to cut and assemble.

Seiko creates collages on a very impressive scale.  She is an avid collector or found objects with a particular inspiration in antique medical books, etched drawings and encyclopedias.

The projects in the book will inspire you to start your own collection of images.  Images that will allow you to take those smaller elements and make them into something larger and surreal.

The book starts with Techniques, Tools, and Materials.    I'm including links to some of the tools and materials at the end of this post as I found out just how much you really do need them.

The book starts simple with 4 piece designs.  The designs have step by step illustrated instructions as well as each element needed for the design.
The element page is cut from the book, then each piece individually cut out and then created.

When I first looked through Handmade Collage, I admit thinking to myself that these things were on the strange side.  However, once I got started, I realized they really weren't strange at all.  The word surreal describes them well.  I had a good feeling as I cut each piece and then put them all together.
I look forward to doing the other projects in the book!! (Once I get those tools)
I did the first 2 collages:

Each collage gets progressively more "difficult" with many elements to add.  The last project in the book is the Tropical Utopia.  Won't that one be fun?!

I want to mention that there are extras of the elements in the back of the book.  That way if you mess up cutting one out, there is a back up.  If you don't mess up, you could make a second one.  Or......maybe you would like to take those elements and create your own design with them.  

I know that just making the first 2 simple collages that I found myself with the desire to grab the pile of magazines and old books laying around and start finding things that I could cut out and make my own designs.   I felt inspired and it was a good feeling.

Disclosure:  I rec'd a copy of the book for the purpose of this review.  I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own.  Post contains affiliate links.

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