To soothe my SOUL...

Why did I name this post "To soothe my Soul" you ask? Well, I have been "restless". My mind is wandering and I feel like I am stumbling aimlessly. I have so many things I want to try, so many things I want to do and yet lately, I really do nothing. I want to broaden my perspective on my art. I want to be "content" with my handmades/art like I use to be. I want to work with more then just cloth....

Hubby and I do not exchange gifts at Christmas really, so I took it upon myself to go shopping today (to comfort my SOUL). I of course wanted to go by myself, but I didn't wake up early enough...due to that little "Wee-Leggins" sittin' in the background of this picture. I just had to finish her....
So, me and the kiddies took an adventure to Rochester (about an hour away). We went to Hobby Lobby and Micheal's. Two of my favorite places, (besides quilt shoppes and antique shoppes). I told the kids that since they were going with...I had to be the "Coupon Queen" and print 4 coupons for each place and they had to purchase items for me, with my money...to save me money. *smirk* Yes, I let them pick out some goodies....Jordan took the cash (such a teenager)!

See, I had planned to go by myself today and all the while, the kids were begging to go with. So, they saved me quite a bit of money. My more expensive things, I used a 40% coupon for, otherwise I would not have been able to purchase half of the things I did. No to mention, there were lots of 50% off sales, so that was very nice...
O0000 la la, look at that yummy paper! I want to make some little tags and I am starting to paint again (well somewhat), sketching and I want to journal, etc... There are so many things that I want to make. I even purchased some mohair a few weeks ago and have been "playing" with that. I am going to be totally different in 2009! Just you wait and see.

I also purchased a "cropadile (which I LOVE). That is pictured in the first photo, in this post. Got that at Jo-Ann's with 40% off....this past week. I love a SALE! So, with that new tool, I made a little butterfly/flower garland for my little Wee-Leggins bunny. She turned out sweet and I will be listing her tomorrow on ebay. Love that new tool, it is so much fun to use.

Well, I think this is my longest post in quite a while. Lots to share and lots to say. I think on my blog this year, I would like to share more with all of you. We shall see how time permits. Having 3 kids and a crazy schedule most of the time, well time does mangae to slip away quite a bit faster. So, I have much to do and time is not standing still. Ta ta for now. ~Tonya


Jenny said...

I have a stack of paper art magazines I was thinking about selling and or giving away...do you want them. They are like those books I gave away a while bag, with lots of ideas. Just let me know and I will send them to ya!

Oh, I see the bunny wee leggins there...she looks darling from what I can tell. Boohoo I wish I could have her!

~Tonya said...

Oh Jenny, I would love to have them, if you want to share. Thank you so much for the offer. You are so sweet, Jenny.

Yes, that little bunny is in the background...she is keeping me company. :)

Have a good evening!

Phillane E'lee said...

Ohhh La la look at that loot. I want some! I might have to come and clean and rob ya! LOL
I can't wait till friday!!! oh a happy day for me. A movie, food and crafts stores... Till then I am Pea green. LOL

Denni said...

It's hard having 3 kids and having time to do things. I'm finding that out now with 3 kids of my own. You got some fun stuff though and your bunny in the background is adorable!!! I love your work!! Happy creating~

~Tonya said...

Hi Pea,

Rob me. LOL aren't you a FUNNY one! Yes, I am sure friday will be a fun day for you.


~Tonya said...

Hi Denni,

Yes, with 3 kids it is hard to try and get things done. I am sure you know, we have to plan very "carefully" LOL.

Thank you for stopping by and for the kind words about my bunny.

Have a great day.

Char said...

love them goodies!...I too LOVE my cropadile and wonder how I ever lived without it!...it punches thru everything like a hot knife going thru butter!

fiddlestixstudios said...

Tonya,I LOVE all your goodies!We must be on the same wavelength or something!ALL I have been thinking this past week,is how I am going to re~invent my art,and go back to my roots of being inspired by antique dollies,and get back into sculpting more!How funny!

Your bunny is absolutely precious!Oh she's just adorable!I can't believe you made that garland!What a neat art tool,to be able to make something like that with it!I'm going to Hobby Lobby this weekend,now you've got me looking forward to it even more!

This was a very inspiring post,I'm so glad you shared!

Crowing About Primitives said...

Everyone must be on to new things.. I to have switched gears.. still doing dolls but moving on to painting.. I have been journaling and drawing just waiting on supplies from the states.. then I will be off until then drawing up a storm.... I can't wait to finally do something that is all my idea... I am so thrilled... Love you bunny is he for sale.. Ann

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love the goodies..I love my cropadile..I don't scrapbook but it comes in handy for those tags, felt etc..have fun..can't wait to see your "new" look..

Pam said...

Tonya what a lot of goodies. Bet you had fun...I do that with my hubby with the coupons. LOL Gotta save when you can.

Have fun
Hugs Pam