Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mother's Memoirs, Reflections on Another Year of Blogging

Since I started this blog I have been trying to narrow down what it is that makes this blog Special!
So I re-read my posts over the last two years and found that WHAT INSPIRES ME  Gives Blogging Material to share with YOU!

So I have added a category label to my blog, "Country Gal's Heart Strings".
What Inspires me!  What makes me Laugh! What pulls at my Heart Strings!

From Stories about Family,  Home Comforts from Handmade and Re-Purposed  Home Decor,  to Pinterest,  you will see these kinds of posts here!

I have added photos of all the New Happenings this last year!!



Yes we have a new Grandson, Leyland!


                                                  I got a Jack Demsey Fish this year!
 We had a Reunion this year in Laughlin, Nevada,  with my husbands Daughter, Allyson and her husband, Homer from New York who we had not seen in over fifteen years!
 Our son, Chris, was reunited with his son, Johnathon, after 18 years!  He was two in this photo.
 Buddy, my husband, got the Gold Claim he wanted for 15 years!
 Family outing at the Dewey Pumpkin Farm in Dewey, Az.  From the left is Milan, Chris's New Girlfriend, Chris, Me, Buddy, Brandy, our Daughter, Raelynn, our Daughter, Johnathon, our son-in-law. 
 Yes I help Buddy out at the claim! Great exercise!
Our Grandchildren, from the left, Zoey, Warren and Alexis!  Our daughter, Brandy and her husband, Dewayne moved back to Prescott Valley this year to live closer to us!!  Asked them to make faces! LOL!
 I launched New Products in my Fiber Arts Line. "WALL SCAPES". These are Macrame Wall and Window Tapestries.
 My New Business Card!
 My Design of a Macrame & Beaded Door Curtain. Most Popular! It is a Favorite!
My Newest in the "Wall Scape" Tapestry Line. I call it, "Elegant Simplicity Weave"

I was fortunate to be "FEATURED" in a Popular Blog!
http://onfireforhandmade.com/new-etsy-artists-exposed-jun-18/

Interested in Learning to Macrame?
Downloadable Lesson Below
Hints to Mastering Macrame 1
SHARE A HEART FELT STORY/OPINION/INSPIRATION HERE! WHAT PULLS AT YOUR HEART STRINGS?

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Cindy from Craft Flaire.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

My Country Tis of Thee...........

LOVE MY COUNTRY!
 ENJOY PHOTOS I FOUND FOR MY PINTEREST BOARD CALLED U.S.A.

SO I WAS INSPIRED WHEN I MADE THIS CURTAIN!
 "BIRDS AND BEADS IN A PATRIOTIC SEA!"

Photo: Today is not just the forth day of July, it is Americas day of Independence - we give thanks to those that built this country and thanks to those that keep her free - Enjoy the celebrations!  Www.AmericanStrong.com

THANKS FOR VISITING! CINDY FROM CRAFT FLAIRE.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Home Built From Recyclibles

Home Built From Repurposed Materials!
wagon2.jpg
http://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/how-build-gypsy-caravan-recycled-materials

I just Love it!
Great Idea and what a Unique Home on Wheels!

I have a store with Neat/Unique Repurposed/Recycled Projects to share.
We would like to hear from you here in this blog if you have a  recycled project to share!

 SHARE A HEART FELT STORY/OPINION/INSPIRATION HERE! WHAT PULLS AT YOUR HEART STRINGS?

Thanks for Visiting! Cindy from Craftflaire.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Macrame Door Curtain

 I used a Vintage Pattern from the 1970's.
It is a nicely firm square knot weave-look.
The macrame cord is also vintage but in great condition.
It is a black and white twist polyester cord.

Photos show the WORK IN PROGRESS.
I have already put in 40 hours of work and I will be putting in another 40 more hours to finish.
This is a tight knotting pattern due to the cord is a smaller diameter. (3 mm)
I will keep adding photos as I work along until the final photo!
I have added my Wood Beaded Curtain Panels which our My Designs in Drapery Accents!
These wood beads are also Vintage and in Excellent Shape!

The top of door curtain features three woven in holes where you would hang your favorite collectibles; Bells, Beads, Feathers, etc.!


ENJOY THE PHOTOS!
 50 cords cut at 15 yards each , folded in half and looped over the top dowel with Lark Head Knots.
Full view of door curtain in progress.  Bead Work done on sides.
Close-up of top. The pattern is a tightly knotted with Square Knots. Circles are done in the Double Half-Hitch Knot over plastic rings. Each strand is going to be wrapped with the square knot sennet knot and braided all the way to the bottom of the door curtain. At the same time it is fun trying to keep the strands from getting tangled. I choose to not tie strands in bundles. Easier to pull up one strand at a time.


The Finished Curtain! 
Just think how this curtain would look hanging in a room like this! This one!

Or like this one!
Thanks for visiting! Cindy from Craft Flaire.

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