Friday, June 13, 2014


I'm going to confess something.

I am not artistic.

I can't draw worth a lick, ask all my art teachers throughout elementary and high school. I can't sew or knit or crochet despite my mother's best efforts...and believe me, she tried again and again and again to force coerce interest me in at least one of those crafts. I also have never had any interest in scrapbooking even though EVERY friend I've ever had has been crazy about it. And don't even get me started on how I feel about rubber stamping.

Despite all of this, I've always thought of myself as a creative person even though I'm still not sure what I want to create. At least I'm pretty definite about what I don't want to create.

So the above stone, given to me by a dear friend, has become my inspiration for life. I want to spend my life creating beauty in some form.

I once saw a leather cuff bracelet with CREATE on it and I've wanted one ever since so when I saw the Junk Girls booth at Goat Hill, I was thrilled to see a large selection of leather cuffs.

Each cuff sported a brass plate with a word hand-stamped on it. Best of all, the Junk Girls were offering free personalization during the show so I could get a bracelet made, just for me, with my special word on it. Bliss! I knew I could only buy one thing at the show and in the end it was an easy decision.

The whole process was fun, I got to place my order with Jenny from the Junk Girls, who is an amazing artist, and we tweaked the design until it was perfect. I picked out the leather cuff and then Melissa got to work banging her hammer on the anvil to stamp the letters. Speaking of creative endeavors, metal stamping looks like fun! I have all sorts of ideas for future projects.

After the brass plate was stamped, I was taken over to Bombshell Betty's booth where Betty (aka Jodi) attached it to my leather cuff with brass tacks. The end result was a piece of art that brings back wonderful memories of the beautiful Goat Hill vintage fair every time I look at it.

I really wish I could end this blog post by telling you about all the wonderful things I've created in the month since I've been wearing this bracelet every day. Yep, I wish I could.

ok, maybe I've been up to a little something

Ta ta for now! Have a great weekend, my friends.


  1. I can't sew either but really wish I could! I do cross stitch but I haven't done anything in a few years now, I have several half finished projects I need to get to!

    I love your leather cuff! It looks like you have plans there to create something:) Can't wait to see what it is! Have a lovely weekend:)

  2. The bracelet is beautiful !!! Nice weekend ! xoxo

  3. No, it can't be! My name is Jonni too. I saw your comment on White Lace Cottage. By blog is:

    I have only seen that name one other time spelled exactly the same.

    Tell me the story behind the name, please.


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