Tuesday, 29 December 2015

One Blog!

Paper2Roses is where you'll find life's happenings, ideas & crafts, and items in my etsy shop.

~~~I shall just be posting occasional recipes at my other blog, MyPaperRose!  Just family recipies and links to ones that I have come across and loved.  As well you will still be able to search my past creations~~~

Its been a snowy foggy week here in the Okanagan Valley, and its beginning to get me down.  I really do need to see the sunshine soon!   In the mean time I have been working on finishing a pocket, keepsake, smash type mini album, as well as crocheting some more Converse style runner booties for babies. Here are a few photos of both projects.  
If you would like to follow daily happenings, pop over to my FB page.
Would love to connect!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

Cheers, Maureen




Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Where did the year go?

It has literally been months since I've posted.   Just been a very busy year for us and our family.  In the new year, I'm hopeful to keep up on here.  I am sure everyone has busy lives as well and understands.

Over the next few weeks I shall be posting photos of things I have created, I still will be taking custom orders.  My Paper2Roses Etsy shop keeps me busy, but I have plans to close MySerendipityCottage as I hope to soon be out of the house and working.  No matter how busy I keep, I still have the need to be out and about with other ladies.  One shop should make it a nice balance.

Here's what I am currently working on, in between Christmas baking!  This Smash Journal / Photo Keepsake Album just has so many photo mats, journal cards, pockets, and tags,  it is sure to captivate the story you are trying to tell.  A great way to keep those precious memories safe and sound.  I hope to be complete and have it listed in January some time.  A lot of hours have gone into this special book.   My next one will be just a little smaller in size, but the capacity to hold photos and mementos will be great.

Hope you enjoy the photos, Blessings for a Happy Holiday Season!



Monday, 23 March 2015

Spring, cleaning, and computer issues!

I haven't posted in a while,  the title post tells it all.  Hope to be back in the loop within a few weeks. This is a means of keeping family and friends updated. Also to show you some of my latest crafting ventures.  Scroll thru past posts, if anything catches your eye, I am sure it just might be re-created just for you.  Also if you have time, visit my other blog here, to see all my creations.  Cheers,  Hope your enjoying your spring.   I hope to post a few pictures at the end of the week.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Time spent with family

Hope your all having a fantastic weekend.  The sun peeked out today, a beautiful breeze and made it up to 10 celsius!   Very blessed to have had a lovely walk with family!These are my Etsy shops, visit if you would like to find something uniquely handmade.

Paper2Roses   &   MySerendipityCottage

I also sell items from my Facebook page Paper2RosesCreations.  I appreciate all my visitors and customers!  When I have 25 followers on this new blog of mine, I will do a draw for some stationary, tags, envelopes and such!  A surprise gift envelope of sorts.   It may be a while, but when I hit 25..... thats the plan."

If you'd still like to see past posts at my other blog, please visit MyPaperRose   I am hoping to from time to time to share some lovely family recipes at MyPaperRose...... of course as time permits.
I am sure you are all just as busy as myself.

Cheers, Maureen

Friday, 20 February 2015

Rustic Hand Stamped Wooden Gift Tags

Just listed a bunch of new rustic wooden gift tag / wedding favours at my Etsy shop

Here's a sample assortment that can be custom made for you and your occasion.  Inquiries welcome!
Sizes are ~~~ long narrow tags -3 1/8" long x 5/8" wide
               ~~~ wood circles -1 1/2"
               ~~~ large Oval tags 3 1/8" long x 1 1/4" wide
Tags are lightly stained in walnut ink, stamped in black ink, back is left natural wood

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The Biscuit Lady!

Well that's what my family calls me when I take to making these adorable #Biscuit #Pillow #Quilts.  The 2 shown, I made the last two months of 2014.  Now I am about to start another in beautiful pinks.  These are so soft and comfy for your newborn, and make the perfect #TummyTimeBlanket  I shall post photos of my newest when its complete!
 Selection of Fabrics took a very long time!
~in the end I changed my mind on a few colours
 cutting and placement was next on the agenda
 making 81 perfect little squares with backing was the next step
 what I 'thought' was the most tedious task 
was perfectly stuffing each puff
with the same amount.
I also added a 3" wide flannel border around the edge 
that matched the owl flannel print backing!
 But the most 'time consuming' step was 
sewing 81 little biscuits or pillows together
Near the end it gets very bulky!
 Little Teddy was so adorable on his "TeddyTime" quilt.
His new momma, said he loved laying on it.
Squares can be placed randomly or in a diagonal pattern!
I choose diagonal pattern placement for the pink one as well!
the very full 4" wide ruffle was the best finishing touch
soft chevron flannel was the perfect choice!



Sunday, 15 February 2015

Recycling Project!

Hope your all having a beautiful Sunday!

This past week I took to a little upcycle project and reused some empty tins.   First they were thoroughly washed by hand, then put thru the dishwasher.  I really needed a holder for all my pencils, markers, sissors and bits and bobs.   If you have tried such a project please share with me!!!  I do love my turquoise.......   Here is my process.
 Washed and thoroughly dryed old cans
 2 good coats of SiCo evolution paint
 It took days to dry
 then I tried different placements
till I had the one that would work for me
 next was gathering lace, ribbon, jute......
a glue gun was used to adhere embellishments
a sharpie marker was used on the jute
I tried different placements, till I had the look I wanted
 a thin bead of glue was all that was needed
E6000 glue could also be used for this project, 
but drying time is longer
 I only used a short tin cause I wanted that for clips
 a tiny brown button was glued inside the big blue button
bits of string pearls and crinkle seam binding add accents
 a little heart charm was hung in a bare spot 
it is framed nicely with frayed jute
 Buttons, jute, lace and a key charm add character
all of my favourite things
I really cannot wait to get all the stuff in one place on my craft table
I am hoping this will make me more organized
Share your thoughts,  I would love to hear!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Our Morning Sky!

Just sharing the beautiful morning sky, I experienced..... On this a very busy Valentines Day! I am playing catchup, with household tasks as well as crafty projects!  Sometimes I get further ahead, other times it's hard to keep up.  I do find making a list the night before helps, but never more than 5 things on the list! I started the "5" rule at the beginning of the year and so far it's working! And no list is written for Sunday's! 

What tips do you have for staying ahead of the game? Do Share!!! I would love to hear!  Have a Fantastic Weekend!