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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Peace Craft Love Podcast Episode 6



In this episode, Terry and Tammy show some of their crafting talents they have been working on, and plan to do in the future.

In the Out of Sight (finished objects) section, Terry shows a mala necklace she crocheted from hemp and beautiful beads. She is editing a video, showing how she made it! Look for this tutorial in February 2021.



Tammy has been sewing for her new Smart doll,  and also put together a tutorial that should publish on 29 January 2021.



In Here's the Skinny (works in progress), Terry is in the middle of learning to make wire cages for crystals. She is making a mobile for someone special, and also putting together a future video for Jewelry Making Fun Collab, hosted by Deb Houck...all about this project.


Tammy is working on a beautiful Garter Stitch Knit Shawl using yarn from Home Spun. 




In the Far Out segment (future projects) Terry is working on awareness bracelets and a short video for February....which is Heart Health Awareness Month.


Tammy plans to sew a dress for her new Smart Doll.

Hope you enjoy our video! Please let us know what you think in the youtube comments, and give us a thumbs up and subscribe.

Until next time....

Here's hoping ya'll have a wonderful day, and a lot of Peace Love Crafts!









Saturday, December 5, 2020

Peace Craft Love Podcast; Personalized DIY Gifts YOU Can Make



Since we are getting so close to Christmas, we decided to share some of our ideas for some easy gifts you can make.

Several years ago, Terry and her four children made a fun able cloth that is still used today. All you need is paint, cloth, and little hands!

Do you have a family history buff in the home? Tammy made a resin photo pendant with a picture of her great, great aunt! You don't have to use old photos though, you could use a photo of your pet, or even a flower, or whatever! Here is a link for instructions

Do you love to scrapbook? Even if you don't here is a great idea. Terry is in the middle of making an easy one from a trip she and her husband took to Qatar. She shows one that is already done from a cruise in 2018.

Tammy is in the middle of making a pretty cool item that many of us probably never heard of. Altered Book. Check out this link for more info on how to put one together.

Do you have someone who loves to make jewelry or sew? These next ideas would be great for those on your gift list. Terry show a few items from her November issue of Bargain Bead Box, but if you want to see everything, check out her video here. Oh! By the way, if you want your own subscription or want to give one as a gift, go here to sign up, and use the code FLAMINGO to get $2 off your first subscription. 

One other thing...if you want to see what Terry did with some of the items in November's subscription, here is a vlogmas video showing what she made. 

Tammy shows off her subscription of fabric from The Sunny Path. Check out her video of a more close up view here. She also shares the link to The Sunny Path Etsy shop on her video.

Remember, The sisters have their own Etsy shops. Tammy is getting ready to shut her shop down for a bit, but Terry's is still going to be around for awhile. She has a variety of ornaments and jewelry made from seashells, natural and glass beads, and recycled guitar strings. 

If you want some good deals on Dolls...go to Tammy's shop (for a limited time).

Well, I hope you enjoy our video! Please let us know what you think in the youtube comments, give us a thumbs up and subscribe!

Until next time...

Here's hoping y'all have a wonderful day, and a lot of Peace Love and Crafts!











Saturday, November 21, 2020

Peace Craft Love Podcast Episode 3; Gift Ideas You Can Craft

This weeks Peace Craft Love Podcast is a little different. The sisters decided to share some easy, fun crafts you can make for those on your gift list. Plus, one bonus gift tip.

First,  the winner of our giveaway from last time, was announced. Remember, the prize was a pattern from Erica Arndt...Erica Arndt's Scrap Bin Pattern. Congratulations to our winner!

Now for some fun gifts YOU can make!

The first idea is something Terry made for Tammy about 30 years ago! Holiday table cloths! Very easy sewing project for even the beginner sewer.


Idea number 2...Draw string totes. Tammy shows off a beautiful elephant tote she made. There are quite a few tutorials on YouTube, but this one is the one Tammy used. Terry shows a couple of her little draw string bags she makes for some of her jewelry she sells in her shop. 

 The third idea...loom knit hats. These are super easy! You don't even have to know how to knit! Tammy shows a couple of looms she picked up online. If you want to use more of a bulky yarn you will need this loom. The hat she shows off was made from some nice quality yarn; Begonia Medium and Machu Picchu 4 yarn

Idea #4 Tammy shows some simple, elastic skirts she has made for her dolls and grand-nieces. Youtube is a great place to go for so many great ideas, and she found a simple pattern at Made Everyday with Dana.

Idea 5...Terry explains all about lanyards...lanyard necklaces and face mask lanyards

And idea #6 is a great idea for all those essential oil lovers on our gift list...necklaces and then ornaments for the tree and your car! Terry shows some of her creations to give you ideas on what you can make. She does have a little tutorial on how to make them too!

Lastly, the sisters talk about their experience with Lori Prell Studio. Lori is an artist from Central Florida, who will not only paint a special piece for commission, but also offers paint parties. If you live in the area, a paint party would be a great gift, but if you are not local, Lori does a great job working with you on a special piece. The sister's talk about their experiences with Lori.

Terry and Tammy love sharing their crafting experiences and expertise with you. Podcasts are posted on Saturday's...bi-weekly. Hope to see ya next time!

In the meantime, we wish you Peace, Love and a lot of Crafting...










Monday, November 9, 2020

Some of My Favorite Places...

We own property in Tennessee. It is a very peaceful, beautiful place. My husband was born and raised in Tennessee, and has wonderful memories of spending time with his dad on the land. 

Personally, I am more of a beach girl. I love the ocean breeze. I love the salty air. I love the feel of sand between my toes and the ocean slapping up against my legs as I comb the shore for shells and other interesting gifts from the sea.


Right now, it is the end of fall. The leaves have all just about fallen off the trees. Soon winter will be here. 


Even though the trees are bare, there is still beauty all around


It is easy to see beauty in nature. Even old, rotten trees have some interesting character to them.


I love the woods of Tennessee, and the beautiful mountains of the Rockies


But I especially love the sandy shorelines of the beach...





















Friday, October 30, 2020

PEACE CRAFT LOVE Episode 2; It's Halloween

 I'm so excited about the journey my sister and I are taking! We had a pretty good turn out on our last podcast, and hope to grow with each new one.

This week, we have a lot going on, which includes our very first giveaway!

Erica Arndt (you can go to her youtube channel here), offered one of her patterns for a giveaway. Tune into our podcast for details.

Let's back up, though and start with the beginning of the video....


OUT OF SIGHT

Tammy and Terry talk about some of the things they have finished up since the last podcast. Terry worked on some Christmas ornaments to give to her grown children and her granddaughters. 


Tammy has been working on some dresses for her 18" dolls. Click here for the pattern for Frill Long Sleeve Dress. This pattern was simple and Tammy plans to make more for her doll collection and share with some with her grandnieces. 


HERE'S THE SKINNY

Terry is working on some dream catchers made from recycled guitar strings. She has four of them to make for her granddaughters.

Tammy is working on a sweater! East Asymmetric Fall Cardigan by Annoo Crochet Designs. Quite a project, but it is going to be beautiful! She chose a gorgeous yard from Expression Fiber Arts


FAR OUT AND GROOVIE GOODS

As mentioned above, Erica Arnt has offered one of her patterns in the giveaway. She also gifted the same instructions, which is a tote bag called, Erica's Scrap Bin. Terry and Tammy are both excited to work on this in the future, and can't wait to see who the winner is. For more details, watch the podcast to see how you can win!


OUR GIGS

Terry did finally list one of her favorite, one of a kind, necklaces and a couple pair of earrings in her TappingflamingoBling Etsy Shop. If you are interested in watching her create this pieces check out her youtube video 

Tammy has been working on a newsletter! In it, you will learn about what is going on with Peace Craft Love and also her doll collection.

Hope everyone is doing well. Check out the 2nd episode of Peace Craft Love Podcast and some of the other places the sister's are located.

In the mean time....
Here's wishing you
Peace, a lot of Crafting and love....

Other places to find Terry





Wednesday, October 21, 2020

TIME TO GET MY REAR IN GEAR!

 It has been over SEVEN months since the COVID lockdowns. Here in Louisiana, we are still somewhat on a lock down. You really would not know it though if you went out and about, though. Too many people are not taking any of this very serious at all.

Pretty much everything I was involved in is still shut down. I was part of a senior citizen dance group called, Southern Sass. We lined dance and would visit and perform at various areas in the community, including assisted living, nursing homes, the veterans hospital, events for the seniors in our community, etc. 

Every month, we would dress for the occasion. Always with some sort of a hat and lots of bling. I miss those days. I miss the camaraderie of the seven ladies that make up our group...ages 61 to 82. 

When the shutdowns first started, I kept myself busy making masks for my TappingflamingoBling jewelry shop on Etsy. Since August, though, people are not buying many masks. Well, if they do, they are buying the China made ones at big box stores that are pretty low quality. Remember, you get what you pay for....

During the first months of the shutdown, I was so busy, I would forget to eat, and then my precious fur baby of 14 years died, and I pretty much shut down for awhile. Needless to say, I lost weight. 

As the months have gone on, I find myself bored, and eating things I should not. Because of that, I have gained a bit of weight. This past weekend, I was going through some of my clothes, and got really frustrated at myself. THAT'S IT!!!!!! I have got to STOP!!!!! 

I have myself on a strict schedule, now, and I plan to stick with it. My goal is to loose 5 pounds by Election Day. Here is my plan....

Everyday, I will exercise in some form for 30 minutes or more. Walking (which at my pace is about 2 miles) or yoga or a stationary bike. Always allowing some time for stretching. I need to keep my flexibility up.

After I finished exercising my body, I get cleaned up and dressed for the day. I also make sure my bed is made. That is so important for my mind, so some reason. 


For breakfast and lunch I will have either 2 eggs or a smoothie. I know this works for me. It seems if I eat eggs, my weight seems to go down. As far as my smoothie goes, I do not add any sugar. Here is the recipe I use:

1 cup almond milk

1/2 banana

2 dates

4 ice cubes

about 1 cup of either frozen strawberries, cherries, pineapple or mixed fruit of mango/peaches/strawberries, or a combo of all of the above

1 heaping tablespoon ground flax seed

1 heaping tablespoon of pea protein or kale protein or spinach protein, which is just ground up freeze dried peas or kale or spinach.

I scoop Doterra Trim Shake

Dump ingredients in order your blender recommends and blend. 

It is soooooo very gooooood!!!!

After I get my smoothie all fixed, it's time for me to get my spiritual side in order. I like to take about 30 minutes each day to study my Sunday school lesson and scriptures, and write in my journal.


I love having my Scriptures on my iPad. It makes it very convenient to study my lesson along side my Scriptures....just click on a link and it takes to directly where you need to read.

In my daily schedule, I have included talking to my mom, one load of laundry, some other chore, practice my dulcimer for 30 minutes, and work on my business. Each morning, my middle son calls me on his way to work. It is during this time that I walk or ride my stationary bike. I love that he calls me so often. 

Yes, being at home can be boring, but there is so much that needs to be done, that it doesn't have to be. Oh! and by the way, I lost my first pound after one day of this...so that...is....very.....ENCOURAGING! 






Friday, October 16, 2020

Peace Craft Love Episode 1

Welcome to our first Peace Craft Love Podcast episode. My sister, Tammy Powley, and I are so excited about our new adventure!

This will be a bi-weekly experience where we share things going on with Tappingflamingo and The Crafty Princess...

Mostly, we talk about our love of crafting, but will also share other fun stuff. 

Here are the highlights and URL's for Episode 1, October 16, 2020.

OUT OF SIGHT

Terry shows off a creepy, yet elegant necklace and earrings inspired by SJ Designs Jewelry's Honey Do List October 2020. A photo taken when they visited Kutna Hora in Czech Republic is the inspiration for these pieces.  https://sjdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com/2020/10/inspiration-for-october-2020-honey-do.html?fbclid=IwAR1QNMOyr4xYqM8hVXiWR9z1ZueXxbx_6LEA8AUp33XMTFGXwgPkcG_zNro

Here is a link to Terry's Youtube Channel showing the process on how she put together the ensemble. https://youtu.be/HZqM1vOPGHY and also a link to the blog about these pieces. https://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com/2020/10/spooky-inspiration.html

Tammy showed some Halloween dresses she made for her dolls.

Blythe Libby Pattern: https://www.etsy.com/listing/112199926/dolly-delicacies-sewing-pattern-for


Tammy also showed this gorgeous piece she made, but is thinking about taking it apart and repurposing it.
Pink Flamingo Bulky 5 and Begonia Medium 4 yard: https://www.darngoodyarn.com/collections/darn-good-yarn

HERE'S THE SKINNY

Terry is wrapping up a wedding gift and shows some of her guitar string ornaments and how they can also make pretty gift toppers.



Tammy is also working on more dolly dresses with this new pattern. Frill long sleeves dress #18" dolls dress: https://www.happybankkycraftymom.com/post/frill-long-sleeves-dress-18-dolls-dress-with-free-printable-pattern


FAR OUT

Have you ever found something along the side of the road and brought it home to make it better? Well this is what Terry is planning with her trash to treasure find. 


Tammy is planning to make a boho style cardigan using this pattern. I can't wait to see it done! 

GROOVY GOODS

Terry shows off the Bargain Bead Box for October 2020, and a sneak peak at a couple of her creations. https://www.bargainbeadbox.com

Tammy just got this ergonomic handle crochet hook set from BeCraftee https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Y7QWHUO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

WE DIG IT

We love Erica Arndts Youtube Channel! She has all kinds of crafting videos and is a home school mom! Check out her video for crafting and home school ideas. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0wN7fS1ATmM4ZTafhB9oBg

OUR GIGS


Hope you go check out our video and some of the other places we are located.
In the mean time....
Here's wishing you
Peace, a lot of Crafting and love....

Other places to find Terry