Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Tools and journals



A girl can never have too many screw drivers. My husband finally rebelled against me borrowing his screw drivers and not returning them to his tool box. This was the answer. He saw them on special and thought there was probably enough there to last me a lifetime. So girls that's what you do when you need new tools.



While he was there he also saw these tools kits with bits suitable for my trusty dremel. What a lovely man he is.





These are some small journals I'm making to sell at the Artistic Journey retreat here in May, I'll also be making some for my Etsy store. The stamps are my hand carved ones that are going in the kits of the students who are doing my Altered book workshop at the retreat.
I'm also teaching a decorated paper and journal making workshop, similar to the journals above, at Hann Made Studio on April 20th, there are still places available if you can make it. The phone number for Hann Made is in my side bar.

Finally thanks once again to Seth from The Altered Page for allowing so many of us to show off our art on his blog. Seth has covered some wonderful topics and the art is fabulous, it's well worth dropping by.

22 comments:

Karen Cole said...

Yes, Ro....we don't need diamonds do we?....not unless they are on a drill bit.

I'm waiting for someone to invent a transporter ala Star Trek, so that I can come to one of your workshops.

Have a great day!!

mary schweitzer said...

I love getting tools as gifts! Makes it easy for my husband to shop too!
Mary

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Ro,
What a sweet, thoughtful husband. Those journals are just beautiful!!

sharon young said...

Hi Ro
Like your style re the aqusition of tools. I use the same ploy and have got some nice little sets that way and a really hard won super little hammer!! He really didn't want to let that one go :-)
Me too Karen! I'm so envious of all those lucky people who can do your workshops, Ro. What we need is an on-line one LOL
Love the journals, did you make the stamps out of erasers?

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

You melt me Ro! Journalific post!

...and the sun shines, the birds chirp, the snow melts (not that I had any). Spring is officially here. Perfect time for growth- new friendships, new beings...

stop by, there is someone who wants to meet you.

xo, Monica :)

azirca said...

I think that you should definitely keep your husband, he sounds lovely and so thoughtful!
Your journals look stunning, just bursting with colour.

JuliaRose said...

Hi Ro,
Thanks for the comment re Lili...
I am so looking forward to meeting you soon...what wonderful preparations you are making..
Maybe a class on making stamps would be great too?...
xx

thealteredpage said...

Thanks so much Ro for the link to my blog. I am so happy that you joined me in Playing Favorites.

mcdc3s said...

I love your tool set. I requested on myself 2 years ago (sadly I have not used mine yet! I am intimidated!) Did you use the "drummels" for hollowing out for creating stamps? That is what I thought they could be used for... but my kit did not come with instructions on the tools/attachement uses. I will tackle attempting to use my tools this week.

I have been away from blogging for too long. My computer is up and running again. I see I will have a lot of catching up to do as far as checking out my list of blogs… and btw: I am going away for a week – leaving Friday. Will I ever catch up?

rivergardenstudio said...

I love your table with all the colored papers, books and stamps. But especially the designs you made into the stamps! What a great display! Roxanne

herhimnbryn said...

I am now suffering from Dremel envy! I am still trying to find the confidence to use mine! Any helpful tips would be appreciated.

My latest tool 'need' is a Fibro cutter....don't ask.

Megan P said...

Those little beauties beat anything sparkley anyday Ro. What wonderful papers, they look lucious.
Mxo

Jen Crossley said...

What a thoughtful Husband you have,he sounds like my kind of man,forget rose's just bring me Tools!!
Jen

Cre8Tiva said...

organized and productive...now i could learn something from this..i have missed you...r

Susan Tuttle said...

I'm lovin' your new tools!

Your journals are so colorful - they remind me of batik fabric. Beautiful!

Susan
xo

Apple said...

Wow!!! Your stuff is awesome!!!

Waltraud said...

I love these wonderful colours,
regards
Waltraud

Judy said...

Ro mate, its hardware heaven over here, I have been cleaning the stores out and shipping stuff home -the prices are ridiculously low compared to ours. We would be much richer if we lived over here - ha ha ha ha.
miss you alot, slk class was amazing!!!
xoxox

LaY hOoN said...

I follow your blog for some times...admire at your altered journal page. And I really can see fun to attend your class too.
Thank you for dropping by my blog :) Really appreciate it.

Aussie Jo said...

Love the screw driver set. I bought a few from a garage sale as I got tired of trying to find them, the children leave them all over. I too would like to know what you carve your great stamps with/from???

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

oh gosh you make me want to jump through my screen and onto these pages! ~Monica :)

Dianne said...

Your journals are so colourful!! The stamps are great.... What a wonderful present - I have my own heat gun and soldering iron - so maybe it's also time for my own dremel too!!!