The WonderBasement

Welcome to a wide, wonderful world of surprises!

Christmas, and a craft show and craft "flow"...

Tonya Dieterlen

These little ornaments came together pretty quick and I'm so GLAD to use up my supply of cork circles I purchased originally, for a wedding project. It's one of those things that has been stuck in the back of my crafting cabinet for a couple of years, and I always open the cabinet...and there they are staring at me. "What are you going to do with me?", they ask, like sassy little smartie-pants. I do what any good crafter does and ignore them, or look directly at them and threaten to give them a nice long toss into the trash!

I applied for a craft show this week. Over in Franklin, IN on November 11. I'll share more details out after I've heard back from the organizers. It's juried, which means they screen all the applicants. I hope to know more next week.

However, just sending in the paper work has motivated me to get all my "extra" raw materials out and play, create and MAKE something! I've been quite a raw material collector! *blush*

It's felt good to get everything out and challenge myself to create with what I already have at my fingertips. Ever since my snow globe discovery (here), I've been in what people in the "biz" call "flow"....hahahaha....that sounds so funny. But, there is some truth to creatives being "in the flow".

Some days it takes all I can do to spit out a simple card. Other days, I can produce new things, that leads to more new things, that leads to exciting new things. It's been a week of both.  Talk about creative whiplash! I wanted to share some of the things I'm doing. I hope you are inspired to pull out your stash and PLAY a little. I wish you a weekend of being in the "flow" ofyour current project. 

Here's some of the magic happening in the WonderBasement! Enjoy! Tonya

By the way, Stampin' Up! has a 2" hole punch that works marvelously for punching this paper out....I realized this shortly after tracing the cork circles!

By the way, Stampin' Up! has a 2" hole punch that works marvelously for punching this paper out....I realized this shortly after tracing the cork circles!

Corks and glue and trees
Diarama Ornament
I bleached green bottle brush trees....this should come with warning: It's addictive!!!!

I bleached green bottle brush trees....this should come with warning: It's addictive!!!!