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In the meantime, relax and make yourselves at home... you're family here!!!

I'll be seeing you!


Friday, April 23, 2010

I'M BACK!!! AND I'M CRAFTING AGAIN!!!

Helloooo, all my beautiful friends!!!  I hope you're all well and bright this beautiful Friday!!!  To all my new followers I may have missed while I've been temporarily MIA, welcome to Cute and Some!!!  It's wonderful to have you and don't even think about going anywhere -- LOL!

Yes, I'm back and I can't wait to hear from all of you!!!  Doesn't it seem like I've been gone forever?  I think I have some catching up to do -- LOL!  I'm feeling so much better, I could scream it to the world!!!  And, I want to thank all of you for the many "get-well wishes" comments you left for me.  You don't know how much they meant and how comforting it was to go through and read them. My really good news came when I told my therapist yesterday that I missed my crafting, and she said "do it, it's good therapy".  Well, she didn't have to tell me twice, I ran right home and started this little project.  It took me all day and half the night to get it done because I'm still unable to fully bend all of my fingers and there's still some minor swelling, but I'm doing my therapy exercises in between the sessions and I can feel them getting more limber -- it seems by the hour -- LOL!  There is still some pain in the finger that split open, but it's healing well and not nearly as bad as it was earlier.  Well, I'm just so excited to return to something I so much love and enjoy that I wouldn't care if I were in pain!!!  Not to mention how much I missed all of you and hope you missed me too.  I did try to keep up with my visits to you as much as I could these past weeks, but if I missed anyone, it was because it was not easy trying to manuever with only one hand; and being there are so many of you.  I will be playing catch up now though!!!

This little project I've done is sooooo darn cute!!!  When you look at it I'm sure you'll think what's so cute about it, it's just a box, but you'll soon see. Now the pictures may not be so good because it's still hard for me to grip most things, and it was not very comfortable trying to hold on to my camera.  But here's my box...
there's nothing really different about it except it's embellished, right?  Wrong!!!

Take a look at the back of the box:


Okay, here's where cute comes in!  When I unfasten the back the flower ribbon (which I have velcroed), the bottom panel of the  box opens into a little dispenser:



Isn't this just too darn cute?!!!  And I have a cutfile of it for you below!!!   I've filling mine up with buttons I use for crafting; what will you put in yours?!!!  I can't wait to see!  Just lift the lid at the top of the box and fill it with beads, buttons, pins, money, candy, gum balls... anything you'd like!!!  Open the bottom panel to remove your items!!!

I used the George cart to cut this box.  It's really very simple to put together.  I hope you enjoy it!!!

Well, that's it for now!  But, as always...

I'll be seeing you!!!  Real soon!!!

NOTE:  I wanted to leave this little reminder that today is the last day, before 8 p.m. EST. to get your projects in for showcase #3.  The fairies and I are so anxious to give out our awards  on Monday!!!

And, I haven't forgotten we have a "game time" so don't get too comfortable!!!


23 comments:

Melissa said...

Glad you are back and feeling better! Your little box is very cute and clever!

scrappin sista said...

Audrey, I love this, so pretty and so creative... you are amazing!!! I know i have told you that but you are!!!!! I love coming here to see what wonderful things you have done! Have a great weekend!!

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

I am sooo happy you are feeling better and are strong enough to craft again, Praise the Lord!
I love your frame and hidden box, it is adorable. Love the colors and the flower. Have a wonderful evening my sweet blogger friend!

Wife2TJ said...

Welcome back! Thanks for stopping over to say HI. I know I haven't posted in forever. Things have been so busy and then we went on vacation for a week to see family which was fun. I have really got to get back to making some cards this weekend!!! Hope your doing well-Samantha

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Audrey! FINALLY! I'll bet you were going CRAZY!!! Adorable project and isn't it nice to know that crafting is good therapy? For me too, but mine is mental. LOL Welcome back! Hugs, D

Kristina said...

SO glad you're back to crafting! It does seem like it's been a really long time. Very cute box!
Hugs,
Kristina

- - Sheryl - - said...

Cute! I don't have DS but I love it!

shari said...

Audrey, It's so good to have you crafting again!!! I'm glad to hear your hand is getting better, and yes we did miss your projects. And... this one is AWESOME!!! If I could figure out how to do the whole download thing, I'd try it. HA. Shari (cricutrookie)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey, I am so glad your hand is doing better. AND so excited that she said to do your scrapbooking.. and we definitely missed you. What an adorable little box, and how sweet of you to share. I always leave your blog with a smile. Thank you for always being so willing to share your awesome talent. hugs

Leirad said...

I am glad you're back!! Thanks for sharing your creations. Take care

Toni said...

Hi i got your message , glad your hand is doing better , sorry i have not been around to comment much latly i have been having a ruff time i was digenosed with and anxity disorder and i have been having a hard time trying to control it i have been lurking and looking at everything thought, have not done much crafting myself but hopfully i will get everything under control soon and get back to everything

Audrey Frelx said...

And I am sooo happy to be back! I really missed crafting, and posting them here where I believe they are appreciated. You guys really make me want to do, do, do -- and I love it!!!

I'll be seeing you!

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Toni, I am so sorry you aren't as well as I expected. I too hope you will get whatever it is under control soon! I'll say a "special" prayer for you! And, I'll be looking for your healthy return because things will be all right!

Love That Bug said...

Audrey,
I am so happy that you are back and feeling better.
I missed my blog buddy!
Hope your still gonna take it easy. ((Don't over work yourself))
Love the box
Stacy

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [24 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey so good to hear you are back... Praise The Lord! It is so hard to be out of commission, but look how you rebounded and back with this beautiful project! We missed you and are thrilled to see you are crafting once again!

Ohhh Snap said...

What a great box! It lives up to your blog name, it's totally cute and very clever :D. I'm so glad you are feeling better.

just2ducky said...

So glad you are on the mend. And yep... I missed you. :) Now, I just need to get CDS so I can start working with the G files. You have too many cute little things that I'd love to try for grins and giggles. This is a cute little box too. But you know, I still really want to try that lottery one. Someday! ~Have a great weekend.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Apr. 24, 2010. Thanks again.

Treva said...

Audrey,

I'm so happy that you are feeling better and able to craft! The box is cute and thank you for sharing the cutfile, I may download and try it later this week!

Ladybug said...

Glad to see that you're back to doin' what you love:- crafting! :-)

Real cute project!! TFS!

Barb's Boys said...

That is very cute, love the little surprise opening! So glad you're feeling better!

Shelley said...

AUDREY!!!!!! I'm so glad you are back, although you havent been far, I have certainly missed you. Your crafting is wonderful as always. You have been sorely missed and I wish you continued healing.

Shelley