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Good Grief Girdie
Oklahoma
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Interests: crafts, etc...
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Spending a lot of time just stitching and trying to come up with different combinations of fabrics with fun images and incorporating the shrink flower buttons to make fun little journals.... happy wednesday............. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Getting ready for next weeks class......it has been way to long since my last class here locally but looking forward to two classes this month ...........I am so excited to see you all and get together to create some fun projects....this little journal will hopefully be fun and oh the possibilities they have to design and come up with their own little flower vase to hold the shrink flower buttons......if you have signed up for this first class on friday the 12 would you mind just emailing me to let me know you are still coming and I will get... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Meet my friend Tiffany...........you would think that we have known each other forever but not really........early spring at the Whatever House at Terri Brush's art camp I met this gal....immediately it felt like we have known each other for years....she has just that kind of personality that when you meet someone you know they are genuine, honest, thoughtful, always positive, super super talented and someone you want to hang around with........anyway she moved from Washington to Oklahoma about 4-5 years ago and bought a huge ranch outside of Oklahoma City in the small town of Wellston........ I have lived in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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I always love it when a student has taken a class and takes photos to share of the project.........like this one....this one was created by Annette Smith Tyler. She used an old chenille bedspread, dyed it, made the bag then added her shrink panel.........she did a great job.......like I said you give these gals a little instructions and they just start creating something wonderful....thank You Annette. I hope some more of you have finished the project....I love posting what you all have made to share on the blog.........in your kit my information was on the postcard if you want to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Several years ago I bought some fun fabric with these whimsical figures....this is the new edition from the same designer.......when I bought them I knew somehow I would incorporate a little shrink.......first I lined them and did the quilting around each figure and then added all of the fun trim, buttons, shrink, fabric and fuzzy thread for the little boys hair..... Anyway I just thought I would share these fun pillows with you...........Happy Whimsical Wednesday............. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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When we got home last Monday from the weekend in Waco it was my moms 92 birthday........the kids were coming so we decided to do her birthday celebrating later in the week.. we had a birthday dinner party here at the house.........My mom also received one of Jenn 's custom dolls............ As you can see my mom loves to garden, sew and play cards with her friends........Jenn is so detailed in her dolls I hope you can see the tiny gardening gloves, shovel, sun hat, pin cushion and of course the playing cards. Mom has already found a special place... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Cindy knows how much I love donuts so to start the morning off on saturday she made sure we had donuts....not just donuts but cronuts! If you don't know what a cronut is it's a croissant and donut in one....thats all I will say! Some of the photos below I took off of Cindy's post........ And check out this big daddy heat gun............. A little story on the two photos below...........these two sweet gals were in the first class and I walked by their table and they said LOOK at our bracelets.........well I thought they had taken one of Julie... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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For today I just wanted to share these two photos and one more....... to let ALL of these creative gals how much fun it was to have then in class and for making their way to the Paper Crown in Waco to take a class from this Okie! You all did an amazing job and were so creative in your pencil work on your shrink buttons.....I am always just amazed at how talented and creative they are when you just give them a little instructions, a kit and then they just start in .........THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU........... Thank... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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All packed up and ready to head south ..............Getting excited to teach in Waco at the Paper Crown...... seeing old friends, new faces and just to teach something that I love doing! Hope you all come ready to create and have a wonderful time............. (Cindy did post a supply list on her instagram) see you all Saturday.............. Happy Tuesday all......... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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I ordered gold and silver shrink a while back from Julie Haymaker and have used it a little but not really experimented with it.....so I pulled some out and have had the best time just seeing how it makes the color look so different from regular shrink...in the second photo you can see a little sparkle.......the silver gives it a more subtle color and the gold is really bold.....any way just thought I would share a few photos........ have a great thursday............ Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Just when you think they could not come up with any more awesome fabric........just look at what Tilda has come up with........I have always loved her soft colors and designs. This one just blows me away though! If you live in the OKC metro or around this area stop by the Oklahoma Quiltwork store to check out the Tilda truck show........this new line are all ready to be used and I cannot wait to start creating! I don't even know which is my favorite because I had to have all of them. Well their you have it on this hot... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Yesterday we headed to our local 4th of July parade and met up with all of Tom's side of the family with Aunts, Uncles, brother in laws, sister in laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.......look at these little guys and gals... As you can see by their red cheeks it was a little warm but they managed to have fun and we all didn't melt in the 100 degree weather.... Hope you are celebrating and staying cool whatever you do..........HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!!!!!! Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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I have been a little busy getting ready to teach a couple of classes in Waco at the Paper Crown......counting and making sure you always have the correct amount etc.....not always matches up but if you keep on you will eventually come out okay! At least for now.......40 kits is probably the most I have ever had to do and hopefully I am on the downhill.........80 sheets of shrink plastic with all the patterns of the flowers drawn on.......but I am really looking forward to teaching this fun class and hopefully the gals will enjoy it too...... I hope to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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A little update on the woody/woodie ( we have seen this in so many car magazines and books spelled two ways) ! So far this is what has been happening since we bought the car in January....long time coming but we are slowly but surely getting there......the upholstery was in horrible condition so we completely stripped out all of the seats and had to find new ones ( or should I say from the scrap yard, old ones that you turn into new looking ones) plus we wanted the drivers seat to be powered and the original seats in these... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Yesterday 2 spots in the Sunday Class July 17 from 1-5 $ 65.00 opened up in Waco at the Paper Crown........I don't know if it has already filled but you can call Cindy at the store if you are interested... phone no is 254-224-7436 Excited to see you all...........have a great day! Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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For those of you who did not get into the first class I have a second class on August 31.......I have added all the ones who did not get in the first one in this second class so I only have 2 spots available.......if you are interested please email me at jpeter@cox.net............ hope you all have a great weekend.........stay cool Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Last year when I was trying to figure out what to put shrink jewelry/etc. in for gifts I decided to make these little bags.......they are quick, wonky, stringy but fun....,not your typical plastic bag or sack.....here are a few more.. Class information....... For those of you who did not get into the first class I am doing a second class .....if you are interested the dates will be either August 26 or the 31.......if you are interested and I have not contacted you please email me at jpeter@cox.net and I will get back to you.......I am waiting on those who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Hope this photo shows the entire book........I don't know what i going on with out internet/computer/the operator ( me) but we have had some really strange things going on in the technical world at the Peters house in the past week........so hopefully this will show the entire book....if not I will wait a while and try again....so sorry! When I view what I posted the entire photo was their and then when I looked it was cut off on each of them....oh well! Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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It's been a while since I have taught a local class but now that we are settling into retirement I am hoping to have more classes local if it all works out......we are still looking for a permanent place now that both of us would get the use out of a bigger space....there isn't much at the moment but we are keeping our fingers crossed that something will pop up soon.....so hang with me a little longer... Here is the sample of the class. This is a mini journal with some shrink art on the front. The cover is an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Do you remember these dresses from the Christmas Market at my church.....well my dear friend Susan bought the one with the stars/twinkle and vintage ornament for her niece who was expecting a little girl..........last night she sent this darling photo of her sweet great niece wearing this little dress..... How darling is this sweet baby girl...............Meet Emmy............not only can you dress these babies up for a photo but you can enjoy the dresses hanging up in their room as a keepsake! I guess I need to make some more ....... Come back on Monday and I will have a date... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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I don't know about you but it was kind of a busy weekend..........went to a beautiful wedding on Friday evening........saturday met up with a nephew and his girlfriend from California for lunch......did a lot of running around with the now retired husband........did some projects around the house.........stitched and shrunk a bunch of shrinks, even did a little doodling.....cooked a lot of meals and just had a relaxed memorial day..........first time to have Tom around on Memorial Day.........hope you had a relaxed and fun day too....... I know I am way overdue to have a class, so what I have been... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Have a great Memorial Weekend....................... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Anyhoo this is what I work on in the evening and so far this is all I have to show for...........come back.......... HAPPY WEDNESDAY.............. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Beth is holding up her custom doll from Jenn ( Noodle and Lou) ......is this not the cutest thing you have ever seen! Pajamas and all........what a treasure! You can tell by the smiles on everyones face that they were happy to be in Waco this past weekend creating and just having a great time being together........ Margie is such a people person and made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed......her whit and humor is something that makes you feel at ease and no pressure.........Thank You Margie for this fun and memorable weekend.....we all had the best time and hopefully you... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2022 at Good Grief Girdie's blog