I have worked with seniors with varying degrees of dementia, I have gathered ideas and instructions that are appropriate for them.
Crafting and creating enriches their lives and brings smiles to their faces.

"Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or doing it better." ~John Updike

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Postcard Exchange March 2014

Front of two-sided Postcard. This card is going to Ireland in an exchange of cards. See previous posts.

Back of postcard

Back of postcard by 29dweller
Back of postcard, a photo by 29dweller on Flickr.

Back of March 2014 postcared for the Exchange.

Monday, February 17, 2014

postcardswap200bCoats and Clark is having a Stitched Postcard Swap.
The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap is free to enter (you just pay for the cost of making and posting your postcard), and it’s easy to join in with hundreds of others from around the world. Just follow the instructions below and registerby Wednesday 25 February 2014If you join us you will be allocated a swap partner to post your creation to, and then you can look forward to receiving some creative goodness back, in the form of another handmade postcard.   And all new for this year… we are thrilled to be bringing this to you in collaboration with Anchor, part of the worldwide Coats Group that can trace its roots back nearly 250 years. Coats is the world’s largest supplier of crafting products — from innovative cotton sewing threads, to knitting, embroidery crochet, fabrics and a whole range of accessories. Check out their brand new website MakeitCoats where you will find a world of crafting inspiration, including hundreds 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Please go to http://www.pinterest.com/marinemom/crafts-for-the-elderly/

 Be mindful and keep an individuals ability in your consideration of a project.
 Currently more than 550 crafts are available.
 Seniors love to do crafts. They smile, laugh and are so proud that they made or helped make something. Any activity that brings a smile and happiness to them is a blessing.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Flowers

  Bright colors welcome Spring.  A BigShot and Sizzix dies were used  to cut out vase, flowers and leaves from card stock. An embossing folder was used to flourish the vase. The vase is 3 dimensional..
After die cutting the vase, branches and flowers arrange and glue to a suitable sized paper backing. Punch holes at top on each side and add ribbon for hanging.
Sizzix Dies - Branch w/Leaves, Flower Dahlia, and Vase,3-D.
Rated: Easy