COVID-19 LOCKDOWN ~ 92-YEAR-OLD DEE CREATES FREE GREETING CARDS TO PRINT

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The following nine cards are available for printing,  click on the PDF link below each photo.

These cards can be printed for personal use repeatedly but cannot be reproduced for sale.

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COVID-19 ZEBRA MASK INSPIRED BY AFRICAN SAFARI MODELED BY SUE BARNES

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“If I have to make a mask, I might

as well have fun with it!”

Quote by Sue Barnes

 

I called two weeks ago to visit with my daughter Sue Barnes in California and she shared a photo that me laugh! She is so talented and is always creating something extraordinary. She and her husband traveled to Africa last year and she decided to make her COVID-19 virus mask with an African theme. She shared this creation on her Facebook page and she gave me permission to share her photo.
She commented on her Facebook page, and I quote “If I have to make a mask, I might as well have fun with it!”

I shared her photo on some of my craft groups that I have joined and I couldn’t believe the response that was generated.   Wow, I love the interest that transpired from this mask by my daughter Sue Barnes. After seeing how people loved this mask, I called her to find out if she would allow me to produce a video depicting this mask and use some of her safari photos. She agreed! My daughter is not one to seek recognition for anything she creates and I was totally surprised that she agreed! After an all day and all night marathon, it was uploaded to Youtube about two weeks ago and I would like to share this video.

I had a fun time producing this video, the mask made me laugh, the photography was spectacular, and the animals were interesting.

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COVID-19 ~ VIRUS FEAR CONFINES 92-YEAR-OLD DEE ~ SHE CRAFTS CARDBOARD EASTER BUNNIES

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COVID-19 VIRUS DRAG

Coronavirus what a drag,  I’m locked inside my room

The days are moving very fast  no time for doom or gloom

I eat three meals a day delivered to my door

They clean my room three times a day, I just can’t ask for more

A good side to the virus is bringing us together

The family ties are strengthened,   We’re loving one another

By Dee Ebbert

UPDATE ON THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IS STILL BEING FOLLOWED FOR MY SISTER, 92-YEAR-OLD DEE EBBERT!  IT IS APRIL 19, 2020 AND SISTER IS WAITING FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY IDEAS THAT I MAILED TO HER!  SHE CAN’T WAIT TO GET STARTED WITT THE RED,WHITE, AND BLUE CARDBOARD PROJECTS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY!

A couple of weeks ago I posted this video on Youtube featuring my (almost) 92-year-old sister Dee Ebbert’s newest cardboard creations for the Easter holiday. Because of the fear of that dreaded virus, she is confined to her room but this does not bother Dee because she just keeps crafting.

I had planned a trip to visit my sister to photograph her craft projects, but because of her confinement, the trip was canceled. The assisted living facility where she resides took pictures of each resident and posted the photos on their Facebook page. The craft director who snapped the pictures was willing to allow me the use of her photos for this video!

I am totally amazed at my sister’s creative talents with a piece of cardboard, these cardboard bunnies, cardboard bunny chair, cardboard bears, etc. are absolutely amazing. I would like to share this video with the family, friends, and group members.

Now, Dee is gearing up for the Fourth Of July celebration, gathering up recycled cardboard and planning designs for her holiday projects.  She does not have a moment of loneliness or boredom even if she is confined to her room.

I will be working on another video project in the near future featuring small paintings that sister makes for cards to send to her family and friends.

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN ~ 92-YEAR-OLD DEE EBBERT NEEDS CRAFT SUPPLIES ~ THROUGH THE WINDOW

My Sister,  92-year-old Dee Ebbert, has a family that loves and supports her emotionally while she is living in an assisted living residence. So many senior citizens that are living in nursing homes, assisted living residences, and retirement homes rarely see a family member.  Dee’s family is very dedicated and makes sure her needs are taken care of like craft supplies, snacks, and personal items whenever these supplies are needed.  Mykel (her youngest child) and his wife Candy delivered her needed items and I found out that he had taken photos during his delivery and asked if I could use them for my next video about sister Dee.  He was willing to agree to my suggestion, so I would like to share this video.

Dee loves to write poetry and has written a poem about each of her family members, including her five children, grandchildren,  great-grandchildren, and her great-great-grandchildren. Following, Mykel’s photo below is a poem written just for him by his mother, Dee.

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DEE’S NEWLY CERTIFIED – VERIFIED THERAPY CAT ~ FEATURING BABY’S CARDBOARD CHAIR/BED

 

My sister Dee, who will soon celebrate her 92nd birthday, loves CATS!  About 10 years ago she lost her Katy cat to cancer and was totally devastated.  Soon her daughter found this little kitten (BABY) to fill the emptiness that my sister was feeling with the loss of her Katy.  Baby was taken from her barn cat mother at the age of three weeks’  and this tiny little kitten fit in the palm of sister Dee’s hand.

Her mother was a barn cat and this can be a problem for the offspring!  This little kitten displayed the true characters of a barn cat!  She liked to bite, she was disagreeable and showed her true barn cat colors.  But my sister took it all in stride and immediately fell in love with her disagreeable little kitten. Unfortunately, her habit of biting remained a problem for probably the first eight years of her life with my sister!    The family kept hoping that each birthday would improve the attitude of Baby because the biting was jeopardizing the health of my sister.

My sister Dee is a breast cancer survivor twice over!  Her first bout of breast cancer occurred in 1990 and it was decided that the cancer was treatable with the removal of the lump and monthly chemotherapy medication.   Unfortunately, her dreaded cancer returned in a more aggressive form in the opposite breast and she had to have her breast removed.  She also had lymph nodes removed in her right arm and was told that this could prove to be a problem in the future.  It was explained to her that this arm could be prone to infection under the right circumstances.

Unfortunately, the right circumstances proved to be CAT bites!!!!!  Somehow, Baby continued to bite her in the right arm and Dee would be at the edge of the closing of life’s door and barely survive her cat bites.  Throughout the first eight years of Baby’s life, my sister would barely survive her trips to the hospital to recover from cat bites.  We are trying to remember how many cat bite episodes occurred and a rough guess is probably twelve times.  It was discussed with Dee throughout those years that maybe Baby should be replaced with a more congenial cat!  But she was adamant that she couldn’t live without her BABY!  Her patience has paid off because BABY in her later years HAS QUIT BITING!

My sister moved into an assisted living facility a year ago and was informed that there was a monthly pet fee charge of a hundred dollars a month to keep Baby in her apartment.  This was a financial burden and it has been very difficult to take care of this obligation.  While eating dinner one day, one of the residents informed her that she thought that Baby could be considered a therapy cat and the fee could be waved.  After a trip to the doctor, she felt that it was a waste of time because she didn’t feel that the doctor was hopeful about the circumstances.  But much to her surprise, she received a phone call a month later from the doctor’s office that Baby was now a certified-verified therapy cat.  Dee no longer has to pay a hundred dollars a month pet fee.

Not only is Baby a therapy cat for sister Dee, but sister will get a knock on the door and a request from a resident if they could come in and play with Baby. She is a hit in the facility and a joy to many residents.

Baby has a problem with items sitting on my sister’s end table, she knocks everything off onto the floor and looks quite satisfied with the results.  I was visiting my sister and she suggested that I should set some of my things on her end table.  About five minutes passed,  Baby jumped up in the window, reached over and knocked everything onto the floor. My sister taught Baby at an early age to wear a halter and a walk with leach.  She likes to go outdoors in the summer with her leach on and explore the outdoors in the backyard.  Baby is truly an amazing cat!!!!!

Abut three months ago,  I called my sister and informed her that I wanted to create a Baby a chair/bed from recycled cardboard that I prefer for designing my latest craft creations.  I use recycled cardboard, newspaper, glue, hot glue, recycled jewelry, cardboard toilet inner roles, paint, fabric stashed for years, trims, wooden stars, handmade cardboard lettering, recycled foam from medical packaging, and etc.  When I started this project, it was just something to present to my sister for her cat.

But I finished this project just in time to present to my sister Dee to celebrate BABY’S CERTIFIED-VERIFIED THERAPY CAT AWARD!!!!!!

This a list of items used for this project: recycled cardboard, newspaper, glue, hot glue, recycled jewelry, cardboard toilet inner roles, paint, fabric stashed for years, trims, wooden stars, handmade cardboard lettering, recycled foam from medical packaging, and etc.

STAY TUNED,  I am planning more videos about my sister Dee and her many talents!  I have told her I want to make her a Youtube “STAR”.  She questions my ability to succeed at this task.  We have a lot of FUN laughing about her chances to shine as a “STAR’  and I have told her maybe she will only be a twinkle.

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I had just completed a delightful conversation with my 91-year-old sister, Dee, reminding her when I uploaded the above Youtube video that if she stuck with me, I would make her a Youtube star.  She questioned my ability to accomplish this feat!  After a lot of laughs and remembering family memories, we said goodnight and ended the call.  Fifteen minutes later, I received a call from my sister and she had written this poem to share.

TO BE A STAR

I”m going to make you famous, my sister said to me

I want you in my video, for all the world to see

I made my hair much darker, my makeup was supreme

My skin was milk and honey, a consistency of cream 

I learned to walk a special way,  one foot before the other

I made my hips go to and fro, not showing I’m a mother

After all, is said and done, there was a  big mistake

It wasn’t me to be the star, just all the things I make

BY DEE EBBERT

I have laughed continually as I prepared this shared poem!  My sister is so talented, she is a crafter (loves working with cardboard), loves to sew, loves to crochet, a fabulous cook, and loves to write poetry, and that is just some of her talents.

She has raised a family of five as a single working mother who is loved and honored by her children,  her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, and her great-great-grandchildren.  She and I, shared caring for our mother, Alice until she died at 95 years-old.  I feel it is now time to give sister Dee the recognition that she deserves.

I just had soooo much fun editing this video featuring my sister Dee and her cardboard Christmas projects. Because of my son Danny’s medical problem, we were not able to visit with her while my daughter Susan (from California) was visiting her aunt. So Susan photographed all of her treasures and I was able to put this little video together. I will always be beholden to my daughter for taking time from her visit to accomplish this task for me! It made me laugh all night while editing this video.  I worked on this video all night and half the next day to prepare this for Youtube.

Well, I am signing off for the night! I have more videos planned featuring my sister’s craft designs and other surprises featuring my sister Dee Ebbert and her newly-declared official certified therapy cat Baby.  Till next time pray for peace.

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1980 Mt St Helens Eruption Photos With Narration “THE SIGHTING” (personal image of GOD poem)

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1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION  PHOTOS ~ NEVER BEFORE SEEN  ~ FEATURING  NARRATION “THE SIGHTING” (personal image of GOD poem)

It doesn’t seem possible that Mt St Helens erupted thirty-nine years ago! Three months after the mountain erupted, I experienced an amazing parting of the sky and witnessed an image of the Lord while standing at my kitchen sink. I immediately sat down and wrote this poem with the help of my heavenly maker. For five years, this poem was stored away until I bought a Karaoke and narrated the poem in my bedroom. Again, it went into storage! Now, after finding Mt St Helens eruption photos (taken by my husband) that were also stored away I prepared and combined both photos and narration together for a video on Youtube.

Experiencing the Mt St Helens cataclysmic eruption in 1980 was frightening and devastating.   My husband, John, was a self-employed logger and the effects on the timber destruction plus the ash affected the logging industry for years.   Before starting work every morning, all of the logging equipment had to be washed down because of the nightly collection of ash.  All of the exhaust pipes had to be covered with some type of filtering cover because of the damage to the equipment engines.  When falling a tree, he had to cover his mouth to avoid the large cloud of ash when the tree hit the ground.  The roads remained very slick to drive (worst then snow) and it was very difficult to manipulate a vehicle on the rural roads and the interstate highways.  All of the chainsaws used to cut the timber had to be constantly filed because the ash dulled the chainsaw chains in a very short time and this was something that continued until quitting time at the end of the day.  This was a very trying time for our logging business.

These never seen before photos of Mt St Helens eruption were taken by my husband while flying over the destroyed mountain.  His brother, Tim also a logger, was a pilot and offered to fly him over the mountain to witness the total destruction of the timberlands for miles surrounding Mt St Helens.  There were restrictions flying over the mountain and flights had to remain out of the restricted areas.  Our sons, Danny and Johnnie, also were able to fly on this flight and view the destruction.

Mt St Helens was very important to my husband and his brother because they had logged, fished and hunted from a very early age in areas around the mountain and our sons also logged, fished, and hunted with their father in areas around the mountain.  The mountain photo pictured above was taken by my husband years before the eruption while he was logging a job and working in that area.

The following photos were taken a few months after Mt St Helens erupted and show the complete destruction that is hard to comprehend.  Spirit Lake and the lodge totally disappeared,  some lives were lost and there were no landmarks to help determine areas around the mountain.   Next year will be the fortieth anniversary of the Mt St Helens eruption!  Time does tend to heal all!

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE THE AREA

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ TIMBERLAND DESTROYED

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ TIMBERLAND DESTROYED ~ SHOWS STANDING TIMBER AND TIMBER ON THE GROUND

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ TIMBERLAND DESTROYED ~ SHOWS A BODY OF WATER – THE WHOLE SPIRIT LAKE DISAPPEARED

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ TIMBERLAND DESTROYED ~ SHOWS STANDING TIMBER PLUS BARREN DESTROYED AREAS

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ BARREN AREA OF DENUDED HILLSIDES

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ TIMBERLAND DESTROYED ~ AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE, DESTRUCTION

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ TIMBERLAND DESTROYED ~ AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE, DESTRUCTION

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ TIMBERLAND DESTROYED ~ SHOWS STANDING TIMBER PLUS BARREN DESTROYED AREAS

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ TIMBERLAND DESTROYED ~ BARREN DESTROYED AREAS

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ UNIDENTIFIED BODY OF WATER ~ BARREN DESTROYED AREAS

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ BARREN DESTROYED AREAS

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ UNIDENTIFIED BODY OF WATER ~ BARREN DESTROYED AREAS ~ THIS BODY OF WATER IS NOT SPIRIT LAKE BECAUSE IT WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED DURING THE ERUPTION.

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ UNIDENTIFIED BODY OF WATER ~ BARREN DESTROYED AREAS

1980 MT HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ I AM NOT SURE WHICH LAKE THIS IS BUT THE LAKE IS FILLED WITH TREES AND LOGS. IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE THE VOLUME OF LOGS AND TREES THAT FILL THIS LAKE!

MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ I AM NOT SURE WHICH LAKE THIS IS BUT THE LAKE IS FILLED WITH TREES AND LOGS. IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE THE VOLUME OF LOGS AND TREES THAT FILL THIS LAKE!

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ BARREN DESTROYED AREAS ~ I TRAVELED TO THE MOUNTAIN ONE TIME ABOUT A YEAR AFTER THE ERUPTION AND THE DAMAGE WAS ASTOUNDING.

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ UNIDENTIFIED BODY OF WATER ~ BARREN DESTROYED AREAS

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOTAL DESTRUCTION ~ UNIDENTIFIED BODY OF WATER, LOOKS LIKE A RIVER, DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE ~ BARREN DESTROYED AREAS

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOUTLE RIVER ~ A RIVER OF MUD ~TOUTLE RIVER FLOWS INTO THE COWLITZ RIVER WHICH FLOWS BETWEEN KELSO AND LONGVIEW WASHINGTON

 

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ COWLITZ RIVER ~ A RIVER OF MUD ~ RIVER FLOWS BETWEEN KELSO AND LONGVIEW WASHINGTON ~ DREDGES WERE BROUGHT INTO THE AREA TO REMOVE THE MOUNTAIN SILT FROM THE COWLITZ RIVER ~ A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF SILT AFFECTED THE FLOW OF THE RIVER

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ COWLITZ RIVER ~ A RIVER OF MUD ~ RIVER FLOWS BETWEEN KELSO AND LONGVIEW WASHINGTON ~ DURING THE ERUPTION THE COWLITZ RIVER OVERFLOWED THE RIVER BANKS AND DEPOSITED MOUNTAIN SILT ONTO THE SURROUNDING LAND DESTROYING LAND AND HOMES

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ TOUTLE RIVER ~ A RIVER OF MUD ~ TOUTLE RIVER FLOWS INTO THE COWLITZ RIVER WHICH FLOWS BETWEEN KELSO AND LONGVIEW WASHINGTON ~ THIS PHOTO SHOWS THE SILT REMOVAL TO SECURE THE SAFETY OF INTERSTATE 1-5 ~THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY CROSSES OVER THE BRIDGE THAT CROSSES OVER THE TOUTLE RIVER SHOWN IN THE PHOTO

1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION ~ COWLITZ RIVER ~ A RIVER OF MUD ~ RIVER FLOWS BETWEEN KELSO AND LONGVIEW WASHINGTON ~ DURING THE ERUPTION THE COWLITZ RIVER OVERFLOWED THE RIVER BANKS AND DEPOSITED MOUNTAIN SILT ONTO THE SURROUNDING LAND DESTROYING LAND AND HOMES ~ IN SOME AREAS THE DESTRUCTION WAS TREMENDOUS

The 1980 MT ST HELENS ERUPTION was a scary and frightening event to live through. It has taken years to recover from the destructive aftereffects, but the damage could have been more severe. But, when there is any indication of a small rumbling on the mountain the nerves get a little jumpy and your mind goes on alert.  Living along the Cowlitz River behind an enhanced diking system makes a person feel somewhat safe, but always thinking of escaping by running up a hill in case of a mountain event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CARDBOARD CHAIRS FOR 18″ DOLLS LIKE AMERICAN GIRL DOLLS~ OUR GENERATION GIRL AND BOY DOLLS

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UNIQUE CARDBOARD CHAIRS FOR 18″ DOLLS

LIKE AMERICAN GIRL DOLLS ~ OUR GENERATION GIRLS AND BOYS DOLLS

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These chairs fit dolls like 18″ American Girl dolls ~ 18″ Our Generation Girl and Boy Dolls. There are many styles of 18″ dolls that these chairs would probably also be suitable. `

My passion is gathering throwaway stuff and making something unusual and unique. While looking at a stack of cardboard, I envisioned something different for the very popular 18″ doll. Chairs came to mind and the imagination started working overtime. The featured fourteen chairs became a four-month project and each chair project allowed me to make improvements. I am an 81-year-old widow and thrilled that my imagination is still going strong.

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I have been collecting and using recycled throwaways for the last 45 years in many of my designs. My craft categories are designing crafts, sewing, sculpting, paper-mache, crocheting, crafting using recycled cardboard, and plastic containers, etc.

I would love to introduce my CARDBOARD CHAIR DESIGNS FOR 18″ DOLLS and explain the supplies for designing these chairs, by featuring each chair by name.

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THEODORE TIGER CHAIR ( three dimensional, face, arms and legs sculpted using commercial paper mache) ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, mod podge, and cardboard toilet paper rolls (for legs) and wire for whiskers.

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PAULEY PANDA CHAIR ( three dimensional, face, arms and legs sculpted using commercial paper mache) ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, mod podge, Creative Paperclay for tongue and cardboard toilet paper rolls (for legs).

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CLASSIE CAT CHAIR ~ ( three dimensional, face, arms and legs sculpted using commercial paper mache) ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, wire foe whiskers, and mod podge.

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TRESA TOMATO CHAIR ( three dimensional, face, arms, tomato hands and legs sculpted using commercial paper mache) ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, mod podge, CREATIVE PAPERCLAY for lips and silk flower leaves.

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TREY TOMATO CHAIR ( three dimensional, face, arms, tomato hands and legs sculpted using commercial paper mache) ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, mod podge,  decoupage printed camouflage pages, CREATIVE PAPERCLAY for lips and silk flower leaves.

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FABIOLA FROG CHAIR ( three dimensional, face, and legs sculpted using commercial paper mache) ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, mod podge,  printed pond pages for decoupage, CREATIVE PAPERCLAY for the tongue.

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THE QUEEN’S CHAIR Every dolly should have a queen’s chair ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, toilet paper rolls for legs. styrofoam balls for legs, mod podge, gold glitter printed pages for decoupage, sequin trim, gold metallic trim, and recycled jewelry pieces.

BUSY BUTTERFLY CHAIR ~ This chair is decoupaged using enlarged free photos from the internet and printed on my printer. The designs were individually cut out and decoupaged.  Supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, trim and mod podge.

FLUTTERY PETALS CHAIR ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, toilet paper rolls for legs. mod podge, silk flower petals, silk flowers, recycled jewelry, and wired cording.

FLOWER POWER CHAIR ~ supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, toilet paper rolls for legs. styrofoam balls for legs, mod podge,  silk flowers, and silk flower leaves.

BENITA BEAR CHAIR ~ This chair is decoupaged using fabric from my fabric stash of 35 years.  The bear and other designs were individually cut out and decoupaged.  Supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes,  and mod podge.

BESSY BUTTERFLY CHAIR ~ This chair is decoupaged using enlarged free photos from the internet and printed on my printer. The designs were individually cut out and decoupaged.  Supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes,  and mod podge.

FLOWER DELIGHT TABLE AND CHAIR ~ Wow!  this was my first attempt to make a chair from cardboard and it is pretty rough.  The table is tippy, and the chair is not the best! My chairs improved with each attempt.  The chair and table were decoupaged using fabric from my fabric stash of 35 years.  The flowers (all sizes) were individually cut out and decoupaged.  Supplies used: cardboard, newspaper, glue, glue gun, gesso, acrylic paint, paintbrushes,  and mod podge.

Hopefully, I will be working on more chairs in the future,  patterns, and how-to-videos for Youtube.   This has been a fun project!

If you would like to see more of my videos on YouTube featuring Custom Clothing Designs By Marilyn, click on the YouTube button on the bottom of the video.

You can also go to Youtube.com  webpage, and in the search  bar, type in marilynsmenagerie and a list of my videos should appear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Reaction to Youtube Demonetizing My Doll Videos

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Read the story below about the devastating Youtube demonetizing rules that are affecting a huge amount of video producers on Youtube.

Wow, what a surprise when I was notified that I would be demonetized on all of my videos!!!!   The Youtube site is being inundated with video reaction to this change in monetization (so far undisclosed how many video creators are affected). This impact is huge! This video is my reaction to this notification, looking at this through the eyes of my dollies. Wondering why Youtube would be so uncaring about their video producers and wondering how long before there will be some real competition in the future!

This is Youtube’s new rules for monetizing your videos, 4000 hours of views and a thousand subscribers. You can still share your videos, you just don’t get paid. My videos have been monetized for five years since the first day that I uploaded my first video. Youtube had a pilot program when I created my channel that you could become monetized with your first uploaded video. I have never made more than a few dollars per year but I always had hope that someday one of my videos would become popular. If you check on Youtube, there are many devastated video producers talking about the impact of this demonetizing decision. Many rely on the monthly monetary payment for income, thankfully, this decision did not affect me financially.

If you watch Youtube video producers explanations about the impact of these new rules, it is having a major impact on their financial well being. One of the producer’s demonetized video talks about losing $500.00 to 1200.00 a month. This may sound like a small amount, but if this was my channel, the loss of that amount of money would have been devastating to me.

The challenge of Youtube is building a channel that allows you to start at the bottom and hopefully work your way to the top. I do believe that Youtube has made a major mistake and this opens up the competition for others to become an alternative to Youtube.

When Ebay made their drastic changes, Esty became the site to list your items. It quickly grew from obscure to what it has become today. A competitor would have producers ready to make the move to another site just because of the callous way in which these changes were thrust upon Youtube video producers. In my opinion, if there is a willing competitor, the viewership for a good alternative site would likely increase very quickly. It will be interesting to watch who will challenge Youtube!

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