social

Sandi/Poor But Proud Send Message

958 Posts | 2,984 Comments
Active Since 2008
Follow
 
ProfilePostsQuestionsComments

My name is Sandi Allen, and I am 55. I have a beautiful daughter and grandson in Salem, OR. I have lived in 36 of the 50 states, and have driven the AlCan Hiway 5 times, 3 by myself. I love to cook, and have done it for a living along with property management, and all things criminal justice. I am a fiber artists, author, poet, photographer, inventor and lover of nature and animals. 

I love this site because before it, I had no outlet to speak of to pour out my creative side, or connect with those that are like me. 

Thanks for looking!! 

More

Contest Entries

Giant Christmas Ball Decoration - blue ornament

Giant Christmas Ball DecorationFrom such humble beginnings I was able to create something pretty cute. Dollar Tree plate chargers and some glitter hot glue come together for this cute scene.

 

The baked pan of French Onion Chicken.

French Onion ChickenThis recipe has only 5 actual ingredients (minus the spices), 6 if you like it a bit thicker by adding spuds. It is delish!

 

Yarn Wrapped Coffee Can Mummy Candy Dish - finished candy dish

Yarn Wrapped Coffee Can Mummy Candy DishThis was so much fun, and I was able to do it while watching TV! It was made with a lot of white yarn, a little gray, and some black for the eyes. I loved the way it turned out!

 

A close up of a dirty spatula with the handle removed.

Clean Inside Spatula HandlesQuite by accident, I realized that spatula handles come off. And when they do, omgosh! Now I am guessing this is not all food that gets trapped, but perhaps soap scum and/or?

 

Making a Custom Bottle Washer - cut down bottle scrubber

Making a Custom Bottle WasherI freeze my half and half, plus I make flavored water. When the bottles need washing, it's hard to get them clean.

 

Tin Can Craft Supply Organizer - finished organizer with lids to tilt it back a bit

Tin Can Craft Supply OrganizerI have been washing and saving veggie and fruit cans for about a week. The time came last night to finally do something with them. This was what came of it.

 

More Contest Entries

Contest Winners

Crochet Yarn Pumpkins - two styles of yarn pumpkins

Crochet Yarn PumpkinsToday I did two pumpkin crafts from yarn that were fun and are very easy. For one, you don't even need to know how to crochet.

 

New Baby Frame - finished frame

New Baby FrameI made this for a friend's new grandnephew, Luciano. It's time intensive, but I love how it turned out.

 

Repurposing a Dishwasher Baby Bottle Rack to Store Thread - loaded rack

Repurposing a Dishwasher Baby Bottle Rack to Store ThreadI am always looking for something to make my craft supplies easier to store, find, and use. I spotted this at a local thrift store and scarfed it up.

 

Patriotic Straw Wall Art - finished wreath hanging

Patriotic Straw Wall ArtI saw something like this on line, but I made my own. I had to improvise because I didn't buy enough of two colors, but I think it came out pretty cute anyway.

 

Sorting Buttons or Beads - buttons in top lid

Sorting Buttons or BeadsI often work with buttons and beads. Pouring them out into a bowl or cup just takes up more room on the small work table. So yesterday, I decided to make a sorting space where I can see and sort tiny things without having them roll off onto the floor. My feet and vacuum are happier for it.

 

New Life for Old Cabinet - full view

New Life for Old CabinetI had this little cabinet next to my living room chair for a while. Then I went to a friend's house and saw that she had a similar little one in her bathroom. I was inspired! And then I went to work.

 

More Contest Winners
Mini Baking Tin Pumpkins - hanging on a door

Mini Baking Tin PumpkinsI saw the cutest mini pumpkins made from tins and did my own spin on them. Theirs was somehow glued together, but mine failed, so I improvised. I hope you like them.

 

Fall Themed Glass Tube - finished decoration

Fall Themed Glass TubeI love things you can fill. This project uses broken pinecones and old corn. I hope you like it. This craft is the result of me aching to decorate.

 

Scrubbers Using "Scrubby" Yarn - finished scrubby with a hook and the darning needle lying across it

Scrubbers Using "Scrubby" YarnThere are so many cool crafts supplies out there anymore. I recently wanted to make my cousin a "scrubby" and found the perfect yarn.

 

Non-Traditional Foam Pumpkin Halves - the finished pumpkins with ribbon hangers attached, ready to hang

Non-Traditional Foam Pumpkin HalvesI have done some non-traditional colors this year. I was inspired by those on Pinterest and here, so I gave it a shot. Hope you like them!

 

Lid Pumpkin Wall Hanging - finished pumpkin decor with faux sprig  and button glued in place

Lid Pumpkin Wall HangingI have had this idea in my "to do" file for longer than I care to admit. I have seen these on line. So this week, I decided to just mark it off and share it with all of you. Just 9 components and about an hour of time (not counting paint drying) and it's done. Hope you like it.

 

Making an Emergency Bug Out Box

Making an Emergency Bug Out BoxThere's a new guy in my trunk...BOB (Bug Out Box). There is no way to miss what Oregon and Washington is going through right now. I came up with something that will help me, and perhaps you, sleep better at night. A bug out box. Here is why we need one. We may only have two minutes to get out..

 

More Featured

Recent

  Page 1
Load More
Advertisement


Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-10-25 17:11:48 in 10 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/profile/547/thr980547/index.html