Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

Just tinkering around…

click on picture to see all posts related to my 1″ Life Sampler

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Welcome to my place ~ so glad to have you…Elaine

taken with the creative eye {& finger} of Tres Birds Photography

This on-line journal is my outlet for talking about the creative elements that make up my days. They are the things that make me smile and I love sharing them with others.

tinker: {ting-ker} ~verb 1.a person skilled in various kinds of work [jack {jill}-of-all trades] 2.to repair, adjust or experiment with 3.an act or instance of tinkering.

verve: {vurv} ~verb 1.enthusiasm or vigor, as in artistic work; spirit 2.vivaciousness, liveliness, animation

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  1. hi aunt elaine! love you:)!!! happy holidays!!!

    Comment by lindsey weaver | November 3, 2007 | Reply

  2. First of all let me just say I’m really impressed….blogging?? But I didn’t see the bracelets?

    Comment by Joan | November 6, 2007 | Reply

  3. Hi Elaine,

    I hope the transition is going well for you and your family. Your new home looks beautiful! we’ll miss having you on this side of the state. If you’re ever in the area, give us a call and drop by!

    Comment by kristy schaufler | February 15, 2008 | Reply

  4. Hey there friend! Thought I’d check out the website…it’s been a while (I’m embarassed to admit!)! You do such amazing things…I wish I was as talented as you! Hope you and the family are doing well. You must be just about ready to leave for your anniversary cruise…have a fabulous time!! We leave for Sweden in a week and a half…and getting very excited! I ran into Linda Hansen yesterday…she asked about you so I gave her your website, so you might be hearing from her. Hope to talk/see you soon! Take care! Marie

    Comment by Marie Sketchley | May 22, 2008 | Reply

  5. Hey Elaine,

    Thanks for the New Year’s postcard and your website. It’s great to see what you’ve been up to. Please send me your email address so I can send you our Christmas/New Year’s ecard.

    Comment by Patty Bakke | January 21, 2009 | Reply

  6. A busy and interesting blog. I’ll be back!

    Comment by carolinegrace | February 23, 2009 | Reply

  7. Love your blog!!

    Comment by Sharon | February 3, 2010 | Reply

  8. Elaine:
    I received my Farm Girl charm necklace (ordered through Mary Jane’s Farms) yesterday. Thank you so much, it’s beautiful. I wore it to church this morning with my red sweater and it was a hit.
    I enjoyed looking at your charms on the website. I am definitely interested in your monogram charms – so will check your website for updates.
    Wish I lived closer – so I could go to your artist retreat. It sounds like a lot of fun, but kansas is a bit too far away.
    Thank you again – judy

    Comment by judy goodrich | February 14, 2010 | Reply

  9. Hi Elaine,
    Did you make the bags for come junk with us? The one’s w/ the hen on the front. I am sooooo…interested in purchasing one. If possible please let me know what my chances are.

    Fingers crossed,
    Lee Ann

    Comment by Lee Ann | June 25, 2010 | Reply

  10. Hello Elaine !
    I received my MJF Charm necklace today !! Oh the joy you brought into my life today ! Just seeing the package it’s self thrilled me.But when I opened it my mouth dropped and rapidly turned to a smile ! The necklace is so amazing. Much larger than I expected and so beautifully crafted. I love,love, love it. I am wearing it proudly displaying my farmgirl #2339 ! Wooo hooo! I so thank you for giving us the opportunity to purchase your lovely creations. I am new to the sisterhood but love it already. I have made many friends and making more eachday.
    I subscribed yo your blog and pray I will get an opportunity to attend one of your 2011 Boho Retreats. I became a widow in July of 2010 and setting a new course for my life. Would love to add this to my bucket list !! Hugs from you MJF Sis…Kristy aka Eggfarmgirl

    Comment by Kristy Sis #2339 | December 3, 2010 | Reply

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