Our snow has come late this year. I'm calling it an early snow, in spite of its lateness, because it's our first and an unusual amount of fall color remains on the leaves. It has stayed warm for so much of this winter that, even after the snow has melted, there is still a fair… Continue reading Abstract Paintings of an Early Snow
Making easy Halloween decorations with only the craft items that you already have on hand.
I first saw this post on Facebook and was captivated. I’m going to attempt to make a similar little pot for Halloween. I’ll post that when I’m done. Until then, enjoy Polly’s post and follow her if you’re inclined toward paper crafts. She has some adorable ideas on her blog.
Today I’m sharing a sweet little project I made for my BFF Heather for her birthday. It’s not actually until the 6th of January. Guess I’m early for once : )
I covered the little pot with torn strips of book page then inked it heavily and stamped a dot border at the bottom.
The little girl is a vintage image from Graphic’s Fairy. I trimmed off her top hat and gave her a party hat complete with glitter and a pom pom top. wings for her back make her a proper fairy. The super simple banner is just trimmed paper…inked and stamped and glittered of course. It’s held up with silver wire. I used a chenille stem as the “handle”
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I often have to look at a painting for quite a while before I know that it's finished. I had put this one away some time ago, not quite sure where I wanted to go with it. Today, I thought that I would finish some "old" paintings. So I got this one out and guess… Continue reading Finished Painting
A friend posted this on Facebook about an early English doll factory. It is completely interesting (if you are into dolls). But I also wanted to share a modern doll factory in comparison. Yep, the times have changed. Then.... and now... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2_FF1paBew
Now and then I get out my beads and jewelry findings to make a HUGE mess spread all over the work table. I usually manage to accomplish just a few little trinkets. Is it worth the time? LOL, not really, but it's fun mixing and matching components to come up with something cool to wear.… Continue reading Beaded Necklaces
I just had to share one of my new favorite paper places on the web. If you love paper projects, you will LOVE Mel’s blog – Melstampz. She includes the smallest detail in her tutorials. The tutorials are easy to follow, with step-by step instructions, lots of photos and printable templates. There also a ton… Continue reading Free Printable Paper Projects
In my previous post, In the Art Studio with Robert Shields, we got to tour Robert’s art studio. Now I want to show you his bead collection and a few pieces of his jewelry. Robert is a “maker”. He loves to draw and design art elements, so he has his hands in all forms of… Continue reading Focus on Finery with Robert Shields