Have a great day!
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Have a great day!
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I continue to be a crafting machine. I couldn't be having any more fun. Loving every second of it. I have gathered bits and pieces of this and that from estate sales for so long and now everything is coming together. My creativity lets loose like a flood gate after the kids go to bed and I've been altering everything in sight. I will have these embellished jars at my Junk Bonanza booth.
Also this Dream piece. Notice all the flowers from my new stash!Made some more ribbons. These all have cute little birdies on them. I really like how they turned out!Hope you're having a great weekend!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Then I ventured into the realm of altered ribbons. Completely inspired by Kimla Kay and her amazing ribbons. I am fortunate enough to own a few of her gorgeous ribbons from our swap so I gave it a try. These are much harder than they look and quite time consuming. A totally new media for me. Kimla's ribbons are really spectacular. I could use some more practice:) It's really a challenge to get all the components in balance. The face of the ribbons, plus all the trim that hangs. I used to be a competitive swimmer and recently went through my awards box when my sister was in town. I found a few ribbons that I could part with, which made it all the more personal when making art out of them.
They truned out...well, interesting...but it's all in good fun!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Don't you agree that they turned out fabulous!?! This got me very excited for teaching in Cape Cod at JustBe...Connected in October. The girls loved the class and gave me big hugs at the end:) The mothers encouraged me to teach more of these classes and they wanted to participate themselves. What a fun experience to teach something that I'm so passionate about myself and see all of the amazing creations that others make. I love my job!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Vicki of This Art that makes me Happy sent me this wonderful packet of goodies when I won her giveaway. Love all the colors here. Thanks so much Vicki!! Speaking of which.......Drum roll please.....
Hope you're having a great weekend!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I've been dutifully working on goodies for my booth at the JunkMarket ladies Junk Bonanza in September. I'm so excited to see it all set up. Just figuring out what to put in my booth and how I want to present all my items is a creative exercise in itself. I keep thinking of more things to make and sell. My first project was to make these dresses. I used more fallish colors on these, added vintage trim and flowers, velvet leaves and topped each dress with a wonderful piece of vintage jewelry. I really like how they turned out.
Hope you have an artful day!
Monday, July 16, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Here is my sister and myself. She lives in San Diego, so spending quality time re-connecting is always a treat.Just plain havin' fun!The view from our cabin at sunset. I had a huge pile of mail waiting for me when I got back. What fun! This banner above with my daughters picture and name is from Kris Hurst. I ordered the delightful Magic banner below and she made me this special banner for my daughters room. They are both just amazing. Love her work. Thanks so much Kris! I have some more goodies to share that I got in the mail and also from some antique stores on my trip. More soon!
Friday, July 06, 2007
Before I leave I have big news!! I've been accepted to be a vendor at JunkMarket Junk Bonanza! Woohoo! This is gonna be so much work...but soooo much fun:) It runs September 6th-8th in Medina, Minnesota. A western suburb of the Twin Cities. If you're in the area stop by and say hello!
Finally, I leave you with a weeks worth of eye candy. Remember this book (below) when I sent it off? Here is the sign in page and the first page that I did.
My mushroom girl layout.
I did the work on the left, then it traveled to Lilia's gorgeous studio.
She did these pages. Stunning!
...and the left page. Then it traveled to Melissa's house. Here's her wonderful layout. Love these colors!!
She did the work on the left. Off it went to Cassondra's new home.
Love Cassondra's work. Fab!! She worked on the left page and then sent it off to Julie out in Utah. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!! Love this last page she did with an Alice theme. Then it came home to me! I will treasure this. Thanks girls for all the great art work! This round robin was so much fun.
Have a great week everyone!