Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Items in the Shop

It's so nice to be creating again, developing new products for my Etsy Shop. I took some time off due to our move in August, and then the holidays rolled around. I have a fabulous new space to work on my shop items, a loft, in our new home. I am tickled pink! Someday I will show you as I'm still organizing some things.

This year I decided I would be better in delivering my own personal birthday cards to those I love. So that means I will be making new creations which will also go into my shop. Here are some I recently made:

this watercolor card is full of fun pink things,


some of them are glittered;



this watercolor card has dimensional flower pieces attached with foam squares,


you can get a better view here;



this little vintage guy stole my heart - this card has personalized birthday numbers (he can also be a blonde);



and this Father's Day card has vintage images from printer's catalogs.



I also made this love birds cake topper for weddings, anniversaries, engagement celebrations, Valentine's Day, or whenever love abounds.



It can have birds, or not.


I love to make cake toppers!

These items are now listed in my Etsy Shop here. My mind is swirling with ideas. It's so much fun! There will be much more to come!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Holiday Home Tour

The Noblesville Preservation Alliance offered a delightful holiday home tour. Inside, the homes were filled with gorgeous decorations. Outside, the intermittent snow completed the look. It was a picture postcard kind of a night.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Readying Our Home for the Holidays

Decorating for our first holiday season in our new home has been very enjoyable. I purchased a few new items, brought out some of the old, and created some things too.

One of my new finds is this Santa bag from the Home Goods store. It was difficult to choose a design as there was a fabulous assortment of them there.


Monday, October 2, 2017

Builders Home Tour

Each year toward the end of September, there is a builders home tour in my area. Do you enjoy looking at the latest home building and decorating ideas? I sure do! Even though we just moved, I was interested to see if I could pick up an idea or two for my new house. Let me show you what I found.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dragon Boat Woven Holiday Ornament

Time to brag again about our local library that offers outstanding craft classes! Last evening we made a dragon boat woven holiday ornament. This is how mine turned out.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

June Art Class: Door Knobs

At our tables we were greeted with a special treat: a popcorn-filled jar that served as a wedding table favor from a group member's daughter's wedding.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

May Art Class

There are always 3 parts to our monthly art class: swapping artist trading cards, sharing the pages we made for a circle journal and making a project.

Here are artist trading cards I received from my friends. Since we made envelopes with the Envelope Punch Board last month, our trading cards reflected what we learned from that. So our trading cards this month were little envelopes with notes inside.


Friday, May 12, 2017

April Art Class

In April, we created some interesting pieces with the Envelope Punch Board.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Make It/Take It: Thanks Mom!

Last evening I attended a craft event at the local library. It was to make this spinning photo cube for Mother's Day. We were told to bring 4 photos that were 3 3/8 inches square. Of course I waited until the last minute to find my photos. So I got out a box of random photos and found 4 oldies but goodies. They seemed to coordinate well together so I decided to give them a try. Also, they were already 3 3/8 inches square. That's the size that photos used to be when I was a kid. 

Here I am in the 70s with my little sister 8 years younger than me. Isn't she adorable?