Sunday, December 2, 2018

Holiday Book

I don't know how I got so lucky to have the opportunity to join my monthly art group. On top of being with 8 lovely ladies, one of them brings everything we need to make creative projects. For example, we made this little holiday binder that can be used in many ways. All of the paper was pretty much cut (we had to do a little cutting too) and ready for us to apply to the binder. After adhering the Santa image to the front, we added glitter and holly around the oval border.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Crafts, Crafts & More Crafts

Yes, I've been crafting. It's my life. Here are some classes I recently took at the library. First of all, we learned about calligraphy. I found that it takes a great deal of practice. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Explosion Memory Box

We made an explosion memory box at our monthly art class today. What is in this box? I'll show you!

Monday, June 4, 2018

"Watch Me Grow" Mixed Media Art Class & More

I've taken some interesting classes lately. At this one we completed a page in our art journal. There were so many steps to making this one page.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hiking Historic Irvington

I've been wanting to get back into walking with the Indianapolis Hiking Club. I've joined them many times in the past, but life got in the way. It's a great way to get exercise. Not only that, but you get to meet really nice people, learn from them and see beautiful neighborhoods. Sometimes we have lunch together afterward.

The way the hiking schedule works, is a hike will usually occur each week for a month. When checking the hiking schedule, I noticed that an Irvington hike was taking place 4 times in May. Two of them had already passed, but I was able to make it to the last two hikes. So I'm happy to say that the Irvington hikes got me started again. 

Dan and I have roots in Irvington where we purchased our very first home in 1978. I always enjoy seeing our first home and reminiscing about our early married life there. What else do I like about Irvington? The quaintness of the neighborhood; the winding roads; the huge trees that make me want to be a kid again and climb them; the camellia, mulberry, honeysuckle bushes and the clovers that bring me back to when I tied them into necklaces; the unique homes, many of them with touches of whimsy. I could go on and on, but meanwhile, here are some photos I took during our hike.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Library Wine & Cheese Pairing Class

Wait! A wine and cheese pairing class at the library? Yes, you read that correctly! That's what I attended a couple of weeks ago. A local wine shop spokeswoman taught us about wine while we sipped 6 different wines and snacked on cheese, crackers and other appetizers. 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

April Art Class: Distress Oxide Inks

This month we worked with tags to learn how to create beautiful designs with distress oxide inks. 

At my space at the table was this adorable black envelope held together with a string and washi tape. Inside were the tags we would be using in class. We also received an instruction sheet that detailed 10 different designs for the tags. 

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,

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.