Altoids Tin Pop-UP

For some strange reason I had a strong need to create a chrysalis from polymer clay. I had no idea why or what I would do with it once I made it. How could I tell its story? I thought it would be fun, and maybe challenging, to create a pop-up. I’m pretty happy with howContinue reading “Altoids Tin Pop-UP”

All Doweled Up

I found some dowels and bun style armoire feet in the garage the other day. I decided to make kokeshi dolls out of them. Or, scroll dolls in this case. That was so much fun, I decided to buy a few more dowels and feet and make more. And then I had a crazy ideaContinue reading “All Doweled Up”

Hope Untarnished

I thought I’d ease into my new-found interest in paper cutting by creating the piece here. When I say ease in, I mean this isn’t exactly what I would consider a true paper cutting. I simply cut out the flowers from decorative paper with scissors. The small, detailed flowers were cut using a die cut machine,Continue reading “Hope Untarnished”

Bates and Switch

Remember this? He was to be an addition to an altered Altoids tin paying homage to a classic American film. In keeping with the mood of that film though, I realized he should be in black and white, so it was back to the folding board for me. The second time around you think I would’veContinue reading “Bates and Switch”

No Excuses (well, maybe just a few)

Ummmm – excuse me while I sneak in here and pretend I haven’t been missing for the past six months(!). But I do have several good excuses; 1. I opened a brick and mortar shop, which keeps me pretty busy. 2. I’ve had no internet access from that shop, which keeps me off-line most theContinue reading “No Excuses (well, maybe just a few)”

Introducing My Etsy Shop (finally)

Whew, I thought things would slow down after the holidays, but I have been as busy as ever. For now I will post the newest item added to my Etsy shop. I opened my Etsy shop in April of last year and never really officially launched it. I’ve been waiting for the perfect time andContinue reading “Introducing My Etsy Shop (finally)”

One Man’s Trash…

It is true, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. In this case though, it took a bit of work to turn actual trash into a little treasure. I hosted a baby shower last month and the very last hour before guests arrived, I had a brilliant idea to quickly make a guest book. NeedlessContinue reading “One Man’s Trash…”

Oh, So Raven

As usual, once October approaches, November and December come full speed at me. Here it is the end of November and not a post has been posted… I have very exciting news to share. Well, two bits of exciting news, but I’m waiting to share until most the details have been worked out. In theContinue reading “Oh, So Raven”

Hoo’s That Peeking at Me?

This little table called out to me the other day as I wondered around a garage sale. I thought I could add it to my collection of “ugly furniture to makeover someday”. Yes, it has seen better days, and I’m positive it smelled better in its youth as well. It also needed a few repairs.Continue reading “Hoo’s That Peeking at Me?”

A Bunch of Stuff and a New Tin…

What can I say? I’m completely uncreative when it comes to writing titles. I should be posting about the Craft Fair I did earlier in the month.  Truth is, it was a little uneventful. And I mean that in the most positive way. Everything went smoothly from set up to tear down. Aside from ourContinue reading “A Bunch of Stuff and a New Tin…”