Thursday, June 27, 2019

Life goes on... kind of....

I seemed to have lost my creative mojo of late.  I'm confident it will return in the next few weeks.  I need to get a couple of things behind me and then forge ahead.

I'm headed to Maine for a couple of weeks.  Don't think I've ever spent more than a few days at a time in Maine, as work and life in general have always kept my visits short.   I haven't made it there in the last couple of years and now I'm going to spend the 4th of July holiday and then stay another week to have a funeral for my little brother who passed away in January.   Still finding it hard to believe I don't have a little brother here on earth.  I think of him every day.

I was looking through boxes of pictures, looking for pictures of my brother for his memorial and I came across several of Chase, our Great Dane. Always smiling at his 'bigness'.   Little did I know that within 2 days of my coming across them, he, too, would pass away.   Chase lived a very long life for a large Great Dane - he was 13 years old!  Awesome to think how long he lived; how long we were blessed with him. He was an amazing dog, so sweet and well behaved and he loved us as much as we loved him.     Chase, seriously, was the best dog ever.


 Joining me on my trip to Maine, at the opposite end of the dog size spectrum, will be Sapphire at a womping 2 pounds 14 ounces......



Have a great 4th of July, a great summer!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

A handmade wedding gift

When it's time to give gifts, I try to think of something to make for the recipient(s).     Kids are certainly easier than adults and I was stumped on a wedding gift until I came across something like this.  It was definitely a time consuming make, but really worth it in the end.  I love personalized items.





I really liked how that one came out so I decided to give the deer a try.  Really loving this star luminaries! 





Thanks for looking and I hope all is well in your world.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

More Halloween Lights.....


Crazy Halloween Blossom in a Coffin Vase. 


This one is about a foot tall.  The blossom is really big,  around 8" across!   Super cool in real life.



Black lantern style with gold vellum top 'lights' ...  



These three can be sent as cards.   They are really big and stand really well, but also can fold flat for shipping.






Thanks for looking and I hope all is well in your world.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Pumpkins!

My long laborday weekend included a bit of pumpkin creativity.  A little papercrafting for the fall season.  Some Halloween and an adorable Fairy or Gnome house, or fall decoration.










 And some pumpkin boxes, great for luminaries or just to sit and look nice for Halloween.....















Thanks for looking and I hope all is well in your world.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Wearable Thread Lace

Hello.  Hope you all are well.  Just stopping in to share what I've been working on lately.  Added some wearable thread lace to my shop.



These are fun to do, as they can be done in any color with as much or as little jewels added. There are barefoot sandals, fingerless gloves, earrings and necklaces so far.


Thanks for looking and I hope all is well in your world.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Up next.... Valentine's Day

Trying to get ahead rather than be behind on Valentine's Day crafting.  Having fun with paper, fabric and thread!





These Pocket Hearts are perfect for family and friends, but wouldn't it be nice to hand them to someone who is down and out, feeling ill or unloved, homeless, or just needs a hug?






Details in listings in my shop.  

Thanks for looking and I hope all is well in your world.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!! A shirt for you, and a shirt for you, and you, and you....

Merry Christmas!  I hope all are enjoying your holiday.

Here's some of what I gave for gifts this year.  Was in shirt-mode!



(For the one that tends to mutter a few choice words under his breath now and then ... a sweat shirt with an F-bomb, plus I included a few paper F-bombs for when he just needs to drop one!)








  (for the one that is always, always, always watching  YouTube videos!)




Had a lot of fun making these shirts. 


Thanks for looking and I hope all is well in your world.

Life goes on... kind of....

I seemed to have lost my creative mojo of late.  I'm confident it will return in the next few weeks.  I need to get a couple of things b...