New Year, New Challenge- #OneLittleTag

my #oneLittleWord has become a new craft challenge- #OneLittleTag! Come play along!

I have participated in Ali Edward’s One Little Word for a few years now… I’ve had the word Embrace and Mindful in recent years. But this year I’m coupling my OLW with a craft challenge- #OneLittleTag!   I made a video to explain it… And And just to recap, our group is here on FB: And our goals will be to support each other with  show-and-tell; sharing our creations will keep us on track and motivated! sharing techniques and product tutorials […]

#OLW (One Little Word) for 2015 & Round-Up

#OLW One Little Word for 2015 on CraftTestDummies: Mindful

I’m not a big resolution-maker; as a former music therapist, I’ve been trained to make short term or long term goals with measurable and observable data. But I do like the idea of taking stock and re-evaluating my life’s mission statement. And on our long drive to NYC last week, I had a lot of time to think. I’m always rushing from one task to another, from one event to another, and sometimes it feels like it’s all just washing […]

One Little Word (OK, maybe two) 2014

Moxie and Mettle: My One (two) Little Words for 2014

Last year was epic for me and my family. I don’t use that word flippantly, either. Seriously Epic. But let me back up a bit. Last year I selected my One Little Word – Embrace. I wanted to hold my heart open t embrace new experiences and changes…and to do so gracefully. Now, for those who may not know what’s been going on, here’s a little list of some of those epic changes: I started working on HSN on LIVE […]

One Little Word: Polymer Clay “CHOOSE” Pendant

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Ali Edwards came up with the “One Little Word” concept- picking one word to guide your intentions, resolutions, actions. As an artist/crafter/maker, sometimes one little word is all you need as a springboard to inspire you. I decided start the year off  with a project featuring one of my favorite mediums, polymer clay. For this project, I used: Pardo polymer clay in Olivine, Gold, and some Sculpey black metal bookplate jade beads cheap craft wire white acrylic paint metal letter […]