As I write this, I am far, far from home and away from my studio. What better way to kill some time than to shop, right? So I head on over to my local Kohl’s Department store here in Grafton, WI, and I start shopping for a new winter coat and scarf. What I see in the hat/scarf aisle stops me dead in my tracks: Can you believe it?? All of these hats and scarves are totally swiping the “handmade” […]
Everyone knows that I’m a hard-core crafter, but my husband does not share the same love of all things crafty. He has his own creative outlets, and is supportive of mine…BUT…we do not share any kind of artsy/craftsy endeavors whatsoever. UNTIL NOW. Yes, my friends, it seems as if my craftiness is rubbing off on the man, because he made MUMMY HANDS! So here’s the story: I had signed up to provide snacks for the kid’s soccer team last August…and […]
I was soooo sad when I hear that some of my crafty co-horts had received their Gypsies from ProvoCraft, and yet I was still Gypsy-less. However this AM, bright and early, I got a box on my doorstep! Here’s a little video of me unboxing my newest, coolest toy!
(Note: there is a District 9 spoiler here…but just a little one….) OK, it’s a Sunday, and I just have to have a little rant here. Recently I’ve seen both a movie and a TV show where crafty folk are getting a bad rap and are portrayed as simpletons or just crazy. (Well, I’ll admit to being a little crazy, but really people!) So my first example is Glee, a new Fox show about Glee club. The wife of the […]
Jenny packs up her studio and takes inventory. She also offers a blog give-away to one lucky commenter.
You know I love my yo-yo’s…. so when I ran across this goodie at CraftStylish, I had to share it. I want one. The instructions include step-by-steps for making the bag, as well as how to make yo-yo’s. If you missed my review on the Clover Yo-Yo makers, you might want to check that out, as well. I’m gonna go start digging out my fabric scraps….
Well, I’ve been looking for a logo for my Crash Test Dummies brand- some kind of cool design to use on the blog, Cafe Press, etc.Â So my hubby found a site that will run a logo design contest! If you are interesting in winning $300.00 US, submit a design over at 99Designs sometime in the next 7 days. I’m really hoping someone picks up on the mannequin idea…. Happy crafting and good luck!
I am so far behind…. I’m just sending my May RAK’s (Random Acts of Kindness) out to my ClothPaperScissors Yahoo Group ladies. Oh, yeah. It’s JUNE! Yipes. I’ve been so overwhelmed lately that I just put that particular project on the back burner.Â I actually started them in April, and got a nice head start on altering the bottle caps. (I stamped some scrapbook paper, then attached in into the flattened bottle caps. I added the cute little bubble stickers, […]
I got my swaps back from the ClothPaperStudio Yahoo Group. (Remember? I posted about mine here.) I am pleased as punch and dancing with joy after opening my box! Here are some photos of what I received: Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. I loved some of the little “hidden” goodies, like the stamp of the face in the pink one, or the sheet music inside the green-y one. These are so easy and fun to make, and allow you play with […]
Ok, so I like fairies and all, but I’m not exactly a diehard fantasy chica. BUT, I thought this was cute…. and maybe it would inspire me to make a fairy of my own. Tag? Quilt? Doll? Not sure yet, but here’s my jumping off info: Your fairy is called Tangle Elfwitch She is a cheerful sprite. She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows. She is only seen in the enchanted moment between sleep and waking. […]
Ok, so I know this is my 3rd post today, but I was playing around with a picture that I took of Baby Girl… and I had to share it. Isn’t she gorgeous? And isn’t Flock fun?
So I’ve mentally committed to doing RAKs…Random Acts of Kindness for my CPS Yahoo group sisters. So far I’ve made bookmarks, altered bobbins, felt needle cases, and now I’m on to charm-y thingies. I just mailed out my April goodies, which consist of a hand-made paper bead w/ Chinese characters on them, Chinese coins, and red beads for good luck. I’m not sure what the recipients might do with them, but I figure they would be fun on an art […]
…by my art-full blogging buddy, Val. Here are the rules: 1. Link to the person that tagged you. (Done.) 2. Post the rules on your blog. (Yup.) 3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. I like to eat certain candy stale, specifically Peeps and Twizzlers. Sour Cream doughnuts are also better on the 2nd day. I have recently lost 20 pounds and am almost cute in clothes again. (So I’m not eating candy OR doughnuts in volume anymore!) I collect […]
Once again, TipNut rocks! They’ve compiled a gi-normous list of baby crafts, including diaper covers, wipe cases, diaper stackers, burpclothes and bibs, blankies and booties too! If you’ve got a new baby or are getting ready for baby showers, this post will point you in the right direction. I especially liked the burp cloth ideas…they make great gifts. Anyway, just wanted to share the love!
Ever since I was introduced to polymer clay, it’s been labeled as “non-toxic” and that’s been a major selling point for me. You can cure it in your home oven with no ill effects, your kids can use it, it’s appropriate for institutional use, it’s safe. But is it? Recently on one of my PC groups, one of the members – Jai – noticed that she was experiencing symptoms that included dizziness, skin irritation, and feelings of confusion or lethargy. […]
So, the big show is done for now. I thought I’d share some pictures of my purchases, and a couple of closing thoughts. I got accosted by the NCN president and quilt show coordinator, Gini, for having a rollie cart. (Sorry, but when I came in at 8:20AM the “No Rolling Carts” sign hadn’t gone up yet.) She brusquely informed me that it was a safety issue, and a problem with insurance. So why were dogs allowed? No, Really. Not […]
Friday at the Expo started bright and early, and then went pretty much non-stop all day. This was the agenda: 7:30 AM: Up at the hotel, barely moving. I had gotten up at 4:30 AM and had a wicked time getting back to sleep. Wishing I could blow off my morning class… 8:30 AM: Quick shower and quicker breakfast later, I’m taking “Crocheted Flowers” from Megan at Stitch Cleveland. Except it’s not Megan, it’s Erica from River Colors Yarns. No […]
Well, I’m back from the sewing expo and my head is swimming. I took four classes over 2 days this time, and a good time was had by all. My good friend Nicole made the trip up from Charlottesville, Va, and showed up to celebrate my birthday with some serious girl time. Three days of shopping, sewing, and girl talk. Whoopee! For those who’ve never been to the Expo, it’s a pretty gi-gundous show. It goes over 3 days and […]
Found this link to NPR’s Bryant Park project: craft a six-word sentence/poem to describe your life. Here’s my contribution: Art and music guide my life.Â What’s yours? Feel free to leave it as a comment!
Yup, it’s officially the vernal equinox, although you’d be hard-pressed to tell it from the fresh snow on the ground here in NE Ohio. Nevertheless, spring is on it’s way… there are tender shoots of crocus, tulip, and daffodils poking their heads up in my yard. Nora Jean in my City-o-Clay yahoo group had this to say about this auspicious day: The Spring Equinox is also known as: Alban Eilir, Eostar, Eostre, Feast of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, […]