My creative funk continues but I am taking a lot of joy in the holidays. Nothing is better than seeing how excited my 3 Grands are looking at our tree, seeing Santa in the parade and just plain believing! I have been enjoying the company of good friends, loving family and walking around my town seeing it in all its holiday splendor.
I believe my funk will pass so check back from time to time and eventually I will be back to making pretties. Until then, may you have the happiest of holidays and remember, "People who don't believe in Santa, get underwear for Christmas".
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
This stocking will be available to see at Whim so Doodle scrap store in St. Pete, Fl. after this Sunday. Thanks for viewing.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Step One: I ironed the entire 12x12 piece of fabric onto the Therm O Web heatnBond Iron on Adhesive Ultra Hold backing. This backing is available at all major craft and fabric stores and contains wonderful directions for applying .
Step Two: I selected the printed area I wanted to be on the front of the notebook. Then I opened up the notebook, laid it flat and, using a pencil, I lightly traced a quarter of an inch to half an inch (choice) beyond the edges of the notebook. It is helpful to weigh down the notebook so it is flat.
Because the edges of the fabric are already 'pinked', I used my pinking sheers to cut on the lines.
THE BACK inside cover of many moleskin notebooks has a pocket and an extra slit should be made.
Step Five: adding the touches. I inked then edges of the notebook with a charcoal ink pad and I used the Them O Bond on a length of patterned ribbon leaving a space for the pencil. I ironed this onto and around the cover and provided not only a pencil holder for the notebook but a tie as well. The final touch was adding the metal corners.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I have been trying to get ready for a craft fair, keep some local shops supplied and do work for the local scrap store...and my honey would love to see some pages done on our aus/nz trip...so a bit overwhelmed and considering options...any suggestions followers?
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
HERE and thanks for any comments here or there!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
ERE and to see other lovely images available for purchase, check out the Gecko Galz site and store. My fellow designers here have created some amazing project as well so roam through for top notch inspiration!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
HERE. And, while you are viewing the blog, check out the amazing projects by the design team for this past week.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
HERE. Comments left here or on the eclectic Paperie blog are greatly appreciated. Be sure you check out the store HERE. I've had such a Boo-tiful time using many of the products from the store! Thanks eclectic Paperie!
Sunday, September 29, 2013
I dropped this one off the day I took the little cottage to Whims in St. Pete. Kaiser Craft has some darling wood pieces out now and it was fun to assemble and decorate this one with a combo of Bo Bunny, Echo Park, Viva Colour Silk paint and bits of this and that...like the tiny thread spool door knobs. Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I am so pleased to have been selected to be the Oct. Guest Designer. Look for my projects with eclectic Paperie's wonderful selection of products each Wednesday next month. Here is the blog LINK and, while you are there, check out the amazing work by the design team daily.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I try to make one or two new pieces each year. This year, I found some larger than usual clothes pins from Tree House Studio and turned them all into "Witchy Women"
These clothes pins come 3 to a package and measure 6", 7" and the tallest at 8". I can use these for a centerpiece or in an arrangement on a side table.
I painted each with Viva Colour's Precious Metal Effects Paints from Splash of Color (for more info on these click HERE)
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Whim So Doodle Scrapbook store in St. Pete, Florida. To see this "Little Cottage" live, head on down to Whims.