Archive for October, 2009

Stitch Me In

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Here’s another paper and felt collage, this time I wanted to try something new with my sewing machine so I adhered a bird onto vintage music paper and then lightly sketched a bird cage on the paper and then sewed over my pencils lines with my sewing machine, I think it turned out pretty cool and I’ll be trying this technique more often. It was a little nerve wracking knowing if I totally messed up I couldn’t fix it but I think with some more practice I can do lots more “free hand” stitching.


Something a Little Different

Monday, October 26th, 2009

I recently got a new book at the library called “Pretty Little Felts”, the author, Julie Collings had made some amazing things using felt, including some great paper and felt ornaments. I was really inspired by them and decided to put my own twist on them and give some a try myself.

I made some tiny collages, very similar to what I’ve done in the past for other projects using vintage papers as backgrounds and adding other collage images and words on top, I then sealed the paper using gel medium, I stitched a loop of ribbon to my felt shapes and then adhered the paper collages on top. I then added embellishments like crocheted flowers and vintage buttons. I’m really happy with how they turned out :)

This one is a favorite theme of mine, a bird:


This one is a pretty little girl I tunred into a Queen, reminds me of the White Queen from Alice in Wonderland:


these are both on sale here in my Etsy shop  right now, look for more of these coming soon:)

Halloween SALE!!

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I’m currently having a sale in my Etsy shop. All remaining Halloween items are 30% off for a limited time!!

Click here to be taken directly to the sale section:§ion_id=6508764

Thanks and I promise to have new art work posted *very* soon!

Halloween Tussy Mussy Project

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

I thought it would be fun to share the instructions for a project I just finished. It’s a paper Tussy Mussy for Halloween. Tussy Mussy’s are a Victorian era hanging cone usually for flowers but this one holds candy.


Start with a 12×12 piece of pattern paper or cardstock, mine has bats on it, flip it to the back side and turn it so one corner faces towards you and with a pencil draw a half circle from the left corner to the right corner then cut along your lines. Here’s a picture of what it should look like.


Next apply adhesive down one long side of the back of the cut paper and roll the other side toward the adhesive forming a cone shape.

Next apply adhesive around the top outside opening of the cone and wrap tinsel garland around, I wrapped twice.

Cut a small piece of the tinsel garland and roll it into a ball, adhere it to the bottom of the cone with a strong adhesive.

Next attach a 7″ long piece of ribbon inside the top of the cone, use a strong adhesive or brads to attach it.

Next add a stamped decoration or tag to the front, I used my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Tag#1 to die cut and emboss a grey tag and a smaller white tag. I stamped a cute Moon and Kitty stamp on the white tag and colored it with glitter gel pens and edged it with a black marker, then layered it onto the grey tag and colored around the edges of the grey tag with a glitter pen too. I also added brads to the tag for some embellishment and then attached it to the cone with foam dots.


Fill with candy and hang it on someone specials door!

If you make one too please send me a link!