Archive for February, 2012

You Get an A++

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

I’ve been seeing lots of cool ideas popping up everywhere using chalkboard paint and I thought “I’d like to make something with that stuff”. So the idea popped into my head to add it to something I already make, soldered jewelry. So today I made a chalkboard necklace, it turned out just like I had envisioned, don’t you love when that happens?

Draw or write something new every day, aren’t they fun?



These are now available here in my Etsy shop.

Tim says “Make it Work!”

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Here’s my latest collage piece inspired by Tim Gunn’s famous Project Runway quote: “Make it Work!”. The painted wooden tag in the middle has a paper dress with a tiny vintage button that’s hanging on a little wire hanger with a paper tag. I used a lot of vintage sewing items to embellish it like part of a tape measure, spool and wooden clothes pin. The background paper is vintage music sheet.

Make it Work Collage Assemblage

Don’t Worry BEE Happy!

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Here’s a card I made recently for my mom for her birthday, she loves fairies as much as I do and she loves bees and gardening so I thought she’d love this little pixie and bee from Sweet November stamps. The sentiment is from MFT and the pattern paper is from Echo Park.

Fairy and Bee Card


Do Fairies Eat Jello?

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Awhile ago at an antique shop I picked up a stack of vintage Jello mould tins and have been staring at them trying to figure out what to make. Here’s my first idea, I turned them on their sides and put captured fairies in them with a ribbon loop at the top to hang them from. I added some vintage paper at the back and some faux grass at their feet. I think they turned out pretty sweet.

Captured Fairy in Vintage Tin

Fairy in Vintage Tin

Caged Cards

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Here’s a few Art Cards I made with a cool new bird cage stamp. In the first two I used a template and patterned paper and cut out the bodice of a dress and added it to the top of the cage so it would look like a vintage “cage” dress form. I added a bird inside the cage and a tiny wire hanger to hang it from.

Red Cage Dress Art Card

Yellow Cage Dress Art Card

This card uses a quote from William Blake and I added a blue bird and some tiny black alphabet beads.

Blue Bird Art Card