Friday, November 16, 2012

A Bowtie Hoopla

Shh.... This is a Christmas present.

But it was easy and took about an hour. It may have been more, I was watching movies and refusing to be serious.

I am terribly sorry about the photos. My camera is on it's last legs.

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Friendship card

I left my day job. There were a number of reasons and none of them need concern us here. This is a place of joy. I can spend those hours now focused on making my life what I want it to be. I will be starting projects (like an NPO) and a new shop on etsy. This shop will be a healing shop of the ways I heal. Not all healing takes place in the body. 

All of that said (and it was important) I needed a card for a dear dear co-worker. I wanted her to know how much I valued her and our relationship. The base of the card is a recipe folder that I had found quite sometime ago at the dollar store. The sticker is from a set I have had for years now. Love the way it turned out. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Easy Ornaments

Tis that time of year! The time when I make a million lists of things I want to make for Christmas. 

But this little craft is easy and looks amazing. I would use it for gift toppers as well. 
Lightly coat one side of a clothespin in glue. I use a tacky glue, but modge podge or school glue will work just as well. Then dust with glitter. 

When that is dry, just lightly coat with modge podge or fixative of some sort and add a little fob. 
It is pretty darned inexpensive and you could make many in an evening. Which makes it great for exchanges and extra stuff to have on hand.   

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A new local store is always the best.

I have found a new local place to spend my crafting dimes.

The Artist's Palette Studio
  in downtown Eugene is a lovely place. It is clearly owned by crafters and scrappers. They offer classes and crops. They are local. And let me just say that the owner I met was just lovely. 

Nothing is better for me than finding a local store to share my money with. If you are close to Eugene, please stop by (they are behind the Blockbuster on Willamette) and check them out. If you are not in Eugene, check out their website.