Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Snow Globes!!!

The kids and I decided that making snow globes would be fun!
I got a few little plastic treats on Etsy...They are really cupcake toppers but I just cut off the sticks if they had them. We used Martha Stewart Glitter and a bit of glycerin to make the sparkles float a little. The little jar is a spice jar from costplus and the large is a canning jar..I got those from my neighbor. In the future I will out something under the scene so that you can see it better.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Keely's Birthday Card

I made this collage card for Keely's Birthday. She is very into art now so I figured she would appreciate it if I actually made her a card. She loved it!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Button Boo-quets..

I made these little bouquets for Halloween to give to the kids teachers. I love a quick project that uses stuff I already have. The kids picked the buttons and stacked them, I twisted them together.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Spooky Photos!

I got Wednesday and Zellah new Halloween dresses so I thought it would be fun to do some spooookkkyyy photos!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Cherry Pie...Oh My!!

I saw these awesome little pies on this super cute blog...WhiMSy Love . She had an amazing easy to follow tutorial and I just had to try to make my own right away. I immediately thought they would make great food for Zellah and Wednesday but also thought cute magnets or even ornaments!!

Zellah is holding the cherry version. I also have orange beads to make pumpkin pie!!
The supplies were simple..just glue, felt, beads and a bottle cap!!
I made this in less then 10 minutes. Yippee a quick crafty project!!


Monday, September 22, 2008

Snails Are Taking Over!!

Here is another snail..this one is for my fab cousin Meghan. She requested one, so of course I had to do it. I just realized..... none of these little suckers look the same!
This is Gwen the Space Snail. She is done is shiny, glittery, silver sculpy clay.
If you click on the get the giant size and can see the beautiful shimmer.
I added some rhinestones to her shell and bejeweled her cupcake as well.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Different Colors...

I read in FamilyFun magazine that by simply putting a colored post- it- note over the flash you can get some pretty cool effects. My camera is not all that stellar but it worked pretty well. Henry thought it was cool anyway. I tried tissue paper in yellow, red, and green, and that looked much better. Here are the results!
Not sure when or why you would use this effect but it was fun to try.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fast Friends...

I took a bunch of pictures today of Zellah and Wednesday. I think this one turned out pretty cute. It is always much harder to take their photos then I plan! I never really put them together, but they are two totally different sizes.
They hit it off right away...luckily Zellah brought girl!
Cupcakes are re-ment.They are my new love..teeny, tiny plastic items...pure bliss

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bangles and Brew!!

I made this fantabulous bracelet this weekend at my friend Tandra's house. A friend of hers, Patricia, makes her own beautiful beads and decided to try out a bracelet making party. We were her first group and I think we all made awesome stuff. It was fairly easy... you just string the beads on! Of course the perfectionist in me re-strung it 8 times..and I still want to try new combos,but I like this one pretty well. Tandra made an awesome one with bright funky colors, I would love to try that one next! I think the brights are more my "thing".
Check out Patricia's Bangles and Brew website...and links to her other beautiful work.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sweet Sisters

Meet Elise and Eva. They are secret keeping sisters made from wood game pieces.
Eva, the light blue sister, is the shy one but she has many fantastic stories to tell.
These beauties are a gift to a friend.

Friday, August 29, 2008


Here are two owl cards..I guess they are more like postcards, just one sided.
The one with the blue background, I painted first with blue watercolors. I added felt, paper leaves and buttons as well.
The brown background is the back of a cereal box. I am all about recycling!
For both cards I used a new owl stamp set from Stampin Up!
The wings on the cards are paper pieces.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Spool People!

These are wooden game pieces I got at Michaels. I just painted them!!
I added the thread around their necks to make them unique and kind of bring back the spool-ishness of them.
These guys will be going to my mom and dad for their birthdays!
I saw these first on ETSY.
I also bought the clay version, also at ETSY.
I figured I could probably make them myself..granted they are not as fan-tabulous but a heck of a lot cheaper!!
I have also seen these using actual spools of thread with wooden balls on top for the head. I might try that version as well.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


These are the latest clay creation. I think these are my new favorite because they are super easy and quick to make!
A little Martha Stewart glitter makes them look sugary:)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Not Your Average Girl...

Oh dear...Keely was playing with her plastic bugs the other day and came across and old discarded item of clothing from a polly pocket. Notice first that she was playing with plastic bugs in the first place and that we have no polly pockets in the house any more. I call her my anti-girl;)
She came out of her room with the plastic worm dressed in the old polly outfit...maybe there is a little girly girl in her:)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Trial Run....

I made this little hanging thing..ornament maybe?....Yesterday. I found some bright colored cloth napkins in the $1 section at Target. I picked up a few hoping to be able to embroider on them.
It worked ok, but the material was pretty thin. It frayed A LOT when I cut it so I sewed it inside out. I was thinking this sort of thing could be an ornament, pin cushion, or as Henry suggested, a pillow for a stuffed animal.
I got the pattern from a cool site called Urban Threads. I just transfered it on with a disappearing pen and stitched around. The black eyeballs are french knots. I was proud of myself for figuring out how to do that!! The top is a blanket stitch..I could not figure out how to close it so I had to do that stitch on the outside.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Bookmarks From Everyday Things......

I made these book marks from tags from clothes that I have recently purchased.
The first is from Johnny Cupcakes!!! I waited 5 and 1/2 hours for a T-shirt.....There was no way I was throwing anything out!

The second is from a Super Cute monster T-shirt my friend Jenn found at Target. The tag was a fantastic sticker so I laminated it and added some cute paper to the back.

I love making bookmarks because they are like little tiny pieces of art!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Meet Zellah!!

Meet the newest member of my doll family! Zellah!! Keely named her that after I told her I needed a name that started with a letter that does not get used as much. She picked "Z" and Zellah..and it stuck!
I got her at the Valley of the Dolls in L.A. this weekend.
I did not plan on buying a doll but this little beauty had to be mine. She has awesome mohair that feels soft and fuzzy and she is really poseable. Her wrists, elbows. knees and waist move.
I was so excited about that because Wednesday, my Blythe, is really hard to pose!
Her out fit came with soooo many layers I will able to change her look pretty quickly.
She also has fantastic violet eyes and one long earring which she shows off in the first picture...Holla!!

I plan on taking more pics soon, but here are a few for now!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Here is another challenge word from OLW. This time the word is "IF".
I love the song "That I Would Be Good" from Alanis Morissette. The words on my art piece are from that song.
I had some paper that had holes already punched out to create the stitched flowers. I used fabric, buttons, paint and a host of other tidbits.
As usual my page is WAY to busy. No matter how hard I try to be simple, I just can't do it. My mind is pretty much like this all the time too, much to many things going on at the same time.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Afternoon Clay Project

I decided NOT to go anywhere today so the kids wanted to do a project.
I have a ton of glass yogurt jars, so I figured we could do something with them.
We each covered the jar in clay that was pressed out with a pasta machine.
Keely's purple jar and Henry's brown jar were decorated with beads. We got them to stick well using Sculpy liquid clay. The clay was baked as usual, however I left the oven open a crack so that there was not so much direct heat. I was worried that the beads would melt!
I made the circles on my orange jar by making a roll of three different colors and slicing the roll.
I found all these techniques in THIS book, that we checked out at the library.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Florence the Snail

This little gal is for my Aunt. Her name, the snail that is, is Florence!
She has little flowers all around her and a big open mouth. I am not sure if she wants to eat the cupcake or if she is terrified by it!
The cupcake is very vanilla with orange sprinkles and a cherry of course!
I used Premo! Sculpty is a lot brighter and smoother then the regular but the same price oddly enough.
I hope she like's this, otherwise it's back to the drawing board!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Birthday Fun...

I made this card for my niece.
It goes along with the ladybug theme birthday party she will be having!
I used a vintage Bingo card for the base, a page from a vintage book and some yummy buttons.
The book page is really fantastic. I came across 4 books in the Library's "free" section. They happened to be books from my childhood, they even smelled the same. I considered hoarding them but had a change of heart:)!
The doodle letters, were made with the help of a stencil. After all the work on the paper, I did not want to chance messing up the letters!

Monday, July 7, 2008

TAGGED...Oh My!!

So I have been tagged by my neighbor, Ms. Tandra. She is a great friend and and seemingly only reader of my blog.. so for her, I will do this!!
I am supposed to post 7 RANDOM things about me...oye. There are more then 7, I am sure...
I am also supposed to tag other bloggers, I know none, so feel free to volunteer!

1. I love plastic
2. I love having 20 million projects going at one time
3. I love glitter
4. I fear sickness
5. I love the smell of lemon
6. I love my kids feet, just theirs, but they are cute trust me.
7. I LOVE to cook

Embroidery 101

I made this cute little pouch for this Travel Kitty that I purchased. The idea is you take him around and take pictures of him. He of course needed a fly pouch to ride in.
I have just started trying to learn embroidery. The stitches used on this pouch are embroidery stitches that I learned here.
All the stitches are shown to you through a you can replay it over and over until you get it!
This is not by any means a perfectly sewed piece but it holds together! YEAH!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008


This is the newest member of the clay family. Sara is a fancy ladybug complete with a flower on her head! I made her with sparkle red sculpty.
I made a cupcake for her as well but not thrilled with how it turned out. I added liquid sculpty to try and get the real cupcake sprinkles to stick but it did not dry entirely clear. She may need a new one.
I made this for my niece, who is having a ladybug birthday party!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Felty Heart

I attached this little heart to a Thank you note!
It is made by needle felting...I added the stitches after I was done felting.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Kid Friendly Cuisine...

To bad the kids didn't like it:)
I made Pizza on a stick tonight!! It was very tasty, Matt and I loved it, the kids did not. Henry tried to act like he did, he hates to hurt my feelings:)
You can find the recipe HERE.
The recipe suggests tomatoes, and I forgot to stick them in! I cubed the cheese for Hnry instead of sprinkling it on top so he could poke it with the skewer instaed of having it melted.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Snail Friend

This is Pearl, she is a friend of the purple snail,Percevil.
My mom requested a snail for her desk at work so I made this little lady!
She is made with blue pearl sculpty and I added a coat of glaze to keep her shiny, as well as to keep the eyeballs on!
The cupcake is made with real cupcake sprinkles! I got tired of trying to roll tiny little balls.
I am trying to perfect the cupcake, this one looks a little more realistic then the one pictured with Percevil.

Enjoy Mom!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


The obsession with clay continues!!!
I can't seem to resist the 3-D items lately, paper and I are just not getting along, that is unless its stacked with a bunch of 3-D stuff. I have been enjoying all the the cool personality clay can take on. This little guy,Percevil, is little snail that is happily munching on a chocolate sprinkle cupcake. He seems to sing "I don't care"!
He is gonna eat that whole darn cupcake!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Another bunch of clay creatures, these guys are little monsters.
I think I am officially obsessed with clay:)
I also love monsters. The brighter the color the better. These are the friendly sort, I think.
I tried to make most of these pretty flat so I can make pins or something from them.
The first picture gives you an idea of size, The hand is Keely's.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Meet Jerome and Heidi! They are owls I made, again with Sculpty!
This is such fun stuff to work with. I am working on perfecting flatter pieces that can be used as pins or glued on art. Its much easier for some reason to make thicker items.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Meet Jane and Earl!
I can't decide if these are jellyfish or squid..but either way I love them!
These are my latest clay creations.
I am addicted to sculpty lately!
There are more photos coming. Stay Tuned.....