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.