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!!!