Saturday, February 26, 2011


Showing some pages I made last week in the board books.
Pear paper napkin art.

What to do with sweet notes from my Grandson?
Put it in my book to keep forever.

I have had this seed packet by Marjolein Basten for years.
It was too pretty to throw away.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, February 25, 2011

fussy day

Fussy cutting 101
I have been wanting to make this floral quilt for years!
I started yesterday...fussy cutting the flowers for the center.
Not exactly sure how it's going to go together...
...I am winging it.

Cute pink print with bicycles with 70's banana seats!
A baby quilt for a nursery done up in pink and brown.
I have to add a pinch of green to tie in the green on the seats.
FYI: For those who may be wondering what the heck fussy cutting is, it's the process of cutting out a design that is printed on the fabric as seen above.
I am going to log cabin the squares and will keep it posted for you.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Can it be?
Can we now ditch our heavy coats and scarves?
Enjoying some nice 60 degree and above weather.
But I have a feeling it's not over yet....
....but one can dream.
I hope you are having nice weather too!
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!
Beautiful rose pic by Michelle Ward.
Check out her site for art inspiration here

Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday musing

I still can't remember how to edit my photo's, so here is an unedited pic of a birthday card I made for a special 18 year old. It's a cardstock CD case and this is the inside.
Last week I was busy making big 6-0 cards which I will try to show next week when I have the time to sit and remember how to edit?
Getting older is not fun.

I will return next week with hopefully some new art. Have to shake this winter funk.

Friday, February 4, 2011

random friday

When I bought this metal star it was a medium shade of green. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. I put a layer of joint compound on it to add texture.
Then I painted it two shades of beige/off white. I knew I wanted to put vines on it but couldn't get the real (honeysuckle) vines to cooperate. I found some faux vines made of wire and wrapped them around the star.
At Christmas I put the twig with berries on and decided I really liked them there and kept them.
They say stars bring you good luck, so it hangs in my living room.
Photo taken with the hipstamatic app on my phone.

Wishing you good luck today!
Off to get my lottery ticket.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

another month

A new month has started....
And it's a short one.
48 more days until Spring!
Made these stars yesterday.
That is why it takes me so long with the studio.
I am easily side tracked by little projects.
They started out pretty plain.
They are just those brown paper mach'e stars.

I removed the cheesy gold hanging string.
And replaced with gold wire.
I used the dollar bottles of glittery glue sold at Michaels to give them an extra shine. But it doesn't show on these photo's.
I have them hanging around the studio for a bit of pizazz.
Sorry I wasen't able to crop these pic's. Still trying to get used to this new computer and I forgot how to do it. Oh and they are out of order too but lately thats how I am feeling. It will get better!
Happy February First!!