Saturday, October 31, 2009

journal pages

i'm in a nature journal swap, hosted by good art buddy, deb.  it's a long swap, lasting 10 months and each month you make a page for someone on the list.  i'm trying to stay one month ahead of schedule just because you never know what detours life throws your way. this journal page (which is the front and the back of a page) is for my great friend, cathy.  she lives in alaska so i had to do a snow page for her, altho i know she will contest that where she lives she gets more rain than snow, but in my head alaska and snow just go together.   i hope she likes them.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

fabric art doll

i wanted to host a fabric art doll swap art doll for a long time but just never seemed to get around to making one as my sample, but i finally felt motivated to go digging through my fabric and  so the past few days i've spent piecing together materials for it. this morning i finally finished sewing on her hair.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

trinket box

it's been quite a while since i've posted something on my blog. i'm not quite sure where my time has gone lately. it seems that life travels at warp speed and it's all i can do to hang on for the ride.  i have been trying to steal a few hours here and there to make art and get ready for my stamping classes but i still feel that i'm not doing enough.  i completed this little trinket box from a pattern i found at mirkwood designs.  i'm going to host an inchies swap where you will make the this tiny box and 6 inchies and then you can make it into whatever you want.  i saw these little cubes as ornaments and i thought that would make a great christmas gift.  i might try to make a couple for a few of my friends this year. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

more samples

here is another sample using cassandra's latest collage sheets.  you really have to check out her etsy shop!

zetti art doll

my dear friend, cassandra van curen is like e.f. hutton. when someone
talks, she listens. she has created some awesome collage sheets
which she recently listed in her etsy shop.  i made this zetti doll for
an art challenge using her new sheets. you have to check them out at:

Monday, October 5, 2009

skinny making

my great friend, cathy, is hosting a skinny swap called "these are my peeps" swap.  you have to make a skinny page (3 x 5) and basically turn a person into a bird.  this was a great swap idea.  i felt inspired to make them, so i sat down and did them one right after another. here is a sample of just one of the 5 created for the swap.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

a new toy

christmas came a little early for me this year. my husband bought me a cricut.  that's the good news. the bad news is that it has to count for not only christmas, but my birthday, too, which is quite a few months away.  i am hopeful he will forget those terms til my birthday rolls around, altho, being the awesome "friendly budget reminder" person that he is, it is highly unlikely he will forget.  i used it to make this postcard tho and am quite happy with what i was able to do with it so far.