Thursday, October 1, 2009


This was fun, but a bit challenging! We started with a black and white and made her into something pretty, or what she was trying to tell me as I did the art. I think I got what I wanted.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Added a Gothic Misc Art pic. using several layers of colors, embossing, and images. I hope not too dark.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


My Dad as a child, he looks a little dressed up.. his b-day was on Sept. 20th, he would of been 91 yrs. old.

necklace Polymer Clay beads

I bought these beads from Stony Creek Bead Shop, I made something I can use more often, but I still have the beautiful pendant to make another necklace.

Seed Beading

This bracelet has been sitting for a couple of years, and I finally picked it up and I am determined to finish it, I really like it, took some time. I like to bead when I can it is relaxing, but need the time.
I guess you would call a free motion pattern.

Knitting Mittens

Knitting mittens- cable in the pattern .. it is not as hard as I thought. It looks nice so far.. the thumb can be difficult.

Halloween charm

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I had this silver heart around for awhile, I added an image and covered the back with felt, it would make a nice pin or pendant.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Just finished some art mostly Atc's, but all about HALLOWEEN!!! It is always fun. Mainly used images I had, some color, glass glitter to make it look like cobwebs. Here some pics.....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Knitted Seahorse

I have also been working on a seahorse that is knitted and then felted, I am almost to the head part and then ready to add fins. That is picking up stitches which is when I often make a mistake. I have uses many scraps of wools with many different colors. This is my work in progress before felting.


Take a peek

Thursday, July 30, 2009

It has been way too long and decided to get some art done. I am in the PID charm swap so I am finishing them up. I love making charms, they are small , but you can use so many things,
an old earring, bottle caps, and I have some little odds and ends to add.
I am working on some altered people, well on one so far. I made butterfly wings, added an image, and used batting for her mermaid body. I love color, and watercolors can be lots of fun to create backgrounds. I will post a couple of pictures in a bit.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

This is on Memory wire with an array of beads, paper beads from Uganda. lucite donuts, turq. points, silver, ... fun for Spring!!!!
One of my necklaces I made!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Well I am a bit or quite a bit sad today, a major change will occur soon with 3 great kids, 2 nieces and nephew moving out of state. I am just the aunt, but still care about them and hope things will work out as well as it looks on paper. So I have been beading and have made a few things, which helps when I am going through things. It could be beading, art, or even knitting. So I post a few pics of the funky bracelet I made and necklace.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Fat Book Swap

I am also working on a FAT Book Swap with the theme being Vintage Valentine, and using a technique for the background that no one else is using. When done we will get pages of beautiful techniques with instructions for the backgrounds. I have picked the background of working with cloth and color, which has turned into melted crayon or wax- (do not use your microwave for melting) I learned this the hard way. I then poured randomly on the fabric- the wax dries very quickly so I then ironed the fabric with a sheet over it to protect the iron. I like how it came out along with a little distressing and texturing. Here is my first page, and one with only texturing- they will all come out a little different.

Red Pink and a dash of Green

I am working on a couple of things so I thought I would try and update. I have an ATC of Avery for a swap called Red, Pink and a dash of Green.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Polka Dots & Hearts

An ATC made for the challenge on PID. I used a little pink organza and dot tape for the background, along with the Valentine image.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Year

I have been trying to get my crafts somewhat organized I know it will take time to get an actual system. I have been reading from the web site , it has great ideas. I like beading, quilting, and art and it can get overwhelming sometimes. So that is a goal for this New Year!

I made a couple of pieces of art for the PID group one is titled "Be", and the other is art using recycled materials, both were fun.! I am way behind on a quilt I was working on in a class called "Quilting through America", it is a beautiful quilt and many time periods with quilting are in the quilt. So I thought if I posted regularly about this and posted a finished block, it may give me incentive to finish. SO any words of encouragement are welcome.