working on a slideshow widget but not going very easily. Here are some mixed media art works, some are paintings and some are journal pages.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Sunday, April 01, 2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
I made a little personalized Valentine for grand daughter Zora to hang on a wall
It started with a heart shaped unfinished wood plaque from a craft store. It comes with a hanger on the back. I then gave it a base coat of craft paint-pink of course!
I hot glued some dollar store tinsel garland around the edge and then some gold Mardi Gras beads.
I eventually got the right size of a photo of her face to mod podge glue in the center.
I had little bits and bobs to add more fun and finished with hot glued on curlie cues of tinsel (that came with wire through it)
Da Da ! Zora !
Sunday, March 11, 2018
I know, I know it's terribly late but I wanted you to see some of the Valentine's Day things that I worked on. I love making Valentine crafts because they are totally glitzy and gaudy as you want them to be!
OK ready to get started with a collection of this and that I have been collecting...
First is a Valentine wreath that started with a couple bases and adorable heart lights from the Dollar Store. I added some vintage plastic pieces, vintage angels, mardi gras beads, sequins, a printed vintage valentine and wrapped with some frilly tinsel garlands. Get out the glue gun!
OK on to the next
Friday, February 16, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
Saturday, January 06, 2018
Yum yum burritos. Shrimp, corn and avocado in whole wheat tortillas.
Super easy and super tasty
shell on frozen shrimp 1 lb
12 oz bag frozen corn
fresh cilantro, chopped
cheddar cheese, grated
sour cream (I used light)
pico de gallo or jar salsa
Package of large burrito size whole wheat flour tortillas
Steam shrimp in small amount of water with 1/2 juice of the lime
Steam frozen corn
Lightly brown tortilla but still keep it soft enough to roll
flip tortilla to other side and add cheese to melt
Remove tortilla from pan and fill with shrimp cut in big pieces, corn, avocado, cilantro, salsa, sour cream. Sprinkle with lime juice.
I like to cut in half so that the burrito can be picked up
Monday, January 01, 2018
Saturday, December 30, 2017
It is and has been bitter cold-single digits. I do get warmed up with all the wood splitting and hauling and carrying it in for the wood stove which I am about 10" away from.
Please come out and play with me...
Christmas tree in Macy's, Philadelphia
Zora- Mixed media portrait
The blanket is finally FINISHED!!!
and good night!
Friday, December 29, 2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
I have been working like the craziest of Santa's elves making a blanket for Zora's Christmas present. Whether I finish it in time is yet to be seen. Here are some pics of the process:
I made 42 daisy flowers with 12 different colors of cotton yarn. The cotton made such a sweet soft blanket.
A basket full of posies!
I joined the flowers together with this video 5 Ways to Attach Granny Squares
I decided to go with a simple whip stitch with a darning needle to sew them together rather than crocheting them together. I liked that it didn't leave a ridge and was lots faster. By this point my hands were very achy from so much constant crocheting, trying to get this done for my granddaughter's Christmas present.
Today and Monday before I fly to Philadelphia and I think I am going to make it if I don't keep making mistakes. Last night I was sewing away (after wasting an hour looking for the needle) and realized I had sew squares together in such a mistaken wat that it looked like an origami creature. Getting close!
Friday, December 01, 2017
Making Christmas salt dough ornaments to be covered with food color paints, massive amounts of glue and glitter and the final sparkle---Sequins!
I will have to get some photos of the final ornaments. We had such a great time.
I have been so busy getting things photographed, research and written up for the shop. Definitely feel like Santa's main helper elf.
All these and lots more at my Etsy shop just waiting to come to your house for Christmas.