Speed applique a vintage camper; multi-media art, create magnets & tea towels – Mother’s day gift idea.

I found this Henry Glass “Quilt Camp” fabric with awesome little campers and about lost my mind at the fabric shop getting some cut! I found this darling sky and cloud fabric and had to use it as well! These 2.5″ x 2.5″ mini-canvases are magnets (sold in set of 5 @ Walmart). While shopping,Continue reading “Speed applique a vintage camper; multi-media art, create magnets & tea towels – Mother’s day gift idea.”

Applique fabric art, dogs in clothes; my sister’s obsession with her chihuahua…

My sister keeps posting photos of Chihuahua’s dressed in clothes on Facebook. I offered to make an outfit for her tiny pup, but she said “Millie won’t wear clothes.” I also offered to start a therapy group, if need should arise… My next best offer was art. If you need fashion, you need fashion! MillieContinue reading “Applique fabric art, dogs in clothes; my sister’s obsession with her chihuahua…”

2017, Find your style and then run with it.

I want my home to be pretty, comfortable, and welcoming.  I feel that way about my clothes, shoes, and art. The stack of dishes is a fair representation of my life. Things, used, but not used up; trying to serve a dozen purposes & stacked off kilter. Displayed in a glass case, transparent, functional, simpleContinue reading “2017, Find your style and then run with it.”

Mini sewing-retreat, gifts in jars, loving working with fellow creatives!

It is no secret that I am obsessed with tiny houses. They are more amazing in a jar embellished with paint and frayed fabric. This was a special order from one of my best customers – my mom. She is so supportive of my creative work. I only need another few hundred thousand just likeContinue reading “Mini sewing-retreat, gifts in jars, loving working with fellow creatives!”

Painting with fabric; tiny fabric houses in jars.

I paint with fabric. Make-believe is real. I imagine and create (happy people in) tiny, quirky houses. Breakfast is ready when you wake up, naps are encouraged- this is what I think about when I sew a tiny house. Here we ride bikes with friends til the street lights come on. Perpetually age 7 (withContinue reading “Painting with fabric; tiny fabric houses in jars.”

Take time, daily, to craft, create, renew, celebrate & LIVE in the moment!

I need color, fiber, photography and text as part of my everyday experience. 40 hours each week, I am a payroll clerk/bookkeeper and 10 hours each week, part time receptionist in an assisted living/retirement facility. I’m a wife, mother, employee, Grandma, artist and; starved for time to create. I mix a number of creative /Continue reading “Take time, daily, to craft, create, renew, celebrate & LIVE in the moment!”

Sand, distress and wax a vintage, painted wood dresser!

I am always on the lookout for interesting, vintage, wood furniture. A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to find a vintage sideboard that was painted a high gloss black. Loved that it was tall, skinny, painted and had the wooden spacers in the drawers for organizing socks, etc.I discovered it on a weekly visitContinue reading “Sand, distress and wax a vintage, painted wood dresser!”

Where do you sell your creative artwork?

I think all artistic/creative people struggle with these questions: Where do I sell my art, handmade goods? Will anyone like them, order them, buy them? The truth is, you won’t know until you try. Utilize multiple ways of selling, advertising and promoting your products. I personally love a local brick & mortar, boutique store.  IContinue reading “Where do you sell your creative artwork?”

Four day weekend at Whatever Craft House -loving a girl’s retreat!

I recently experienced an amazing 4 day sewing retreat at The Whatever Craft House, hosted by my dear friend, fabric and pattern designer, Jackie Clark (you know, the tutor, amazing sewing enthusiast, accomplished cook). For a tour of the Whatevercraft House and more info click HERE. Immediately, I feel at home here. Dear friends, Tamara Gonzales andContinue reading “Four day weekend at Whatever Craft House -loving a girl’s retreat!”

His & hers weekend hobbies

We work hard. We play hard. Last weekend was one that sort of wraps us up as a couple, a family. He likes cars, motorcycles, speed, & sports. I like art, sewing, painting and decorating. Some weekends we both get to full-fill our dreams in some measure. I think because my dreams are less expensiveContinue reading “His & hers weekend hobbies”