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…”

Turn scrap fabric into multi-media art. Painting with fabric..

This weekend my friend Rosalia asked me to show her a technique I use to incorporate scrap fabrics, paint and ink on canvas. Since it was a sleep-over, we stayed up extremely late in her awesome art studio and got creative! Supply list: Fabric scraps and trims Canvas size of your choice (4″ x 4″Continue reading “Turn scrap fabric into multi-media art. Painting with fabric..”

When you love art, creative people and the simple act of making a beautiful thing…

When you love art, creative people and the simple act of making a beautiful thing… you attract those people to you.  When you find a common hobby or interest to pursue in your friendship with a creative, there is really no greater joy.  No one knows failure, trial and error or the joy of aContinue reading “When you love art, creative people and the simple act of making a beautiful thing…”

Plaid Mod Podge Dimensional Magic & Lisa Palvelka bezel

I am always looking for ways to re-purpose and feature my art.  Charms have long been a favorite.  There are many types and ways to protect your art in a charm.  I love the look of resin, but not the expense or the mess.  So I tried a product I saw last month that lookedContinue reading “Plaid Mod Podge Dimensional Magic & Lisa Palvelka bezel”

That’ll do pig.

I am not sure why I want to be a farm girl, or why a piglet seems an ideal pet.  Charlotte’s Web & Wilbur might have had a lasting influence on me.. If I were to get a piglet and live on a farm, I would want the grass to be just such a colorContinue reading “That’ll do pig.”

Furry friends in home gallery!

The sweet little house portrait I painted for my friend’s sister was delivered last week. She loved it and ordered portraits of her beloved pets, a sweet hamster and two dogs. She is creating a wall of art in her home and was excited that I was willing to paint an unusual pet,  not just theContinue reading “Furry friends in home gallery!”

A very vintage weekend…

Last week I packed up some pet portraits and some hand-made hairpins I made using up-cycled vintage earrings, pins and scrap jewelry. Every yard sale or thrift shop ends in the purchase of scrap jewels.  At some point, I turn them into other things.  This week, it’s hair clips. I consign my art, jewelry and vintage goodies that I purchase toContinue reading “A very vintage weekend…”

Charitible Causes: Wichita Leukemia and Lymphoma Society auction, 2014

We all get excited when a question or contact comes through our Etsy shop or Blog – someone found me!  Oh goody, the hard work paid off!   What if that contact isn’t for an order, but a request for a contribution or donation? Work for free? Now what? Be thankful someone found you- thatContinue reading “Charitible Causes: Wichita Leukemia and Lymphoma Society auction, 2014”

Loving animals…

I love animals.  This is Mertyle Turtle.  Mertyle is an American Box Turtle that my nieces found on vacation 3 years ago.  He was limping down a road that led to fishing and boating docks.  His back foot was injured.  Mertyle was destined to be fish bait.  Fellow campers were watching to see if, when and whereContinue reading “Loving animals…”