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.”

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..”

Love displaying & organizing colorful jewelry!

My jewels (90% costume, made by me, gifts or a garage sale find) are part of my everyday experience.  I want to see them, like art.  The colors, shapes and textures inspire me.  All thrown together, when I see them, they are like a changing piece of art. They are the first thing I shedContinue reading “Love displaying & organizing colorful jewelry!”

Living with, displaying junk jewelry: collage art

After a semester of studying, I finally got to play and work with some of the projects I had on hold.  I was invited to spend some time with a friend in her art studio just playing with our jewelry projects. I packed my junk jewelry box and my favorite tools and glue .  OneContinue reading “Living with, displaying junk jewelry: collage art”

Creating with fabric and loving it!

I am excited after spending a weekend sewing and quilting with friends at a 3 day quilt retreat. I have never taken a trip that revolved around creating, designing, and playing with fabric. I have been collecting of fabric  to make a bright patchwork quilt that has been dancing in my head. I only tookContinue reading “Creating with fabric and loving it!”

Taste of fall

 Orange snuck up on me this year.  Suddenly I love this color.  It might be a phase, a short fling, but it has also been appearing in my wardrobe.  Which means we are supposed to fall in love with it.  It’s out there in small doses, working it’s way into our hearts.  For me, itContinue reading “Taste of fall”

When you can’t part with it..

I’m a sucker for a clearance aisle. Last year after school started, Target had one of my favorite things on sale, composition notebooks for $0.12 each. COME ON! You know I stocked up. And then, there they sat in a pile for the longest time. I was blogging, not journaling and if I was goingContinue reading “When you can’t part with it..”

Things of Comfort

I love this cow creamer. It belongs to my mother and sits on her what-not shelf (one of many). This is a collage piece with pictures of Mom’s grand kids, their hand prints and keepsakes. I gave it to her for Christmas a few years ago. This stash of children’s books has been on Mom’sContinue reading “Things of Comfort”

Gift ideas..

Lately I find myself crafting more, blogging less. These are gift bags I decorated with leftover scrapping supplies. Each gift was a piece of jewelry for the ladies I work with at Jackie Clark Designs. I can’t stop making things, and they are often the recipients of my craft experiments or my shopping spree’s fromContinue reading “Gift ideas..”

Buttons, bracelets, charming of course!

Buttons! I have been cleaning up the craft room and sorting through goodie piles. I have a button drawer that was originally my mothers. I got to take possession of it since I am the resident sewer/crafter and she has no room at the Hoffice. The L pin was my grandmother, LaVonne’s lapel pin. IContinue reading “Buttons, bracelets, charming of course!”