Friendship Book

This friendship book is something that I have needed for a long time but didn’t know it. It will be a place that will keep the many treasured tags, ATCs, notes, index cards, words of encouragement collected from, you guessed it, friends. Like an autograph book for the internet age. This project has come together by …

The Wheel of Karma Drop Spindle

Many of my projects start as ideas for one project and end up an entirely different object in the end. This project has flown far from the concept.  It all started because I was cleaning, well clearing, at the end of the year. I came upon a great stash of CDs that had really served …

Bohemian Paper Vase

I’ve been taken with the beautiful paper vases that grace the origami scene for quite some time. While I admire that stark esthetic of rice paper and black or indigo ink, anyone who has been visiting this blog won’t be surprised to know that I just couldn’t follow the trend. Mine vase was going to …

Jane Austen’s Birthday Blogfest

Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!  I have been obsessive about Jane Austen’s works for some time. If you know me well, you are likely to know this. Though I have neglected to invite people to attend, I have prepared a party, of sorts, in her honor.  Upon hearing my plan, my daughter offered the loan of …

Making Holiday Gift Wrapping – Part Two – Holiday Stencils Three Ways

If you have been following me for long you will already know that I am not prone to following the rules. At first, I thought traditionally about using Gwen’s Christmas Collection stencils and you can see that I started off by printing out a copy for each of my party guests. (I’d like to mention that …

Making Holiday Gift Wrapping – Part One – A Party

I got my hands on Gwen’s holiday stencils and the ideas immediately started going round in my head. I mean, look at them! And yes, those are fairy lights shining down on them. I do so love to have fairy lights shining down on my desk.  First I stenciled on white paper. Then on a …

Recycling Silk Threads into New Yarn

I’m wondering if this should be the first in a series of posts about how I recycle things most people would throw away. I mean, you probably would. Me? I just can’t let go of certain kinds of materials.  Point in case – these silk threads.  I have been saving them for years. At first, …

Reversible Boho Necklace – for the Artist Tribe

A reversible boho necklace to wear with more things than you would at first imagine. I’ve always wanted a statement piece like this one. What a surprise to me that it was easy and well within my reach to make myself.  I know you can make one too. If you do, send me a note …

Secret Journey Journal and Some Beautiful Trim

Secret Journey Journal and Some Beautiful Trim

What happens when you find an old map that your brother wrapped your Christmas gift in, you are thinking about what to make for the next Artist Tribe project and The Police are singing about Spirits in the Material World and their Secret Journey in the background? Well, this. This happens.  Naturally.  What else could …

Kuchi Koo Take Two – Stenciled Bracelet – for the Artist Tribe

Kuchi Koo Take Two – Stenciled Bracelet – for the Artist Tribe

  Kuchi Koo Take Two!   The Artist Tribe is featuring Kuchi Patches from Gwen Lafleur’s shop. I’ve already featured one, a small round one, in a fiber art brooch. (Interested? Click here.) Look at this beauty! The color. The design. The geometry. I was smitten, but couldn’t decide what to do with it.  That …