Boho Boquet Art Journal Page

I love Gwen’s new stencils. I love her old stencils. I love the fact that she’ll probably have more stencils in the future. (I don’t have any inside information, but I can’t imagine a world in which this is not the case.) Not only do I love her stencils, but I love printing them on …

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, …

Kuchi Koo – Artist Tribe Challenge October 2017

Kuchi Koo – Artist Tribe Challenge October 2017

One of the many fun things about being part of Gwen Lafleur’s Artist Tribe is the monthly challenges. Gwen’s shop is so jam-packed full of great stuff it’s hard to choose what to work on. These challenges help me to focus. I’m liable to stop and chase shiny objects midway through a project, so this structure …

Ornamental Petals Screen Embroidered Zipper Bag – Tutorial for Gwen Lafluer’s Artist Tribe

Ornamental Petals Screen Embroidered Zipper Bag – Tutorial for Gwen Lafluer’s Artist Tribe

I’m excited to introduce my first project for Gwen Lafluer’s Artist Tribe. This is the first design team for me. Usually, I simply follow my instinct when creating. To be truthful, I did not do the steps in the most logical order, but I will walk you through my process. Feel free to adjust the …