Sunday, May 1, 2016

Re - cycling with my young friends

You may have seen previous classes with my neighbors and watched them grow up.
Here they are  making jewelry pendants and brooches form old CDs
We sat outdoors and for the final waxing of the surfaces,
we moved to my Lanai studio.

ready to add pictures

cutting the CD

checking the wax finish

some of the finished brooches

Sunday, April 24, 2016

to market, to market, I go!

in the coastal city of Nice with the lovely flower market
been a few times and adore the sights and fragrances
Go Early!
this is where I get my lavender for my sachets 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

travel journal

you can see more of this in YouTube
lots of space and tuck spots in my hand sewn journal with a Paris theme
there are pockets , tabs and fold outs for notes and maps
36 pages
wrapped with vintage lace netting

front with lace
washi tape and # 5

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

clothes pins go elegant

made the box of elegant clothes pins for a magazine.

Somerset Life is the publication, very pretty and a favorite
 Some of the photos they published shown here.

of mine

Monday, March 28, 2016


a crazy quilted box I made to hold trinkets and jewelry
made like below in the project shown 
It is for sale and comes with a pendant I made to enhance the style
see glimpse in bottom of box
I made this in the baroque Italian style

Monday, March 21, 2016

My old Chocolate box

This is a project for the chocolate boxes,
 you received for Valentines day and did not throw out
they were a bit flimsy but after my treatment turned out to be nice and strong and pretty

the finished embroidery is glued to the sides of the lid and velvet ribbon added to cover edges
I lined the inside bottom of the box with coppery silk fabric and velvet ribbon to match

detail of finished box

paint box to start

add some batting

sew some decorative quilting for tops

add stitchery, beads and trims, see a bit of the bottom of the box, with silk lining

Show me the finished boxes you create
I made a short video of this process on YouTube if you need more clarity

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Re-cycled plastic, Museum show

Found art from the plastics show
these were hanging in one big room and were stunning
Fit for any Mansion I say.
never imagine such beauty made from  'throw a ways'

Friday, March 4, 2016

some culture and saving the Planet

a trip to our local art museum yesterday
exhibit was re-cycled plastic
a lot of  news about our awful consumption of plastic, birds dying, and fish getting entangled
Part of the exhibit was hands on so...
 huge tables of assorted junk laid out for us to put together a sculpture for a number of gallery walls
here are some