Monday, January 15, 2018

Just lace

some embroidered patches I made that fit into the lace pouch
sold now but look for more in my shop

my embroidery in this pocket


wallet with tags inside


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

some vintage lace offerings

I have a lot of lace to use, not too much fabric but lots of the frothy stuff.
A great deal of it came from a man next door. 
A friend who dabbles in antiques
When he finds old lace he kindly gives it to me, someone who can use it he says.
He does have fine taste and really comes across some vintage  bits
Made these for my shop, gone too soon

Monday, January 8, 2018

paper collage

I created the collage with layers of paper onto deli-wrap
It is sized for double book pages
Coated with paints and a bit of Elmer's  glue 


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

My Calendar this year

First I painted Monet;s waterlilies

Then I made a calendar for my desktop and for gifts
Mounted a copy of my painting on card and created a stand
I added glitter to some of the lilies, shines in the light


Download plenty of calendars in one page, and cut up and tie with twine

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A project in a hurry

I had to mail a few things and completely ran out of supplies

So I made envelopes for packages, from brown paper and string
Love the earthy look of simple old stand-byes
Here are some pictures of my sewn version.
Take a big piece of brown paper and fold in a half inch on all sides
Fold in half  to make the bag or envelope size you want
You need some Washi tape and another piece of brown paper for the
address label, and some string
 Sew the Washi tape to top of the label or glue it in place.
Place a long piece of string under the label before sewing onto the front of the project
String should wrap around envelope and tie at bottom of label after items are put inside.
Sew two sides of the envelope, fold can be at a side or bottom.
Leave other side open for adding items

Tie the string around the envelope and sew the whole thing closed to secure items inside.
I hope you find this fun and useful
Of course it can be decorated and modified to your taste


when people sign up for give -aways and they do not claim or even remember they did it
it is bad manners, and since it has happened again to my offer
I will not give away my handmade creations in future
I am doing some swaps now on YouTube 
My sale for the New Year is going on in my shop
a brooch London style

Sunday, December 17, 2017

My little tree

Love the tree in a bucket from Nordstroms, half price too.
I have the mid size, larger not available
smaller gone.
Just fits nicely in my attic apartment here in Honolulu
I am being good too, not peeking at wrapped gifts.
A big unwrapped gift is on floor in an old brown bag.

my tree in a red bucket,

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Just lace

Made some small lace items, all gone now