Monday, August 21, 2017

I Know It's Been a Long Time...

but is anyone feeling up to a good old fashioned Halloween Matchbox Swap?

Friday, August 18, 2017

Steampunk? Why not?

I don't dislike steampunk
but it's not my favorite style.
However my partner in a recent
altered altoids tin swap
requested steampunk.

So I dug through my stash of "things"
and found old keys
and wings
and gears
and arrows 
and crowns
and other assorted doo dads.
And this is what I came up with.

That's an actual 3 dimensional
copper and glass case
glued in on the left.
Always exciting to step out of the comfort zone
and spread your wings!

I would like to thank all my visitors
who took the time to leave such kind and comforting
words of encouragement.
All of this...
creating, blogging
is a struggle for me right now.
I feel the need to push myself though
to maintain some level of life as I knew it.
Your friendship means the world to me.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Prayer Flags

Hello dear blog friends.
I'm not certain there are any of you left out there
given my infrequent posts but I'm 
hoping some of you are.
I have undergone 2 surgeries to my eye
and the healing process is not going well
so I am out of work
struggling along on disability.
My muse has been hiding during most
of this process.
But when she was present, creating
prayer flags seemed a therapeutic outlet.

Thank you for visiting.
I truly have missed blogland!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Little Book of Whispers

Hello Friends!
It's been a while again!
 I am recovering (struggling)
oh so slowly from eye surgery and starting a little book
inspired by artist, Laly Mille.
Just in the beginning stages but will keep you updated on the progress.

Hope this finds you all
happy, well and still creating!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Valentine Mini Collage ATC's

I love the imagery, softness and of course
sentiment of Valentine's Day.
I came across the image of this little girl 
and the bear
and knew instantly I wanted to use it.
I did a lot with these tiny pallets!
The chipboard base is covered
with a muted pink and green vintage floral pattern.
I then collaged with the sweet image 
as my focal point using
 vintage crochet trim
vintage seam binding
coffee stained paper doily 
lightly distressed hand-torn ribbon
pale pink lace
pink eyelet fabric
frayed chiffon ribbon
All were complete with a tiny
sugared heart
and touches of pink glitter.
Lastly, each tucked into 
lovely envies for swapping. 
a Valentine tag for the hostess!
Happy Valentine's Day
my dear blog friends!