Saturday, April 27, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers

New swap announcement...
Oh what lovely creations these will be.
Sign-ups open now in my flickr group
Wishing you all a happy weekend!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Wabi Sabi Solder

Wabi Sabi...
finding the beauty in imperfection.
My first attempt at soldering can most certainly be described as imperfect.
I have been both intrigued and intimidated by the art of soldering
for quite some time now
but finally took the plunge in a stained glass suncatcher class
at a local studio.

The suncatcher is about 8 inches square.
For the outer border I chose pieces of milky white
stained glass
to complement the image I selected for the center.
I'm still deciding what to use as a hanger
and where exactly I'll be hanging it.
My first soldered piece is
wabi sabi
to me.
This past week I also mailed a package of fun
to the winner of my blogiversary giveaway.
Loads of ephemera, buttons, jewelry pieces, vintage postcards,
cabinet cards, flowers, trims, art bits
and a frozen charlotte wrapped in pom pom trim.
I hope this brings Tabitha hours of enjoyment!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sushi (?) Antoinette

This is the image Kris gave us to create
a diary-like chipboard page
for a book collaborative in the
Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group
I certainly couldn't pass on such a
whimsical project! 
After envisioning Sushi in many different roles and outfits..

I opted for a career as a can-can dancer
in a Gay Paris revue.
(Look closely, that's Sushi on the left.)
When she's not performing,
Sushi loves to play..

The back of my page is Sushi
enjoying a day
at the fair!
I can't wait to see what my fellow collaborators have done
with Sushi
I'll be sure to share the finished diary with you.
Wishing each of you a wonderful week!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Sweetest Fairy Children in All The Land

And they were all born in my flickr swap group by some very talented fairy artist mamas!










Thank you all for a wonderful swap!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

It's Time to Announce a Winner!

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Your package of our favorite things
will go out in next Saturday's mail.
Thanks to all for helping me celebrate my
3 year blogiversary!