Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Little Miss Know it All

I follow this Coupon Queen, and try to learn how to save a little $$$!

She has giveaway on her site today where you could win a custom charm bracelet. Check it out!!


Friday, December 11, 2009

Power to the Polka Dots!

I've always been drawn to patterns, whether it be on clothing, scrapbook paper, etc. I like paisley, hounds tooth, gingham.....but my all time favorite has to be POLKA DOTS! Lets face it, they're just so cute and irresistible! Here are some great, homemade goodies I found on my favorite website, etsy.com. Enjoy!

Upcycled Handbag......I LOVE it!

Cupcake Toppers



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

For the love of Felt!

My newest addiction is FELT! The stuff that we used in gradeschool for almost every project is making a BIG comeback! It's inexpensive AND eco-friendly.......I'll take it!!

I wish I had more free time, because I just can't get enough of this stuff!! The possibilities are endless, as are the ideas in my head!
Got to run and make something! Below are a few of the goodies I've made so far!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I have a problem

I admit it. I have a problem. I am addicted to making things. I have an ongoing list in my head of new projects and ideas to try. Inspiration for these things comes from the silliest & greatest things..... the Poptart box, a dream I had, my daughter's artwork, etc.

It is something that I get honestly, though. I can blame this on my parents, my mother in particular. As far back as my memory allows, she has always been crafty. Her past projects include: topiaries, wooden toys, copper portraits, wreaths, paper mache, paintings, murals, and countless others.

But by far, the best, and most satisfying project she has undertaken is pottery. After taking a class years ago, it is the one thing she has stuck with, and perfected. Her pieces are beautiful, meticulous, and truly one of a kind.

Here is some of her work..............
Catalpa Leaves...made from impressions of real leaves

Owl Bowl

Cupcake Stand

Angel Wall Hanging

Wall Pockets

Those are just a few of her most recent pieces. One of these days I'll post some more of her older pieces.

While I am a "Crafter", my mom definetly classifies as an "Artist". Maybe one day I can be, too!!