Monday, May 31, 2010

Welcome to my garden...

 Take a moment to step into... garden

"...And above all, watch with glittering 

eyes the whole world around you because 

the greatest secrets are always hidden in 

the most unlikely places. Those who don't 

believe in magic will never find it.”

-Roald Dahl

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!


Sunday, May 30, 2010

And the winner is...

  The winner of this previously posted blog giveaway is

Congratulations Nannie!!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Color Mists Video!


Here's my very first OTM video showing 
how to color silk ribbon using Color Mists.
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Crafty Blogger Blurbs


 Beading Arts  -Rubber glass? Rubber glass?!? What the heck is rubber glass?

Cathie Filian -Seed packets are the inspiration for sprucing up your garden. Pop by Cathie's to see how.

The Artful Crafter -Make a travel art journal for when you want to jot or sketch ideas on the go.

Crafty Princess Diaries -Tammy shares some crafted items she purchased during a recent trip to the Bahamas.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside's got a chance to win a free copy of The Complete Photo Guide to Textile Art, and we are off to Maker Faire with our new roving reporter Stan. Stan is an Amineko (crocheted cat), see how to make his Steampunk business card holder made Sweater Surgery style, learn how to make a 4-ply braid, and to relax try this honey cucumber skin toner recipe.

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter -Turn a vintage tie into a stylish tampon case with Madge in this week's Teen Craft project for ILoveToCreate!

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery -Enter to win a copy of Sweater Surgery!

Farm Girl Roots, City Girl Style -And it's one, two, three strikes you're out... check out Linda's baseball quilt.

Cross Stitch at -Got a great source for free Cross Stitch patterns? Check out Connie's list and then share your own.

About Family Crafts -I know at this time of year many people are trying to think of ideas for graduation gifts, but how about making a special end-of-the-year gift for a special teacher?

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pillow Panels


I thought I'd show you my terrible wonderful pillow panels I'm doing for a swap.  The panels are based on Teesha Moore's Pillow Panel Journals she creates.  You can view her videos HERE.

They're suppose to look folksy, so don't be too critical of my sewing job I am the first to admit that I am not a sewer! LOL
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Maker Faire 2010

We finally made it to the Maker Faire this year.  We've been trying for the last 3 years to go.  What is the Maker Faire? It's an exposition with workshops and 6 pavilions, and 5-acre outdoor midway, over 100 exhibiting Makers, hands-on workshops, demonstrations and DIY competitions held in San Mateo, California.
Here's a few pictures from our excursion
yesterday at the maker faire.
(Click the pictures to enlarge)
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Steampunk Bicycles
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Working butterfly car with flapping wings and all! Altered Zombie Car Adorable Altered Trailer and car!
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Steampunk Gizmo Girl Who ya gonna call Ghostbusters Altered Tractor
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Welded Sculpture Fire Sculpture Robo Bots
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Metal Bug Sculpture Steampunk Snail Car Electrified Jellyfish
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Motorized Cupcake Gotta love these 2 signs!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Calendar Grlz May 2010

May Calendar Glrz 
 This month's calendar art journal was circus 
themed.  I've always wanted to do a circus theme 
so this was fun for me.

As usual I did not cover up the great pictures
the page had but added to them.

Click HERE to view my 
previous calendar pages.

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Celebration of Life




and the send off...

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Crafty Blogger Blurbs


 About Family Crafts
Learn how you can make your own personalized garden stepping stones.

Beading Arts
Cyndi has launched the first installment of her brand new e-book on bead embroidery...and it's free! Hurry over for your copy!

Cathie Filian
Cathie shows you how to print your own fabric with dishwaher gel and cookie cutters.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
At Craftside there is our author schedule for Maker Faire-booth #219!, Lab 47 from the wonderful book Collage Lab and the cake die cut design I did inspired by it, tips on how to get your dog to sit for a photo and info on the gallery opening A Consequential Tea in Brooklyn with Kristin Muller.

Cross Stitch at
Create a stitching-themed sampler with a saying from Ellen Birdseye Wheaton. All back stitch and a single color of your choice. Challenging but quick stitch.

Farm Girl Roots, City Girl Style
Florida is certainly beautiful, and so is the fabric they have at their quilt shops. Check out what Linda found on her journey.

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Madge has sold her seventh book! Read all about it and about negotiating a contract in the fourth installment in her How to Write and Publish a Craft Book series

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
Embroidered scissors from the book Redwork from the Workbasket

The Artful Crafter
Ideas for decorating canvas tote bags.

Artistic Inspirations to help you create! 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Freebie Backgrounds


Click HERE to download 
some freebie fractal images.


Artistic Inspirations to help you create!