I’ve been trying to make wearable origami. So far a small collection of origami earrings has started to build up. Baubbles, ninja stars and leaves.
I’ve been doodling heart cacti in Paper53 for some time. I really want to print them on something large, like a pillow case, but they are not the right size. They are too small. So I have been trying to learn Illustrator. Any program that has too many options, too many functions, too many buttons… Read More Heart cacti
I’ve lived in Arizona since 2002 and on occasion I complain to my husband that even though this is the second place where I’ve lived the longest I never quite feel like I fit, like I am at home. There are many reasons for it and one of them I only realized this week. See… Read More Staycation and Creativation
One of our favorite things to do as a family is go on road trips. These are often day trips to places and small towns near by. And since yesterday all of us happened to be home with no obligations, no school, no work we decided to drive east of town, with no particular plan.… Read More Exploring Arizona – Superior, Miami and Globe
It’s been a few weeks since I checked in here. Holidays and school winter break got me all out of rhythm, but I am getting back to ‘normal’. A few weeks ago I started a gratitude journal with my kids. It was a result of my frustration, feeling as inadequate parent in satisfying all of… Read More Digital art – grateful hearts
I am sure all of you master quilters out there can make amazing quilts with scraps. But for me that’s too overwhelming. So I make little things with my scraps, like these Christmas tree pins. These are great little gifts for friends, co-workers, neighbors or just make them for yourself. Here is how. Materials: Scraps… Read More Christmas tree pins with fabric scraps
Over the years my collection of ornaments have grown so large that my poor tree has hard time holding up the weight. In the past few years I’ve only bought vintage ornaments and only if they are one of a kind and super cool looking. This year I’ve been making my own ornaments mostly with… Read More Origami star ornaments
In the last few years instead of buying physical gifts for my family I’ve instead treated them to experiences, road trips, big trips, over the ocean trips to lands we have not been before. Aside from believing that these type of gifts last longer, I have to admit that I am a terrible gift shopper.… Read More Gift ideas for the creative souls on your list
Do you put your Christmas tree up right after Thanksgiving? In the past few years I have. It’s been kind of fun with the kids. But growing up we didn’t put up the tree that early. I grew up in Macedonia and our traditions are a bit different. Our Christmas tree is more of a… Read More Paper ornaments
Ah friends, I recently discovered that I can add a payment button and be able to offer some of my handmade goods from right here, from my blog. So I am giving it a try. Up on the top Menu I’ve added a SHOP button. I have added a bunch of Christmas ornaments. I also… Read More Shop Update!