It’s hard to notice the change of seasons in the desert, but being raised in a four seasons climate my body knows and it’s impatiently looking forward to cooler days. I like playing with yarn and fabric when the weather gets cooler. Somehow they feel like ‘cooler’ weather crafts. I’ve wanted to make fabric acorns… Read More Fabric Acorns
When I first moved to the US in the mid 90’s writing letters to my friends in Eastern Europe was the thing to do. The internet was fairly new. I had not heard of such thing until I came here, so it was hard to describe it to my family and friends back home. And… Read More Snail Mail
Every year I try to make a new set of Christmas/holiday pins. Last year I passed them out to my co-workers. I work at the airport and we have to wear a uniform and we are limited to what extra accessories we can have. During the month of December we are allowed to wear holiday… Read More Snowflake pins
Hey friends!! Remember about a month ago I was busy creating pieces for Art-o-mat? You can see the original post here. I made total of 150 pieces of art: 50 origami earrings, 50 mini quilt patches and 50 cactus paintings. I filmed the process of getting inspiration and creating the cactus paintings. You can now… Read More My process of painting cacti
Ever since Art-o-mat accepted my submission I’ve been trying to go through ideas about the little cactus paintings. After all I have to create 50 different ones. Luckily when I recently attended one of Alisa Burke’s workshops in Seaside, Oregon I learned that a journal is a perfect place to work through some of those… Read More A peek in my journal
Happy Monday! A quick post on making some creepy earrings. You will need: Bugs (we got ours at the dollar store) Ear back studs (from the craft store) E6000 glue And voila!!! You can have a cockroach crawling up your ear.
Around these parts…… How about you? Do you decorate for Halloween?
Kids are on fall break for two weeks and I have three days off. Time to get the Halloween decorations out and get in the spirit. I realized I don’t have a Halloween wreath and decided to make one. A trip to the dollar store for a few supplies and here we go: Supplies: Metal… Read More DIY Halloween wreath on a budget
There is so many tutorials out there for rope bowls. I learned how to make them from an online class by Alisa Burke. She has clever ideas about decorating rope bowls. I highly recommend her class. Once you learn the basic technique of stitching the rope to form a bowl, the possibilities to decorate it… Read More Rope Bowls
A while back I started sewing on paper because of my lack of skill at the time to draw. I could free form cut shapes, but couldn’t get myself to draw the same shape. Strange I know, but I am still a little bit like that. Here is a collection of imaginary flowers I… Read More Sewing on paper