My newest class is up on Skillshare! This time I share ideas and a couple of techniques you can try to make jewelry and other accessories using Shrinky Dink material. It’s fun, quick class suitable for all ages. Also if you have never used Skillshare, when you check out my class you can get… Read More Let’s Make Shrinky Dink Jewelry!
While sorting some trinkets I came across some charms I made with Shrinky dinks, loose and mismatched beads and instead of keep sorting away, I got inspired to put my found items to use. Because I like working small, I think these eventually will be some type of wearable art. They are mini-quilts, with trinkets.… Read More Quilted talismans
I have several jars of buttons. All kinds of pretty buttons. Small, big, shiny, colorful. The problem is when I am looking for something I have to empty the whole jar to look through, and then maybe the next jar, and the next. So it was the case the other day. I am not sure… Read More Mini wearable quilts
A quick tutorial on the Christmas cards I made this year to send to family and friends. They are available in my etsy store. You will need: blank card/envelope, index cards, washi tape, scissors, little bit of yarn and a sewing machine. Tape the washi tape on the index card. I used 4 strips on… Read More Washi tape Christmas Cards
This Friday (Black Friday) I am teaching an ATC (artist trading cards) class at Jerry’s Artarama in Tempe. The miniature pieces of art are quick and easy to make. They can be matted and framed. You can put them on your wall or gift them. They also make great gift tags. If you are free,… Read More ATC class at Jerry’s Artarama
A friend asked if I have any new work that may fit a theme ‘The little black dress’. I was honest, I didn’t have anything along those lines, but I never want to disappoint people. Especially if what they ask for gives me a creative challenge. I told her I can come up with something.… Read More Fancy dresses greeting cards
In my playing this week I noticed I used dots on almost everything. I think it’s because in a way it’s very similar to stitching. One dot at a time, one stitch at a time.
Making new things, finishing up old unfinished projects….. I made wrist pin cushions. Finished some necklaces. And these little collages are from a collage class I took recently.
Some weeks ago my little second hand (make that double second hand) laptop broke. It won’t connect to the internet anymore, even with an adapter. This made it inconvenient for me to blog, as I mostly blogged from bed. Sitting behind a regular PC, behind a desk didn’t sound appealing, as I do that 8… Read More Valentine mini cards and handmade envelopes
I’ve been looking at tag art, and when it’s done well I admire the skill of assembling images in such a limited space. And I try it myself, I practice. Here are the results.