Stephanie Rubiano posted a free workshop on Cloche Encounters of the Miniature kind. Using shrink plastic and Tim Holtz's Ideology dome, I made this teenie tiny project. The dome is about an 1" wide and about an 1" tall.
That's probably the smallest project I've ever made. Check out her free on-line tutorial on how to make this mini dome project.
I'm also taking an on-line class on Eclectic Beaded Crochet from Robin Dudley-Howes. I didn't know how to crochet before this class, but it's actually pretty simple.
I'm starting with a simple white pearl necklace.
Now, I'm collecting bits and pieces for my next crochet necklace, trying to find unusual pieces that will go together.
We'll see what kind of necklace I can make with various bits and pieces.
I was so inspired by Roben Marie Smith's 100 day project, that I had to give her style a chance. I also was inspired by a new artist I'm following, Julie Hamilton. Here are a few pages I made recently.
A good way to use up scrap and have fun cutting and pasting.
I'm so excited and proud that my daughter, Rachel, appeared on the Today Show last week. My daughter has a YouTube channel, KawaiiSweetWorld, where she bakes cute looking desserts. A couple weeks ago the Today Show reached out to her to see if she would demonstrate a couple of her recipes. Rachel and I went to New York this past week for the taping.
Here's the segment that was aired on TV.
We had a great time in New York and it was such an experience to be at the NBC studios! Here's some pictures from our trip and some behind the scene shots.
I'm taking the 2nd in a series of Wendy Brightbill's on-line class, called "All Things Paper 2". I'm having so much fun making these collage floral pieces. I made these small pieces on 3"x5" index card dividers.
I made the collage below using an old calendar as the background.
And a couple more smaller collages made also on the calendar background.
My last couple collages I made on top of notebooks.
My sister, Diana, is also taking this class and made this amazing piece. I love the whimsy flowers and colors !
If you like playing with paper, I recommend this great online class from Wendy.
In my attempt to find new things to do with my Paige paper dolls, I decided to make greeting cards with them.
I hand drew some frames on 5.5" x 8.5" mixed media paper.
Then I glued some of my paper dolls on top.
Next I scanned each one and reduced them in size to be 4"x5". Finally, I printed some greetings and hand drew some flags around them. This way you can personalize your cards for any occasion.
The cards will be printed without the greeting. Then you can cut out your own greeting you want to use and glue it on the card yourself.
Another project you can make with these cards are mini journals.
Gather up some miscellaneous junk papers and fold them in half.
Put the junk papers inside the card and trim around the sides or you can make them different sizes, which would add more interest too.
With all the junk papers stacked inside the card, use a stapler and staple the pages to the card down the middle seam.
Pictured above is the inside center of the mini journal.
And now you can have 14 mini journal books to make as well.
I'm planing to sell the set of 14 different Paige doll cards with a sheet of greetings and envelopes for $24 + shipping. If you buy 2 sets, you'll get a free roll of my Paige doll washi tape (while supplies last).
If you're interested in a set, email me at email@example.com.