Paper, Canvas, Birds & Skulls

February 20, 2007 at 11:10 am | Posted in My Home, She's Crafty | 1 Comment

I flickr’d these not too long ago, but thought I would show you another little piece of my home. These are paper collage on canvas that I made to fill this area of empty wall in our kitchen.

I used all types of paper – vintage wrapping paper, tissue, vellum, magazine cutouts…I love making art, especially when inspiration comes quickly and the thing turns out exactly as I imagined – which was the case with these. The skull in the bottom one is probably my favorite part – I found that in a design magazine and the cross bones are actually Exacto knives. awesome.

bird collages 1

bird collages 2




Be My Valentine

February 14, 2007 at 11:02 pm | Posted in She's Crafty | 3 Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Here is one of the Valentine Postcards I made for a swap on flickr. These are 1960’s – candy conversation heart – inspired. The banners are love song titles from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Check out this group on flickr to see what everyone else made!

Calico Madam

February 12, 2007 at 3:43 am | Posted in Look what I found!, She's Crafty | 4 Comments


Calico fabricsThere is something about calico I have always loved. I think it goes back to Little House on the Prairie, my most favorite books when I was a little girl. The Ingalls girls were ALWAYS wearing calico, and I know that my 1980’s everyday wear seemed much less romantic than Laura’s bonnets and prairie dresses.

While in Phoenix last weekend with Faith I picked up all these fun prints – some are from a great remnant store and a few are old sheets purchased at a thrift store. I can’t wait to make things from them, and looking at all the colors together just makes me happy : )

A First For Everything

February 8, 2007 at 7:27 am | Posted in She's Crafty | Leave a comment

Cael’s Blanket 01   Cael’s Blanket 03   Cael’s Blanket 05

Cael’s Blanket 06   Cael’s Blanket 07   Cael’s Blanket 09

Cael’s Blanket 10   Cael’s Blanket 12   Cael’s Blanket 13

This baby quilt has been 7 years in the making. Yes, 7 years. I found these old men’s shirts one day and thought they would make a great baby quilt. So I promptly shoved them in a bag and stored them away. I even moved them with me to Santa Barbara in ’02, thinking I might want to make that quilt someday.

Well, finally the day came. Our good friends Sture & Amanda welcomed baby Cael to the family on Friday, Jan. 26. Knowing that I was going to see them last Saturday, I finally decided to make something of all these squares. Nothing like pressure to get me going. This was my first attempt at a quilt and no, its not perfect…but it was extremely fun and well worth the work.

While I was in Phoenix to deliver the quilt and meet the little boy I got to capture his 8th day of life on film…or, compact flash card…slideshow coming soon!!!!


Brooch Swap!

February 7, 2007 at 8:19 am | Posted in Look what I found!, She's Crafty | 1 Comment

I took part in a super fun brooch swap put on by this lovely lady. She partnered us up and sent us off to find a brooch for our partner, plus any other goodies we thought they might enjoy.


While some chose to make their brooches, I opted for a vintage rhinestone leaf…its was so darling I couldn’t resist..and I’m not really the brooch making type. I filled an old powder tin with other goodies and sent it off to Minnesota on Monday. I hope my brooch partner likes it and I can’t wait to receive mine!



Brooch Swap Goodies

More fun pics here.

Inspiration Boards Are My Favorite

February 7, 2007 at 6:35 am | Posted in She's Crafty | 4 Comments

Inspiration Board

I love inspiration boards. Since I was young I have made collages of the things I love. It runs in the family. My sister Corrie has BOOKS of collages she’s made..I made this one for my friends Jim & Amy who recently bought their first home! I love to find things I think my friends would love, and these make great housewarming gifts. I plan to make more of them soon.




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