Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Shopping

 One of my favorite shops is Scottsdale Marketplace in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
 Lots of handmade felted and needle felted ornaments.
 Love this store.  More coming.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Glitter House

 Small glittered paper house with sleigh and reindeer nestled in some "felted" snow. 
Just Google "Putz House Template" or "Glitter House Template" for free patterns.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Needle Felted Dish Garden

 Needle felted succulents, dirt and rocks.  This was really fun to make.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Needle Felted Centerpiece

 I have been needle felting on and off while recovering from health issues.
  Embellishing with beads, fancy wool yarns and embroidery stitches.
 Detail of beaded mushroom.
 Detail of beaded moss covered rocks.
I added purchased silk flowers, faux succulents, leaves, some tiny lime green plastic flowers, pine needles and cones.  Finished it off with some brightly colored felted balls.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Table

 A RAZ Hydrangea Bunny centerpiece, faux food, felted bunnies and eggs, faux candies and polymer clay eggs.  I had fun making all the eggs and felting the bunnies.
I just really enjoy walking by the makes me smile.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Santos Crown

 I made a crocheted wire crown for the Santos doll I created from a broken doll I purchased at Goodwill.
 I made the crown on the large loom I purchased from Yoola Design (click HERE)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

IPCA Quarterly

 "Kickin It" was featured in the International Polymer Clay's Quarterly!

Monday, April 3, 2017


 Published in the International Polymer Clay Book of 2015 Competition pieces--page on the right, bottom row, 5th pic in.."Mermaid Vase".

Friday, March 31, 2017

Native American Polymer Clay Bead Embroidery


Finished the Native American bead embroidery piece. I added several more layers of beaded outline and a nice long fringe. Mounted it on a black leather covered wooden plaque and covered the back with black felt to complete it.

Monday, March 20, 2017

March Art Fair

 I loved the Sun City West Beaders' displays!  They were so well done!
Half of the fair was inside and the other half outside.  I didn't venture out for photos because it was just too darn hot for me.  I was glad I was in the air conditioning.  Really a fun day!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Crocheted Felted Hat

I purchased a pattern from Fiber Trends for a crocheted Felted Hat. I love felted hats. Crazy how it crochets 3 times bigger than what it shrinks to. Magic. Yeah, ordered more yarn and going to give it another try. Just plain fun.  Click HERE for the link to the pattern.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pebeo Mixed Media

I finished a mixed media abstract as a gift for a friend:  15" x 30" acrylic paints, handmade papers, Pebeo Paints and sealer.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Polymer Clay & Bead Embroidery

I did a small polymer clay sculpt of a Native American, added some polymer clay black and white flat beads, some polymer faux turquoise, a button, some rabbit fur and then bead embroidered around it.  I still may add more; not sure.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Pieces from the Past

Posting some crocheted pieces from years ago.  They were fun to make and fun to wear.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Good Will

 I found this large piece at Goodwill in perfect condition.  I just think it is a beautiful piece.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Harlequin Holiday

 I LOVE MacKenzie Child's products, but can't afford them.  I'm drawn to the black and white checks with the wonderful, crazy attention to detail.  I created a very large centerpiece for our holiday dining table using black, white and pops of red.  This project fell short of my expectations, but I really had fun with it.  The best part for me was the candle holder.  It was a Goodwill find in need of much repair.  It had an uneven bottom and was cracked and chipped.  It was a total labor of love and I'm so happy with it.  I'm actually on the lookout for another one.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Christmas Past

Holidays are over....I know.  Long gone.  However, I am catching up on posts.  This is a Christmas tree made from dozens of different pieces of lace, edgings and ruffles.
Embellished with pieces of vintage rhinestone jewelry and strips of craft pearls.
I don't have a ruffler on my sewing machine, so I lovingly hand ruffled each piece.
This project was right up my alley as far as making messes.  It was a lot of fun.  I saw ScrappinHappy's tutorial on YouTube and couldn't wait to give it a try.  Click HERE for the link to the tutorial.