Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a very happy, creative and prosperous 2018!!!!!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Santa, Sleigh & Stocking

I purchased this Santa and sleigh over 20 years ago at Red Oaks furniture store in Long Grove, Illinois.  I loved that store.  So much inspiration and beauty.  Santa stands about 20" tall and the sleigh is 18" tall, 24" long and 10 wide.   
Santa's bagful of toys was a great find at Goodwill this year along with the 36" sequined stocking.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Christmas Cloche

 A touch of vintage.  I purchase resin and bottle brush trees at second hand stores when I see them.  I always use them for something.  The "snow" is wool roving with lots of glitter on top.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Feliz Navidad

 God's Eyes hung from the chandelier, peppers decorated the tree centerpiece and organza napkins added a bright, festive touch to the glassware.
 Seating for 12 with two long tables.
We had a small, intimate dinner for six on Christmas Eve.  Our festive holiday fiesta.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Polymer Clay Magnetic Pins

 Still practicing my knitting.  I liked the wispy shawl so much, I making another.
Wearing different polymer clay magnetic pins on the long scarf is an added bonus.

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.