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Fabric Chess Board

Fabric Chess Board

Using birthday money my parents gave me, I ordered my first set of chess pieces. They are lovely and are weighted & sized for competition (not that I will ever be a good enough chess player to compete!). I did not order a board because I wanted to make my own out of some of … Continue reading

The felt ornaments keep on coming!

The felt ornaments keep on coming!

I am stitching up felt ornaments like a mad woman! I have been able to get so many done because my little guy has 4 hours of preschool/speech therapy a week (it is an integrated program for kids with speech issues), and parents have to wait on-site while the kids are in class. I have … Continue reading

Selfish Sewing Week: Ironing Mat

Selfish Sewing Week: Ironing Mat

My next project for myself was an ironing mat for when I am sewing. I have been wanting one of these so I don’t have to pull the whole ironing board out. I bought the insulated ironing mat batting stuff months and months ago, then just never had time to do something with it– until … Continue reading

Art School: Stained Glass Paper Birds

Art School: Stained Glass Paper Birds

I love stained glass! It is such a beautiful medium. In particular, I have always loved the stained glass work of Chagall, like theseĀ andĀ these. (Just go to Google Images and type in Chagall Stained Glass for more examples.) I took a one day workshop in stained glass, which I really enjoyed, but the tools and … Continue reading

Art School: Super Simple Story Stones

Art School: Super Simple Story Stones

This is the first post in my new “Art School” series! This series will showcase different art projects, mediums, and techniques. Plus, it lets me be an art teacher again. Ooh, see how zen and calming the logo is? That means these will be no stress, relaxing, & fun art activities, perfect for you or … Continue reading

Tutorial: Eraser Carving

Tutorial: Eraser Carving

I am teaching a class at one of the branches of my local library on eraser carving. I thought you might like a tutorial, too! Supplies: erasers carving tools pencil (no. 2, not a mechanical pencil) ink pad paper (scrap for sketching; good paper for printing on) 1) Trace the shape of your eraser on … Continue reading

Screen printing

Screen printing

I did my first screen printing last Saturday! It was so much fun and now I feel confident about trying it on my own. I took the class at Troy Cloth and Paper. The space is beautiful– light filled, airy, and with great work space. The two owners, Taylor and Ben, are very talented artists … Continue reading

Sharing Authentically

Sharing Authentically

I have a guest post over on the wonderful blog (and magazine) Crafting Connections! They asked me to write about their monthly theme of “sharing,” which I was more than happy to do. Besides my thoughts on sharing authentically, I also posted a tutorial for a heart snack mat. Check it out!

Handprinted shirt

Handprinted shirt

I’ve missed you and my blog! This last week has been crazy. I finished up two websites, business cards for another client, and some other print materials for a different client; working on art for the rapidly approaching art show I am doing whenever I can snag a moment; and trying to have fun with … Continue reading

Ladybugs for Mother’s Day…

Ladybugs for Mother’s Day…

“Mommy, how high can ladybugs fly?” Don’t you love kid questions? The Wee One asked me this when we were driving home the other day, and it spurred a wonderful conversation. In honor of my little sweetie who is the reason I am celebrating my fourth Mother’s Day today, here is a free pattern for … Continue reading