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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Sweet and Sour Bracelets on: April 23, 2017 06:08:04 PM
I used cloisonne beads and shrink plastic for the little charms.  A cute bracelet with a little bite!

2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Hargid and Luna Fan Art on: April 23, 2017 05:43:29 PM
I made these for some people over on the Harry Potter Craftalong!


and Luna
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Sir Teddy Cuddlestuff: A Series on: April 23, 2017 05:13:39 PM
I have this series that I'm working on that is about a Teddy Bear named Teddy Cuddlestuff.  One day he went to sleep and the next he woke in a whole different world. Unable to return from where he came he embarks on a journey in his new home.  He makes new and magical and powerful friends. Eventually he is sent on a quest to rescue the Lost Souls in the Forest of Lost Souls.

His journey and quest represent all of us.  Everyday we wake in a world that didn't exist the day before and we are forced to adapt to the new reality that is everyday life. I want Teddy's adventures to highlight how we should approach each day with wonder, and that if a quest should arise to accept the challenge with excitement!

This first picture is a study for when Teddy Cuddlestuff first wakes in his new world. It was fun experimenting with stencils to add a new dimension to works.

One of the creatures that Teddy meets is The Golden Hind. She cares for the Golden Apple trees and offers one to Teddy when he goes on his quest into The Forest of Lost Souls
This is a character study for her. Watercolor only.

A study for the golden apple trees. (someone told me they look like lemons...I am okay with this)

Another creature that Teddy encounters is the Merelephant

To show him the way to the Forest of Lost Souls, Teddy befriends The Forest Guardian. This is a portrait of the Forest Guardian.

I'll add to this post as I have more of this series to share
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Sewing with paper? on: August 22, 2016 08:58:25 PM
I have some Pogs.

Okay. So Pogs. Those fun round pieces of cardboard that was all the rage for fame play in the '90s. I want to make a scrapbook page with them by sewing them into little vellum or plastic pockets. But I'm not sure the best way to go about this on a sewing machine.

I would welcome any advise or tips for how to sew with paper on a sewing machine. Or any ideas for making see through panels to display my Pogs on the page.

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5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Arkansas Razorback Baby Hats on: April 03, 2016 07:27:26 PM
My partner's cousin is having her first baby, a boy, in May.  She is a huge Arkansas Razorback Football fan and I knew she would love to dress her little boy as a little razorback hog during the coming football season.  So I made her two hats.  One for him when he's newborn (0-3month sized) and one for football season (6-9 month sized)

I found a pattern that I liked here and then just altered as I needed to.  I also added a little tail to each hat.

0-3 month hat

6-9 month hat

back of one of the hats

bonus--some little booties

baby booty pattern here
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Penelope The Sock Monster on: March 18, 2016 07:54:08 PM
I made a sock monster at a friend of mine's workshop last weekend!  

(she makes sock monsters that she gives backstories to that always have a problem...she has a facebook for them here!

I named mine Penelope.

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Horrible Spinach Squash Pie! on: February 04, 2016 07:27:46 AM
I've been trying to make new vegan recipes to expand on my meal plan.  Especially things that can be more than one meal.  So when I came across a yellow squash pie recipe I was excited.  But after I made the filling I knew that it was going to be awful!   Cry The spinach was just all wrong with the rest of the flavors!  Gross gross gross gross!  I did love the sauteed yellow squash and onion before I put it in the pie though...so maybe it wasn't a complete loss.  But I will not be trying to "fix" this recipe!  Tongue

It was so pretty when it came out of the oven.  The zucchini strips made it so cute!
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / my 1st square ever! on: January 31, 2016 01:40:12 PM
okay.  so it's not a completed quilt but I'm pretty proud of myself with this little block and can't wait to make a full project with it!

I got the pattern from FandominStitches

I'm going to do some more simple blocks and then make a nine block hanging for my sister!  Super excited!

9  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Halloween FingerPuppets for Trick or Treaters! on: January 25, 2016 08:54:47 AM
I like to give out something nonfood oriented every Halloween. I usually give out a small candy, a juice box (most kids are thirsty but a bunch of parents don't think about bringing a drink out trick-or-treating!  It's hard work getting all those treats after all!!! So I always like to provide a drink), and some sort of toy.  One year we scored crayola crayons for 10 cents a box during back to school, so we gave out crayons and a handmade coloring book!  Another year we made a single page mini comic book (a few years later we met a mom who dug it out of the halloween bucket to keep for herself!)

This year I decided that I would make fingerpuppets that I could stick a candy in.  (we got fun dip) It was great using up all the felt that I've been hoarding!

I had ghosts, bats, cats, witches, frankenstein's monster, one-eyed one-horned flying purple monsters, jack-o-lanterns

This one was my favorite!
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Christmas inspired Tiny Art on: January 25, 2016 07:55:43 AM
These ATC sized art works were so much fun to do.  I made them as inserts to my Christmas cards.  A little Christmas gift for my mailing list.  Most are watercolor, ink, and acrylic on watercolor paper.  Two of them are prismacolor pencil on cardstock.  I have some embellishments on a few of them.

(the colored pencil ones)
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