Thursday, September 29, 2011


I have been excited about the Lifebook course on Willowing & Friends.  It is a yearlong art class with a lot of great teachers.  Here is where you can find out more information.
Check it out if you get the chance.

Here is a picture of the leaves just starting to turn color a bit.  The Autumn is usually gorgeous around here and it is just getting started.  I will try to get more pictures up as the color ramps up.

I made a composition book cover for my daughter out of an old pair of jeans and some muslin.  I am still working on the indoor picture taking, but I thought that I would show everyone anyway.  I still have to perfect my light box and lamp set up.  My camera also wants to use the flash indoors all the time.  I haven't figured out how to turn it off yet.

I made the cover using instructions from Lyric Kinard. The tutorial can be found here.
Have a great day everyone.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I am considering opening an Etsy shop in the near future.  Right now I am doing some research trying to find out everything that I need to do before I am ready to open a shop.  It all seems to be a bit overwhelming.  If anyone can give me some hints or reassurances I would appreciate it.  I am trying to figure out if this is the right thing for me.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Another Wednesday

I have been spending most of my time in the sewing room still.  I hope to be done with some projects soon and get some more pictures up.
Here is another cuff that I completed.  This one has super soft leather for the backing.  I love this color pallet.

I also joined Whimsical Workspaces on Willowing.  It is a free workshop to help you get your studio or other space cleaned up and organized in a way that is meaningful to you.  I have spent a lot of time recently getting my sewing room and studio space cleaned up, but I can always use help to do a better job so I joined anyway.

I wanted to share pictures from my garden.  My hydrangea doesn't ever bloom well, but it is still pretty anyway.

Have a great day everyone and thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Early September Doings

I have been working on a lot of different projects the past couple of weeks.  Only a couple are completely finished and ready to show however.  I will post more when I get the others finished.
I have made a couple of fabric cuffs, which turned out to be a lot of fun.  I have plans for some more, I just haven't had time to complete them.

I also did a bunch of gelatin mono-prints, but I am still working on those (adding more color).
I am in the process of sewing a couple of dresses for our Renaissance Fest.  I have been working on these the most because they need to be ready to wear soon.
I also experimented with Derwent Inktense pencils by coloring in a sketch that I had made previously.  They were easy to work with and added beautiful color.  
 I hope you enjoy my pictures.  I hope to post more soon as I get more projects done.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fall Doings

School is starting tomorrow, so all the older people in my house will be gone.  I will find out if my two little people will happily play and let mom work in peace.  I am hoping that I will get to be creative at least during nap time everyday.

In the next couple of weeks I am planning on sewing dresses for the Michigan Renaissance Festival.  My family makes this a fall outing every year.  It is more fun if you are dressed up.  We don't do authentic outfits, but we are inspired by the times in our costuming.  
 My daughter and some friends last year at the Ren Fest. 

My daughter and I cut up a stack of old unwearable jeans last night.  We want to make journal covers, cuffs, and purses out of the denim.  When I get any of these projects completed I will post pictures.  Now I am off for the last minute school shopping that needs to be completed.