Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WOYWW 288

I finally made it into my happy place to do some scrapbooking. Like Julia, I am way behind on the 'C' word stuff. Feeling a tad panicky. I am hoping to get the Christmas cards addressed today. And they are purchased ones, shame on me.....
Thanks to Santanna and Scott for putting the Tree up yesterday.
 
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~UPDATE~
Kat Shame, or Christmas Confessions...
I removed several ornaments. But tried to make it look like it was Puss.  
 Now Santa knows I was naughty. I will wait here and explain.
 



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

WIN WIN WIN


The Daily Marker is having a HUGE giveaway.
Read all about it HERE While you are there have a look around at the gorgeous DT inspiration and clever tutorials.






 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WOYWW 286

Continued project update
 The 'first fairy-elf' coat -Autumn-
Read last weeks WOYWW 285 for the background tale on this project
Littlefoot's fairy coat Childs size 10
She wanted blue and black
Jazzy's fairy coat with detailed trim
 This one has the Pixie Points
Gabby's 'Purple Passion'
This is the largest skirt so far. I can't wait to see them on the girls. I have a photographer lined up to take pictures on Christmas day. Snowy backdrop twirling and all that.
 Sea and Sand for my sweet Irelyn. Her first choice was the teal and aqua blues. It took a bit of searching to find the right sweaters for this one.
 -Updated-

For Rhii, she wanted only black and white

This is a special detail so the back can be adjusted
 All of the Christmas coats get a Crystal ring sewn on the end of the hats.
 
 For 'Pippi'she loves the purples, this is the swarovski heart detail tucked in under the collar
That's 7 and I am done for a bit!!

 
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WOYWW 285

What's On Your Work desk Wednesday?
 This is on my desk, my latest....Obsession  Project. So, It begins.
This is the newest 'Desk'...in the room abandon by one of my DD's. It is now officially the Sewing Room!!
I first saw the idea on Pinterest.... Visit Katwise
http://www.katwise.net/blog/
to find out more, prepare to be awed!! Imagine my delight when I could buy a pattern to guide me through this process. It has involved a couple of trips to the second hand store...
I think I am into the hundreds of sweaters at this point. Several snickering customers watching me LOAD, and I do mean LOAD the carts up.
 {In my defense, it will take 20 or more sweaters to make each project}  I am committed to at least 6, maybe more....Right now I am washing and sorting.
I made a 'specific trip' to the fabric store for 20 spools of brightly colored thread. {fabric stores, another danger zone for me....}
  
Okay, so this is just the teaser, I hope to have more on this by next week.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

The Space in Between 'Samhain

Art Journal Page
Not my words, they are wonderfully and
oh so eloquently written by Diana Gabaldon.
PROLOGUE
'Samhain'
Copyright 2010 Diana Gabaldon
“In the chilly season, when the air grows cold
 and the spiders die, comes a thin time.
The days are short, so all the light of them is concentrated,
 squeezed between the dawn and dark.
  This is why the light is different,
and each thing has a Shadow.
 This is when the other worlds draw close,
 and the barriers between grow thin. 
 In a thin time, they say, you must be careful,
 because you might walk through a cobweb unthinking,
and find yourself Elsewhere.
There is more than one other world;
no one knows how many.
  Some beasts can see one;
 the dogs will sometimes stare at a blank
space on the wall of a cave,
and their hackles rise at what they see.
Sometimes, I think I see it, too.”
The words just fit the aura of this piece, and my mood of late perfectly. {I am living in the Samhain of my time line}  The piece is mixed media, started out using gelli plate. {I was less than impressed with my first try} A little paint, stamping, stain, photos and some drawing over and I am done.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Apothecary Altered Book


Outside Cover

 Inside cover page
Half page with pockets
Open Pocket page
Open to Apothecary shelf
 Close-up of inside
See detailed working photos on October 15 post


Thursday, October 23, 2014

'Fire Starters' or 'Nailed It'

I have long admired these little genius fire starters
No denying how pretty and handy they will be, Especially since the weather is turning and our furnace is NOT WORKING AGAIN...
I think you will agree that I NAILED THIS ONE TOO!!
Thank You Pinterest for all the inspiration and how to's
Disclaimer- I did NOT do the beautiful samples. Click on the photos to follow the link to the real entrepreneur's of fire starting with fashion.
First I gathered together all the dry coffee filters {they go up like roman candles} and various nut shells, bits of birch bark, wood chips coffee and tea grounds etc.
Melted the ugliest old candle in a pot...on a very dirty stove, by the looks of things. But, alas I am being real. I do not have a maid, and do fail at times to get the last mess cleaned up before making a new one.
Pour the hot wax onto the carefully arranged filter pile.

I figure one tablespoon should be enough. I let them sit for a minute before scrunching them up to hold a shape. I think we will all know what I mean when I shout 'NAILED IT'...