Thursday, October 28, 2010

Inking Pink

Blog hop for a good cause:

Starting blog is HERE.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Don't let this happen to you.

You're scared, now, aren't you??

You can see more creepy stuff at Gingersnap
; this little gal is off to a swap
at the Altered Pages group.

(Still haven't cut the minky, by the way!)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I'm afraid!!

Really afraid.


I'm making my niece a car seat cover, and using
real minky. Real fabric. Store bought and
everything, like someone who can really sew!

Usually, everything I sew is made from upcycled,
recycled, rescued--whatever you want to call it--
fabric. Those are all nice words for "fabric
I got really cheap or free, usually clothes or
drapes I cut apart to make something else."

See, "upcycled" is much easier to say . . .

Sooooo, you can maybe see why I'm afraid to
cut into double-digit a yard fabric, using a
pattern I made myself. Yikes.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

A wise woman . . .

builds her home, but the foolish
tears it down with her hands.
Proverbs 14:1

The proverb is actually removable, so I
can change it out. I can use all the
wisdom I can get, know what I mean?

This goes along with the Gingersnap GC72
challenge, and the Simple Treasures challenge.

These pictures did NOT turn out as well
as I'd hoped. Hmmm. Things never look,
well, like they do in real life. Anyway,
the tag hanging down off the corner, says
"Which one are you?"

Happy Weekend!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

these are amazing!

I love the pieces at Antico Valore's etsty shop!

This little gem is currently in a giveaway,
but you'd better hurry, it ends SOON!
Get the details HERE.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

inchie canvas

Most of these inchies are from swaps.

One swap was hosted by Jana--she was an awesome
hostess--I didn't even open the super cool
clear package she sent until making this canvas,
as it was a work of art unto itself.

The other was hosted via Art42 by the lovely
Faith Marie.

The inchie challenge at Gingersnap Creations
inspired me to crack out these little cuties,
and actually do something with them. It's a
6x6 canvas, with Diamond Glaze and microbeads
as "caulk" between the tiny inchie tiles.

Which is similar to how I finished off this
inchie treasure box
, some time ago, using inchies
I had made, plus many from this swap at art-e-zine.

I really have a thing for inchies right now;
if you have an inchie project posted, please
leave me a link; I'd love to come see!

Update: Thank you, Gingersnap Creations, for
the choosing the inchie canvas as a Ginger Gem!

Friday, October 01, 2010

teeny tiny triptychs

Oh my gosh, I "opened" my new e-issue of Altered
magazine--totally forgot about the teeny tiny
triptychs I had submitted for publication!

(Pardon me while I do a little happy dance. And
be thankful you can't see me--my dancing is somewhat,
ahem, well, not good.)

Made these for a kit at Altered Pages in mind,
but was so pleased with the way they turned out,
submitted them at Altered Arts instead.

After they were accepted (thank you, Altered Arts!),
I made a new one for the Everything Inchies Kit
at Altered Pages. It's not available at this time,
but if you're interested, I'll just bet if you ask
Jackie real sweet like, she'll fix you up.

Inchies is one of the challenges right now
at Gingersnap Creations--I'm hoping to have
a little time tomorrow to make a few, or maybe
incorporate the ones I have into a new project.

Maybe another teeny tiny triptych? If YOU make
one, comment me the link--I'd love to see!!

Happy Weekend, everyone!


Just a little update--Lucy asked if these were
an actual inch, but they are a bit of a cheat,
as the arch extends about 1/2 inch above the