Archive for the ‘Crafts’ Category

I finally made a Treasury on Etsy! I’d always wanted to but never bothered.

Well, inspiration struck at 4 a.m. the other morning. When I saw this pendant by CameraSHYphotography, I found my theme: The Eastern Shore.

I grew up on the Shore, also known as the Delmarva Peninsula. Let me know what you think of the Treasury! Clicky-clicky to see it.

Oh, and if you like Treasuries (I can look at them for hours), these three include some of my items on Etsy. Hurray!





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After I ate a mushroom omelette last week at a diner, the waitress left the bill on the table. This sounds like a boring story — but wait!

I looked down and saw “mushroom owl,” but it really said “mushroom oml” in her old-lady handwriting. My partner drew this up on the back of the placemat, and I knew I had to make it! Plushie fun. 🙂

The drawing that started it all.

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A detail shot of my latest knitting project:

Are your retinas burning yet?

I know you’re thinking, “What the hell kind of color is that?” (Or maybe you’re nice. Or, perhaps you think I’m being creative here.)

Well, it doesn’t matter what the hell kind of color it is ’cause I’m knitting to SAVE THE LITTLE ANIMALS!

I am making cloths that will be used to clean animals affected by the oil spill in the Gulf. I found out about this project via Craft Hope, a site where you can get crafty and help out little animals, good causes and such. Check it out!

Oh, and as for the funky yarn  — I made more of my T-shirt yarn, some out of an obscenely bright-colored T-shirt.

Here, look at this. It will help you get the burning image out of your head.

This cool flower is right next to my driveway, so I snapped a few photos of it today. Looks like more of them are going to bloom soon.

Also, a random note: I’m going to start a blog feature, “Weird Crap I Found at the Flea Market.” YAY! It will include random photos of odd things I find while thrifting and antiquing, too. Kind of like those creepy clown masks from last summer.

But, I’ve got better stuff to show you! First post of weirdness next Monday! Bwhahaha!

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I’m in the process of updating my Etsy, and it’s going to carry on tomorrow because I’m off to a birthday movie! (Not my birthday. I’m not much on movies. However, I am quite happy with popcorn.)

Until then,

Girl Scout badge pins!

A cat in a cup! (Vintage)

Tree pins!

I have a boatload of buttons (pins) to still list. Tons more Girl Scout badge pins, which were super fun to make. Let me know what you think!

Also some punctuation items on the way as soon as I get good pics! Woo!

Etsy link time: Click me! 

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Lots of plans and ideas happening around here lately. Can’t talk about everything yet, but here’s one thing I can talk about:

Sepia is fun. So are these buttons I made.

Etsy shop update on July 12! WOO!

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Scenes from Squam

It’s been more than a week since I left Squam Art Workshops, and it’s time for me to share some photos. I had a FANTASTIC time!!!

I stayed in the Satis cabin.

Dock outside of the cabin.

Secret downstairs porch at Satis.

Living room sofa. Why am I putting a period after that?

Old-fashioned ice box.

Ice from the lake in the icebox. And wine, of course!

My cabinmates' embroidery and paintings.

Guess who had the messy bed? Me!

Secret fun-time window of awesome in my room!

 I’ll share some of the projects I made in class in a future post …

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You will need:

*Cat (optional) 

 Step 1: Use your tape, scissors and newspaper to wrap the gift. Make sure to stop and take photos of the cat, who insists on stepping on everything in front of you.

Colonel Mustard nose

Step 2: It’s time to embellish! Cut out obscene/inappropriate/ridiculous/controversial photo(s). Tape to the present.

Perfect! You’re finished!

P.S. I will reveal what this gift is in a later post. Don’t want to spoil the surprise!

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