Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Making Baby Items

As many of you already know, I am expecting my first grand son in February. I have been very busy sewing my heart out in anticipation of his arrival. I thought I would take this opportunity to share with you what I have been making. I have embroidered 11 bibs and made 5 crib blankets and receiving blankets so far.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Look what I have been doing

I have been down with a bad cold and viral infection, but I have not been totally idle. I have been experimenting with altering some spoons for Christmas gifts to some of my crafty friends. before I mail them out, I wanted to share what I have been up to .

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


I just finished this mixed media piece using Gelatos. I also stamped on the Gelatos and finished with Watercolor markers. This was my first attempt using Gelatos and I found them very easy to work with. A little bit goes a long way.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tomorrow is Halloween and I wanted to share some tags that I made as well as a slider cards and a Trick or Treat bags.

w is halloween and I wanted to share some tags that I made as well as a slider cards and a trick or Treat bags

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fancy Party Dress for an Angel

This is a little dress I smocked for a special occasion. The collar is cotton organdy and the sleeves have organdy inserts done with shadow work embroidery to match the smocking..

Smocking for a Little Boy

Here are some pictures of two outfits I smocked for a little boy. The romper set  and overalls are all in a water theme. i think this would make daddy proud.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Engraved Etching

here is an engraved etching that we were challenged to make into a mixed media piece. The background is a blend of gelatos inks. I enhanced the image with water color inks . I used distress inks on the doilies and paper. I added a shabby chic flower that I made as well as a feather butterfly that I also made. These are fun to do. If anyone has tried to do this, I would love to know more about your experience. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cards for this week.

I have been super busy, but my computer went on the fritz. This gave me time to do a few items while it was being fixed. here they are.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New Tea Cards

For those who know me, know that I am a confirmed tea granny. Now that fall is here and many of us are canning, harvesting or getting our gardens ready for winter, I got to thinking of the abundance of flowers in my garden and thought to make these cards called My Cup Runneth Over.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Halloween Magic

As promised, I made another magic card using a Halloween theme. Again I used Graphic 45 paper.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Magic Card

This is a magic card that I made using Graphic 45 paper. I really liked the way this turned out and wondered how it would look using a Halloween theme. Stay tunes I think I will try to make one.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Friendship Pages

This is a page I made for the September theme " I Love The Movies"
This is one of the first movies that made an impact on me. My Father served in Malaysia and fought the Burmese during World war 11. I went to Thailand 5 years ago and stayed at a resort on the River Kwai. While I was there i took the train from Thailand to Burma. I also visited the museum and walked the trail where so many prisoners worked and died. While walking, I listened to a tape recording of tales told by the survivors. I think I have watched this movie at least 5 times over the years. This is why I chose this movie for this theme.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Knitted Toques

My nephew is expecting twins , so I made these toques, as they will be winter babies. These are made with 100% wool from Brazil.

Monday, September 9, 2013

House Mouse Creations

I have added a new page to my blog. here is a sneak peak of a few of the creations featured on this page.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Serviette Card Tutorial

This card was made using a serviette.

Step One. Peel away all the back layers of the serviette.

Step Two. Scrunch the serviette piece with the image into a ball and ten smooth out, but not too much

Step Three.
Get the card size that you want and adhere glue to the side where you will be placing the serviette. I like to use the roll on glue, I used Scotch Crafty Stick. If using white glue , do so sparingly as it tends to wet the serviette to much and tends to tear.

Step Five.
Now place your serviette on your card making sure you have the image centered. Now rub the top of the serviette onto the card. Do this gently. You want to have wrinkles in your serviette, so don't fret it.

Voila, you are done.

Altered Composition Book

I have challenges my member's at House Mouse & Friends at Paper Craft Planet to alter a composition book for a swap. Here is what I made today for this swap. Hope my partner will like it.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Birthday Gift

My grand daughter's 20th birthday was a few days ago. I made her this necklace, which she was thrilled with. This is a wire wrapping technique. This is a technique that I am just learning to do. I was pleased with the way it turned out.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

More Altered Spoons

I spent this afternoon finishing my spoons that I started the other day. They are both steam punk themed.