Thursday, December 13, 2012

To the Moon for Christmas

I haven't posted in a while, having drifted off in to other crafty ventures for a bit. But here's one currently in progress, a special request for a Christmas/rocket themed pop-up...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Fabric Postcards

No paper in these! And no envelope necessary...

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Shamrockfest 2012



A good time in spite of the Ireland-like weather! Pictured are Gaelic Storm (bottom), and Scythian (top). Click on the pics to enlarge...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Framed

These flowers turned out to be a little too "3d" for a greeting card, so I framed them.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Green beer and Shamrocks


Some Saint Paddy's Day love for ya

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Featured by Jenny and Kate!




Lately I've been changing it up a bit and working on my fabric crafts, so It was nice to be featured on Jenny's blog . She features a different Etsy seller every day, so go and check it out. Thank you, Jenny!

The green basket was also featured on Kate's blog along with other green items that remind every one of spring. Yea! Thank you, Kate!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Birthday Shark





A shark circles a boat of birthday presents and snatches one for the birthday recipient.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Heart-shaped Journal in Shabby Chic Pink

Covered in a dusty rose pink fabric and sewn to chipboard

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Just One Snowflake!


One of the easiest pop-ups to make: punch 2 large snowflakes and slit halfway thru the center. Line both snowflakes up and score 1/2" away from the slits, making sure the score line is parallel with the slits. Insert one snowflake into the other, bend the scorelines and glue to a card. So easy, and fast!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Lattice Heart

A liner behind the open lattice work keeps your personal words from showing thru the front.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bethlehem Star Pattern


I have been neglecting my blog a lot lately, but here's a new one for ya! If you are new to paper construction, I would recommend trying a different project, because this is not as easy as it would seem.

The back story: every year I like to add some handmade ornaments to my tree, and over the past few years I have been recycling my Christmas cards for this purpose. You can see a couple of them in the edges of the pic. This year, I went online with the hopes of finding a pattern for a 360 degree Bethlehem star, and had no luck! You can find one-sided and two-sided patterns, but not 'ball' shaped ones. So I came up with my own, which turned out to be a tricky bit of geometry - what exactly do you call a 14-spiked sphere where some of the spikes are 3-sided and some are 4-sided?

Anyway, here are the patterns and instructions for your personal use. The pattern printed full size makes about an 8 1/2" long star. Just double-click on the pics to enlarge. Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!


Monday, October 24, 2011

The Deed is Done!

My eldest was married this weekend! And since this is a craft blog....the above picture includes some of the items that I made over the past 13 months for her wedding. Not included were the bridal bouquets, etched glasses, and jewelry that she made.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Gaelic Storm Band is Amazing!

Went to see them last night, and being such a crafty-minded person, I had to find a way to attach "Darcy's Ass" to my dashboard. There's a back story (and a song of course) to this little donkey, and you can find out about their missing mascot, the band, and their celtic music at http://www.gaelicstorm.com/