Sunday, February 24, 2013

And the winner is...

Cindy!! Congrats!
Cindy has a great blog, Cinful Sweets. She is changing her lifestyle and living more sustainable, even avoiding buying any pre-packaged goods. It's cool to read about her family's new life and choices. Go check it out and meet Cindy! 
Cindy, email your address to me and I'll get that in the mail tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Who Wants a Lavender Sachet?

Wink! Wink!
It's GIVEAWAY time! 
I feel like sharing the lavender love! Just leave a comment and I'll pick a winner out of the hat this weekend!
(It will be one of these ladies or similar) 

My craft room is smelling so good!
It really means a lot to me that so many friends stop by to comment and say hello! 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Stack of Journals

I love stacks of stuff. 
And, I love to see a stack of progress. I am busy making more art quilt journals. I am finally getting back on track with my Etsy shop and might be doing some craft fairs this summer. Time to get a move on! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mail Art Book

I get a lot of cool mail art, but I was really amazed when this arrived in my mailbox today! Lubomyr, in Ukraine, sent it my way just as is! No envelope...just a little book making its way through the mail services from Ukraine to Indiana! It did really well, I'd say. I love this idea. 

In between is Styrofoam. It doesn't open, but there is a message on the back.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

More journaling...almost done with this one.

I have been adding to this journal spread over the last week. 
I started out with letting used tea bags make some cool circles and went from there.

I loved what the tea bags did.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Alcohol Ink- Lovely Messes

On Saturday, some of my friends from the art journaling group came over to do some sewing, painting, book making, cutting, stamping, and of course, eating and chatting! 
Shaun showed a couple of us how to make a simple book with all kinds of flaps and possibilities. Do you ever see something made and wonder why you never thought to do something so easy as fold the paper differently? That's how I feel about this book. It's really just 3 long sheets of paper stacked and all having different sized flaps and folds. Simple and yet so much more interesting!

For the cover, I basically just went crazy with alcohol inks and blender solution! I let it drip and run and bleed through. I really liked the effect, but wasn't so happy the next day when I picked up my journal and had silver hands! Ha! The blues and pinks were fine, but the metallic silver transferred onto my hands easily. Nothing a coat of varnish couldn't fix...but good to know for the future! 

Friday, February 1, 2013

More Fabric Arrived!

Hurray! My banjolele fabric arrived today! I just got a fat quarter to see how I liked it. 
I love it! I also want to play around with it in photoshop, or somewhere, and mess with the colors. I'd love to have some with a black background and white pen.

"Play Your Banjolele"