Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Some art with my kid

Normally, my little girl & I get out every day. Monday I just wasn't in the mood to go out. Then it rained (not normally something that keeps us in) & we got a call asking if the guys from the restoration could come by to start some work (we had some flooding from our washing machine a weeks ago). Sure, what the heck. It was a reasonable enough excuse to stay home. So, among other things, my three year old & I decided to do some finger painting. Here are some pictures of some of my favorites.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Holiday Hit List pics

Here's a quickie post with some pictures of my table from the craft fair where I sold on Sunday (North Park Craft Mafia's 2nd Annual Holiday Hit List).

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday EtsyFest

I'm taking part in the Holiday EtsyFest. Holiday EtsyFest is a conglomeration of sales in 200 Etsy shops. The dates are November 27th (Black Friday) through December 1st (Cyber Monday).

The heathknitz giveaway blog is nicely set up & is a great way to find sellers by category:
The sale in my shop is 25% off of everything. It starts now! See my shop announcement for details!


This is the list of participating stores!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

San Diego North Park Craft Mafia's 2nd Annual Holiday Hit List

I'm on the NPCM Holiday Hit List. It's a good thing. Really :-) I'll be one of the 60+ vendors. Anyway, from what I've heard it sounds like it will be a fun time & great opportunity to buy handmade for the holidays.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas cards

I hadn't considered myself the rubber stamping type. Then I saw cards made with A Muse stamps when I was at Papertales . So flipping cute! Yet I kept denying the urge since I have so many other crafty things I enjoy making already. I gave in last week & picked up a few stamps (along with some really fun glimmery markers that I used to color the tree, star & ornaments). This was the outcome:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Matting art

I can do it, there's nothing to it! Laugh at me if you like (especially if you know where the song comes from). I tend to make some things more complicated than they actually are in reality. It's really as simple as this, I went to Aaron Brothers, bought some Self-Adhesive Linen Hinging Tape, looked at the example on the box & copied it. I ended up with several pieces of my alcohol ink nicely hinged/matted. Easy peasy!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A yarn experiment

I hadn't knit in quite a while but recently got the craving. I consider myself mostly a scarf & blanket knitter. I finished this today (note: it's not royal blue but a bit lighter):

I didn't stop there. I tossed in the washing machine with a pair of jeans on the hot cycle. After checking it every few minutes for just over one cycle...this is what happened:

It's currently drying. When completely dry, it will be a bowl for holding smallish items.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Craft fair

I will be at Sunday, Crafty Sunday (North Park Craft Mafia)
on Sunday, October 5th
noon - 5 pm
@ Filter Coffee House
4096 30th Street (@ Polk Street)
San Diego, CA 92104
Come on down! I will be bringing some of the new items that I've been working on.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

New creations (still in progress)

I spent yesterday crafting. Some of my own scrapbook pages & some other fun items. I had another chance to create some new pieces (still in progress) today.

These are 1"x1" tiles. I will probably make them into pendants.

These started out as miniature dominos. More pendants in progress.

I made another alcohol ink project that came out rather nicely but the colors in the photograph did not do it justice. I will see if I can get a better picture at some point.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Craft Fair

The craft fair was nice. It was only two hours & time flew quickly. There were only two other people participating. Both gals were nice. One makes soaps & also sells Pampered Chef items. The other makes a wide array of jewelry, hair clips & also sells Stampin' Up.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Off to a craft fair!

I'm doing a little craft fair this morning. Everything is ready to go out the door. Well, except for me :-) Last night, I put all my items on etsy on an innactive status since I'm bringing them with me to sell. Definitely don't want to sell something that's one of a kind (since most of mine are). Wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Another random creative moment

This notebook was fun to make. It's yet another project that started off fun & intuitive. Then I hit a few glitches. The rubon wings didn't quite cooperate. I got out the Mod Podge to seal them & that created a few lumps. Thankfully, everything worked out in the end. It doesn't look like much work but there are definitely little details here & there (for example: Glimmer Mist on the chipboard heart; Stickles, Liquid Pearls & Diamond Glaze on the ghost shaped heart). This notebook is currently in my etsy shop.
I have a little craft fair coming up on Saturday, September 20th from 10:30-12:30 at the Playhouse Cafe. Everything that remains in my etsy shop, as well as all my items that haven't yet made it to etsy & new items in the process of being made will be available at the craft fair. The Playhouse Cafe is a family friendly cafe with a great area for kids to play

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A little birdy told me...journal

A little birdy told me "grow" with a twinkle in her eye. The blank book (journal, notebook, mini scrapbook) puts a smile on my face every time I look at it. I really enjoyed seeing it come together as I made it. It's available in my etsy shop

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Etsy For Charity

I joined a "team" last month on Etsy called EtsyForCharity (EFC). This group selects a charity to donate to each month & runs a shop where members can donate items for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity of the month. The charity this month is Doctors Without Borders A few days ago I donated this card (well, I still have it pending the purchase) to the EFC shop. It was also posted on the EFC blog challenge page & can be found for sale on the EFC shop page

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I've had a number of random & not so random creative moments in the last few weeks. I'll be posting pictures of some of the things that I've made, as well as some things that others have made.This is one of my new pieces. It's a scratch pad with the cover made using alcohol ink.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

funky notebook

I made these wire bound notebooks for a craft fair in May. I sold some of each at that time. The one remaining brown floral style had one oops that I tried to fix tonight but ended up making another mistake. This was the result:

I put it up for sale in my etsy shop. There are a few more photos showing a little bit more detail.

Monday, July 14, 2008

alcohol ink gift enclosure cards

This was one of my projects last week. These are some some 2"x3" pieces of glossy paper that I decorated with alcohol ink. I find it fascinating how many color variations I can come up with given only 3 bottles of ink.

I used the inked paper to make some gift enclosure cards. Here are some examples. I love how they came out!


Welcome to my new blog! I've started this blog to share my creative ideas & projects as I get or make them. I enjoy scrapbooking, making cards, varied paper crafts & many other crafts.