Thursday, March 21, 2013

Favorite tools

How do you store your favorite tools? Bakers Twine is one of my all time favorite things to work with. I think it's so fun, it cheers me just to look at it.

I leave it on a little shelf above my workspace next to my Washi Tape, another of my favorite tings.

In addition to my big spools, I have a few yards in several colors from "samplers' that I wrapped on to vintage spools so that I can keep them out too.

It's no fun to restrain all the pretty stuff in cabinets and drawers!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Where Women Create and Upcoming Projects

I've mentioned Stampington and their publications before, but every month I marvel at how wonderful their publications are. I appreciate that they feature every day Artists. I have yet to see anything that company does wrong.

I ran across a Where Women Create post on Facebook today about Jenni Bowlin. It caught my eye because her studio is beautiful.  Her artist's eye and love of vintage really comes together in her work space. I have a small space without much room for featuring my elements out in the open, but her work space is beautiful.
jenni bowlin studio in where women create magazine

I am sewing Aprons for a friend right now. She opened a vintage shop and she wanted some that looked vintage. I'm making them out of Denim and I'm going to work in some metal details if I can. I'm trying to make them look a little like Levis. Once I'm done I will post pics.

My room is a mess and probably will be for another four weeks. We're having a huge Garage Sale on April 13th, and until then some things are stored there. When that's over I will show you new pictures of my place.

Next projects:
Tim Holtz' Tattered Challenge, Mixed media box for a friend featuring Graphic 45's "Little Darlin's", a Magazine Mirror (see below). We're having a Pinterest Party at the aforementioned friends shop, and I have to test out the method before I do it, next, a collage for my Mother featuring Graphic 45's "French Country", after that what I'm calling "mini shadow boxes". I have a bunch of vintage Christmas items that I want to turn in to ornaments. Two Maxi dresses for our Anniversary trip to Seattle.. By the time all that is done I will be starting to build stock for they Holiday Bazaar.

Tutorial is here:


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tim Holtz March 2013 Tag

I love this months tag!
I didn't have the dies he used, but I still think mine is super cute!

Here's his: