Inspiration

Mixed Media Inspiration :: Freckles and Flowers Today’s mixed media inspiration comes from Freckles and Flowers. In her post, Paula shares several mixed media images to advertise an Altered Books Mixed Media workshop she was teaching. Be sure to stop by Freckles and Flowers for more mixed media inspiration. A BitRead More →

When Bug was a wee lad, he refused to eat ANYTHING with a face. And I’m not talking about just “mooers” and “cluckers”… if a food item was designed with a face, he couldn’t bring himself to chomp it. I remember the trauma of being served …a side helping ofRead More →

So… Tim and I are sitting side-by-side at our computers, enjoying a lazy Saturday morning before chaos ensues. As we surf along, we seem to take turns saying, “Hey, look at this!” We’re a lot like two toddlers playing next to one another …in a sandbox… not really needing muchRead More →

Several weeks ago I stumbled upon this picture somewhere… out there… on the net. After a bit of searching, I came up with the original. It is titled "The Reader's Path", which was digitally created by "jerry8448". I purchased a 20" x 30" print of it from Deviant Art. http://browse.deviantart.com/art/The-Reader-s-Path-345536889 (NoticeRead More →

"Baby it's cold outside!" Woke up this morning singing that song… Dean Martin's version. It's legal to do that in January, because the song isn't actually a Christmas song, although we tend to lump it in with Christmas carols. Nope, this …is a song about the cold and snow, andRead More →

  I am a sucker for color. Although my favorite or “comfort color” changes like a kaleidoscope, I always surround myself with color… no beiges or whites for me! Since last winter, I’ve embraced a brighter colorway than usual. I have been accenting my spring green and golden walls with redsRead More →

Since I haven’t actually completed any project this week, thought I might share what I’ve been up to. First, I’ve been busy with my funky chair. And when I say funky, I really mean FUNKY! Here is a sneak peek of just a corner. Trust me, the whole chair isRead More →

I do not collect antiques, but I love the occasional discarded “find”. Like the other day… Tim and I were driving down the road, and I yelled “Tim, Stop”. Okay, I didn’t YELL stop, but I did say it with enough exuberance to make him think that if he didn’t,Read More →

We had a very busy weekend, tons and tons of fun… but we were exposed to lots and lots of people. Michelle and I assumed SOMEONE would stumble upon a bug this weekend… and, as it turns out, the first to fall was BUG. He came down with a tempRead More →

What I should be doing is sleeping… I’m about 80% better, sleep could actually take me to 100%!!! Instead, I was working on the babushka doll. I have her done, but since I’m not sure what I’m doing with her yet, her side seams are open until I blanket stitchRead More →

I woke up this morning with the flu bug that Fairy brought home earlier in the week and this inexplicable desire to design a Matryoshka doll! I’m not sure if the 2 are connected, but between naps and blowing my nose, I managed to design this Posy Peasant Babushka Doll. I’m notRead More →

Technically, I’m not here…we’re still on holiday. I told myself I wasn’t going to blog for 2 weeks, so I’m not calling this a blog…let’s just say I’m answering a friend’s questions. She asked, “Where do you come up with your ideas and how in the world do you go aboutRead More →

We thought it would be rather fun to bring together all the various projects that we shared over the past 4 months. Most of them are quick projects so if you’re still in need of some Christmas ideas, most of these are very doable. Just click on the picture andRead More →

Anyone want to guess what this is? Perhaps the inside of my wastebasket? Or the floor after I’ve finished a project? (Uh, no it isn’t BUT this IS what my floor looks like after I’ve finished a project! Why aim for the wastebasket when the floor is so much moreRead More →

Okay, NOT a typical WFA entry, BUT I saw this and was fascinated! And it’s a Sunday, and we normally don’t blog on the weekends, so this is just a extra! I am not a machine knitter…I need needles in my hands. But today Tim shared this video with meRead More →

Just received this month’s copy of Living Crafts. If you haven’t seen this lovely magazine, we highly suggest you check it out! This month includes wonderful blocks for knit farm mats, some lovely felted ornaments, incredible candles from nature AND a hobby horse, using a sock. Wee Folk Arts December’s craftRead More →

I was born a crafter. Some of my earliest memories involve yarns and fabrics. I started collecting ideas out of books and magazines when I was around 10. Whenever I go somewhere, I’m making mental notes of designs or arrangements I find enthralling. Thank goodness for the camera on myRead More →