Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I've been perfecting my technique on these bronze-beaded Trees of Life, so I can teach a class this fall on it...  I like playing with the wire gauge and nuggety beads so that every tree is different- Tutorial to come!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fan Blade Dragonflies w/ mini tutorial

This is my take on the dragonflies that I saw on Pinterest, and here's how I did it!

You will need 4 ceiling fan blades (both pairs don't have to match), a stair-rail spindle, paint and wood to attach.

1. Assemble your wings as desired and paint (I left mine the "natural" wood color and painted swirls with gold paint).

2. Have your husband attach the wings & spindle(as the body) to a backing wood piece with screws, the have hubby attach to the back fence- see, EASY!

This was a fun project, and I think these 3 need more friends!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Glass Donut Windchimes

At my new glass job, we played with making glass donuts with glass frit.  I turned my samples into a windchime/mobilewith some beads, because they looked best with sunlight shining through...  Fun on my back porch!

Valentine's Hedgehogs

Last year I bought a Valentine hedgehog after Valentine's Day on clearance, and my kids love her, so I thought I'd make the kids their own this year!               has a great tutorial, so here's Henry and Henrietta!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mirrored Mosaic Star

One of the perks of working at a local glass store is that I have access to cool scrap glass, like the antiqued mirror that I used to mosaic this tin star from my OTHER job...!  This was a fun project using a $3 star and scrap glass!

Vogue Kid's Socks

I finished my two-at-a-time pair of socks for my daughter in less than a week, the only problem is, is that I now need to make a matching pair!  This technique rocks!  It's quick and satisfying, and as any sockmaker knows, that means alot!!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Vogue Knitting- New York City!

Last weekend I had the luck to be in NYC again for Vogue Knitting's NYC Confererence.  I love mingling with the knitting world's celebrities!  I took Melissa Leapman's Celtic Cables class and Melissa Morgan Oakes's Two-at-a-time Socks class, which now changes how I knit socks!  If you ever get the chance to attend these conferences, TRY!, because it's an amazing experience!  They will be in Chicago in October, hmmmmmm......

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jewelry Porn Birdcage

I found this birdcage waiting to be adorned with my pretties...   Sorry about the crooked pic, guess i was distracted by the goodies!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Bird Painting- Still Catching up!

Here is my grandmother's Xmas present, a bird painting to liven up her room at the Nursing Home.  It's made with acrylics, which I now remember that I HATE to work with, but at least it turned out OK...  Now I really want to get back into painting (but in oils!)

Catching Up - Virginia Tech socks!

Here's photos of my dad's christmas present- VT socks!  They took forever because I've been busy with my 3 jobs over the Xmas season.  They are just tube socks, since his foot is too huge to guess fitting...

Catching up! - Candy Cane door wreath

I'm sorry for the delay, but now I can finally catch up with all of my recent projects to share with you!

Here is a door hanging I made for my grandmother's door at the Nursing Home, made from fake candy canes and real mints- fun!