Monday, November 21, 2011

California Dreamin'

I have a friend that is currently living in Ohio due to family obligations.  But is dreaming and planning for the day she can return to Sunny California, preferably San Diego.
In honor of her birthday earlier this month I made her a Folder Tag Holder full of California themed tags (as inspired by my art friend and mentor, Dede - you can see the kits she sells to make these yourself on her Etsy HERE).
I didn't get a chance to take pics of the folder before I mailed it off but I did manage to scan the tags so shared them with you here.
When I first thought of the idea I went on Google and searched for California and San Diego Travel Guides and went to the websites and ordered the free paper copies.  When they got here I went through and tore or cut out many images.  I covered the outside of the book with California maps.  Then gathered a bunch of dyed tags and some watercolor paper scraps and started sewing on images.  I've been having so much fun sewing on paper lately!
I'll get Debbie to take some pics of the Folder Holder for me and share those with you another time.  But wanted to share these with you in case you are in need of some warm sunny thoughts and/or some California Dreamin'!
Thanks for taking a look!
Hope you all have a creative week!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Owl Ornaments for sale on ETSY

You can now find my Owl Ornaments for sale on ETSY by clicking HERE.
Thanks for taking a look and I really appreciate any purchases,

Also while over at ETSY check out the great stuff my friend, Debbie, has listed.  You can find her ETSY by clicking HERE.  She is one of the most creative people I know and has some great ornaments, charms, really awsome hand dyed ribbons, and more.  Including these these great Altered Matchboxes:

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's Raining Owls!

Purple and Green owls
Musical Owls
  Blue Owls

And an assortment of Owls decked out in their finest Christmas attire!

I've been sewing and sewing owls and plan to list them on my Etsy.  I'll let you know here and via Twitter when I get them listed.
The owls are all the same size.  They are approx 3 1/4" tall and 3 " wide at the ears.
They are alot of fun to make.  I swear when I glue the eyes on they each develop their own personality!

Thanks for taking a look!
Hope you have a creative day!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sewing Postcards

I've had my sewing machine out to make some fabric Christmas ornaments - I'll share those here when I get finishing touches on them.

I decided as long as I had the machine set up I would play around with sewing on paper so made some postcards.  Here are a few of them:

I used a combination of magazine images, fabric and stamped quotes.  I had a great time playing with the sewing machine and the zig zag stitch!
If I have your address, you never know, one of these might show up in your mailbox!
Hope everyone has a creative week!
Thanks for taking a look!