Archive | August, 2011

Experiments in Bead Making: A Turtle Necklace

  I’ve been experimenting lately with making some unique focal beads. One that I came up with is this bronze turtle. I’m madly in love with the way he turned out. But what is a focal bead without an necklace to hang around on?     The chain, copper ring and other findings I purchased […]

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Mixed Media: Altered Hand

  Just a little something I made. It’s one of those things I made “in the flow” so I don’t have step by step photos but I can give you an idea of what I did. I used various colors of alcohol ink to stain the wood. Covered the wrist in several bits of origami […]

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Photo Sunday – A Video About My Recent Decision to Go Grey

      Well, I’ve done it. I bit the bullet and decided to let my gray hair grow out. No more coloring. I’m not sure if I can do it or not so I’m creating a video journal to kind of cheer myself on. If you’ve been trying to decide weather to stop coloring […]

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Recipes: Low Fat Apple Crisp

    It’s just about that time of year. Apples, apples, apples. I LOVE APPLES! And I love Apple Crisp too. This is a low fat recipe I’ve worked out that still tastes great. Enjoy!     Apple Crisp Smart Balance Cooking Spray 3/4 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup water 2 cups sliced […]

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Fabulous Friday – 3 Sources for Cleaning Tips

Welcome to FABULOUS FRIDAY! It’s a day where I share 3 of my  favorite projects from the web this week and thank my top three referrers (3 fellow bloggers) for the traffic they sent my way in the past 7 days.     There is change in the air. The temps are cooling, school is […]

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Thrifting Thursday – Table Linens

  I haven’t been thrifting much lately. Mostly because I already have too many good things lying around here waiting for me to do something with but earlier in the week I had to run an errand that took me right by one of my favorite thrift stores. I skipped right by the clothing sections […]

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Mixed Media – BLOOM Paper Crafted Flowers

  This is a project I took to CHA in Chicago last summer and again to CHA in LA this winter. It was supposed to be published but that plan kind of fell through (it happens) so I decided to share it with my blog family. I hope you like it!   Supplies: Terra Cotta […]

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My Crafty Couture Gown: Behind the Scenes

  I posted about the Crafty Couture Competition at Summer CHA (CHA Summer 2011- Crafty Couture Designer Challenge) in July but I didn’t tell a whole lot about my dress so I thought I’d share some of the behind the scenes photos.     The dress fabric started out as two very long and very […]

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