Experiments in Bead Making: A Turtle Necklace

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 […]

Mixed Media: Altered Hand

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 […]

Low Fat Apple Crisp

Recipes: A Healthier 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 […]

Thrifting Thursday – Table Linens

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 […]

My Crafty Couture Gown: Behind the Scenes

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 […]