Friday, April 28, 2017

Textured PASSION

This little book of vintage goods measures 4 1/2" square.  I used so many different scraps from my stash, and I am quite pleased with it. 
front and back cover 

                     A few tuck spots with tags to journal on. 

The fun thing about having a stash at the ready, is sometimes "it" dictates to you what "it" wants to be used for.  And that is pretty much what took place with this little fiber fest.  
 A couple spots to journal your secret passion...
There is something so special about a fragile piece of antique lace. And this little bit of pink was screaming at me... and when I sewed it to a sliver of an old scrap of linen, a page of vintage pictures appeared.  That is when this book came to be titled...PASSION!

Another journaling spot. 

Thanks for stopping by...
I've really been enjoying using up my stash making these 
little gems.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mini Nature Fiber Fest

Mini Nature Journal
This mini journal measures approx. 4 1/2 inches square, and is full of fibers and papers, and feathers and buttons.  And now that Spring has finally sprung here in the northeast US, out of doors is the place to be one with Nature.   Thanks to Nina of Happy Herbs Soap at Two Crow Cottage for the clay feather on the cover.  And to Kitty and Sandy Rosebud for sharing some of their fiber goodies.





With flaps to lift, and yummy texture!

 Thanks for fluttering by...

Monday, April 17, 2017

A little Passion for Nature...

Here are a few pages, a WIP, for the upcoming Mother's Day Festival.  These pages are double sided, and will be folded in half to form...A mini book of my Passion for Nature.  
With coffee dyed gauze, suede scraps, lace, 
and so much more.
It's a fiber fest...for sure!  Birds, bees, flowers, trees, and my favorite thing to make with old book pages...butterflies!
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere ~ Vincent Van Gogh
These pages will be sewn together, and tied up with ribbon!
Stay tuned for the finished piece...


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

LIberate Your Art Postcard Swap 2017

This is my postcard for the 
Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap 2017, my 5th year,
hosted by Kat Eye Studio
I made them from a mixed media piece 
done for a challenge...that I won btw.

This is my decked out envie that was
featured on Kat's blog for the swap. YAY!

And here we go with the ones I received...
Postcard # 1 titled "FLORAL CHALLENGE" comes 
from Linda Ursin in Norway, where she made
this work of art into apparel, home decor and even phone cases.  

My postcard # 2 hails from Ireland! This acrylic painting titled, "MOSS STONE" is from Jacinta. I just had to sneak out into my woods to find this perfect stone to display it. You can find the original painting here 

Postcard # 3 is from Janet McQueen in Manitoba, Canada. This digital painting is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!
Titled: "Pigeon Feeder in Covent Gardens, London". 

You can find this and more of her work at

 Well, postcard # 4 is from my BFF Nina, 
from Happy Herbs Soap @ Two Crow Cottage, right here in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York. And since I frequent her gardens regularly, it seemed fitting to stage her wonderful postcard on the very gear that is featured in her postcard. 
How cool is that? 
I love it here! You can find her great soap, incense and oils on Etsy!

My soulful # 5 postcard is from Kathy McIntire of Solsisterstudio in Little River, SC. And since Spring has finally sprung, 
I ventured out into the sunshine to catch some rays.

The pièce de ré·sis·tance is from the wonderful host of the swap,
Kat Sloma of Kat Eye Studio, where you can learn everything you need to know about iPhone Photography.  Check it out!