Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree...

I have been a very bad blogger.  Work and the Holidays have taken me away!  While I'm on my  mini blog vacation, take a look at this crafty blog a fellow Punkymom posted!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Skull Ornaments

Do you remember this post?  Well I have successfully completed four skull ornaments for our tree so far...
Take a look!

The skulls are all cut out from material I already had, then hand sewn with a contrasting back piece of material, stuffed and finished off with a loop.  They are so fun, I want to make more!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Salads continued...

Do you remember this post about Artistic Salads?  Well, I found some wonderful prints of a clients in the office I work at.  They are vintage, vegetable themed and I just had to share them with you!

and this is my favorite!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Here it is!

The Christmas wreath I made for hubby's truck in place.... 
I think it looks great!  What do you think?

Christmas Wreaths

It's beginning to look allot like Christmas at our house!  I've been busy putting up the tree & crafting Christmas Decor which left me with no time for blogging until now!

Last night I made some Christmas Wreaths from some $1.50 green wreaths I bought at the thrift store on the corner...

This one is for the front door, I used an ornament I picked up at the Cookie Decorating Party this weekend from the lovely Blue and some ornate ribbon I bought at a doll show last year, with some ornaments from our tree!

I also made a wreath for the front of my husband's truck, per his request!  I'll  update with a picture on the truck after he hangs it...

Meanwhile, HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!  Hope your homes are filling with cheer.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Artistic Salads

I'm sitting here eating a very lovely tostada salad from Baja Burrito Kitchen and started thinking about beautiful salads.  That's right, salads can be pretty too!  Here's some I found:

Bruno Munari, Roses in the salad, 1983

By Shirley Two Feathers on Flicker

And this is just plan scary! 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Winter Wonderland Shopping

I keep seeing stuff for sale and saying to myself "I could make that!"  But when it comes time to do so I forget... so here is a list of things I saw this morning that I would like to attempt...

A ribbon fashion necklace

Fleece Scarf

Fleece Hat

...and THIS is actually something I did make at the last craft night with my gal pals:
These are from MISS BUTLER on Etsy, 
but I will be sure to post some pictures of mine.  
I actually used the ;)same material for one! 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Saints & Sinners Holiday Sale!!

I love Barbe Saint John and all her creations.... She is offering a special Holiday discount thru the month of December!  Check it out...
"Today thru Dec 31st, newsletter subscribers will receive 40% off on all online orders when you use the coupon code HOLIDAYSALE !! To start shopping, click here! Feel free to pass this email along to your friends too!
I'm also offering a 20% off Holiday coupon in my Etsy shop, where I have jewelry and craft making supplies. The coupon code for that shop is also HOLIDAYSALE."

Friday, November 19, 2010

Head Scarves

So there's a little girl in Texas who's going through chemo and I wanted to make some head scarves for her.  One is a bandanna style, which I measured and cut a square measuring 19" x 19" and hemmed the edges of, and another has ties - I cut a triangle of fabric, made two ties and hemmed them all together.  I think they came out cute!  I especially like the birdie fabric!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I haven't decided if she's finished yet but here is the mermaid painting I set off to create for my bathroom...
She's acrylic on canvas.  I can't help but think that she's missing something, but I don't know what.  Maybe more scales?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fall Wreath

Well here it is, finally!  I had to wait for my turkey to arrive...

I love the way it turned out, simple yet eye catching... and my turkey is the best ever...

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Picked up some more pieces today from Morgan Steele at the downtown farmers market. Couldnt get the big one cause we were on our bikes ;)
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Friday, November 12, 2010

El Shanebo's Show Review

Last night Paula and I went to:

I'd never been to SIP before and I was quite impressed.  Very friendly staff, even let the kids come in, which were easily entertained since they were showing Simpson Episodes above the bar!  I had the House Cab and at the Happy Hour price of $4.00 it hit the spot!

We were there for El Shanebo's opening reception for his first solo show!  Here's a write up about it curtsy of his lovely wife's post on Facebook:

Paula fell for his Cholo piece... which we both agree he needs to make prints of since it was the first to sell...

(Taken from my Retro Camera App on my Android)

And I MUST have some of his bugs... which my dear husband says "do you love them? if so I'll buy you one... but you must love love love it..." YES honey, I do!

So all in all I would say it was a success!!! I can't wait to see what comes out of both El Shanebo's creativity (which by the way we already own 2 pieces of, a custom sacred skate board and a Tiki carve from a skateboard deck) and more art shows at SIP in the future!  Next time we'll have to try the food...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Skull Banner

WOW!  I don't know if I want to just buy this up or attempt to make my own, all I know is I LOVE IT!!!
Made by Raw Bone Studio on Etsy!

and check out the other felt creations I found on Etsy...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fall Wreaths

The weather is finally cooling in Florida, which probably won't last long but I will enjoy it while it's here!  This makes me think of fall and with fall comes fall wreaths!  Here are a few for inspiration:

And my personal favorite...

I'll post a picture of the one I made over the weekend as soon as I find the perfect center piece for it!  
Have you decorated for fall yet???

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Did you see our pumpkins?

Saturday the 30th of October the family and I embarked on our most intricate pumpkin carving yet!
WE used a dremel even!