Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Summer of '17 Start Up!

I'm so happy to share my craft camp schedule for this summer!  I will be offering two classes on June 1 and 2 for very young crafters ages 3-7.  Would love for you or your crafty kid to join me!  

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Baby Girl Shower!

I recently decorated for a surprise baby shower and was happy to create a bunch of paper flowers to set the scene.  I haven't crafted paper flowers in a few years and  it was so much fun to make beauty from plain, flat sheets of paper.

The nursery's colors are coral and turquoise, so we went with that and a touch of cream and gold for the party.

Well, Who'dathunkit?!

I was very honored when a wonderful local publication asked to feature my little business in their April issue of "Do South" Magazine.  I send my thanks and appreciation to Marla Cantrell, Managing Editor and Catherine Fredricks, Owner and Publisher...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sister Act

 Two of my young friends dropped by to work on a project over the Spring Break.  While I was busy making decorations for a baby shower, sisters Kaitlin and Olivia got to work with paint colors.

Olivia wanted to paint a heart and her sister suggested I teach her how to paint an ombre we chose pink and got to work.  Here Olivia dries her gold polka dots.

Ta-da...ready to hang!

Kaitlin is preparing a cross for a class project...most of her classmates will turn in stained wooden crosses or a cross crafted from natural branches, but she wanted to paint a cross her grandfather made her just for this special project with bright, cheery flowers to match her room.  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Funny Bunny!

Here is my sketch after filling it up with spring time posies!

I cut out the image and made a second shape with a bent ear and got to work...

and the finished product!  

Thursday, February 16, 2017

'Twas the Week before Mardi Gras...

and I'm pining for the scent of Sweet Olive delicately wafting through the air, hearing "Carnival Time" pumping loud and clear on every local radio playing in the car, bar or drugstore, and the thunder of St. Aug's band marching down the Avenue.  Sigh...soon enough!

I sketched these sillies last week in my anticipation...hope you enjoy! 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Put Some Spring Near Your Front Step!

Well now, let's see...we have only had 2 fires in the fire place this rare and wild warm I'm taking down all the winter and snowmen decorations down and slapping some fun color up on my door.  Have loved seeing a revival of blue and white and pagodas in pictures from markets in Atlanta and  Highpoint, along with the ladies I follow on Instagram, so I thought I would give it a try!  Love how both turned out.

They're on my Etsy shop!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mardi Gras Musings...

I have been tickled beyond belief with all of my Mardi Gras Door Hanger orders and designs and wanted to post.  

They make me happy, my customers happy and now I can't wait to get to New Orleans to see some of them in person!  This King Cake Baby has been fun and one customer asked me to put a fleur de lis on I gave him a little chest tat!

This jester cap and mask makes me giggle with its Krewe doubloons, beads and crowns... 

 and my huge monograms in Mardi Gras purple, green and gold...