Monday, May 22, 2017

Season of creativity

Oh, the pleasure when creativity flows free in all directions!


The garden, studio and home are all messy, the effect of so much non-stop making.
Peeks here at some of the scissor cut paper on my table...






Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tulip time

It's that season again, when I can hardly believe I get to live where I do.


The commute to work is just amazing and I find it hard not to stop and soak it all in, delayed by picking pesky weeds and a handful of flowers for a bouquet.


My little cottages from Spellbinders' Joyous Celebrations collection of crafting dies are a perfect way to celebrate spring (or anything else, really!)




Our own little home feels extra special in spring, and then a little cycling around the corner brings us to this...










Friday, April 14, 2017

Too inspired to stop!

Sometimes creativity pulls like a mighty river, leaving no option but to swim along.

What an abundance of making has happened lately!


And apart from all the creative endeavors, the studio got a thorough spring cleaning for a photo shoot. Yes, dear friends, there will be a magazine article this summer.
 


 
 
The Spellbinders Joyous Celebration crafting dies  continue to bring craftiness to the studio. 
Here's the Swallow and Heart die with its sweet little flowers and bird tucked into a paperweight- perfect for spring!


 And the brushes have had a workout lately, too.



The studio has been humming from morning to night!

What are you making?



Friday, March 17, 2017

A few of my favorite things

One of the most wonderful parts of being an artist designing for the crafting industry is that you get to play with those products.


This sweet little house is made from dies produced by Spellbinders and it's so much fun I think I've made at least 50 of them. No kidding.



This little house works as a wee gift or favor box, votive holder, cake ornament or string of party lights.






Want to make a little house?

You can find the die here


and see how-to tutorials here
and  here.