Friday, October 31, 2008


I'm in the middle of handing out candy. We seem to get a couple of kids every 5 minutes. The kids have been so polite! They really know how to turn on the charm in exchange for a little candy....I bought hundreds of chocolate bars -- I might have a few left for me..... maybe... oh, darn , there's the door again -- don't these kids ever stop? Don't they know that they're interrupting my blogging????
Like my Jack o Lantern? I carved it in about 5 minutes -- well, perhaps 10. I got home from work at 5:30, walked the dog, carved the pumpkin, organized the candy and was all set up by 6 -- usually we have kids at 5:30 -- but with the time change being later this year, it's still light at 5:30 and we only trick or treat in the dark here!
Well, it's 7:45 -- I'm almost ready to blow out the pumpkin --- it's only big kids out now -- and some have no costumes on. No costume, no treat. Although I don't like to do this because maybe they'll remember my house and egg it. Better just to turn out the lights.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hidden Treasures

This is my page for Dotee's book in my Fabricgirlz RR. Dot loves Kaffe Fassett fabric -- and birds (there is something birdie in a pocket on the back of the page). The little Blythe Angel makes me smile! The book now travels to Jo in Australia -- but I think that the last 2 have taken the slow boat because they're not to Jo yet! Think speedy thoughts for this one!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


bitter cold outside
snow today
I'm not ready

Monday, October 20, 2008

Oh my Stars!

I've listed my stars again on Etsy! They are great for ornaments, tiny tags, or as stars in the sky on a mixed media project. They are made from aluminum -- each star is hand cut and hand punched by me!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy

My Daddy turns 75 today. And he still plays hockey 4 times a week. I don't think that I have ever had the energy to do something like that. He's pretty amazing. I missed calling him today because of my class. But I think that there was a little surprise happening for him. I love you Dad!!!

Jane Wynn

This weekend I took a wonderful class with Jane Wynn (actually 2 classes) . Joanne Thieme Huffman came all the way from Michigan to take the class too (and have a wonderful visit with me)(she made it wonderful, not me, LOL). That's Jane and Joanne pictured above.

The first class was bezel making -- shaping strips of metal (bezel wire) and soldering them to a base. Then the next day we made bezels from pipes. I had so much fun-- and learned a lot. Here are my pieces in progress. The top ones are filled with resin -- the bottom ones may get resin or may stay as is -- but I do have to patina them all a bit. The pipe with the seaweed in it will be getting a piece of plexi put on top -- to kind of make a shaker bezel. Jane is a great teacher. I hardly burnt myself at all, LOL. (Note to mom and dad: we used torches to solder -- I'm sure that I can do all of my own plumbing now.....)(definitely click on the picture for a close up!)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Halloween Ornaments

I made these for a swap on Creative Chix. They are pretty much all fabric except for the resin coated paper on the skull. I printed my favourite Halloween ATC (the little witch) onto fabric! (that ATC was featured in Somerset's Holidays and Celebrations Publication last year)

The ones that I made for the swap are double sided (girl on one side, skull on the other).But I made 2 single sided ones for myself :) I'm super busy with school right now, and am scrambling to keep up with art commitments. I made the Halloween pieces in the summer -- I try to only do swap art on my vacations (Summer, Christmas and Spring Break). The Round Robins and tip ins keep me busy the rest of the year!

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Raven

Marion's book theme is "Ravens and Crows". I used images from a beautiful cabinet card that I bought recently. The oldest daughter has flown away with the Raven. Was she taken? Hmmm, I'm pretty sure that she wanted to go for the ride.......

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Halloween Charms

These are for a charm swap hosted by Megan. They were hard to photograph -- I didn't use a flash, but I still got reflections. I used the same image that was on my Halloween Apron (I actually made the collage for the charms first). I wish that I had put some black patina on the solder.....