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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Celtic Drinking Vessel and Medievil Fighting

I found the coolest Celtic drinking horn vessel at the Funky Finds Craft Show.  I bought it as a gift for son, but decided its too small for him.  He'll think its too girly.  He'd prefer a larger one.  So I'm going to order a custom one from the Creator - James Partin. 

Check out his website:  HammeredCreation.comoj.com

Here's the horn I bought....  I love the pewter head on the end!!!!

Now here's what I want him to carve onto a big, manly horn mug for my son...
Its a Celtic Cross tattoo I designed for him.  The words on the edges are:
Dilseacht - Loyalty
 Saoirse - Freedom 
Teaghlaigh - Family
My son, mo loach, mo ghile mear (It's Irish)
Here he is dressed in his gear SCA Heavy Fighting:

And fighting:

Monday, November 19, 2012

First Craft Show!

My first craft show ever was a blast.  Of course I spent more than I earned, but there were some awesome items there!!!  Some people actually loved my stuff.  Some people even bought some of it.  I met some very interesting people and overall enjoyed the event much, much more than I thought I would.

One person even said they recognized my stuff from ETSY!!  How cool is that!!!!!

I was especially proud of my shop sign.  I had picked up the flag holder at a thrift shop months ago thinking it was cool, and maybe someday I'd find a good use for it.  Well, I did!!!
Here's the image on the sign:

A shopper!!!  I don't think she bought anything.  But she seemed to like the stuff and that made me feel very validated!!!!
 One of my favorite stalls was that of Fiber Artist Joyce Hazlerig.  She had a display of incredible needle felted works of art.  Her Cheshire Cat was fabulous.  I bought a Russion Gnome from her and a kit for making beautiful fir trees for his forest.  She has an ETSY store:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/Gypsyharte.   Take a look at the wonderful pieces she's made!!!  You can see the Cheshire Cat there too (unless someone buys it from her for my Christmas Present).  Here's some pictures in case he's gone:

I'm busy listing the rest of my Halloween creations in my ETSY shop.  Then I can get started on some new creations.  I have about 1000 ideas, tons of supplies, but not enough time.  Probably just like a million other people. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Halloween is coming!

I played around with my Photoshop Elements 10 to create some new Halloween Tags...  Very theraputic - like Chicken Soup, or a long back rub....

You can download these tags at

I have discovered an inpiring Blog: 

         Altered Attic:  Words and Art by Patti Edmond   http://pattiedmon.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Voodoo Doll and Dinosaur Coat Rack

I just finished some skull head pins for a Voodoo doll...

I also have been working on a coat rack from AlliAnn's room.  I cut some plastic dinosaurs in half, inserted cut dowels, some two way screws, and added their heads as hooks.  It's not very "girly" but I thought it was so cute...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spiders and Dead Flamingos

Here are a couple of my latest creations.

The first is a plastic yard flamingo painted black then painted with a skeleton.

The second is a spider, or bug.  Made from Styrofoam balls painted black, and doilies and fabric to wrap the body parts, and wire legs.

I'm going to make a bunch of these!  They're so pretty, yet creepy.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Humane Taxidermy?

I believe that many of the things people do to animals are cruel. Testing chemicals, experiments, Zoo's hunting for trophies.

But here's a fun and humane way to display a beautiful animal.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Pregnancy Stickers

I made this set of stickers for my daughter so she can take pictures throughout her prgnancy and send them to me.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Easter stuff

Easter is holiday number 3 for decorating.  Meaning I make less stuff, I put up fewer decorations, and I keep them up for a shorter period of time than holidays number 1 (Halloween) and number 2 (Christmas).

I am facinated with miniature houses.  Romantic Storybook houses.  Here's the latest I've made...

I found these nests in a thrift store.  They screamed to be decorated with eggs, so here they are as Easter decor...


Monday, March 5, 2012

Black Bunny Head

I came across a large bunny doll in a dress at the thrift store.  I don't care for bunny dolls generally, but this one had a black flocked plastic of some sort, heavy head.  The head is about a foot tall!  The head was so cool, I bought it. 

I ended up using the dress for one of my other dolls.  The head deserved to be the center of attentioin, so I glued it to a wooden base and added a pink tulle collar.  Ta Da!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What to do with Decorative Tape

If you're like me, you went crazy for the new decorative tapes on the market:  Washi Tape, Fabric Tapes, Tim Holtz tissue tapes, etc.  So now I have a bin full, but have yet to use it.  I don't make cards, so I needed some inspiration.  I finally got some...

Years ago my sister had sent me two flameless candles, about 3" high.  Although they are a cute idea, I never used them because they were just too plain.  As I was packing the Christmas decorations away I came across them and brought them down to my studio.  That's when it hit me to wrap them in some decorative tape.

The one on the left is from Victorian Roses by Laughing Elephant.  For the candle on the right I used Madison Avenue Monogram "A" tape on the bottom and some Pink Alice in Wonderland tape from Japan above it.  Too cute!  Now I love them!

Don't be a horse's Backside

I saw a great idea on Craftgossip.com (a super source for ideas!) using the front end of plastic animals as hooks.  I bought some dinosaurs from the dollar tree, but they were hollow.  You need to use solid figurines.  I found some plastic horses on ETSY, Perennialcrafts.  They are great.  After cutting them in half, I added double ended screws I found at Lowe's and they're ready to add to a board as wall hooks.  I screwed one into an unfinished wood tag for the picture below (far right), But after the amputation, the backsides called out to me...

A gift tag for that someone special who just needs a little reminder?   I glued the plastic horse's ass onto a wooden tag, 3 1/4" tall, that I painted and sanded, and added a silk ribbon (cut from a thrift store shirt).   A note on the back reads  "Remember not to be one."

Sometimes I get weird ideas that I talk myself out of, but this was too fun to pass up.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy New Year Y'all!!!!

My little grandaughter came to me with a tear running down her face on Christmas day. When I asked her what was wrong, she said Christmas is so sad after all the gifts are open. Welcome to life, little girl.

So sad to take down all the Christmas decorations, yet so sad to leave them up. I do love seeing other people's Christmas trees through their front windows, so I'm glad others leave theirs up.

I had some fun making some Valentine's Day cards:

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