I started this book in Seth Apter's For Your Eyes Only class (hence the name) in July 2014. It took me about a month to finish it completely. Of course I had to put my own spin on it with lots of vintage images, antique trims and German Dresden. Thanks so much Seth for such an awesome class! I like how it came out - hope you do too!
I am being very brave posting pics of the old studio and sharing my remodel/move to the larger space as it continues (right now, very slowly). Believe it or not the old studio was pretty organized. I liked to call it an organized mess - LOL! It just became so cramped with so much CRAP it wasn't conducive to creating anymore. Please be kind if you comment! :0)
Update: The studio is finished! Woohoo!
Located at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme CT this is a yearly event. 38 structures are hidden throughout the FloGris property. The level of detail in each and every structure is just extraordinary! So much fun whether you have kids or not. A magical day!
For my birthday this year we traveled to Madison CT's Barberry Hill Farm to attend 'Dinners At The Farm' an annual summer event started by Jonathan Rapp of River Tavern in Chester CT. For two weekends in July and two weekends in August he picks two host farms to host this fabulous charity event to benefit City Seed plus two other land/farm related charities. All the food we ate was locally sourced and absolutely spectacular!
While cleaning out and moving my studio from the old space to the new one I discovered some Christmas ornaments I had made years ago for a craft show. 4 collaged and painted paper mache ornies and 5 fabric quiltie ornies. Today I am giving away the paper mache ornaments to four lucky people. Just leave a comment on your favorite holiday tradition on this post and I will pick the winners randomly on Sunday night, December 22nd.
Stay tuned for the next giveaway tomorrow. Wow! Two opportunities to win!
No place particularly exotic, really. Hanging out in my nice, toasty warm and sunny Sunroom/Entryway. Looks like Polly's trying to lay her claim - LOL!
I'm posting this because Sizzix wants to know where in the world my (& everyone else's!) Vagabond is. I just have to post a link to their blog from mine and they will send me the new Gauge Keys - free. I like to experiment with cutting different materials and these keys will take some of the risk away - Woohoo!
I took the pics with my little Digital Lomo camera - pretty cool looking eh? That camera doesn't get nearly enough use!
Here are my ATCs for the Lost Art Creations/SECT ATC Swap. I had lots of fun with these - I even got to use my new steampunk stamps from Oxford Impressions!
All the images (except the stamped ones)and most of the trims and doodads are from the kit that I sell to the first 9 players, plus one is a giveaway for those that play in the previous swap. All names go in a hat and 1 player is chosen, at random, for the free kit. They for $15 but they are worth at least 3 times that. Occasionally I will end up having an extra and that goes on my Etsy Shop. I always have a smaller version of the kit for sale on Etsy once the next theme is announced.
You must be a member of the yahoo group to play - so if you are interested come and join us!
After much nosing around Abby settled in a chowed down the treat with Kathy McElroy's name on it first then proceeded to go down the line until all treats were consumed. She was standing on one and didn't realize it until she had eaten all the others and was looking for more. Too funny - you would have thought she had discovered buried treasure!
Congrats Kathy! I will get your new ATC out in the mail today.
The next giveaway will start on Friday to stay tuned!
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