Welcome 2017!

Do you make New Year Resolutions? I have in the past but looking back, I made resolutions that I thought were expected of me. You know, the typical ones like “lose weight” or “read more” but my heart wasn’t in it. And even the resolutions that I felt strongly about, like “Live with less”, seemed […]

Dimensional Holiday Matchbox Cards

Since I had so much fun with the Hipster Santa tags, I decided that instead of giving flat, “normal” Christmas cards to my friends at work this year, that I would make something a little more dimensional and a bit unexpected. These are so quick and easy to make using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Matchbox […]

My Sewing Notions Wreath as Published in Homespun Magazine

So excited to share that my sewing notions wreath has been published in the December 2016 issue of Homespun magazine. This was such a fun project created completely out of thrifted, vintage sewing notions. I originally made this wreath in honor of my mother who taught me to sew. On this wreath are vintage button cards, spools, […]

Glamping + Crafting = Happy Camper

We just got back from a week of glamping. I’m not quite sure if we glamped or camped but I do know that we had a wonderful time in the comfort of our motorhome. I was able to bring along my Sizzix Big Shot machine and my new line of Mini Photo Embellishment dies and […]

Pasadena and Santa Barbara Vintage Shopping

We haven’t been to an estate sale in several months. Yesterday we decided to do a day trip to Santa Barbara starting with an early morning estate sale in Pasadena. I love hunting for unusual things that can be upcycled into art. At the Pasadena estate sale we found as old kitchen scale and some unique glass […]

Repurposed Industrial Floor Lamp

What do you get when you find an old surveyor’s tripod at an estate sale and an industrial stage light at a flea market several years later? You get a really nice floor lamp of course.

Studio Tour

Today I wanted to share a tour of my Studio. The room is off of my kitchen with French doors that lead out to the garden. It isn’t very large but it is perfect because I have a little bit of a lot of stuff and I can keep it somewhat organized. I love using […]

Doodling Lessons with Eileen Hull

Crafting friends are some of the most amazing people! I spent a sunny, Southern California afternoon drawing doodles with Eileen Hull and friends at Doheny State Beach. We started with blank cards die cut from mat board then practiced writing words and phrases. We colored them with Copic markers while beachgoers stopped and asked what we were doing. […]

Craft and Hobby Show 2016 – Day 2

Another exciting day at CHA! I demonstrated at the Stamp, Paper and Coloring Book booth. It was amazingly fun! It was also my special day to visit with some celebrity crafting friends. I met so many craft bloggers and retailers today. I love talking to these people because they love creating as much as I do […]