Punch Needle Ornaments available now...

Thanksgiving roared by like a freight train,
in the wake of a crazy political season.

Christmas carols are playing in the stores,
and the holiday ads are already picking up speed.





I'm hoping for a simple holiday season,
without the commercial chaos & stress.

Focus on family, good health and blessings.
Spending time with loved ones,
and being thankful.

It will be the new year before you know it!


Snowmen and a rusty heart...

I love punching little projects like this.
I have  stash of paper mache boxes,
and this was a perfect way to use up a couple.

Whimsical, and bright; yet toned down to be primitive.

The designs were dipped in a walnut bath...

The boxes were sponged with a walnut paint.

This punch needle design was mounted to
a rusty heart, also in my supply stash.

 I love embellishing with seed beads to add texture and interest,
and the jingle bell and sari ribbon just tops it off perfectly.
This heart was also dipped in a walnut bath.
I have to say I prefer the time worn aged look.

I listed these items in my ETSY SHOP today.

Slowly, I will be adding more things to the shop in the days to come.

Have a great day!


My new crochet obsession....

I've been pretty busy in the studio lately...
I needed to unplug from Social Media in order
to concentrate on getting things done.
I actually got a lot accomplished.

I'm in love with making these crocheted beaded wraps.
It's my newest obsession.

I'm showing a few that I have made here.

Saturday I set up a booth at a local Craft fair
The weather was awesome,
and attendance was a huge turnout.
Met some pretty nice folks too!

I didn't get any good photos of my booth,
or of my items before the fair for that matter.
I snapped a couple photos, but the lighting
was so florescent it wasn't worth it.

I spent the first part of the day organizing 
and putting things away.

My studio looks like a tornado passed through,
and I'm anxious to do a deep cleaning.
But that will have to wait a bit
until I list some new items in my Etsy shop.

 I spent the rest of the day taking and editing photos.
It was a dreary day, so without some good natural
light, it means extra time editing the photos.

I didn't get any items listed yet, but I've got quite
a few of the photos ready.
Doing the descriptions is the next time consuming step.

These are some quick shots of what I will be listing soon.

I'm going to call it a day for now,
and hopefully will get these listed 
during this week, although it's
hard to say what to expect with the 
Thanksgiving holiday around the bend.
Maybe over the long weekend then...

Thanks for stopping by!