was 8 years old, I learned to crochet - a potholder out of
yarn first, then a doily out of thread. I was mesmerized by
the idea of creating something beautiful. And thus began my
creative journey. Since then I have tried many crafts. Some
were fads whose popularity (and availability of supplies)
came and went. Many are traditional crafts and variations
on them. All are self-taught. Among my favorites: crochet;
counted cross-stitch; Christmas ornaments and decorations;
and quilling, the most artistically satisfying of them all.
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Violets and Gerber Daisies
| It's always
fun to get a new quilling book and try some of the designs in
it. Different people have different techniques and by "practicing"
theirs, you can increase your own. My most recent acquisition
is called Quilled
Flowers by Alli Bartkowski. This book includes 35 projects
including a wee pot of violets and gerber daisy pens, as well
as some I haven't started yet (hibiscus, orchid, zinnias and
so much more).
Black and White Jewelry
son has his own Etsy
shop featuring his Lego
creations (he uses his middle name and calls it
Christopher's Creations). He sells primarily
Lego Ornaments and Lego Jewelry. His Black and White jewelry
has been selling better than either of us expected: 4 necklaces,
8 dangle earrings
and 15 pairs of studs
(click on the pink word link to view/purchase any of these).
Bold, Gold, Sophisticated
my friends came over for lunch the other day wearing a pair
of earrings that I realized instantly could be interpreted
in paper - hand-gilt ivory paper to be exact. I wrapped that
paper around a dowel, then pinch one end to make the teardrop
shapes. A little arranging, a little gluing and viola! The
result is shown here (available in my Etsy
shop by clicking on the picture).