Category Archives: i make stuff

wood burning

I decided to dig up my old wood burning tool today. I am pretty sure that I haven’t used this tool in a really long time.  In fact, I can’t even remember why I bought or what a used it … Continue reading

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so very thankful!

click >HERE< for pdf download Happy Thanksgiving everyone! To celebrate, I thought I’d make and share this little embroidery pattern. I had wanted to make this a lot earlier, but you know how that time thing is! The pattern is … Continue reading

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Gifts from Nature artisan fair re-cap

What a crazy weekend!  We drove to Phoenix last Friday (almost 2 hour drive) to do this show at the Arizona Audubon Society and it rained the entire time. Because of the rain, we were tightly squeezed indoors. Well, some … Continue reading

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day of the dead jewelry

I decided to play with my skull beads today. My friend Tammy sent the little colorful skull beads and I was able to make two pairs of earrings and a colorful necklace. The larger butterfly (mariposa) bead was given to … Continue reading

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Halloween 2013

Here is my little Skeleton King and Minecraft Creeper. Yes, I really did cut and glue hundreds of green squares onto a box and paper bag. Happy lights, Scary Pizza Faces, Witchy Cactus A great night with the kids. I … Continue reading

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Autumn Inspiration Board

My youngest son does this funny thing, where he points at something and without saying anything, tries to communicate his message (sometimes a very frustrating thing for us).  He did this yesterday, coming into my studio and pointing at my … Continue reading

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autumn door wreath

I really love hanging wreaths on the front door because it really spices up the look of our simple, cozy home. Since we don’t have a lot of trees with changing leaves, and it is still too hot to really … Continue reading

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mini ocean art and string of shells

I got to hang out with one of my dearest friends today. We’ve been friends for over six years, and even though I don’t get to see her often, I am always so uplifted by her kind and loving spirit. … Continue reading

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simple bead necklace

I bought this cute top at the thrift store the other day and I just love it. It was $3 and had a small hole near the hem that I easily patched. Good as new! The only problem was that … Continue reading

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My father-in-law gave me these gorgeous feathers. All wild turkey feathers and one raven feather. Aren’t they beautiful!?!?! He finds them when he is out in the woods camping or hiking. I am so thankful for them because it allowed … Continue reading

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