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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pippa the Fairy

I arrive home today to find this lovely post on Erica's Artistic Endeavors.  It seems that Erica used a lesson one of my online doodle classes to create Pippa the Fairy!

Please take the time to pop over to Erica's blog and see her wonderful doodle!  She also has some wonderful links there - well worth the visit.

If you are interested in my doodle classes, or my lettering classes, please let me know and I can send you a sample lesson!

I am just going to sit here and beam with pride....wonderful work, Erica!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Willow!

My beautiful niece Willow turns eleven on Thursday.  This is the birthday card that I made for her, with a variety of goodies from my art studio...look closely - I may have picked up some of these elements at your garage sale!

I have been playing with some crochet flower patterns lately, so I made Willow a hairpin with some embroider cotton and a number 2 crochet hook.  They are so fun to make!  I am going to make a bunch for embellishing cards.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Daphne's Necklace

One of my friends at work saw a necklace that she liked at a designer shop.  This is the knock-off version I made for her, for about a tenth of the price of the original.  And I think mine is nicer!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Bead Flowers


Bead Flowers, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I spent last night playing with the beads in my bead drawer. I haven't decided what I am going to do with these flowers yet...Embellishments for cards? Hair accessories? You can see the wires peeking from behind each flower, as I have kept the extra wire on them to keep anchoring options open. For the moment, these beaded blooms will adorn my art room.

One thing is for sure, I will be making more!