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Monday, October 29, 2012

Christmas Cards

Here are a couple of the cards that I have been making for the two upcoming craft sales that I am participating in this season.  I have been having a lot of fun in my art room lately, knee-deep in vintage images, buttons and bows.  I have been making crocheted medallions while on my breaks at work, and I find that they added a whole new dimension to the cards.
This Saturday, November 3rd, I will be at the 28th Annual Ermineskin Craft fair here in Edmonton.  For details, please visit their website  http://eclcraftfair.wordpress.com/ where you will find photos of vendor items, and more. 

DATE:  Saturday, November 3, 2012
TIME:  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PLACE:  Ermineskin Community League/Steinhauer School Gym
32A Avenue and 106 Street, Edmonton
(Enter through Ermineskin Community League Door)


I hope to see some of you there!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Crystal's Wedding Cake



A friend of mine was married recently. It was a beautiful Autumn Wedding, with everything done in an Autumn theme.  What is more beautiful than a Fall Wedding?  I was married in the Fall as well, 26 years ago this month.  

I was asked to make this piece for the top of Crystal's wedding cake, and I jumped at the chance!
Autumn colours are so fun to work with - they are so warm and inviting! I was very pleased with how the piece turned out, and this project gave me a lot of inspiration for decorating ideas for my daughter's upcoming nuptials!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Christmas Craft Fairs!

So it wouldn't be the Fall if I wasn't preparing for Christmas Craft Fairs!  I love having a table at a couple of local Craft Fairs for the Holiday Season.  Nothing gets me more excited for Christmas than making my Christmas Cards.  Plus, I get to use lots of the treasures that I find at summer garage sales, which just gives me more room in the art studio to collect more!

This year I am going to be at the King's College Craft Fair on November 24th, and at the Ermineskin Craft Fair on November 3rd.

And today, they have featured me on the Ermineskin Community League Craft Fair Site,
so go over and have a peek!

http://eclcraftfair.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/vintage-christmas-cheer/



October Winds


October, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

It has been very breezy the past few days here in Edmonton, Alberta and with the forecast today predicting more wind gusts of up to 57 km/hr, I think that this piece is very appropriate!

Vintage Magnet


New vintage magnet, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I have large metal cabinets all around my office at work, and I like to have pieces of my art displayed around me when I am there. It kind of reminds me of who I am!

Recently, I have been playing with creating some pieces out of restaurant coasters. This is a vintage piece that I made recently, and I made it magnetic so that it can hang on my cabinets.