T'is the season to be JOLLY!

and I will try to remain jolly this season leading up to that big day......
Here are some Xmas ornaments I have made for a small swap - started with making Xmas themed fabric paper and added vintage pictures printed on tissue.

The Pebble Collection Jewelry

This stunning smokey quartz and sterling silver necklace was created by my daughter's friend, Ella, from Vermont. She designs jewelry and has a wonderful collection on her Etsy site. There is one beautiful creation after another and they make wonderful gifts. I love the way she uses organic shapes and stones to create her pieces! My daughter came home for a visit wearing the piece shown above and I just fell in love with it!!


Felted ATC's

Ooh - two in one day! I thought I'd add another project, a felted ATC swap that was hosted by Terrie for CC. When Terrie suggested felting and this was on my to do list, I joined in and played around. I had fun not knowing what I was doing, which is probably a good way for me to have fun since I don't get bogged down with doing it "right"!

The Pumpkin Cottage

Well finally I will make a new entry! This is a punchneedle piece I completed recently and framed. I have wanted to do punchneedle for YEARS and finally got the supplies I needed to start one and had wonderful help from my friend Patti whose studio is home to beautiful needle work pieces that inspired me! Thank you for your help, Patti, you are amazing!

I have other artwork to share in the near future. Today is a gorgeous fall day!


2" x 2" metal pages

2 x 2 Metal Pages

These 2" x 2" metal pages came about through a mixed media art exchange. The hostess will punch a hole in the corner and place an eyelet so we can create a booklet with the metal pages we receive when they are swapped out! I had fun rummaging through my husband's endless supply of metal objects and he let me cut up a vintage copper sheet that was from an old box liner! They aren't quite finished YET but I thought since I scanned them I'd upload them onto my blog. I think I'll add a bit more metallic paint here and there. There are 10 in all.


3 x 3 Collage Swap

Here are a few of the 3 x 3 collage I did for a swap with a very talented group of gals. These were the first for this size and are a very fun format! I had been working with fabric a good deal of late so switching back to paper left me blank for a bit but soon was able to create some fun 3 x 3's. I really should get back to using all my stamps and supplies and look forward to doing that this summer. Also will be working on a China spread with photos that my SIL took of her China trip.....more on that later!

Fabric Gothic Arch with Paper Whimsy

I haven't posted new art lately....have a lot of catching up to do, so will start here and fill in the gaps as time goes on (I hope!!). I participated in a fabric gothic arch with a charm swap with the Paper Whimsy group. I was excited to do a charm as well because they are so sweet and I wanted to try some resin charms. About the same time I had an opportunity to take a resin charm class at The Brookfield Craft Center and was able to apply what I learned to make these charms!


Gothic Arch Swap

There has always been something captivating to me about the gothic arch shape – as far back as I can remember, I’ve been enthralled with everything midieval so this challenge scratched my muse!!! This art exchange is with the Paper Whimsey Yahoo group and it is the first exchange I've done with this group! Paper Whimsey images are beautiful and when you look into the eyes of these children you can't help but imagine what was on their minds at the moment their picture was taken. I decided to associate these eyes with the concept of peace on earth.....cultivating the seeds of peace.

These are the gothic
arch pieces for this swap.