Category Archives: flowers

Stylish Recycling, “Tea for Tulips” Vintage Cigar Box Keepsake

These cigar boxes are the old-style cardboard type, the ones we probably all grew up with around the house, holding photos and hardware and handkerchiefs. As you would expect these boxes are gently worn, in varying states of wear and tear, written on, watermarked, with holes from thumbtacks and dinged up corners and warped lids, […]

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Wildflowers and Butterflies of the Panhandle Trail Pendants

Sunflowers and sweet peas, daisies and St. John’s Wort, and butterflies, in all the colors of spring and summer! The cabochon pendants I made for my Seasons of the Panhandle Trail exhibit are a popular lot of designs. When I look at them I remember all those mornings and afternoons in cool spring woods or […]

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More New Feline and Flower Votives

Since we’re not recycling glass anymore I’m still using glass jars from condiments and pickles and such for feline and flower votives, and this time I worked out a few different designs of ones that are painted on the outside rather than using the clear labels, and some can be used with pillar candles or […]

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A Gift for the Gardener, “The Perfect Place” Keepsake Box

A gardener can use it to hold seed packets, gloves and small tools, or small books and notes to have handy when planning the garden, and look at the summery sun-splashed bench, roses and larkspur when it’s snowing outside. It’s perfect as the box to hold a gift, or as the gift itself. You can […]

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A Few New Ideas

This weekend’s crafty experiments were pretty disappointing, but cute—accessory bags, below, and refrigerator magnets, above. The experiment with diluting the Armour glass etch was a total flop, so I have no new votives as I had hoped. Yes, it was all a little disappointing, but nothing ventured, nothing gained as they say. I’ll just have […]

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Greeting Cards Inspired by Spring and Summer Flowers

Yes, it’s time for a little dreaming about warm, sunny mornings in the garden among the flowers. These cards are for birthdays, friendship, sympathy, thank you, get well and more, blank inside, with matching envelope. And if you don’t send cards you can frame them or include them in a craft project which I sometimes […]

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Red Roses Votive for Valentine’s Day

I’d been planning a line of flower-themed votives and knew this painting would be on one of them, it only depended which jar I would use. I chose one where I could wrap the whole painting around, and you could turn it to find your favorite part of the painting. I etched the entire inside […]

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Angel Daisies Votive

A photo from a warm and sunny June morning. Years ago I gave my sister some seeds and plants from my Shasta daisies and she grew them into a huge daisy garden. “Angel Daisies” features a whitewashed angel she had placed in the garden of daisies and she looks right at home. This glass votive […]

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Let’s Make It Summer Again: Geraniums and Parsley

Oh, I can just feel that summer afternoon with the windows and doors open and birds singing and the noonday sun straight overhead to shine a spotlight on the pots of geraniums and parsley on the steps to my deck. Every time I looked at it I stopped and smiled. The original painting is still […]

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New Feline and Flower Votives

Some more of my Star of Wonder votives, and then some new ones! Since we’re not recycling glass anymore I’m still using glass jars from condiments and pickles and such for feline and flower votives. They are etched inside and have either a vinyl label I’ve printed or hand-painting on the outside. Because I’m largely […]

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