Category Archives: handmade gift items

Butterflies Votive or Accent Lamp

I etched the inside of the jar to better diffuse the light from the candle, then printed the design on a purchased clear vinyl label and burnished it onto the vase. The curved glass areas are painted with forest green permanent alcohol ink. The art can be clearly seen on the matte finish label even […]

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Decorate Your Table With a Tortie Tablecloth

Handmade of unbleached cotton muslin, this little accent tablecloth is 36″ x 36″ and has the same image, “The Roundest Eyes”, printed and hand-tinted four times, one on each corner. It is signed and dated below the design and has my handwritten “label” reading “handmade, hand-printed, hand-painted” and the year. Washing instructions are included on […]

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Feline and Flower Votives in Summery Colors

This time I worked out a few different designs and styles with smaller jars than last time, and all in summery colors. All are etched on the inside with the design adhered on the outside and also have embellishments painted on the outside too, but this time I tried out frosted clear labels instead of […]

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Signs of Peace & Love: Flowers & Butterflies

The peace sign is a peaceful blue, and the heart is a vibrant red, and from there we have two opinions. The flower is a sunflower, specifically a woodland sunflower, a motif you may see frequently on this site. The color is golden yellow, but the center is stippled on with copper metallic paint, just […]

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Flowery Decorative Wooden Trays

Continuing the ideas for Mother’s Day gifts, these two decorative trays covered with flowers are a popular gift. Decorated with autumn wildflower photos from the Panhandle Trail, I sold out twice and decided to keep new ones in stock. The larger tray is 10 x 14 and the photo is “Woodland Sunflowers”. The smaller tray […]

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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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Bella! Feline Votives in Pink and Blue

Bella! You can’t miss those round eyes, curling tail and ebony black fur! I had the idea for Bella! and first used her on the tote bag, but knew I’d use her silhouette on many other things. As I sorted through my repurposed condiment jars with ideas for votives, I could picture her on these […]

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Ginger Tabbies and Black Tabbies on “Tabbies Tiles”

I’ve had a thing for tiles lately. I like them for decoration, but they are also useful as coasters or a base to display something or even hang on the wall. I’ve had the idea of using my linoleum blocks for the “Tabbies” series to create some texture with the impression along with color. I […]

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Woodland Sunflowers Votive or Lamp

“Woodland Sunflowers” is different from all my other votives, and it’s because of an idea I had long before I began making these. This glass votive is etched inside by hand and finished with a handpainted design of woodland sunflowers based on one of my photos. It’s made from a repurposed glass roasted red pepper […]

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Organize With Nature, “Found Along the Panhandle Trail” Series Cube Keepsake Boxes

Are you sorting photos or correspondence, even bills? Clean up 2018 and start 2019. Colorful boxes inspired by flowers, butterflies and scenes of the Panhandle Trail will make the job easier and be prettier to look at than an old shoe box. This set of cube-shaped papier-mâché boxes ranges in size from 9″ x 9″ […]

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