Tag Archives: handmade gifts

Suncatchers in Upcycled Picture Frames

Something new—suncatchers! And Giuseppe stepped in to model while his mom was having a nap. I think he did pretty well! Remember all those annoying little metal frames we used for our photos, 3-1/2 x 5, 4 x 6, 5 x 7, thin, cheap metal colored gold or silver? I would see boxes of them […]

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New Nature-themed Garden Flags

What happened to September? Is it autumn already? Yes, and time for new garden flags! After a summer of experimentation with different materials and processes, we are ready to go into production with new designs for felines and nature. About the flags My new flags are 11″ x 15″ because my largest fabric transfers are […]

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Decorative Dishes Inspired By Wildflowers

Picking up on something I designed a couple of months ago, it’s time to start posting these decorative dishes! They are one of the things you’ll see at my in-person and virtual Open House coming up in October—more information below. These Decorative Dishes are roughly 6″ in diameter and about 1/2″ deep, made of polymer […]

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And the Winner Is…Cotton Muslin With a Light Fabric Transfer!

The short news is, I’ll be selling garden flags again for the holiday shopping season this year! I am so happy to be able to offer these again, and making them myself gives me so much more versatility in size and shape, and a greater selection to offer at quantities that make sense, as well […]

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New Polymer Clay Things

I have a lot to catch up on here! My hands have been busy with what you see above, and more, plus I’m still catching up on indoor and outdoor projects and upkeep around my house that have been waiting a couple of years. I’ve been putting my new hip to work every day with […]

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Handmade, Handpainted Curving Silhouette Trinket Dish

This 4” round curved dish is made from natural white polymer clay, handpainted with a black design adapted from a daily sketch. The design is adapted from a daily sketch that was actually made from cut paper, in black of course, and Mimi was the model, “Curving Silhouette”. Mimi inspects a few of the dishes […]

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Flower and Butterfly Cabochon Pendants, Two for $25.00

One of the things that’s always drawn me out into nature is the free flower show each year from the first thaw to the last frost. It’s happening out there right now with the floor of the woods covered with spring ephemerals waiting their turn to bloom. I already see the summer wildflowers putting up […]

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“In Afternoon Sun” Cabochon and Gift Box

We are looking forward to sunnier days. Mewsette and Mimi enjoyed the sun on the studio windowsill in June 2012, one of my favorite daily sketches combining ink brush pen to capture the deep shadows and bright highlights on the girls and watercolor spatters to capture the sun in the leaves of the maple tree […]

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A Tortie on a Tile, Kelly on the Windowsill

Back in 2012 when I was just a few months into my daily cat sketches I began experimenting with styles and media that I’d always wanted to use. One of these styles was the ink with watercolor wash style I’d seen so often on ceramic items like plates and vases, so as soon as I […]

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Need Some Flowers

I love winter, but I’m planning my garden and after a string of dark, rainy days I need some flowers. Warm mornings and birds singing, when the columbines grow tall and bloom, that’s one of my favorite things about my spring garden. A painting borne of January inspiration in my seed and flower catalogs, this […]

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