Tag Archives: handmade gifts

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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“Find Your Roots” Cabochon Pendants

I love bare trees. I have always been fascinated by the exposed roots of trees, especially older trees who have stood many tests of storms and floods. Now, in November, with leaves mostly fallen, the woods are full of the tangled interest of bare trees and tree roots. I purchased a few bags of mixed […]

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Autumn Colors, Autumn Themes in Cabochon Pendants

Last year’s flower show of pendants from the Panhandle Trail were a hit, so I made more for this year. But I could also picture other elements of nature, like the red-tailed hawks that constantly soar above against the blue sky, and the moon from my painting “Sycamore Moon”. I purchased a few bags of […]

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Ink and Watercolor Sketches Tiles

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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