I renovated our master bedroom during the summer! We have lived in this nearly fifty-year-old house for fifteen years, and this is the first chance we’ve had to do work like this. The carpeting was I-don’t-know-how-many-years old (dusty pink and gross), some of the wall corners had mold from before we had the roof replaced,… Continue reading Master Bedroom Renovation
Happy Spring of 2019! Yikes, it has been a year since I last posted about about my creative projects. I constantly have them on the go, though. And when I get around to photographing them and blogging about them, I always enjoy the process. As always, I will try to post more frequently about my… Continue reading Drawing and Painting
As always, I continue to dream up new projects or finish ongoing ones! Here are the latest of my thrifty home decor projects. Remember a couple of YEARS ago when I started making crocheted beaded edge blue snowflakes? Finally, here is the finished banner they were intended for. I did use five shades of blue… Continue reading New Thrifty Home Decor Projects
Lately, to relax, I’ve been puttering. Creatively puttering, that is. It is difficult for me to just sit and play with art and craft materials without an end product in mind, because I think I need to be productive – must. produce. something (or must tend to some urgent task)! And yet, children creatively putter… Continue reading Playing with Colour and Pattern
Last summer I heard about a free sectional couch (yes, from a clean home) being put to a curbside, and it was in good condition. It was hauled into a garage for us, and my husband picked it up a few days later. I’d been wanting a sectional couch for awhile, simply because it would… Continue reading First Time Project: Canvas Slipcover For Couch
I’ve been working on these new cross-body bags for months among the other parts of my life. I had the idea of creating textural crazy-patchwork bag flaps and then decorating on top of the patchwork. Remember the glass beads and embroidery thread I posted about? I happily put those to use. Each bag flap is… Continue reading Newest Cross-Body Bags!
Remember this post where I showed you my embroidery-on-floral-sheet project? Five months later, I am finished making this boho tote bag! I had used that project to have some more fun with doing latticework embroidery, where you laid threads in a criss-cross pattern and then stitch x‘s over each crossing. I aimed to cover many… Continue reading Embroidery, Sequin, and Bead Boho Bag Creations!
I love to adorn fabrics with embroidery and other things. And if you’ve followed enough of my work, you also realize that I love bright colours. This photo below shows my embroidery thread stash. I actually culled some skeins out of it a few weeks ago because I knew I wouldn’t be drawn to them… Continue reading Adorning Fabrics; More Vintage Sheet Finds!!
Until last week, I hadn’t made any hand-drawn and hand-coloured original art notecards in awhile! But as happens in this varied-media artist’s life, I got the urge to sit down with my array of Sharpie markers, watercolour paper, and black cardstock to create some new cards. Every August I scour the back-to-school sales to see… Continue reading Original Artwork Cards!
Last summer I experimented with making my own sunhat pattern. I was quite pleased with how the hat turned out! Because I was so pleased, I immediately began picking out fabrics to make another one. Because, it’s just fun to make things when you are pleased with your own design. 😀 I poked around in… Continue reading Watermelon Silk Sunhat, Beaded Crocheted Flower Blanket, and Lime Green Bag