Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Decorative Pens 

So every once in a while a new idea pops into my head.

I think about it.

I work on it.

And I do it!

These pens are very decorative.

They will go very well with my journals and cards.

They're fun to make and fun to use.

I might have to make a lot more 

for up-coming art and craft shows.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

 Beach Bag Cards are so much fun to make.

The beach bag is made from wallpaper. Yes, wallpaper.

Making cards keeps me happy and sane.

Let's go to the beach. 

Who's ready?

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

 Ruth's Hats

Back in November 2020, one of my girlfriends, Leona, got in touch with me to see if I could crochet an afghan from her late mother's granny squares. 
Since I do not crochet, I told her I could not do that. 
Anyway, I had a big change of heart and decided to re-purpose these squares into hats. There were 235 squares that had to be sorted, ripped out, made into same color balls, 
and then knitted into hats. 

Leona lives in Minneapolis so she had to mail me the box of squares. 
The first picture shows the squares in the box, the second picture shows all the yarn balls, and the third picture shows the 33 hats that I made. 
All these hats will be donated to children's hospitals or the homeless. 
I did make a hat for Leona so she could have the spirit of her mother with her 
on those chilly Minneapolis days.

Leona's mother, Ruth, passed away in 2004. 
The squares were made in the late 1980's to the early 1990's. 
The yarn was approximately30 years old. 
Ruth's spirit is now alive and well. 
It was my pleasure to work on this project. 
My heart is dancing.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021


These butterfly cards take a long time to create,
but they are beautiful.

I think my card-making students will enjoy making them.

Now that we are in a pandemic, 

paper and yarn are my best friends.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Knitting is my Passion....Along with Paper Crafts

     Ever since I retired from teaching, I wanted something to do. I sold my house and moved down south with my husband to Paradise (south Florida). Since teaching was my profession, and I loved crafting...I decided to teach crafts to people my age and older.
     So giving back to society and working with older adults seemed to be a perfect fit. I am a crafts instructor at assisted living and independent living communities.
     To keep me active at night, I knit. I donate hats to children in hospitals, the homeless, and knit blue hats to "Hat not Hate." This is an organization sponsored through Lion Brand Yarn which is an anti-bullying campaign. So far I've mailed them 60 hats. My goal this year is to knit and donate 100 hats. I only have about 5 more hats to go.
     Life is very challenging at times, but crafting keeps me sane.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Fabric isn't just for sewing!

My Rainberry Bay students 
made these cards out of fabric.
What a great job they did.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Gilder's Wax and a 3-D Folder

It's been a really long time since I've posted.......
so here goes an interesting technique.

In class we worked on the 3-D embossing folders
and gilding wax. 
The cards, of course, look a lot better in person...........
but these pictures will have to do.

The technique is a little messy with rubbing the wax on 
with your fingers. 
The finished product really looks great. 
Try it!