arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Halloween · Upcycled

Halloween Humor – Lighten Up People!

This is MY TIME OF YEAR – I love Fall, all the colors, the cooler temps and HALLOWEEN. It’s also the start of the ‘Holiday Season’ which has many folks groaning as they check the available balance on their credit cards (Christmas) uggh.  I say forget Christmas – Halloween is the best holiday of the… Continue reading Halloween Humor – Lighten Up People!

arts and crafts · Decor · Distressed · Etsy · Steampunk

Steampunk Tyrannosaurus Rex – YES!

Did you catch my other post on Steampunk Triceratops?  That’s him next to T Rex about to get down to business.  I’ve been having SO MUCH FUN with those paper mache blank forms of dinosaurs that I found. In case you might be interested in trying your own hand at creating a ‘punk’ dino, these… Continue reading Steampunk Tyrannosaurus Rex – YES!

arts and crafts · Decor · Etsy · Upcycled · Vintage Wallpaper

25 Drawer Apothecary Style Jewelry Box

This post won’t be a breakdown of how I made this jewelry box as I’ve stepped out the process before in a couple of other posts.  As usual, my apothecary cabinets start with a Kaisercraft base, in this instance I used the SB2204 Shadow Box Drawers. Remember, if you would like to try your hand… Continue reading 25 Drawer Apothecary Style Jewelry Box

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Etsy · Steampunk

Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 3 of 3

(UPDATE:  These blank paper mache dinosaurs are now available in my shop Old Raven on Etsy.  Just click on the Etsy button above and go to my “Supplies & Neat Stuff” section to view the listing.) We’re down to the final part on this project and isn’t that triceratops looking fine all shiny and bright?… Continue reading Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 3 of 3

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Etsy · Steampunk

Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 2 of 3

  (UPDATE:  These blank paper mache dinosaurs are now available in my shop Old Raven on Etsy.  Just click on the Etsy button above and go to my “Supplies & Neat Stuff” section to view the listing.) Forewarned – this technique/project is not for the faint of heart.  If you like to wrap up your… Continue reading Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 2 of 3

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Etsy · Steampunk

Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 1 of 3

I recently was in Target and as I was cutting back through the stationary isle I found paper mache dinosaurs.  What?  In Target?  I had no idea!  I LOVE dinosaurs.  I’ve watched hours of documentaries (while I craft), I collect fossils and even have a couple of synthetic ‘skeletons’ but I have never seen paper… Continue reading Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 1 of 3

arts and crafts · Etsy · Halloween

Halloween and Remembering Mom

I’ve spent the last two days in my craft room making spiders.  Seriously.  My Black Widow Spiders are, item for item, my top seller in my Etsy shop Old Raven. They sell sporadically all year round, and I’ve mailed these little beauties off all over the world, too, wondering (with a little chuckle) if some… Continue reading Halloween and Remembering Mom