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Halloween Train – The Engine

I had been hoping that I would get my “Engine” post up sooner but events conspired against me.  Floors. There have been three floors in my home that were the last to get a face lift, and believe me they had to wait a long time to get it, too. I knew I wanted to… Continue reading Halloween Train – The Engine

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The Halloween Train – Car #2

Just a little recap here – so this was Car #1 in The Halloween Train.  I posted the ‘how to’ on July 29, 2018 if you would like to see how it was done. Now, it’s time for Car #2.  We’re talking PURPLE here folks! I love purple. The steps for drilling the wood and… Continue reading The Halloween Train – Car #2

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The Halloween Train – Car #1

I know it seems pretty early for most to be thinking of Halloween, but in the handmade retail business you have to start early making your ‘Holiday’ stock; and since Halloween is my most favorite holiday – I’m already diving in deep to enjoy the fun and freaky-ness of Halloween. I like projects on wheels,… Continue reading The Halloween Train – Car #1

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ATC Swap – What’s Through The Window

ATC – Artist Trading Cards – have been around for a long time.  It’s a fun way to spend a crafting afternoon, explore techniques and, as in this instance, trade some of your cards for other artist’s product. Years ago I tried to get hooked up with a local ATC swap group but never quite… Continue reading ATC Swap – What’s Through The Window

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Rusty Wire Upcycle – Spring Wreath

“Found Object” and “Upcycle”, ahhhh, words dear to my heart.  I’m constantly tuned towards the potential of discovering the ‘found object’ that will be a treasured addition to my art supplies. Case in point:  on a recent dog walk I found a jumble of old wire. Old wire, and that’s wire that’s been outside for… Continue reading Rusty Wire Upcycle – Spring Wreath

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Niche Shrine/Shadow Box – Finale

I left this project in Part 1 with just having painted the interior of the box so it would bring it forward out of the shadows. After much deliberation, I went with Tim Holtz Ideaology Wallflower 12 x 12 inch paper pad.  These pads always have multiples of the patterns, and more importantly, in various… Continue reading Niche Shrine/Shadow Box – Finale