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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 #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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Steampunk + Halloween = Love

It’s JULY already!!!  Wow, the last month just blew right by me, and it’s been a whole month since I’ve posted here – oh my gosh! I have been working in my craft room, but it’s mostly been replenishing items that have sold in my Etsy shop, Old Raven.  Things like my black widow spiders,… Continue reading Steampunk + Halloween = Love

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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