For those of you who are starting to get a little tired of the unrelenting HEAT of Summer – here’s a glimpse of cooler days and Fall fun to come! Halloween is happening here at Old Raven Creates. When you have an online shop like I do (OldRavenonEtsy.com) then now is the time to start… Continue reading Steampunk Halloween ATB Art Cube
Hi everyone – I have a special post for you today. Reuse, recycle, upcycle, reprocess, reclaim, re-purpose, remake, remodel, upcycle, new use, salvage, economic sustainability, convert, transform, regenerate, fabricate, re-manufacture – and the list goes on. Now apply those words to arts and crafts. Today’s world is swollen with options, a place where there are… Continue reading The ReUse Market – Best Deal In Town!
This is the third in my Steampunk Dinosaur Series. I have made a Triceratops, see the full post in August 2017. And, a T -Rex… see the full post in September 2017. And now it’s the final piece in the trifecta – the Brontosaurus. Though these dinosaurs are some of my favorite projects they are… Continue reading Steampunk Brontosaurus Dinosaur
These lighted plastic pumpkins can be found in the seasonal section of most craft stores. But for the best deal, try looking at garage sales where sooner or later you’re bound to find a pumpkin or two at bargain basement prices. Who knows, dig around in your own Halloween decorations, you’ll probably find one of… Continue reading Holographic Halloween Pumpkin
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
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
A few years back I found this wire mobile at a Flea Market. I think this style is meant to hang photographs on. It had some interesting elements to it like a rusty patina on the wire, a version of alligator clips at the end of each dangling section, it was fairly large (20″ long… Continue reading Suncatcher Mobile DIY