A few blogs back I mentioned I was working on a project featuring an Antique Toy Ship. I have to admit, this project started out slow and then stopped completely for a while. Let me explain: I was surfing through the Antiques section of my local Craigslist and saw a picture of an amazing toy… Continue reading My Version of an Antique Toy Ship (and how I discovered a cool way to make miniature wrought iron fencing)
Welcome everyone to my Monday blog post. Today I have a neat pair of Vintage binoculars to show you. These guys are really tiny, only about 3″ wide! The brand is Kanto, a Japan manufacturer who made binoculars from 1967 to 1977. Yes, these still work, too. But what a great accent piece for your… Continue reading Kanto Miniature Binoculars, Vintage 1967-1977
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