Felt rose centerpiece prototype

I’ve been cutting out and gluing red felt fabric into more than 800 rose petals for weeks now (an excellent post-surgery activity). I finally stopped my assembly-line style work to finish the first prototype and I’m so pleased. They’ll be beautiful at our annual summer garden party celebrating Mama’s triumph over brain cancer. While crafting,…

Rolling felt rosebuds

My first infusion after surgery has left me flat-out exhausted. Though I wasn’t up and about, I was able to work on an ongoing art project a bit. I’m making about 33 red felt fabric roses for our annual summer garden party. I cut out nearly 800 petals in the last week and now I’m…

Bonding over a love of crafting

Mama and I got to visit with our new friend, Nicole, and see her glorious crafting studio this afternoon. We loved sharing creative projects and ideas, and we felt so welcomed in her beautiful home. Today’s #OneGoodThing was bonding over a love of crafting with Nicole and Mama! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share…

Crafter’s paradise

I learned new crafting skills today through a Craftsy video. Mama and I, both lifelong avid crafters, recently signed up for a two-week promotion Craftsy was having for unlimited how-to videos on a wide variety of projects. She has been watching continental knitting videos, while I have been engrossed in videos on paper crafts using…

Metal clay magic

Today I learned how to magically transform clay into beautiful silver rings! I took a Metal Clay Rings Workshop at a wonderful, local art supply store called Riley Street. With only four students, it was easy for all of us to see the teacher’s demonstrations. This was my first time ever working with metal clay;…