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,…

A new kind of felt flower

After cutting out more than 800 rose petals from bright red felt fabric, I needed a break in both color and pattern. I decided to try creating a totally different felt flower. It came out much better than I’d hoped and my creative spark is humming with possibilities. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a new kind of…

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…

Community of crafters, artists, makers

When I spotted the delightfully designed postcards for this Modern Makers Festival, I had a feeling we’d found our people. As lifelong crafters, we were thrilled to find an event where you get to create art with other people who like to create art too! Mama and I made beaded bracelets, wool felt necklaces, and…

Tiny shoes multiplying

It was a weekend of resting, reading, and crafting. Mama has been working on a crochet project, while my tiny clay shoe collection is multiplying. I’ve now made nine pairs of sandals, slippers, and shoes. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was enjoying tiny shoes multiplying! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is…

Making tiny clay shoes

For absolutely no reason other than I thought it’d be fun, I began making tiny shoes out of white clay tonight while Mama and I caught up episodes of The Voice. So far, I’ve got a pair of flip flop sandals on a toothpick shoe rack, a pair of wee Birkenstocks, a single sneaker, and…

Boston Terrier face in clay

All through our daily drawing and painting in September, I was itching to get my fingers working with clay again. Our creative month inspired us to dig out several art projects and to reorganize our crafting supplies. Today I was reunited with colored clay and created a new cane (like a sushi roll that you…