Saturday, October 03, 2009

It's been a while since I posted but that happens lol. I have started the painting again and here is a Burgundy Santa I just finished. I took his pic out side and he looks quite at home, don't you think?

He is a bit dark but that is because I wanted the flowers to show up really good on his clothing. He is about 9 inches tall and 5 3/4 at his wides part. He is a chunky, that means that he is made from thick pine wood that is 2 inches thick so he stands real nice.

Here is a pic of his back I like to finish the backs with strokework or something so that the entire piece is decorated.

Well, stay tuned. I will be painting another santa today and then I hope to paint some Jumping Jacks known as Hampleman in Germany. Toys from my childhood. I can't wait. I remember pulling those cords lol.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I have started a new blog where I will post differnt crafts that I am doing. I have figured out how make it work lol...I just post some painted ornament, here is the link.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

I just found the painting seminar that I did in Puerto Rico. These ladies had never painted and they did such a good job. This is a short post as I am busy painting some ornaments...gingermen, hearts, snowmen...I will post more when I get some done..

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I am taking an on- line class with Decoart America for their Traditions line of paint. Here are some Travatine stones that I have been testing. They have been painted and thrown out in the yard lol, for weeks now. The paint is like new....

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I am back from my wonderful, wonderful trip to Puerto Rico, where I taught the painting classes for four days. I love!!! Puerto Rico, it took me days to recover from all that enjoyment lol.

I didn't have much time to go around and see everything but I did get to visit Old San Juan and took a few pics. I was tired on the last day so I didn't walk for too long.

I was facinated with the blue bricks. I wonder how they were made.

The people are very sweet and loving and it was my pleasure and good luck to be picked to go there and teach. I would go back in a heart beat.
I am in the mood to do some painting and in a few days I will be painting some ornaments and cards and will post them here. I just have one more project to finish. (a doll lol)

Historic San Juan, is lovely. I could spend a few days there myself. I so wanted to go to the museums but time didn't permit so maybe next time.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ok, I edited and cleaned up the box designs.

I will be going to Puerto Rico Aug. 1st to the 5th to teach some painting seminars. Here is the Flyer, in Spanish of course but you can join us anyway, Painting is a universal language. They will be doing all sorts of crafts. Jewely, Scapbooking etc.

That flyer is supposed to be yellow but blogger likes to change the colors lol. Anyway, I will be teaching for the Americana DecoArt Company. I designed these four bentwood boxes. for one of the seminars. I just have the tops painted and they are not on the actual box (the boxes haven't arrived yet lol). These are card stock cut to the size of the boxes. I have to go to the other pc to upload the files so hang in there.

These designs are painted using a multi load technique and are geared to a beginner, so anyone can join this seminar.

This is another seminar of picture frames. A wide one and a slim one. Bow and buds.

The paintings will be a bit messy as I design as I paint, so things are over painted and changed etc. until I get the basic design. Then I will trace it off and clean it up for when it goes on the actual surface. I CLEANED UP.

Sometimes I will omit or add things in the final pattern. I just like to get a basic idea of what I want. If you don't enlage it, you won't see the messy lol.

Folk Rose and wild roses etc.

You can turn those frames any way you want them. They are also cut out of cardstock.

This is another Seminar, using DecoArt SO-SOFT fabric paints. Push flowers on a canvas bag.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Side 2 of sewing box.
Side 1 of sewing box.

Top of other side of sewing box.

Top of sewing box, side one with drawer out.

I must not be doing something wrong in blogger. I made another page but all the pics are coming in here. I am trying to put back the pics that blogger lost.

This is a wastbasket that I built out of wood and this is side 1. I wanted a spacey look like out in space, so I looked at the Hubble pictures of space.
This is side 2. Leaves in space? It could happen lol.

Side 3.

Side four. I know you can an apple shape in space lol.

Real apples, one in acrylic and one in oil, guess which one is which.
Oh goodness, I have been trying to upload these pics to another page that I created but blogger keeps putting the pics here. Oh well.

Holiday bear screen.

Christmas quilt.

Gambling dog quilt

Teepee campfire quilt.

Butterfly 2
Giant Dahlia Quilt.
Butterfly 2

Butterfly quilt.

Cinco de Mayo Quilt

Knitted sockie.

The knitted Hemlock ring.

Booties for hubby

Baby surprise jacket form EZ book.

Nurse bag out of Loralie fabric

Bag made with Laurel Birch fabric.

Bag made from Mary Englebright fabric.

Custom hand bag from designer coordianting fabric.

Custom pillow cases.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Now that the Web Baby Doll Challenge is over. I can post the dolls I entered. I can also post the Penny doll that I entered in my goups challenge. I entered three doll for the challenge.

This is Lydia. She is made from a pattern by Judy Ward. (The Four Stages of Infancy Dolls) (Nine to 12 month baby). If you would like to make this doll, purchase the pattern here:

This is Trudy, she is also a Judy Ward pattern (Little German Forest Folk). she is made out of craft velour and dressed in my painted fabric. She won third prize, people's choice.

This is baby Rose and her baby doll Lily, a pattern by Sue Sizemore.

This is my penny doll from my Yahoo groups challenge. Her body is made out of her dress fabric so I didn't have to dress her again. I thought she was so intricate that I didn't want to cover her with clothing.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Here is some more stuff from my trip. Shirley taught us how to make custom pillow cases the easy way. I had brought some of my quilting fabric with me and made a pair of these.

And these.

I now know exactly what to do with all that unused fabric.

Here is the wonderful bag Shirley made us.