Tag: Crafts

The Competition: Part III

The Competition: Part III

Here is the next reveal in the competition between my daughter and I. You can see part one here, which explains the concept of our little contest. Part two can be seen here. My theme was guessed correctly by a perceptive reader: steampunk!

My ladder, table and small cabinet
My easy chair

Next, some items from my daughter’s project. You can see that her theme is quite different from mine.

After she gave me a few hints, I was able to guess her theme. I’m not going to give it away yet. We’ll see if my readers can guess correctly without hints!

My next competition post will show my completed project. Stay tuned.

The Competition: Part II

The Competition: Part II

Here is the next reveal in the competition between my daughter and I. You can see part one here, which explains the concept of our little contest.

Part one with added elements
Part two with added elements
Part three with added elements
Part four
Part five
All together now….first five parts

Can you guess my theme now?

Card Crafting

Card Crafting

I’ve been dabbling in card making and junk journal creation of late. In 2020, many family members received a hand-crafted box card that I tried to match to their individual taste and interests. Here’s a sampling of my efforts, which I can now show, since the cards have all been opened by their recipients.

Tea Party
Butterflies
Cats
Balloons
Unicorns
Penguins
Camping
Owls
Turtles

Now I have to get to work on the batch for 2021!

Rock Painting for Fun

Rock Painting for Fun

Rock painting is a hobby that all can enjoy. The stones above were inspired by photos posted on Pinterest.

Years ago, when I worked as a craft designer and instructor at a retail craft store, I painted animals and houses on rocks. Pansies, fawns, and bird nests were popular project classes. At the end of the class, most of the attendees were proud of the finished product they took home. Here are some rocks I kept from days gone by.

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