May 24, 2010

Silver Spoons to Garden Markers.

This week, I taught some amazing women
how to turn silver spoons
into garden markers.

Here is a little peak at the final product.

First you pound pound pound your silver spoon flat.

Here are the tools you will need.

You can get metal embossing alphabets at Collage!
You use these to stamp the letters in next!

Everything is more fun in a group!
Look at these gals go!
We had a blast...

When you are done you can use alcohol ink
or a sharpie to fill in the letters
and give them more definition.

Look what they made!
Check out the Collage blog for more info
on Green Craft Classes.
I teach them every month,
and we use something old to make something new!

May 10, 2010

A busy few weeks...

Phew...What a busy few weeks it has been!

Here's my little shop at the Rieke Elementary Art Fair.

And my shop at Crafty Wonderland.

Both were very fun sales,
and I loved seeing all my crafty buddies.
I also got some amazing trades.
Go see my new friend Leah at
RustBelt FiberWerks for some screen printed treats.

Then I taught some "beginners"
how to carve and print linoleum blocks.
I think they were faking me out
when they said they had never carved before...
look at these awesome images!
I was SO proud of them!

And then my partner and I threw a surprise party
for our friend Saskia, who is finishing her
first year as a high school principal.
We spent a few days readying the yard and house,
I was in heaven.

I don't think I love anything more than making
our yard and home beautiful...
with my partner at my side. Love you Kris.

And I also love a table of good food
and good friends on a warm spring evening.
I think it might be magic.