Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring is here!

Available now at the Porcelain Rose Tea Shop: New Spring, Easter and Mother's Day cards in pretty spring colors all suitable for framing. I have been inspired by my yard and all the spring bulbs popping up. For more information, go to the post on the tea shop in December 2009.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

grape rolls

I have been working on grape roll shapes and struggling with smooth even shapes. Here comes another cross over tool. Blending stumps. I bought a variety pack and my shapes are consistently shaped into smooth even design elements. This design used graduated papers from Paplin.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New tool

I love how most of the hobbies I enjoy have cross-over tools. My cutting tools for quilting have been a big help. Now I have discovered a new tool. My hair dresser friend uses her cuticle tool from her mani/pedi kit. I was having trouble getting the look I wanted with my bunny ear shapes and after using the tool, I can control the shapes beautifully time and again. I can also use the angular flat end to push my tight peg layers into a smooth flat peg. I am finding that I am grabbing the tool for arranging coils into tight placed too. I would say my $.29 tool was worth every penny not to mention my cuticles are getting more attention now too.


I just received notification of a successful jury into ArTrails for another year. This will be my third year at ArTrails. Check out the website at the side of the page. I don't know yet where I will be on the tour as it changes from year to year. This is one of the pieces I sent in. The sweet peas are coffee filter paper which gave them a crepe texture. It is now for sale at the Porcelain Rose Tea Shop. Come see me the third or fourth weekend in September.