Category Archives: Crafts

Lots of medium

As I always do, I arrived a little early in order to browse the Daniel Smith mothership. I found that Stillman and Birn sketchbooks have been fully restocked. Almost to overflowing! Janice Berkebile continues to offer interesting demos at Daniel … Continue reading

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National Pencil Day

Today is National Pencil Day. Apparently the reason for March 30 is Hymen Lipman received the first patent for attaching an eraser to the end of a pencil on this day in 1858. More interesting pencil facts. I made a … Continue reading

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Journal part 2

This is a four part workshop: “Journals and Journal Pages – Mixed Media – Drawing on Inspiration” with Janice Berkebile of Daniel Smith Seattle Store.  It’s still possible to join for the last two sessions! After making our journals during … Continue reading

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Journal workshop

As usual, I arrived early and was fortunate to find an all-day parking spot at Daniel Smith mothership.  While waiting, I did a sketch of my view. After a delay due to the snow storm, today was the start of … Continue reading

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Texture with Paste

Janice Berkebile’s Mixed Media Play Days are always worth attending! There are usually two per month, on Mondays.  As always, she is generous with her materials. She made us some square cards fixed with medium brushed on over stencils. These … Continue reading

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Four more bears

As I posted 3 weeks ago, I’ve started making bears for RareBear.   In the mean time, I’ve partially completed 8 more bears and have been waiting for more RareBear parts.  They finally came yesterday.  This is custom fabric to use … Continue reading

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First RareBear

Crafting post: As I mentioned in December, I like to sew charity projects.  I used to make fabric bears but haven’t since 2013 when the charity for whom I sewed folded. I’ve now found the RareScience program and it’s “RareBear … Continue reading

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Charity Sewing

This is a crafts post. Sewing has been a hobby most of my life. My mother taught me basic sewing when I was under 10 years old. I never took Home Ec. in school, though.  I sew clothes and costumes … Continue reading

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Making sketch books

Today was finally the day for the rescheduled book making workshop. Frances hosted us in her studio. I first demonstrated making the book. Then I walked the group through each step together. That barely took an hour! So there was … Continue reading

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Finished claddagh

I finished the claddagh embroidery a couple nights ago.  The Transfer-eze washed out quite well.  I am definitely pleased with this product and will probably use it for every embroidery!  If you don’t remember or didn’t see the original post… … Continue reading

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