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Handmade Holidays in 2011

This year was a Christmas filled with handmade gifts, which happens to be my favorite kind of gift. I made a lot of gifts to give this year as well as received plenty of fantastic handmade gifts. Before the year … Continue reading

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Cute handmade bird ornaments

Here are my new “jellybean” bird ornaments! They do remind me of brightly colored jellybeans, but actually these handmade bird ornaments are inspired by some comic strip characters that I made years and years ago while in middle school. The … Continue reading

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Hand-stitched felt hearts

This year I found so many delightful Valentine’s projects to create. There were simply too many for me to try this Valentine’s, so I selected a few to try this year.  One of the “inspiration” projects that I chose were … Continue reading

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Kraft Paper Hearts

I love Valentine’s decorations. The other week I went Googling for some Valentine craft projects and I found a lot of fun projects, probably more than I can handle for one Valentine’s holiday in a year. One of the cute … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas Cards

My previous blog post was about the ornaments that I made while in a class at the Scrapbook Cottage. In this article I’d like to share with you some cards that I made in another class that I took there. … Continue reading

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Handmade Angel Ornaments

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly…. –G.K. Chesterton There have been angel sightings in my work area the last couple of weeks. They have flown onto my counter top to be fitted with their golden halos and metallic … Continue reading

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Glittery Petite Purses

This is my first “official” Art Glitter project and I had loads of fun embellishing my Petite Purses with gorgeous, sparkly Art Glitter. Fall is just around the corner and it happens to be one of my favorite seasons, so … Continue reading

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Artisan Co-op in Janesville!

My sister, Sue & I in front of co-op on Grand Opening Day Last month my sister, Sue and I joined an Artisan Co-op in Janesville, WI. My sister designs beaded jewelry pieces and I make a variety of items … Continue reading

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Hand-made Buttons!

I’m a lover and collector of buttons. Recently I made my very own buttons with polymer clay. The first day I started to make them I was hooked on creating them. The pic above shows some of the buttons I … Continue reading

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"By Hand" site is like a Facebook site for Crafters…but better!

~~~~~~ Update 5-03-11 ~~~~~~~ ***** Unfortunately, the “By Hand” site is no longer running. I miss the community and friendships I made there. For anyone interested in selling and/or buying hand-made items, you need to stop and visit the By … Continue reading

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