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By amy on November 28, 2010
In the spirit of handmade holidays, I thought I’d share some of the things we have made for our kids over the past few years. Most of them are super easy and quick to make: Rubber Band Board. It doesn’t get an easier—nails, a piece of wood, and a bunch of rubber bands. May I [...]
By amy on November 23, 2010
Seems all I have completed so far is the list. The rest will happen, I suppose, by December 25th. Hmm. I’m choosing to ignore the fact that it also happens to be the busy season, jewelry-wise. Double hmm. (deep breaths…)It’s List-it Tuesday!
By amy on November 18, 2010
When I read GardenMama’s blog post announcing an artful stone swap, I believe my response was, “I’m In! I’m In!” She asked us to specify what medium we would be using with our stone and, of course, I said silver. At the time I had no idea what, exactly, I would be doing or how [...]
By amy on November 15, 2010
Whew. Another show over and done with. I did the fabulous hand-made artisan show, Craftopia, yesterday and oh, how I love these events. It’s like going to a party, that lasts from early in the morning until dinner time, where I see old friends that I only see at these shows. We catch up, share [...]
By amy on November 9, 2010
The special piece I mentioned in my previous post about handmade books is a portfolio of my grandmother’s artwork. When she passed away, we cleaned out her apartment and found her portfolio stashed away in the back of a closet. It was full of pieces she had completed when she studied fashion in art school [...]
By amy on November 5, 2010
It’s interesting, how I came to learn how to make books. I was taking an oil painting class for fun when I found out I was pregnant with my first babe. I withdrew from the class, in a effort to not cause birth defects to the baby-to-be, but the school, not thrilled about giving me [...]
By amy on November 2, 2010
I’ve been meaning to do this for a few weeks now, but Tuesdays keep sneaking up on me. Aimee over at Artsyville is hosting a “List It Tuesday,” where once a week she’s posting a list of…anything, and we’re invited to join in. I guess I was a little grumpy this morning.