Wednesday, July 23, 2008


These magnets are embossed with tiny glass beads that are clear, so they take on the color of the picture underneath and create a shiny, mosaic-like appearance. I did the lady with the hat and then Ellie picked out the picture of the kids sitting down to dinner and helped me make the magnet. The pictures don't capture how shimmery they are, especially at night with an overhead light on. I love the old-fashioned look to the pictures and the beads, but the pictures underneath aren't brightly colored enough. Next I'm going to search for some bright pictures, but hopefully some that still have fancy, old-fashioned images.

These magnets are great because they are quick to do and the materials are so easy to find. Now I'm going to be saving every advertisement magnet I get!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


My latest poppet. She's much prettier than Luella, but I still have a soft spot for that freaky alien-lookin thing.

This is Mimi. Mimi followed the Dead for a few years back in the '80s and now she's a hairstylist in her own salon. She doesn't have any kids, but she's been married for 10 years to a guy who has three kids from a previous marriage.

Jewelry box

I've got the cord back, so I have some crafts to share! I'll try to show them in the order we made them. Here's the box that Ellie made, before she painted it.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

No pics, but I've been busy

I'm too scared to do my quilt, so I'm putting that off. (I know, after my big excited post about it and everything.) I have done quite a few other crafts, including painting glass with stained glass paint, making more jewelry and making some craftsy containers with recycled materials. Ellie has been doing a lot of the crafts with me and she made a box with glitter glue and gems that she copied from a demo version in Michael's. In fact, she brought her box in to Michael's to compare it to the demo and the woman at the store thought it was theirs.

I would post pics of all of this, but I can't find the cord for the camera to upload to the computer. As soon as I locate that, I'll post pics of our amazing creations.