Daisy from The Green Dragonfly

The Green Dragonfly

For those of you who follow me on Facebook you will have seen progress of a little doll I am making for Maia.
Crochet Doll

She is rather cute, and has been named Daisy… which suits her, I think 🙂Crochet Doll 3

The pattern is a free one; Yun Shu… you can find it here on Ravelry. She is very easy to make, the pattern is lovely and clear with lots of photos. I made a few modifications to her so I could make her clothes that Maia could take on an off rather than crocheted in place.

I am working on making her a bedroom box – inspired by this lovely creation made by the incredibly talented Beth from By Hook By Hand, and Im also slowly making progress on her wardrobe. More on that soon…

Any crafting (including sock progress!) has been a bit slow going because we have had lots of…

View original post 77 more words


Fabric Collage Quilting from Susan Carlson Quilts

Susan Carlson Quilts

IMG_6573 A Quilt Gallery replica birdhouse given to Joan the shop owner from her employees for her birthday. Joan’s longhorn fabric collage seems to perch on the quilt store’s roof.

When one thinks of quilting meccas, I guess Kalispell, Montana, isn’t the first place to spring to mind. However, I am one of a number of quilting teachers who return to this sleepy little western town each year.

The attraction is the Quilt Gallery, owned and operated by Joan Hodgeboom, who runs a first-class fabric store and first-rate teaching venue.

My annual trek to Montana takes place either in late June or early July. This year I only had time in my schedule for one 5-day session. Joan has me committed to two weeks next year. Students come from all over the country. The class size is limited to fifteen, instead of the usual twenty, which is nice for both teacher and student.


View original post 511 more words

Beaded Pomeranian Pin and Pet Portrait from The Lone Beader

Adventures in Bead Embroidery

Dear friends, I had a wonderful time visiting the San Diego Bead Society! I was only there for a few days, but the weather was gorgeous. I was happy to take a walk on the beach and go hiking at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve! Please see more photos on the San Diego Bead Society’s Facebook page.

San Diego Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

While I was there, I taught my Toy Poodle bead embroidery class. One of the students brought her adorable miniature Pomeranian named Emily. Emily is the official mascot of the San Diego Bead Society! 🙂

Emily Miniature Pomeranian

And, here is the custom beaded miniature Pomeranian pin I made to look like her.. This design is now available as made to order on Etsy. What do you think? 🙂

Custom Beaded Miniature Teacup Pomeranian pin pendant bead embroidery pet portrait beadwork beads art the lone beader

And, since I’ve returned, I have also created a new custom beaded pet portrait, Dachshund in Flower Garden. This piece was inspired by…

View original post 60 more words

Beautiful Repurposed Antique Key Charm Necklace from BluKatDesigns

BluKatDesign Handmade Artisan Jewelry

handmade antique key charm statement necklace

Repurposed Antique Key Charm

Statement Necklace – Upcycled Jewelry

By BluKatDesign Jewelry on Etsy

Do you love the “feel” of old vintage jewelry and found objects? To me, they seem to have a unique story to tell. Rather than buying new charms from the bead store, I like  to collect beads, buttons, vintage jewelry and keys! This is my latest statement necklace featuring a real antique key, vintage buttons, an old heart charm, watch face and hat earring with ribbon and strands of vintage pink glass beads. Click on photos to go to my Etsy store to see more:

statement necklace with antique key and charms Antique key statement necklace with vintage charms and ribbon

For a smaller repurposed key charm necklaces, long or short, Day of the Dead, Steampunk or vintage cameo,  check out my Etsy store for more:

key charm necklaces More upcycled key charm necklaces

Be sure to see my other post if you love keys: Repurposed…

View original post 70 more words

Visit Seymour at ADKArtsBoutique at Etsy.com

ADkArtsBoutique at Etsy.com

Seymour Here:

Hi, everyone!!!  I missed all of you but we have been so busy this past winter and most of the spring.  What have we been up to?  Lots.  And I’ll have to catch you up on my friends too.

Where to Start.

First, I should announce that ADKArtsBoutique is having a SALE!!  Yep.  We have a sale going on right now of all of our handcrafted handbags.  All you need to do is use the coupon code: SPRINGFLING24 for a 10% discount.  Here are just a few!!  www.etsy.com/shop/ADKArtsBoutique

Now the BIG NEWS!!  We have opened a third shop on Etsy.  It is called BirchwoodGallery.  It will be full of art, drawings, and photography.  Need something for that wall, here is the place to come to.  It is run by my sister Katilee so stop by and say hello.  www.etsy.com/shop/BirchwoodGallery

Here is a glimpse into her great shop and I’m the…

View original post 399 more words

Great ideas for the special mother for Mother’s Day from BluKatKraft

BluKatDesign Handmade Artisan Jewelry

mothers day gift ideas

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

mothers day gift ideas From vintage  button necklaces to beautiful floral pendants, BluKatDesign on Etsy has unique handmade gift ideas for your mom!

Mothers Day Gift Ideas, Handmade Jewelry

Mother’s Day is on May 8 in the USA, my birthday, this year!  Check out my store, BluKatDesign on Etsy for all sorts of handmade gift ideas for mom. Vintage button and floral pendants make a cute little affordable gift she will love or surprise her with a one-of-a-kind statement necklace with a button heart that says “MOM”! If she is more earthy maybe a vibrant mandala or chakra pendant could work. If she likes earrings, there is a a large selection of unique dangle earrings  to choose from. Everything is shipped in my recycled boxes with an upcycled paper decoration perfect for gift giving! Be sure to give handmade love this year!

To save 15%, use code at checkout:…

View original post 59 more words

Magnolia leather tooled key chain from Across leather

Across Leather

Heres a handmade custom tooled purple magnolia keychain, fob or key ring. Its tooled onto European vegetable tanned leather. Purple outer portions

Source: Magnolia keychain leather key ring custom by AcrossLeather

View original post