Friday, December 16, 2011

Gerard Butler loves crafty girls

So you all have probably seen the Ryan Gosling photos all over Pinterest with cute captions regarding crafty girls that start with "Hey girl, ".  Well Ryan Gosling is cute and all, but just not my type.  So I don't know the story behind these photos, but I asked a friend to do one with Gerard Butler.  Here's what she came up with.  RAWR!  LOL!  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Strange Folk Fesitval 2011

Be sure to come out to the Strange Folk Festival this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 24th and Sunday, Sept. 25th from 10am to 6pm both days.  There will be over 150 artists, food, a beer garden, alpacas to pet, kitties to adopt and fun activities for the kids.  I will be revealing my creepy doll candy canisters and a few other goodies.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Strange Folk Festival Facebook Raffle

With the Strange Folk Festival right around the corner excitement is in the air.  And now you can win some awesome raffle prizes from participating Strange Folk Festival artists.  Check out the 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Strange Folk Festival

I  made it into the Strange Folk Festival, that will be Sept. 24th and 25th.  So please save the date and come and see what I will have to offer this year.  Some new items including the creepy bubble gum doll candy decanters and some mixed media collages and maybe even a few paintings.  Looking forward to it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Some random fun art

Sometimes I craft for fun or for friends.  These two pics were gifts for one of my best friends.  Hope you enjoy them.  I had a great time making them.

Anatomically correct heart mixed media piece.  Lots of Modge Podge was used in the making of this! lol!

 The next piece was a fun but creepy bubble gum doll candy holder.  The lid is detachable.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air again and I couldn't be happier.  I love Spring!  Not as much as Fall, but it's my 2nd favorite season.  It's the time for new romances, baby animals, flowers, gardening, and so many more wonderful things.  It's a time of re-birth.  The Earth blooming and coming out of it's cold Winter sleep.  With that being said I am hoping to come out of my Winter's sleep.  Because that is what it feels like I have been doing all Winter.  Sleeping!  At least craft wise. So I wanted to share with you some props I bought recently to do some Day of the Dead dioramas.   Tell me what you think.

 This will be: Grandma knitting

 This will be part of a 1950's kitchen scene I plan to do 

 Again part of the 1950's kitchen scene

 Lovers on a park bench

 This will be the chair for my seamstress

 Not sure how I am going to do the bath scene yet

 This will be a 1950's teenage girl laying on her bed 
talking on the phone

 This will be for my seamstress

This will be for my 1950's kitchen scene

 This will be Day of the Dead angel with wings playing the harp

Friday, January 28, 2011

Upcoming CSN Stores Review

CSN Stores has again contacted me to do a review on an item of my choice for them around $45.00.  I have done two reviews for them so far and let me tell you I am more than pleased with both items I received and the ease of ordering and the quickness of the shipping.  If you are not familiar with CSN Stores you should go check them out.  They carry everything from toasters to bath towels to Herman Miller furniture.

They have so many items to choose from, but I would like to stay with the feel of my blog.  Since I occasionally post recipes I decided to review another kitchen item. So stay tuned for an exciting review of yet another wonderful kitchen item from CSN Stores.  

Friday, January 21, 2011

Craft books & blogs; Do they need to have pictures?

I am a library junkie!  I love my library and when I get on a roll I will request and request books until I am walking out of the library with 20 plus books.  Recently I checked out a craft book that look interesting in the description on the library's website.  Well I got the book and I was sorely disappointed.  There were no real pictures and not very good directions either.  I enjoy a good book.  I am an avid reader, but when it comes to "How to" books I want lots of eye candy.

Would it be presumptuous of me to assume that most crafters, artists, hobbyists are visual people?  I think not.  So wouldn't an editor or publishing company want to cater to those who are their market?  I would think so.

The same goes for blogs.  I know I am guilty of this but it is hard for me to read a blog post that doesn't include a picture of some kind as reference or to tell a story.  

Publishing companies, editors, authors, bloggers, please heed my words.  You will get more readers with visuals.   Good ones please!!!  Thank you!

See I even added one pretty picture that has nothing to do with my post just to give you some eye candy.  

This pic my the 7yr old daughter took at Missouri Botanical Gardens last year.  

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Produce Co-op

I do a produce co-op every other week.  It's $23.00 for a box of fruits and veggies and lasts our family (me, my kids and my parents) about 2 weeks.  We do have to add items here and there of course.  I love doing the co-op.  It forces me to use veggies or fruit at every single meal.   The co-op is throughout the St. Louis area with varying pick up times.   Here's the link

Here is this weeks haul

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Indie Craft Revolution Call for Art 2011

The Indie Craft Revolution is currently having a call for artists.  The even will be held at the St. Louis Artist Guild.  The call for art will be from January 1st to February 9th.  Apply here.  

This years show will feature an indoor and outdoor show! Pass it along. Tell your friends!
Indie Craft Revolution: A craft event in a series of Indy Art and Craft events hosted by St. Louis Craft Mafia will be bigger and better this year. This is the second annual Indie Craft Revolution will be on Saturday, April 30th 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, May 1st from 10 am to 4 pm.