Art by Wendy paintings, crafts, and other handmade items

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!!!!!!




 
Here's to a new year of blogging, creating, and crafting!
Happy New Year everyone!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Secret Santa

 
This is the amazing box that my secret Santa sent me filled with goodies! She knew me well and made it Steampunk! I didn't know if I would be able to figure out who my secret Santa was ...until I opened the box on Christmas! I took one look and KNEW it had to be from Wendy Aspinall ! Her style is unmistakable and I was thrilled with what she sent! Take a peek:





 
Thanks Wendy!!!!! I love it all!
 
I was not thinking and did not take any pics of the box I made for my secret Santa! I know! Where has my brain been? So as soon as I can "steal" some pics from my partner I will post them! :O)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Steampunk Jewelry

 
Just a few pics of some of the jewelry I made this year... some of it is gone but I have quite a bit left for an art center fundraiser at the end of the month. My ETSY store is empty right now but when the smoke clears and I see what pieces I have left I will be adding them to my store!



















Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gatherings on the Blue

 
I love a good junk jaunt and when we were visiting my brother-in-law and his family for Thanksgiving they took us to a great out of the way place called "Gatherings on the Blue"

 
It's a farm place that is consigned out to vendor's to sell all kinds of great old junk and some handmade crafts too. I loved this...whatever this is! I wanted to get it but no room in our car for it!

 
I could have spent all day rummaging through everything!

 
This is my brother-in-law Jim. He makes the coolest birdhouses , Nebraska Husker barn wood signs, and other barn wood pieces.

 
Even the house was filled with antiques and other goodies

 
Here are a couple of Husker signs Jim made

 
This is the view from the loft. Every square inch had something in it! I am definitely going back next year! I did not find a website for them but if you live in or near Nebraska they are located 8 miles south of the Seward exit and the owner is Judy Roth (402-560-5984)
 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas craft fairs are in full swing!

 
First let me say that I know it's been forever since I posted anything! I do have a good excuse though... my husband had a heart attack shortly after my last post and our world has been turned upside down ever since! He's doing good now and things are starting to get back to normal...or at least a new normal for us. I missed out on sign ups for pretty much all of the Christmas swaps which is sad...but I wouldn't have had time to do them anyway! So the only thing I have to post about is the craft shows I've been to lately. It's been going well- this is a pic of the top of my kitchen island covered with my newest steampunk jewelry.

 
This was my table at the Divots Yuletide Market last weekend

 
These are some ornaments I made. I found them on one of my favorite blogs The feathered nest
 Dawn makes the neatest stuff on her blog. Go check it out for some great Christmas ideas. She even has tutorials for sale in her Etsy shop. I plan on trying more of her projects soon!


 
This was at my hometown holiday craft show. Well happy Thanksgiving everyone! I know I have a lot to be thankful for this year!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

mood lifting mail!

 
I have been so busy lately that I have been neglecting my blog. I feel like a hamster in one of those wheels..running and running but never getting anywhere! But I had to stop and show off what I got in the mail recently. This beautiful tag is from Marcia at A little shop around the corner

 
And I got this awesome package of goodies from Amy at The crafty book nerd . She sends out Random act of kindness packages and she sent me one!

 
How cute is this tag?!

 
I can't wait to use all of it....if life ever slows down! Thanks you so much Marcia and Amy for giving me fun mail to open!:O)
 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Steampunk Jewelry

 
This is my newest Steampunk Jewelry, just in time for the craft fairs around the corner!

 
 



 
Bracelets I made from metal tags on furniture.

 
I'm using old bingo cards to display my jewelry

 
I have a craft fair tommorow..outside...forcast says high of 48 degrees. Time to get out the winter coat and hat! :O)