Art by Wendy paintings, crafts, and other handmade items

Monday, March 26, 2012

saw paintings

 I'm done! (well with this order!) I've been working on these saws for awhile now and I think they are ready to go. I do some commission work for people who want to have their parents or grandparents farm painted but it sure does take a long time! I wish I was Bob Ross and able to whip out a painting in half an hour! I enjoy the whole process but I am definitely SLOW!

 Hope she likes them! :O)

Saturday, March 24, 2012


 I LOVE going to the mail box and seeing a package that can only be goodies and NOT bills! I started six months ago with next to nothing for craft supplies and ephemera on hand and now I have a wonderful stash just waiting for me to create with! This awesome package came from Lemay at leaping frog designs . I LOVE every last little thing she sent me...have a look :O)

 wonderful papers with flowers that just say spring is here

 an entire music book with trim and other goodies hidden in the pages!

 A book cover and beautiful butterflies

 I love this card! So cute!

 Even the wrapping is amazing!

 old postcards with great graphics

And last but not least, envelopes and a frame. Wow! Lemay is so generous and I am so lucky she picked my name! Now I'm off to create! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Make it work!

 The theme for the Blissful ATC Swap this month was "make it work! dress forms" and this is the ATC I received from my partner Jane at Anything but...Plain Jane . It's one of the most creative ATC's I've seen! It's hard to see with my pic but the entire outside edge is sewn and some of the inside as well! I love the colors she chose!

 Everything she sent was decorated, even the mailing envelope and this ATC envelope. I love getting mail that is covered in art and stickers and you just know it's got something fun in it!

 These are some goodies she sent.I love the little domino! And look at the teeny tiny cards! (my stash is getting pretty awesome!)

 This is the ATC I made Jane. This one was really fun and I have a simmilar one in mind for the "springtime in Paris" Swap next month! Thanks Jane ..I love it!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ephemera Euphoria! (say that three times fast!)

 I was lucky enough to have my name drawn in a giveaway from Amy at The Crafty Book Nerd ! She made Two beautiful inspirational tags (below). My picture doesn't do them justice! Isn't this the cutest butterfly?

 I got the package in the mail and couldn't wait to see everything! My husband thinks I'm a little nuts going on and on about the ephemera but I just love it all!

 look at these gorgeous metal embellishments!

 And besides the two beautiful tags she sent a TON of great cards and paper...I can't wait to make something with it all! Amy made some homemade envelopes (in the middle of the pile) that I love and......

 How cute are these flowers? I could go on and on ....Well now I have a growing stash of goodies and I can't wait to play this weekend! Thank you Amy and Emma! :O) Go and check out Amy's blog because she is having another giveaway and this one has two fabulous Paris themed tags!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A few new projects....

I feel like I dropped off the face of the planet for awhile now! I have been doing a few craft projects but I've been so busy with on-line classes and work and a few projects at home that I haven't had anything to show. I did make some of these fabric flowers to go on an upcoming project that I will post about later. I am trying to decide if I should stain the edges of the flowers or leave them alone...what do you think?

 My husband made these rings with the parts I had in my jewelry stash while I was at work one day.. I think he did a great job! 

 And I want to say Happy Birthday to my sister Maria in Texas cause I know she checks my blog regularly! Happy Birthday Sis! I miss you!