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What’s In Your Bag?- Portable Projects that Travel Well!

If you’re a creator/ crafty gal like myself, you want to make use of every minute to make something. I’ve been doing some small portable gift projects that I’m looking forward to giving this holiday season. I also am on … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Sculpting in Wire

Wire is a medium that can be daunting to most sculptors and I have to admit that I am one of them. To sculpt an object from wire, one has to measure and manipulate, wrap and squeeze, and look from … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Rag Rug Rage

What do you do with a stash of fabric that you don’t plan on using or is seriously out of date? Think Halloween prints or several versions of holly, snowmen, or snowflakes! Yes! That’s what I had in my fabric … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Doll Workshop II- Day 5

Today was a day to continue sewing dresses, nightgowns, sleeping bags and to learn a few simple embroidery stitches for the pillow! I demonstrated a simple running stitch, french knots, and a ‘lazy daisy’ stitch, which is ideal for flower … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Art Club II- Day 4

My art students continued to work with the oil pastels for part of our session. I think these oil pastel pictures will take a few sessions to complete and that’s okay! I also gave them a lesson on one point … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Doll Workshop II – Day 4

Since these girls are third graders and up, their abilities and attention span vary, so each project I give them is carefully thought out with them in mind. I prepare each item so that their sewing experience will be fun … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Snow Fairies and Valentine’s Day!

Since there was sooooooo much snow this last few days, school was canceled along with my doll workshop 😔 I have been busy developing a small fairy doll that the girls will make after they finish their cat doll. The … Continue reading

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