Latest PROJECTs

Past Projects

Yarn, Stick, Scissors

Yarn, branch

Glass bottle, twine, sand, pebbles, 1 seashell, aged paper, fountain pen, imagination, more twine

Yarn, branch

Red and white paint, gold leaf, leaf adhesive, triple thick

Glass bottle, copper leaf, leaf adhesive, sealer

Yarn, branch

I also made a massive stack of aged paper! Now, hopefully, I won't have to make any more for a little while!

Yarn, branch

Sorry I don't have process shots for any of these.

Rune Rocks
Rune Rocks

Rocks, paint, triple thick glaze, gold and copper leaf, metal leaf adhesive

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I started this project by finding these beautiful rocks and thinking they would look great with some Elvish runes on them. I quickly switched to Viking, as Viking runes were much easier to research. I made a list of my favorites and narrowed it down to the top four. (One per rock.) They would be placed in my garden.

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And finally, since the rocks would be outdoors in the weather, I coated each rock in several layers of triple thick glaze.

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Rune Rocks
Rune Rocks

Rocks, paint, triple thick glaze, gold and copper leaf, metal leaf adhesive

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Finished Vase
Finished Vase

Black paint, gold leaf, gold leaf adhesive, gold leaf sealer, Triple Thick glaze

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Cheap Beginnings
Cheap Beginnings

My best friend and I went to Goodwill and Texas Thrift and this lovely pile of objects is what I came home with.

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Finally I used a sealant over the gold leaf, but it was so textured that I had to go back to Hobby Lobby to find something stronger to seal it all off. I came home with Triple Thick glaze. Somehow the glaze took away the frosted effect on the purple glass, but I still loved it and it finished the vase off rather beautifully!

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Finished Vase
Finished Vase

Black paint, gold leaf, gold leaf adhesive, gold leaf sealer, Triple Thick glaze

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White Licorice
White Licorice

Thought it was an herb...turns out it is just an extremely aggressive ground cover plant. Very pretty, though, with soft almost spiderweb like covered leaves.

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I couldn't get the plant to stop growing, even after I did nothing to care for it for almost 3 months! It just kept growing! Recently, a prolonged frost kicked its butt, and I felt bad and went to save it.

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I will leave each "packet" there for a while until I forget about them, and then one day in about a week to three weeks I will suddenly remember them and pull them out. Time will tell if they will press well or not!

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White Licorice
White Licorice

Thought it was an herb...turns out it is just an extremely aggressive ground cover plant. Very pretty, though, with soft almost spiderweb like covered leaves.

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The Finished Letter
The Finished Letter

Aged paper, fountain pen, twine, wax seal, pressed French lavender

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I started with some plain white cardstock. I distressed the edges using a foot exfoliator that I bought at Dollar Tree.

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I was sending the letter to my favorite author, so I wrapped the letter very carefully in tissue paper and filled a box with bubble wrap to send it off in. At the last minute I added a scrap of paper with my name and address in case the recipient wanted to write back.

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The Finished Letter
The Finished Letter

Aged paper, fountain pen, twine, wax seal, pressed French lavender

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(Yellow cardstock, pressed French lavender, wax seal) I got a wax seal kit for Christmas and I was so excited to use it for the first time! This was a birthday letter for a close friend's 21st.

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I included some French lavender that I had pressed over Christmas break in the seal.

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(Yellow cardstock, pressed French lavender, wax seal) I got a wax seal kit for Christmas and I was so excited to use it for the first time! This was a birthday letter for a close friend's 21st.

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The finished bottle
The finished bottle

Bottle, gold leaf, gold leaf adhesive, gold leaf sealer, Triple Thick glaze

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The original pile of treasure from Goodwill and Texas thrift. Unfortunately, I forgot to take any process shots on this project, so the only "before" I have is this picture.

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The front of the finished bottle

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The finished bottle
The finished bottle

Bottle, gold leaf, gold leaf adhesive, gold leaf sealer, Triple Thick glaze

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Distressed Gold Leaf Skull

I made this. And I had fun with it. For more details, look in the descriptions of the process shots.

Crocheted Blanket

This blanket took me all summer of 2018.

 

I made the pattern myself based off of the idea of Indian blankets.

It has 151 rows, taking about 15-30 minutes and 76 FEET of yarn to crochet ONE row.

It has 24 tassels, each requiring approximately

12 1/2 feet of yarn to make.

Don't forget the black edged border on the two sides.

 

 

In the end, this blanket:

Cost hundreds of dollars and countless hours

 

Measures around 6.7 feet long by 5.3 feet wide

(not counting tassels!)

 

Used approximately 2 1/4 *MILES* of yarn

 

Weighs a whopping 13.1 pounds

 

And is the comfiest way to make a human burrito!

Dog Sweaters

I custom crocheted each of these sweaters without a pattern.

 

I took general measurements

of the dogs, and then kept fitting the sweater on them as the work progressed.

(The bow tie attached to the one sweater was created using a pattern.)

Summer 2017

Summer of 2017 I had the house to myself as my parents spent the summer in Colorado.

I only had two summer classes, and so took over the dining room space and enjoyed spending time on some art projects on the side!

(Mediums are in the descriptions)