Tonight was a Crafthack night at Gangplank in Chandler. I love Crafthack night. It’s a way to meet local fellow crafters and learn a new technique or two. And it’s FREE!! Tonight it was painting with coffee. What a great idea! Being an Eastern European we drink a lot of coffee every day, black,… Read More Painting with coffee
Decorating a tag is a project that puts me at ease. I think of it as a warm up exercise. The tag is small, and there is no anxiety about covering all that blank space. I like to stain my tags with tea. It’s a pretty simple technique. Make tea. After brewing take the used… Read More Tag Art
I recently discovered an app on my phone called Paper by 53. And I completely got addicted to making digital collages. The best part is that you can go back if you ‘make a mistake’. A total freedom and no pressure at all to experiment with colors, shapes, tools. I’ve been making a lot of… Read More Paper53
At this point I have lived in the United States for almost 20 years. The last 14 years in Arizona. Mexico is virtually in my back yard. You would think that I would have visited Mexico sooner, but that’s not the case. Last September an unexpected opportunity presented itself and there I was in Mexico… Read More Dia de los muertos inspired necklace
Let’s talk about the weather! Around this time in Arizona it’s hot, every day. And it’s going to be hot for a few more months. I endure it. Somewhow for me it is more appealing than a long and cold winter. Summer in the desert is a good time to get some crafting done. You… Read More El Nopal
What can you do in 100 days? I wrote a letter/card/note a day as part of The 100 Day project. Here is what I learned: 1. It was challenging to keep up for different reasons (who to write, what to write) 2. Once you build a habit, it feels good as it helps carve… Read More 100 Day project
Simple stitching with little scraps can be very therapeutic. It’s a good way to use some scraps of fabric and lace. I stamped images of birds on small pieces of muslin too and added it to my embroidered fabric collage.