Student Projects!

I am teaching a free tutorial on making some household objects into pretty art pieces on Tuesday, December 29; will you join me?  We’ll be making a tiny notebook from a recycled cardboard tube, and a pocket from a recycled tissue box, for your wall, for inside a journal or as a gift holder. If you want to join me, please register here so I can send you a supply list; you will also get an email with the Zoom link to join.

Here are finished projects from some of my students in prior classes.

Get Merry and Give!

Have you done your holiday shopping yet? Now is a great time to buy unique gifts for those special people in your life! Click on this link to read about my special deal, this week only. Get your coupon code at the bottom of the page!


Now when you check out on my boutique, you can round up to the nearest dollar and your donations will go to Rising Worldwide, my favorite nonprofit! Rising purchases art and crafts made by women in super impoverished countries, and Rising Reps sell these crafts at home parties all over the US. The artisans use the income from sales to feed and educate their children and rise out of poverty, and Reps earn commissions on sales to help them rise to better lives, too. A win-win for all! Please shop my boutique and help Rising Worldwide, too!

Japanese Knot Bags

These pretty bags are fun and reversable. These bags are made from scraps in my stash; the Blues one is lined with denim from old jeans, and the largest one is lined with flannel from an old sheet. A good way to recycle!

 Go to this page for prices and to place your order.

New! Kinchaku Bags

These lovely, Japanese-style drawstring bags are perfect for carrying your lunch or to use as a purse. Fully lined, no interior pockets (next one will have some!). The small one measures 5.5″ on each side; the large one is 6″ per side. For prices and ordering, go to this page on my boutique:


Woodland Butterflies

This gorgeous scene is created on a framed canvas. Made with Nature’s Notebook papers and cut outs from Graphic 45, along with nature elements and other bits from my stash. This is a perfect wall hanging to brighten any room! To purchase this and other art, go to this page on my boutique.


Denim and Lace Bag

This darling little bag is made from half the seat of an old pair of jeans, and decorated with lace, buttons, embroidery thread and yarn. This would make a terrific present for a young girl or for anyone who loves denim and lace! To purchase this bag, go to this page:

Blue Striped Tote Bag

This lovely tote bag was created from two woven place mats, and lined with an embroidered cotton fabric from my stash. The handles are recycled denim from an old pair of jeans. Perfect for carrying books, lunch, or even groceries. EnJoy! To order this tote, go to this page in my boutique:

Exciting News!!!

I’m excited to announce the grand opening of my new online art boutique this Friday, September 10!!

Please join my Facebook event here (it’s public, open to anyone on or off facebook). Please also indicate on the event page that you will be joining.

The event will run from at noon PST to 4:00 pm PST (3-7 pm EST); I will be having hourly drawings for door prizes and a special price for purchases during the day. Here is the URL for my store; note that this will not be live until the start of the opening.

Special offer: spend $200 or more and get 15% off your purchase during the event. Use this code at the check out: M41ANQC03OGU

Please show your support by replying that you will attend the event on Facebook, and joining me for lots of fun and laughter!

Funky Salvage Journal

Enjoy this fun little journal, made with salvaged business envelopes, book pages and scraps from my stash! Thanks to Natasa of Treasure Books for the inspiration for this one. Measures about 5″  x 6″; $44.00