tutorial: tiny book ornament

Remember how I told you we made paper ornaments at the Harvest Festival a couple months ago? Remember how I made that great little video tutorial of how to make the Paper Ball Ornament?

Well. Get excited. We also taught how to make a Tiny Book Ornament.

What’s that you say? You want to make one too?


First watch [...]

the paper ball ornament

If you’ve been hanging around this blog for a while, you may remember The Paper Ball Ornament Tutorial from two years ago. It is still one of my most popular blog posts. So, if you don’t know what I’m talking about you should check out the tutorial.

WAIT! But first, watch this little video I made. Just. [...]

My Favorite Place: a commissioned art project

I’m excited to announce my new art venture:

My Favorite Place: a commissioned art project.

This is your chance to have custom artwork that will be completed in time for the holidays. I will paint an oil painting of your favorite place from a photograph of your choice. The painting will arrive to you framed and ready to [...]

with christmas in mind

Don’t worry. I didn’t forget about Christmas. I have a pop-up greeting card for that too. See you Saturday at the Pecan [...]

events: november’s line up

November is totally booked. I’m so excited for all three events. I’d love to meet you so start making plans now and I’ll see you there!

November 2-4, 2012
Austin, TX

FELIZ is going to be such a fun art weekend. Amazing vendors, artists teaching workshops, and time to mingle. I will be at the party on Friday night [...]

recipe: pumpkin cake in a jar

Yesterday we had some new friends over for dinner. I failed in the mashed potato department (aka I forgot to buy potatoes and ended up using instant flakes *gag*).

But I made the most tasty, moist little pumpkin cakes in their own glass jars. Darling and delicious.

Now, I know it’s not earth shattering to cook tasty things [...]

photo accordion book workshop

I am happy to announce I will be teaching a photo accordion book workshop in Austin in November. This is a great project for you folks who want to make some of your Christmas and Holiday gifts this year.

The workshop is part of FELIZ, an art weekend celebrating all things handmade. There will be a party, [...]

how to store holiday garlands

It’s the last day of 2011! Crazy.

I spent most of the day Thursday packing up our Christmas decorations. I always have trouble with my berry garlands — the berries get all stuck together and smashed when I store them — and I have a lot of garlands.

But then I had an idea (all by myself without [...]

sneak peek: gift card holders

Gift card holders are my solution to not feeling so lame when I give a gift card. Admit it: sometimes you feel lame when you give a gift card. Especially if you really like the person. Well, it turns out that if you package up the gift card in a gift-ish sort of way, you feel [...]

valentine’s day

I know what you are thinking. Wasn’t Valentine’s Day more than a week ago?! Well. Yes.

Here is my report on our Valentine happenings.

There were decorations:

Remember the autumn leaf garland we made last fall? I’m still in love with it so we did it again, this time with hearts (and I didn’t even try to make the [...]

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