Reinventing a Project Series

Super excited to roll out a new project series today.

In this series, I take an old project and turn it into something new! Now, some might ask “why?” Well sometimes, if you are in the mood to design something new, you look for inspiration from something old. You can also look at it another way, turning a well, lemon, into lemonade. While I don’t really thing this old project can be called a “lemon”, I do think I can improve on it by designing something completely new.

I would love for you follow me on this series. Perhaps you too have a project you would like to retool and reinvent. I hope this series inspires you.

Here is Part One which can also be found on my YouTube channel.

Graphic 45 “Bird Song”: Japanese Garden Bridge & Tag Album

So happy to share with you my design using the gorgeous paper collection “Bird Song” from Graphic 45.

I was inspired to create this project from the, “Pagoda Mini Album”, I designed back in 2018.

For this design project I used Graphic 45 Staples “Square Ivory Tag Album”, and the tag die from “Square Tag & Clock Metal Dies” set.

The bridge is constructed from Graphix medium weight chipboard, reinforced gummed tape, Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue, Recollections 65lb. cardstock, and Balsa Wood dowels and thin wood pieces.

I used Tim Holtz’s Walnut Stain distress ink, Liqutex “Mars Black” paint.

Check out my YouTube channel as I will be uploading a full video walk through of this design project.

#StayHome Activity Update

Hello Everyone! I hope you are safe and well. I pray, those who are ill or have suffered a loss are comforted by the memories of your loved one, or are in the safe care of an exceptional health care professional.

It’s been some time since my last post. What have I been doing? Well, I stopped my usual maker/designer/crafter activities.

Like many of you wonderful and generous makers, I’ve been making masks to donate.

Early in February during my regular daily chats with my sister Mary, we wanted to make masks for our family members. We had a sense of need given all that we were hearing about Cornovirus (now called COVID-19). The question was, “What could we do to protect our family?”

Well, masks were an easy match for use because we both have been sewing for years, since our childhood. From making our own clothes, to being a seamstress for others, making home decor items, and clothing for our families. This also meant we could use the endless supply of fabric we accumulated and sewing supplies! Many thanks to my sister for donating fabric to my mask making effort.

As mask making slows down, I will pick up where I left off earlier this year and finish projects started and start new projects from designs I have created.

I wish you all well and safe.