DIY Projects

A Journal of my Artistic Wanderings

Temecula, California - a little piece of heaven - captured in the front yard of a home we used to live in ...

My artistic journey has come to mean many things. It's not just the creative results of time spent in my 'art room' - it includes stunning photographs I happen to capture in my lens, as well as moments in life where I'm doing what I love to do.


In the photo above, I'm off the groomed ski run and checking out the woods off trail in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado. 


Creative Projects


Essential Oil Foaming Hand Soap

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Japanese Container Plants

I found these tiny plants in a store located in walkway next to the Shinjuku Metro Station in Tokyo, Japan. I was mesmerized. I have always loved tiny things...just ask my sister Erin - it's kind of a life long obsession with me...

These tiny container plants embody classic Japanese design. Beauty and efficiency brought together in an artistic format. 

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Easy Wall Decor Project Using Embroidery Hoops

At the end of a busy day, sitting down to do a little stitching, is for me, a wonderful way to relax.  While I usually have a larger, more involved project in the works, I also like taking a break from it.  A quick little project like the one pictured above, comes together fast and will usually end up featured on a hand made greeting card.  I had some empty wall space in the laundry room and came up with this easy way to display one of my favorite quick-stitch patterns.

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Making a Basic Apron

This is the very first apron I made (for my daughter)...

The main piece of fabric is actually a curtain panel (circa 1940's)...

The scalloped bottom piece was cut from a vintage pillow case - pre-1960...

All of the lace and the center crocheted piece is also vintage that I picked up from an antique shop. 

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