Saturday, September 23, 2017

Beading Party Necklaces


Today was spent making pretty jewelry with lots of creative friends.  All of these necklaces feature semi-precious stones linked between tiny chain.  These are nice and short, perfect for any outfit.
 



I was inspired to create this necklace when I saw the bat and the vintage washer.  I linked crystals between vintage amber colored chandelier chain.  This chain came from our family farm in Illinois. 


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall Centerpiece






We had a great harvest from our compost pile this year.  We all threw various gourd seeds onto the pile in the spring.  This beautiful collection of warty gourds is what we grew.  There were over a hundred of them. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Crocheted Cat




This was my first attempt at making a crocheted animal.  It didn't take very long to make and it turned out to be a really funny cat.  I think she likes it!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Block Card


I created this block style card by using scrap squares and rectangles.  I layered them onto a beautiful piece of metallic swirled cardstock.  This was a piece of cardstock that has been in my stash for at least 10 years - maybe longer.  This is why I like to keep everything.  You never know when you might need it.  I added glittery fern leaves that I cut with my Cameo.  The flower has a zipper edge which makes it challenging to use, but this color scheme and style worked well with it.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Baby Quilt


This is my first attempt at a complete quilt.  I made a crib sized quilt using pre-cut squares.  It was a lot of fun to make and the fact that the corners matched perfectly every time made it a breeze.   I made the binding using strips of muslin and hand-stitched it.  The rest of the quilting was done on the machine.  I used bright, bold colors and fun animals for my granddaughter.  This quilt is now in Japan.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sock Monkey Hat


Last weekend I made another sock monkey hat.  This time it is an adult size hat.  The yarn is Simply Soft by Caron and the pattern was found on AllFreeCrochet.com.  These are really fun to make.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Even More New Leaves


Here is another batch of lampwork leaf headpins.  These beauties were made by Victoria, my daughter.  She makes awesome leaves!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fall is Right Around the Corner



This rustic Autumn card was made by Alex, my daughter.  The embossed background was colored with Ken Oliver Liquid Metals.  The canvas buttons were inked with Distress Stains, Momento inks and Distress Crayons.  The wooden leaves were edged with glittery stickles.  Alex did an amazing job on this beautiful card!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

New Crochet Dress


This is my latest crochet project.  I chose a multi color for the bottom but I thought the design needed a solid color for the top.  I shipped it off the Okinawa and I hope Lillian likes it.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Birthday Card



I made this birthday card for Deborah.  I love the pretty flower and the tag shape which was cut from embossed paper.  The intricate key was cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  The sentiment plaque is from K & Co. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Anniversary Card


This is my latest card creation.  I foiled the calendar page and added the sentiment die cut.  I love the subtle fall colors.  There is a strip of sparkly squares at the bottom.  The foil really dresses it up.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

More Ribbon Tassels


These beautiful necklaces feature our silk Sari ribbon tassels.  These colors are very vintage and look great with pearls.  The necklaces are made with chain or crocheted beads.  Some of these can be found at Picadilly Frilly in Bentonville, AR. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Vintage Flair Necklaces


Here are a few more crocheted necklaces made with unique pendants.  The purple necklace is made using a vintage brooch and lots of Chinese crystals.  The other two have more contemporary pendants, but still have that vintage feel. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Crochet Dress


This is the colorful little dress that I crocheted  a few weeks ago.  My adorable granddaughter, Lilly, is modeling it.  It is a little big so she should be able to wear it for awhile. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Beaded Beads



These are the cute little beaded beads that I made using a bead pattern by Gianna LaVite.  These make great earrings!They use Tilas, SuperDuos and delica beads.  This pattern was easy to follow and will be available at Dry Gulch soon.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

More Pretties For Your Neck



I have been busy creating all new necklaces for our boutiques and shows.  I love to re-purpose components from vintage jewelry and combine them with our new pieces.  The golden colored necklaces features a woven seed bead medallion layered over a square filigree.  The autumn colored piece has a vintage clip earring and a lampwork leaf made by our very own Victoria.  Very elegant!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mandala Madness Part 12



It seems like it took me forever to complete part 12 of this blanket.  I am not able to work on it as much as I would like, but I will finish...eventually.  For more information on the Mandala Madness CAL, visit Helen's website, Crystals and Crochet.  Helen is starting another CAL next week.  It is a rectangular shaped blanket made up of different sizes of decorative squares.  I would love to participate, but I have to complete the Mandala first. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Ribbon Tassel Necklaces



These are my latest necklace creations.  They all feature silk sari ribbon tassels with decorative cones dangling from collections of crocheted beads.  These pretties will be at our next show in Rogers, AR, The Ozark Regional Craft Show.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Tattered Flower Brooches



Deborah has been hard at work creating more Tattered Flower brooches for our upcoming craft show, The Ozark Regional Craft Fair, in Rogers, AR.  The show is from Oct 14-15 and will have tons of handmade gifts.  These beautiful brooches are handmade with vintage lace and ribbon and a sparkly rhinestone center.  They can be found soon in our Etsy shop, DryGulchFunKeyJunk

Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Giant Mess


Because I often have multiple projects going at the same time, some days my craft table looks like this.  I like my supplies to be very organized so this is a huge mess for me. I have paper, yarn, beads and more scattered everywhere.  I am sure that lots of awesome creations will come from this mess.