Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Off for a few more weeks

Taking a Blog, Crafting and Etsy leave for a couple of weeks! Family and friends visiting till around the 12th!

Happy New Year and Happy Creating to ALL and I look forward to viewing posts and seeing and sharing creations soon! Enjoy your family, your wonderful friends and I'll see you SOON to catch up in Blog land and in your lives!!

Love and Hugs and thanks for ALL the newly made friends this last year in this wonderful venue for NEW friends and fellow crafters!!!


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Etsy shop Donations and free shipping! My 20/20 promo

Those of you that know me know I am a HUGE animal lover, to a fault. SO, if you purchase anything from my Etsy site (and I will also donate 20% of my Joyworks sales) to the ASPCA this year. So any purchases of my crafts will help benefit the ASPCA  and, in additiion, I'm offering free shipping on any of my Etsy orders over $20 till January 1st. This excludes custom orders.

So, stop by my little Etsy shop and help all our furry little friends by your purchase, and know in addition that your shipping is FREE on any order over $20. I will be adding some additional hand crafted items this week to add to your holiday decor!


(Etsy link is on the sidebar)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Stop by my other Blog for Party Pics

If you haven't done so yet, you might want to pop over to my other blog and see pictures of our 30th Anniversary last night at Joyworks in Snohomish! Fun Evening!

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

New crowns big and small

Joy of the Dance- The crown shown above is full sized, featuring vintage glass beads, vintage ballerina, german buillion in Fushia, music paper and glitter. I'll be giving away either THIS Crown or the Black and White crown Tomorrow at the Joyworks Party.

Below are some mini crowns that measure appx 4" in diameter. I had fun altering the vintage ballerinas a bit!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Marla, my muse getting ready for Friday nite

As my sidebar indicates, we, at Joyworks in Snohomish (WA) are getting ready for our Gala-Anniversary extravaganza on Friday nite.

My Muse, Marla the mannequin aka Marla on Maple is ready with her "Joy" crown!

This crown is a one of a kind made with vintage beads, music paper, crepe paper rosettes, silver glitter,black pom-pom's, silver tinsel and Sheet music.

Fun project!
Hope to see you at Joyworks on Friday nite!!
(See sidebar for the evening's details)


Marla is ready, are you?? Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mini Crowns and Funky Trees

Today I made some Trees and some little mini crowns, aside from my mass production little giveaways for the Joyworks party on Friday.

The tree below is made of Cotton batting and features pop-pom "polka dots." Measures appx 12 inches high.

These little crowns measure appx 4 inches in diameter. Would make cute ornaments on a tree!

And here's a funky little tree I made using Crepe paper and ruffling it, applying to a cardboard cone and then glittering the heck out of it........Fun to make~


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Altered art Christmas Tags/Ornaments

These little guys could be used as ornaments, package embellishments or name tags. Each is about the size of a business card  (not including the hanger.) Hope you enjoy!

I'll have some on sale in Joyworks or check my Etsy listing for additional tags and/or buying info.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pretty as a Peacock

Who says the Male of the species get all the pretty plummage?

This crown was inspired from the feathers of a Peacock. Rich Blues, Violets and Greens accent the muted Gold finish. Embellished with Ribbons, feathers, gems and German Buillion.

Available at Joyworks, or see my sidebar for Etsy link.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Christmas Crafting Continues

Here is a crown I finished today, using some fun glittered pics we got in at Joyworks, some sheet music, burlap strip, ribbon, vintage little velveteen bird, vintage glass balls, etc. Definetly more sparkly than most of my crowns, but for the holidays, what the heck!! You could wear it, stick in on/in a tree or just include it in your holiday decor

I also made a few Victorian Cones, theses were fun and I'll be making some others soon! These guys a smaller-about 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches tall......

And finally a little Snowman box. He was a little cupcake pic (just the head) and I added some spun cotton balls for his body and some leftover stems from flower pics that I glittered green. The tree behind him I found at a Garage sale and I assume was a cake decoration too, which I glittered with Mica flakes. This is a box measures appx 3"w x 4 1/2" inches tall

All products will be available through my Etsy site, or look for them at Joyworks in Snohomish, soon!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Santa's little helpers taking a break!

I found these great little  (Vintage) Pixies through Etsy and thought they would be fun to put on boxes.  But when they arrived, I decided they needed to be together! Here's the little box I created today . . . 

To me they look like Santa's little helpers, although they appeared to be having to much fun to be Working! So here they are, "playing in the Snow, taking a break from the workshop to play in the snow!!

Fun as a gift container (measures appx 5"w X 9"high to the top of the Christmas tree) or fun just as a decoration. (All my boxes come with "shreddies" inside and feature a little "surprise."

Available at my Etsy Site (see sidebar) or in Joyworks, amidst all the other Christmas Decor!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Up on the Roof top!

I had fun creating this box using vintage materials (Santa/reindeer pic on the roof, German mushrooms and "Merry Christmas Dresden) but I love giving it a new twist, adding the glittered bright green polka dots and fun scrap booking paper!

The house I made from scratch using poster board (and then covering it with the scrapbook paper) making my own window frames and doors! Well, a good rainy day project!

I'll bring it in to Joyworks on Monday to add to our "kitchy" Christmas section to sell, otherwise, click my Etsy sidebar for buying info!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Crown that will be given away on The Funky Junk Bus!!

I made a fun crown today amidst making name tags and other crafting mayhem, Christmas items for Etsy and Joyworks, and a showcase here in Snohomish for the month of November,,,,,,This crown will be a giveaway for riders/participants on Timi's "Come Junk With Us" bus, en route to Funky Junk in Sumner.....I had a lot of fun making it and hopefully, it will find a "good home."

Please visit my Etsy site:  for crafts/and purchasing info.......


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New little Santa Box

I finished this little Santa box today, made with a vintage Santa made of flocked paper, foil, cotton batting. This whimsical Santa sits atop a little keepsake box of whimsical polka dots. Great for a "sitabout" or a gift box. "He" measures about 5inches tall by 4" in diameter...

Available in Joyworks or go to my Etsy site for pricing/shipping and buying info:

Friday, October 9, 2009

New Ballerina Boxes and Party Hats

I had fun today making some new party hats with with polka dots, paint,glitter and crepe paper! Available at Joyworks or on Etsy.

The one above I just kind of hand painted some ribbon-type design and glittered. Then I added some embellishments. I think it turned out pretty fun!

Another Party hat, this one with scrunched crepe paper/german buillion and little green embellishments.

I've sold all of my other Ballerina boxes, so I figured I would make a few more. Each one comes with paper shreddies and a little surprise inside.

As mentioned above, all items will be available in Joyworks or on my Etsy site. Let me know if you need a custom item!


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Starting a bit of Christmas

I found these two cute plaster angels, that I just love and figured they would look cute in kind of a 50's "Kitchy" Christmas Setting. So here are the "girls." I used some vintage wallpaper, this awesome "Grandma's Rick Rack," Vintage beads/embellishments and of course, GLITTER. I love the way they turned out. Listed on my Etsy site, but will be in Joyworks until they find a new "home."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Crown-Black and Creme

I just finished this crown this afternoon. If it suits Jana's needs, we may use it at Joyworks on a tree she's getting ready/has (?) put up in the next couple of days.
I can make another one or two, if need be, so I'm also listing it on Etsy.

It was fun to make! I have to thank Ann-Denise Anderson for the pipe cleaner idea she demonstrated in Somerset, although mine is entirely different, I used her basic pipe cleaner frame.

Then I used some Cody Foster paper flowers we had at Joyworks and added some glitter.
For buying info, please leave a comment, or visit my Etsy site.

Monday, September 21, 2009

New Halloween

Oh Shoot, this Crow box turned out SO cute, but I could NOT get a decent photo! It's too small and too dark! Here's the best pic of the bunch! I was going to list it on Etsy, but I think it'll have to stay in Joyworks and/or go to the "Funky Junk" show to find a worthy home!

Also, a fun Halloween hat. Handmade paper/vintage dresden/glitter/ruffled crepe paper and a mix of fibers, papers and wire tinsel to top it off!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Scarey, Spooky, okay not really, but!

The crow "box" measures about 6 inches high by about 3 1/2" and the little spider boxes are about "2x2." Fun to fill with a "spooky" surprise!