I have been slowly easing back into crafting again. Here's what I have been working on in little pockets of 10 minutes here, maybe a half hour there. We'll start with the miniature sunroom. I built two shelves and attached them to the wall. Then I had the fun part of deciding which treasures I have been collecting to put on the shelves. A lot of these are made by the talented Katie from Katie's Clay Corner. You can find her etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Katiesclaycorner There are 4 adorable birdhouses that Katie made and a line of small houses that spell out the word "grow". There is a watering can and antique sprinkler that I purchased from a dollhouse store. The little lavander plant I recieved in a swap and I apologize, but I cannot remember who gave it to me. The beautiful wreath on the door is from Dale at Dale's Dreams. You can find her etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/dalesdreams I hope Dale does not mind- I took the purple bow off the wreath and I'm going to add a raffia bow instead. I took 2 very cheap gardening tools that I bought at a craft store and antiqued them with acrylic paint and hung them on the wall. That's as far as I progressed on the sunroom.
http://willowing.ning.com/ . With sign up you could choose a self guided course to take also until LifeBook starts in 2012. I chose a course called Mythical Magical Makings and the first lesson is painting a goddess in the style of the artist Gustav Klimt. Here is where I am so far in the painting. I call this the ugly stage- it's where I usually get discouraged-but if I push on it will get better :) So....that's what I have been up to lately- I am looking forward to getting caught up with all of you.
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