Last weekend I opened up our house to be one of 20+ artists participating in a city-wide studio tour. The whole idea was that the general public could tour from studio to studio and see the behind the scenes of some of their favorite artists. Since you all couldn’t make […]
Every 6 months or so I get to the point in my studio where my works in progress, stash, gifts, random house stuff, and hid-away-so-guest-won’t-see-it” completely takes over my studio. After this last clean out was done I got rid of: 9 boxes and 2 garbage bags of craft stuff […]
Today I wanted to share with you something a little different. It’s a project that has literally been keeping me up at night and last Friday I finally sent it off into the world. Our main contact at the location asked, “Does it feel like you are leaving your kid […]
Last year I was the chief instigator in coordinating, designing, and funding an 80 foot mural project. With the help of many amazing local friends, family, and businesses, I actually pulled it off. (I had lot of help).We won a grant and we got local donations of supplies. We had […]
It’s my newest leftovers project: the crochet thread was my grandma’s, the mat board is from the art shop I used to work at, the paper was from my stash, and they are all wips that have been languishing too long in a box. My art making really follows the same place as my crafting does. And it’s crushing my stash just a little bit more with each stitch (thanks everyone who’s helped to relocate my stash!).
While some of you may doubt the “leftoverness” of this book, let me assure you that Painted Pages is filled with wonderful ideas how you can take those smallest of small treasured scraps and integrate them into beautiful works of art all your own. Not an artist? Let me assure […]
No one is forcing you to take a lunch. No government agency is going to fine you–as a self employed person–if your only employee (you) doesn’t take their lunch break. There are so many days where I forget to eat until I am past the point of no return. Or […]
This beautiful tiny zine is, literally, the size of a match box. The introduction and then the history of the Borrowers with a cute little accompanying magnifying glass. You will need it. This zine is all about post. I love getting mail and mail art is even better. The page […]
I am so excited to finally get to tell you about Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art. It’s been sitting on my shelf for over a month now with the blog book tour date scheduled. Finally! Hooray! This is such a great book. A book I […]
Sometimes, all a space needs is a good shake up, more so than new or refashioned or redressed accessories. It’s really great to take a look at the space you have and examine it. Think about what you need from the space. What are your goals? Moving around quite a […]
After a few false starts I have finally finished up the kitchen tile redress project – and I’ve made the stencil templates into a pdf for you to print out and use. They are great for more than just tiles too! I was thinking they would look great to label […]
Last week I posted about how once you realize you are overwhelmed, there are some steps that you can take to get back to a good place. And once you are in a good place, the doors will open up for you to really focus on what’s important. I took […]
It’s hard for me to admit this, but I’ve been having a dry spell lately with Craft Leftovers. It’s not that I’m not enjoying myself or that I don’t like posting, it’s more like I feel like I’ve lost my internal direction, that no matter how hard I try I […]
I stopped by the library just to get “a book or two” and found a whole slew of great new books that they just added.
Having your own home based business has many challenges to it and, unfortunately there is no perfect solution to any issue. Every home situation is it’s own environment and has its own dynamic. And each home business owner has their own experiences and tendencies – both good and bad. I […]