Thursday, 29 July 2021

How I Make my Pink Lemonade Earrings

For my video this week, I decided to show the process of making some earrings that I sell on my site  It's not a tutorial per se, but it is how I go about making polymer clay slabs and cutting out earrings.  

I like these earrings for the summer- the bright lemons and the deep pink- they are really happy little dangles!  Super cute!  I didn't show how I made the lemon cane that I use in the slab, but I can do a video about that if anyone wants one.  

I was inspired by some scrapbooking paper I saw- I thought "THOSE HAVE TO BE EARRINGS!"  And that's how these happened.  

ANYWAYS, I hope you enjoy this relaxing video.  You'll hear my voice again next video.


Sunday, 18 July 2021

A Concerned Bird on a Card

I like having cards for all types of occasions. Sometimes, things don't go one's way. If you're me, OFTEN, things don't go your way. So I needed more cards for friends that need a pick-me-up.  

2020-2021 is turning into the 2 years of needed "pick-me-ups," and I'm not prepared. How could you be prepared for a year, that if it was a person, you'd punch in the face? So, I've started making cards for event of the "Sorry, that happened. Totally sucks. Let's go eat a whole pizza" occasion.  I've never seen that header at the card store.

Here's one for someone who's received bad (but not tragic) news-- a sympathetic, and concerned, red bird done in watercolour style.

I made this card a while back. But I always remake it to keep it in stock. Here's the video I made for how to create this one:

Materials used: Stamps: Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and Crazy Talk, Simon Says Stamp Naughty Nautical Ink: Lawn Fawn Jet Black; Distress Ink in Pumice Stone Tombow Dual Brush Markers: Colors (Reds) 847, 885, (Brown) 977, (Yellow) 991, (Light Blue) 451 Paintbrushes: Royal & Langnickel Watercolour in sizes 12 and 6; Foam Tape Adhesive and Tape

Sunday, 11 July 2021

A (Hopefully Anti-Poke) Needle Book

I was watching YouTube, you know, as you do during a pandemic, and I came across a tutorial for a Needle book.  Looking at my state of needle storage, I thought that was a brilliant idea to coral my pointy things.  The tutorial I watched was by Nik the Booksmith Needlebook for Sharp Pokey Things - Tutorial
and I wanted to try and make it my own.  Not being a professional book smith, or really good at sewing, I made one anyways!  It was not as difficult as I thought.  If you want to make on too, here are the details and the video tutorial below.

Here's what you need for the project: -Design paper or cardstock - Felt -Button -Elastic cord - Glue - Scissors -Paper trimmer (optional) 
- Sewing Machine (optional) or needle and thread 
- any decorations you want to use (that's the fun part!)


  1. You will need to cut your felt into 3 pieces: 1 piece 6.5" x 4.25" for the booklet, and 2 pieces 1.25" x 2.25" for the needle storage parts.  
  2. Then you will need 2 pieces of cardstock for your covers that measure 4" x 3".  You can use fabric, but the cardstock makes the booklet "Anti-Poke." 
Once you have your pieces cut out, you're ready to put it together!  Follow the instructions in the video for step-by-step instructions.