Holidays Ahead!

I worked as a florist for many years prior to pursuing my full-time crafting career.  During the holiday season most people requested either red and green, red and white, or white and green flower arrangements.  The limited color palette grew tiring just days into the season,  so I  tried stretching the definition of what "holiday" meant.  It helped with the monotony of the season.

Since those floral days,  I've enjoyed exploring color.

This holiday season, I'm using lots of gold with accents in black, white, chartreuse, and even a little hot pink.   I'm combining lots of metallics with natural elements.  I wanted to make pieces that would work in December, and into the New Year, too.


My favorite color to use at at Christmas is aqua blue - I  love  a 1950-60's  inspired holiday palette and have lots of it on my tree and in my home. I've found some great ribbons and bits to use,  and they'll be showing up in some pieces to come.  

Do you have any favorite holiday colors?  I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject.

It does seem early to be talking about Christmas, but Christmas Craft Sale season has already started!  I've got several shows on the calendar including Glitter Haus, a very special holiday trunk show I'm organizing with my friends Sarah and Lori.

More on that to come!!    And lots more crafts, too!  I've got lots of wreaths, ornaments and package toppers in the works!

I'm excited to be making them and sharing them with you soon!


Crafting For Fiskars!

This summer, I was so happy to be selected to be a part of the Fiskars design team.   For the next year, I'll be creating DIY projects for their website using all of their awesome crafting tools.   I'm a long-time fan of their products, so it's a dream come true for me.  

Here are a few of the first few projects I've created for Fiskars.    Below each picture, there's a link to the complete instructions for each project, step-by-step photos, and a list of all the Fiskars tools you'll need to make them.  


 Fall Felt Table Runner


Simple Sewing Kit

 Pencil Flower Posey 


 Paper Dolls

To view more projects created by the really awesome crafters on the team, click HERE and visit all the project galleries.   I think you'll be inspired.