Monday, February 3, 2020

My Creative Curiosities

My Booth at the Big River Steampunk Spring Faire 2019 

Hello All,

Getting ready to apply to several conventions and the applications are on-line so I wanted to get a post containing some of the merchandise that I will have for sale.  

Steampunked Angel wings - Soar!

Frames dressed up with found objects are perfect for your favorite photo.

I have been putting completed journals in this shabby drawer. 
It is the perfect size for two rows of journals.

Journals can be customized for all occasions.
Found ephemera and vintage books mean that
No two are the same.

Dictionary page prints are everyone's favorite!

Map quotes are just as popular.

Shadow Boxes decorated with vintage book pages
and Glitter words look lovely on a shelf.

Vintage containers hold tiny book page flowers,
while a map rose coils around a telephone insulator.

More lovely book page roses decorate a wreath,
perfect for your vintage, shabby chic, Steampunk home. 

Cards are always the go-to for any occasion.

I offer a great selection of Greeting Cards and Note cards. 


Found objects are used to create lovely holiday decorations.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Steampunk Angels

Today I was working on some more book page illustrations. 
They are lovely automatons.
 A machine with the soul of a beautiful woman.

Have gun will travel? 
If only she had legs! A stationary beauty.

Beauty takes wing. 
The sadness of the soul propels her to flight.

In her I see the soul of Edward Scissorhands. 
The knowledge that you are not quite like everyone else but the deep unending need to be every bit as perfectly normal as everyone around you.

I hope you enjoy them.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, January 6, 2020

Journal/Planner Week 2

This week I took my time and spaced out the days and got my picture taken before I started writing. Sometimes I just need to slow down and write neat. I tend to feel rushed and write fast and that can get sloppy. 

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Journal/Planner Week One


Here is week one of my planner. Sorry about the mess. I started writing in it but hadn't actually planned out how I wanted the days layed out. 

Friday, January 3, 2020

2020 Planner

Hello All!

I am behind on getting ready for 2020. I am making my calendar/ planner/ journal this year. I used a travelers notebook last year but had bought one with the weeks already printed on the page and you just wrote in the dates. This time I am using a blank grid paper note book and will decorate and add the dates myself.

To start decorating the planner I did some stamping with a few of the stamp sets that I have. I used lost lagoon ink from Stampin' Up, it has been retired as has the stamp I used from Clockworks, to give some color to the otherwise neutral cover. 

I then added some gears stamped in StazOn timber brown to fill in between the lost lagoon bits. 
The last bit of stamping was to add a pen with flourish to the top of the notebook. 

I found some lovely images on The Graphics Fairy.  I changed the size of them in pages and printed them on sticker paper to make some ephemera to decorate the planner.

I will be posting the weekly spreads as I get them created.

I added the 2020 to a book plate image and cut out the design. A bit of the timber brown was used to darken the edges and the sticker was added to the front of the notebook.

How are you going to record your 2020?

Let us know in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by


Thursday, January 2, 2020

"Isn’t it odd how much fatter a book gets when you’ve read it several times? As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells…and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower…both strange and familiar."
Cornelia Funke, Inkspell

What books would you
find your younger self in????

Leave a comment and let us know.


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Happy Christmas Eve!

The girls left for the airport at 3 pm to catch
 their 5 o'clock flight to France.

Zach got back around 3:40 and 
headed down to play video games. 

The house was s0 very quiet. 
I decided to watch the movie Aeronaughts.
I have thought that it would be an awesome adventure
 to go for a ride in a hot air balloon.

It was so good. Even though it doesn't have the fast paced action of recent adventure stories; I found the human level of it totally captivating and inspiring, they pushed themselves to the brink of their abilities and over came the odds. 

It was touching and amazing and at points heart stopping. It could be just because I have a fear of falling, not of height per se but of the act of falling.

May the rest of your holiday season be wonderful and exciting!

What kind of adventure would you like to go on?
Let us know in the comments. Thanks!


Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Holiday Celebrations Begin

We had our gift exchange today as the Girls are going to fly to France on Christmas eve.

Jekyll is enjoying his catnip teabag.

Mimi lounging in the sun with an eye on her pizza toy.

Zach, Gilli and Lisa opening socks.

Everyone got a nice assortment of candy, new socks and an orange in the toe of their Christmas sock.

Zach got The Muppet Christmas Carol, Hot Chocolate in a Rudolph Tin and a pair of wool socks.

Gilli got wine paring milk chocolates and a bottle of white wine. She also got a candle in a snowman tin cup.

Lisa got wine paring dark chocolates and a bottle of red wine. She also got a tea towel that had two kitties embroidered on it with the phrase, curiosity did what?

I received two charms for my pandora bracelet; a mom and baby owl and the Hogwarts Crest.

In the eventing Tiffany and Craig came over to do the name drawing gift exchange. For this I had Craig's name. I got him a leather wallet that I bought from a local craftsman at the Lindberg craft fair. I also gave him flannel pajama pants and the graphic novel Vox Machina Origins.

I hope everyone has a great holiday!