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I've been making things since I was very young. My first-grade notebooks are full of doodles and drawings. My mom sewed, and on her classic black and gold, 1945-era Singer, I started sewing pieces of fabric together, then doll clothes, and by 7th grade I was making my own dresses for school. I began college in 1968 as an Art major, and continued to experiment with many different media. As a young married woman (age 20!) I began making all my gifts at Christmas time for family members: ornaments, stuffed animals, and many other things. I made curtains and re-upholstered furniture for all the houses we lived in. I took inspiration from every source: magazines and books, nature, museums, stores and TV shows. I've tried pottery, oil painting, water-color painting, fabric crafts of all kinds, knitting, crochet, paper collage, beading and jewelry making, shell crafts, furniture painting, paper-mache creations, doll-making, quilting.....you name it, I've probably given it a try. I still get excitement from seeing something that makes me think, "I CAN DO THAT!!", and I go home and get started.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Spring just doesn't seem to want to arrive here in Gunnison, so while the yard work is on hold I'm whipping up items in the studio.  I'm hoping to have a booth in our yearly Christmas Craft Festival in November, so have been building inventory.  I need to be doing creative things regardless of where they end up, but I would enjoy selling them!

Jazzed up playing card box

A collection of decorated jewelry boxes..  The screen tops are great for storing post-type earrings.

Covered with vintage Italian map and shells

Tiny little trinket box, covered in Japanese Washi paper

Bocce balls gone wild!  An old set of pressed fiber bocce balls, transformed into decorative use (piled in a bowl on coffee table?) with coats of decopage and Japanese Washi paper

Old (yellow) and new

A Christmasy one, upper left; gold and floral below, and two old ones (blue and yellow)

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