Sunday, July 20, 2014

follow your dream

A new envelope has traveled through our kindly postal system, and safely arrived in the UK.
I very much can see my own progress with my mail art and am surprised and thrilled that it is going in a direction that I'm very much enjoying the process of.
When I have success with these envelopes where I swipe ink onto the envelope with a plastic card, it is pure luck.   l love the effect of this inking technique, but I have thrown away more than I save.   Throwing the envelopes away doesn't make me a very happy mail artists.  I think I'm going to have to leave this technique behind and work on other ways to get more successes than failures.  Always a good plan...right?
Happy Mail Day!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Altered Jars

I gave my storage jars a simple Washi Tape makeover.  It's incredibly simple and fun to look at.
The green jar on the right holds a few of my sewing machine's presser feet.  Before I put on the Washi Tape, I swiped the glass with a green Staz-On ink pad.

I think I saw this done on a tin can, but I'm a clear glass jar girl.  The tape sticks wonderfully to the glass.
Happy recycling!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Don't fall off your chair.....
.....I'm sewing!
I'm making a new quilt...
I'm actually only still cutting and laying out, but I'll be sewing soon!