Friday, September 23, 2022

My New Mixed Media Beach House Diorama


Back in 2014 I decided to take the Artful Gathering Session 1 Class - Let's Go For A Ride by Julie Haymaker Thompson. 

This class taught you how to make a mixed media shadowbox "doggie" wall decoration, which was a lot of fun to make.   

Like other classes I've taken I usually make more than one item and this class was no exception.  I created two base shadowbox pieces but, for some reason, only used one of them for the class project.

So, when I was looking at my supplies for the Spring and Summer mixed media shadow box diorama's I wanted to create I decided to use the extra mixed media base I had created for this class.  

As you know, I always save everything. You just never know when you might need the perfect thing for the creation you are making.

This time I wanted to create a wall house decoration with a window beach scene shadowbox diorama, which is shown in the picture above.

Here, too, I decided to use scrapbook papers for the outside and inside of the front and back and all the sides versus sponge painting all of them, like I usually do.

I selected two scrapbook paper collections to use: P13 - Beyond The Sea Scrapbook Paper Collection and Graphic 45 - Catch of the Day Scrapbook Paper Collection as well as bits and pieces from other scrapbook papers as well.


I also decided to use mixed media trims along the house edges, alpaca roving for the bottom of the window frame to create a sand dune, paper flowers, and paper leaves and reeds to create the effect of sand dunes with beach flowers and reeds leading down to the beach.



I was really happy with the way this decoration came out and decided to hang it in my kitchen year round.  It looks great there and compliments the "Let's Go For A Ride" decoration I had made that is also hanging on that kitchen wall.


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Thursday, September 22, 2022

New Mixed Media Shadow Box Diorama Trio For The Summer


I've been crafting my whole life and love the Fall and Christmas holiday season.  As a result I have made more decorations for those two seasons than any other season or holiday.

The Fall and Christmas holiday season only lasts for 3 months from October to December so there are 9 other months that need decorations too.  

Over the years I started adding more decorations for the Winter, Spring and Summer months but always fell short on the Summer decorations for some reason.

So, I decided to make some additional mixed media shadow boxed dioramas for the Spring and Summer seasons.  Of course, I just made them and, of course, the Summer season is basically over.

God forbid I should ever make decorations ahead of the season....lol 

The three new diorama's shown in the picture above will be put away until the next Spring and Summer season.  It'll be a delayed viewing but be enjoyable anyway.

Usually for the shadowbox decorations I make I use wood shadow boxes and, generally, sponge paint them inside and outside for the backgrounds and sides.


This time, however, I decided to use scrapbook papers to cover the wood shadow boxes inside and outside and on all the sides.

I wanted all of these shadow box dioramas to have a 3D effect from the bottoms and sides of the shadow box so I cut some of the figures I wanted to use with bottom or side tabs and glued them in various positions within the 2" bottom and side areas of the shadow boxes.

I also wanted to use mixed media paper flowers, various types of fibers, alpaca roving with and without Angelina fibers, and various other mixed media effects to get the looks I wanted.


I just loved the Stamperia - Romantic Sea Dream Scrapbook Paper Collection and decided to use only this paper for the 4" x 4" wood shadow box diorama shown in the picture above.

For this mixed media shadow box I also used paper flowers.


Pictured above is the front and left hand side.


Pictured above is the front and right hand side.


Pictured above is the back and right hand side.


I wanted to create an ocean effect with various sea creatures swimming about for the second mixed media shadowbox diorama I wanted to create.  To do this I had to use images from several scrapbook paper collections I had bought.  

These included Reminisce - Mermaids Tale Scrapbook Paper Collection, Graphic 45 - Ocean Blue Scrapbook Paper Collection, Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Scrapbook Paper Collection, and Reminisce - The Little Mermaid Scrapbook Paper Collection.

For this mixed media shadow box I also used alpaca roving for the ocean floor and fiber trim along the outside edges.


Pictured above is the front and left hand side.


Pictured above is the front and right hand side.


Pictured above is the back and left hand side.


I loved the teal blue colors and retro maidens of the Authentique - Sea Maiden Scrapbook Paper Collection.  

I also used alpaca roving with Angelina fibers for the ocean floor and alpaca roving knotted for the front outside frame.  Mixed media teal green fiber trim was also used around the front edges.


Pictured above is the front and left hand side.


Pictured above is the front and right hand side.


Pictured above is the back of the shadow box.

I had a lot of fun with these mixed media shadow box dioramas and will be looking forward to bringing them out next spring.  It will be like discovering newly found decorations.  

For sure with these three and my other Spring and Summer decorations I now have more than enough decorations for the Spring and Summer seasons.  

Then again, I always say that - don't I....lol 


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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Baby Sister Hits 4 Home Runs With Her Floral Art Entries


My sister and I are alike in so many ways.  We both love to craft but we're individual when it comes to our passions.  I love Victorian dresses, dolls, all crafts but especially mixed media, genealogy, history and silk floral crafts.  My sister loves natural flowers, gardening, fiber arts, spinning yarn, dying yarns, knitting and Nuno felting. 

Years ago her love of gardening drove her to join a local gardening club. Being a member meant that you were encouraged to participate in creating entries for the garden clubs competition for the local country fair. 

Over the years my sister has entered numerous entries for the fair and has won some of the time and lost some of the time.


Well, this year my sister's floral imagination hit it out of the park.  Her main entry, which she named "Oreo Cookie" (shown in the picture above) took first prize.


The pairs entry that she and another member of the garden club submitted, which they named "Color Blooms" and which is shown in the picture above, took first prize.


Her entry in another one of the categories, which she named "A Long Time Ago" and which is shown in the picture above, took second prize.  The only criticism from the judges for the entry shown above was they didn't like the droopiness of a couple of the long reeds.


At the last minute she was talked into creating an entry for one of the categories that didn't have enough entries.  Her entry, which is shown in the picture above, that she named "Still Growing" took 3rd prize.

Not only am I amazed by my sister's unbelievable creative imagination when it comes to her floral art entries, but I'm so very, very PROUD of her.  

She definitely hit the ball out of the park this year.

Congratulations, Deb!

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Monday, August 15, 2022

Christmas and Winter Santa, Mrs. Claus, Snowman and Snow-lady Ornaments Free E-Patterns



In the middle of the summer it's seems strange to be posting about Christmas and winter decorations you can make.  

However, if you're a crafter like I am, you know that the summer is when you start on the Fall, Christmas and winter decorations so you have enough time to make all of them.

Plus, if you're making decorations to give as presents during the holiday season you definitely need time to get them all done.

So, I decided to add 8 free e-patterns for making several of my ornaments or decorations for the Christmas and Winter season.  Four of the free e-patterns below are primitive ornaments for Christmas and four are stand alone snowman and snow-lady decorations for the winter season.

I hope you enjoy making them.

Just click on the picture or name below for the link to the free e-pattern.













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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Bah! Carols! Harpo Christmas Ornament Caroler Decoration Free E-Pattern




One of my favor activities at Christmas was to go out caroling or to be singing Christmas carols with our church choir.  

Even though we're in the middle of the summer Christmas is not to far off in our future I thought you might like to get a jump start on making some new Christmas decorations with a free e-pattern to create a primitive caroler ornament.

"Bah! Carols! Harpo!" really does love to carol. He just pretends he doesn't just to get a laugh from everyone. 

He really does love to sing and loves to be out amongst his best friends. Traveling from house to house singing all, their favorite carols. 

And, best of all, receiving hot cocoa and roasted chestnuts. Ah, just the thought of the hot cocoa and roasted chestnuts makes his mouth start to water. 


"Bah! Carols! Harpo!" is an 8" primitive cloth caroling ornament. He has a muslin body and embroidered face with black zig-zag stitched nose, red satin stitched mouth and rosy red cheeks. His eyebrows are embroidered as are his eyelashes. 

His boots are black and cross-laced. Gertie has a mass of thick bubbles doll hair that is barely contained under his flannel hat. 

He is wearing velour pantaloons that are gathered at the waist and legs. His flannel shirt is fringed and gathered at the neck. Harpo's wool felt jacket is double breasted with two rows of two buttons each.

A matching flannel and fringed scarf is wrapped around the outside of his jacket and tied in a knot in the front. He is carrying her favorite caroling book. 


"Bah! Carols! Harpo!" has an excellent voice and knows all the hymns by heart. He pretends not to like caroling so all his friends will laugh and have a good time. 

He really is good-natured and loves to sing. Especially when he is singing his favorite carols with his friends.

"The first noel the angels did ..........." 


To view and download my free e-pattern please CLICK HEREYou'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view my free e-pattern. Then just download my free .pdf e-pattern. 

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Caroling Gertie Christmas Ornament Caroler Decoration Free E-Pattern



I don't have a good singing voice but I still love to sing.  When I was a child one of my favorite activities at Christmas was to go out caroling or singing Christmas carols with our church choir.  

So, when designing some new Christmas decorations decades ago I thought about how much I love to go caroling and designed to create some caroler ornaments.  

With caroling in mind and Christmas not to far off in our future I thought you might like to get a jump start on making some new Christmas decorations with a free e-pattern to create a primitive caroler ornament.

"Caroling Gertie" just loves to carol. She loves to sing and she loves to be out among her best friends. She loves traveling from house to house singing all, their favorite carols. And, best of all, receiving hot cocoa. 

She just loves the hot cocoa. Especially when it's freezing cold outside and her cheeks are bright red. S

She loves caroling so much even the cold can't keep her from singing.


"Caroling Gertie!" is an 8" primitive cloth caroling ornament. She has a muslin body and embroidered face with black zig-zag stitched nose, red satin stitched mouth and rosy red cheeks. Her eyebrows are embroidered as are her eyelashes . 

Her boots are black and cross-laced. Gertie has a mass of thick bubbles doll hair that is gathered into pigtails and tied in the front.

She is wearing fringed bloomers that are gathered at the waist and legs. Her flannel dress is fringed and gathered at the neck and wrist. 

Gertie's wool felt jacket has a hood that barely covers Gertie's thick, braided hair. A matching flannel and fringed scarf is wrapped around the outside of her jacket.

She is carrying her favorite caroling book.


"Caroling Gertie!" has an excellent voice and knows all the hymns by heart. She carries her favorite caroling book with her just in case one of her friends needs it.

"The first noel the angels did ..........."


To view and download my free e-pattern please CLICK HEREYou'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view my free e-pattern. Then just download my free .pdf e-pattern. 

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Sissie Snow Gal Snow-lady Winter Seasonal Decoration Free E-Pattern



Sissie Snow Gal definitely agrees with Jerry Snow Guy.  She loves the snow because she's so adventurous but knows the "birdies" need to be taken care of in the winter when it's hard for them to find food. 

So, decades ago when I was designing and creating decorations for the winter season I decided a small standing snow-lady and snowman would be adorable decorations. 

With Christmas and the winter season not to far off in our future I thought you might like to get a jump start on making some new winter decorations with a free e-pattern to create a small snow-lady decoration.


Sissie Snow Gal can hardly wait for snow.

She is a free-standing snow-lady with a warm & natural cloth body, sock covered wood feet, fabric covered dowel legs, and embroidered face with black eyes. She is wearing cuffed corduroy shorts and a wool shawl. She has a fringed wool scarf red bangs, and cap. 

She is holding a “I Love Snow” painted and stenciled wood sign.


"Sissie Snow Gal" is a very adventurous snow gal. 

In fact, she is very much a snow tomboy. 

She's as brave and as daring as some of her snow buddies. 

Sometimes, even she puts them to shame as she's willing to try something they are too afraid of. 

They should be called "sissies" not her. 


To view and download my free e-pattern please CLICK HEREYou'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view my free e-pattern. Then just download my free .pdf e-pattern. 

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Jerry Snow Guy Winter Seasonal Snowman Decoration Free E-Pattern



When it comes to making sure his "birdie" friends don't get overlooked in the winter you can't have a more loyal friend than Jerry Snow Guy.  

So, decades ago when I was designing and creating decorations for the winter season I decided a small standing snowman would be an adorable decoration. 

So, with Christmas and the winter season not to far off in our future I thought you might like to get a jump start on making some new winter decorations with a free e-pattern to create a small standing snowman decoration.


Jerry Snow Guy just loves his birds. Whenever "Jerry Snow Guy" goes outside he makes sure that he brings food for all his friends. 

After all, wintertime can be a hard time for the birds. It's hard to find food in the frozen ground so Jerry always brings bread crumbs. 

His friends all love him for it and voted him "Best Snow Guy" three years in a row. 


He is a free-standing snowman with a warm & natural cloth body, sock covered wood feet, fabric covered dowel legs, and embroidered face with black eyes. He is wearing a sweater jumper with pockets and embroidered heart. He has a fringed wool scarf, red bangs, and wool hat. 

He is holding a “Don’t Forget the Birds!” painted and stenciled wood birdhouse.


To view and download my free e-pattern please CLICK HEREYou'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view my free e-pattern. Then just download my free .pdf e-pattern. 

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Kathleen Snow Queen Primitive Winter Seasonal Snow-lady Decoration Free E-pattern



You'll find that children love snow, but senior citizens - not so much! 

The older I've gotten the more I dislike snow but as a child I loved the winter season, especially when it was snowing as it meant "no school." Yea!  

That meant we would be able to have a snow ball fight, create snow angels, and forts at the end of our driveway.  

That was always after we shoveled the driveway.  Mind you this was way before snow blowers made it easier for everyone.

So, with Christmas and the winter season not to far off in our future I thought you might like to get a jump start on making some new winter decorations with a free e-pattern to create a free standing primitive terry cloth snow-lady decoration.


"Kathleen Snow Queen" has no problem handling the cold. She is, after all, from a long line of Estonian Snow Queens. 

"Kathleen Snow Queen" is very proud of her Estonian heritage. She comes from a long line of "Snow Queens" and is proud to show her genealogy to anyone who asks. 

She spends hours and hours searching for her ancestry and has been working on her genealogy project for over 20 years. 

If you want to view her genealogy just be sure to reserve have plenty of time - it's a lengthy genealogy spanning back hundreds of years.


She is a free-standing snow-lady with a coffee stained terry cloth square bottom body with an embroidered heart. 

She has an embroidered face with black eyes, cinnamon sticks for arms, large fringed flannel scarf wrapped around her head and neck, and fur ear muffs. 

She is holding a grapevine heart in one arm and a small “I Love Snow” sign in the other.


To view and download my free e-pattern please CLICK HEREYou'll be brought to Google Drive where you can view my free e-pattern. Then just download my free .pdf e-pattern. 

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