Category Archives: Crafts

Dolls, Dolls, Dolls

I am becoming increasingly fascinated with art dolls. I think it’s because even when they aren’t supposed to be creepy, there is always something unsettling about a fake human. And when dolls are meant to be creepy, I fall straight in love. The pull to make my own dolls is getting stronger. It required two things I suck hard at:… (more…)

Studio Tour

I really need to put some stuff on the walls.

Art, nostalgia, and felting heaven

Design Boom brings us light painting taken a step further in the artistry of Kalaam. I have always admired Arabic calligraphy. Calligraphy seems too unassuming a word for such elevated artistry. Kalaam’s alphabet is Anglo, but it is heavily steeped in Arabic tradition. The photos are not altered or retouched. Kalaam drills the movements for the painting over and over… (more…)

Felted Box

I know, this has nothing to do with Halloween, but I just couldn’t get this out of my head. I wanted to make a needle-felted box, so I did. It is tiny. That’s my wedding ring in there. I haven’t decided if I’m happy with it yet. I want it to be crisper, but felt doesn’t exactly lend itself to… (more…)

LTC catch-up

I didn’t do much while I was sick for the last two months, but here is what I managed: Arctic Fox LTC, for Winter Wonderland swap. I wasn’t very happy with this, but everyone else seemed to like it. *shrugs* Technique: Fox was stamped twice on acetate, slightly offset, first silver, then black. The acetate square was sewn to the… (more…)

Valentine Book

Yesterday there was a big gathering of friends, all meeting to carve stamps and have fun. And I, as I have been for nearly two months, was too sick to manage it.  This left me unhappy, and feeling a fearsome need to make something.  I decided to use this tutorial from Tim Holz: My result was this: I’d never done… (more…)

Ceramics Showcase

Potting about

I made this!