Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall in Prague 2011

It was warm when we arrived. T-shirt and jeans sort of weather. Not the crisp and bright air I expected. No room for fluffy scarves, leather boots and heavy wool coats. Dreams of sipping tea in a street side cafe looking through a foggy window was replaced with a picnic in the park and an endless afternoon of sunshine. But after a few days, the weather changed and the wind carried away the golden dried leaves that sat, listless just a few days before... these are a few pics from the beginning of the trip I took last year to Prague.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Time Lapse

My friend Garrett made this beautiful little film with time lapse... check it out.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Its been a year since I was in Prague and Berlin... I can't begin to understand how this year has gone by so quickly. Here is a little film Garrett and I shot during our trip. I'll probably post some pics later this week to. Where to next?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Paper Doll Witches Workshop

Halloween is my favorite holiday so its no surprise that I was thrilled to teach something spooky for  Creativebug. Check out my Halloween Paper Witches Workshop and create some sassy and spooky paper witches for Halloween! These guys are so easy to make and so much fun! Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pin it to Win it Contest on Creativebug

My friends at Creativebug just launched a new contest that I think you might LOVE. Starting today (October 3rd) and running until October 16th you have three ways to win their grand prize worth well over $400, including a free THREE-month subscription to Creativebug and a heaping pile of materials and supplies that will enable you to complete many of the projects found on the site. There will also be 4 bonus prizes that include 2-month subscriptions to Creativebug plus materials. FULL list o' prizes seen here! Yowza. 

Grand Prize:
- 3 months to Creativebug +
- Alabama Chanin Kit including: 2 yards Alabama Chanin Jersey knit, 4 spools of Button Craft Thread, sewing needles, and Alabama Studio Sewing + Design by Natalie Chanin
- Radmegan's Needle felting Peeps Kit including: Wool Roving, Needle felting needle and foam, and instructions
- 2 skeins of Debbie Stoller's Alpaca Love yarn + 1 year subscription to BUST magazine
- 1 skein of hand-dyed yarn by Jill Draper Makes Stuff
- 2 Fiskars Hand Drills + 1 pair Fiskars scissors
- Assorted Rebecca Ringquist Samplers + needles + hoop
- Hello! Lucky Cake Topper Workshop Kit
- Found Bead Necklace Workshop Kit
- Herringbone Necklace Workshop Kit
Little Things to Sew by Liesl Gibson
Gertie's Book for Better Sewing by Gretchen Hirsch
Heather Ross Prints by Heather Ross
Weekend Handmade: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Crafting by Kelly Wilkinson
Improv Sewing: 101 Fast, Fun and Fearless Projects, by Nicole Blum & Debra Immergut
- Mod Podge Gift Pack including: Mod Podge, Podgeable Papers, Podgeable Shapes, Gold Glue and so much more!
- Washi tape 

(4) Bonus Prizes:
- 2 months to Creativebug +
 - One of these books by Jenny Doh: We Make Dolls:Top Dollmakers Share Their Secrets & Patterns,Signature Styles: 20 Stitchers Craft Their Look, Hand in Hand: Crafting with Kids, Creative Pilgrimage: An Exploration of Artful Gatherings and Discovery of Innovative Art Techniques
- 1 skein of Debbie Stoller's Alpaca Love yarn
- 1 Rebecca Ringquist sampler + 1 hoop
- 1 Liesl Gibson Straight Stitch Society Pattern
- Assorted Patterns, Fabric & Yarn 
- Hello! Lucky Cake Topper Workshop Kit
- Found Bead Necklace Workshop Kit
- Herringbone Necklace Workshop Kit
- Washi tape

How does it work? 
Creativebug is enamored with Pinterest (who isn't!) so to participate in this contest, you must first be following Creativebug on Pinterest, then create a Pinterest board that includes at least 5 projects you have made, or projects on Creativebug that you would like to take, plus an official contest pin from the Creativebug I made this! Contest Board at Call your Pinterest board "I made this!" and then go to Creativebug's blog at and enter the link to your Pinterest board and your email address so they can contact you and tell you when you WIN!

To increase your chances of winning, after you build your Pinterest board you can leave a comment here on MY BLOG with just your name and email address. You can also visit the blogs of my fellow Creativebug instructors, and leave a comment on their Creativebug contest posts. Each comment counts as one more entry! (Limit one comment per blog though.) Here's the list of my participating Creativebug pals:

Creativebug is also accepting tweets about the contest as entries if you follow @Creativebug on twitter, and include the hashtag #Imadethis and @creativebug.
To read the full page o' rules, click here, but in the meantime, start pinning!
Good luck to everyone!