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I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday full of laughter and good eats.
I can't believe it's almost Christmas! 

murder of crows

In June, my Mom and I participated in an art show/silent auction hosted by The Frugal Crow.  Each year the vintage shop puts out a call to artists and crafters to transform a metal crow figure.  The pieces are displayed for a few weeks and then auctioned off for a local non-profit.  Customers are also encouraged to vote for their favorite crow.  It's a fun project!
My Mom's crow
"One if by Land, Two if by Tree"
Materials: gesso, tissue paper, dictionary pages, gel medium, acrylic paint, plastic doves, thread, and handmade paper
She really out did herself.  Impeccable work as always! 
My crow
"Seamstress for the Fowls"
Materials: gesso, sewing patterns, gel medium, cloth measuring tape, thread, embroidery floss, buttons, tiny scissors, and nail polish

  I was so pleased with how my crow came together.  The piece was inspired by Elton John's song, Tiny Dancer.  
Check out:
The Frugal Crow
108 Highway 101
Rockaway Beach, OR

Mon - Sun

time capsule

Recently, I unearthed an altered book I made about six years ago.  It's a bit like reading an old diary, melodramatic and cringe worthy.  Enjoy! 

take a walk with me

I took a stroll along the railroad tracks in Wheeler yesterday afternoon.  It's one of my favorite spots to  view all of Nehalem Bay and Neahkahnie Mountain in the distance.  

Hope you're having a lovely summer!

drink it up

Love these flowers covered in rain drops!  Drink it up, little fellas!

send something good: show and tell

As some of you know, last month I took part in a secret mail exchange called Send Something Good.  You can read about the project in this previous post.  I wrapped my package in hand painted paper and sent it off to Texas.  About a week later, a parcel arrived from St. Louis.

Now it's time for show and tell!

I was given Alisha as my secret blogger pal.  I enjoyed perusing her blog to get a sense of her style and personality.  I felt like a detective.  Her outfit posts served as color inspiration for a scarf and friendship bracelets.
The package also contained little notebooksMemoir Art cards, buttons, a sand dollar and tiny feather found in my yard.
It's was great getting to know you, Alisha!

I was so excited when a parcel arrived from Katie of Sheridan in the City.  It was like Christmas morning!  As soon as I opened the box, the heavenly scent of lavender came wafting out.
Each item was packaged with an adorable little tag.
Contents: Original painting, Katie's favorite book, flower magnets, gold earrings, buttons from her collection, recipes, bouquet of lavender, pretty papers, notebook, pom-pom garland and a lovely handwritten note
You can find Katie's paintings and handmade goods in her Etsy shop.
 Thanks so much, Katie!  You really hit the nail on the head.  I love it all!

A big thank you to Gentri, Kaitlyn and Kristy for hosting this project!  It was a lot of fun.

Scroll down check out what other participants sent and received.

fave finds: crafty wonderland

Love these Pendleton wool bags by appetite

Last weekend, my Mom and I drove to Portland for Crafty Wonderland.  We perused the booths, loaded up on business cards, and said hello to friends vending at the event.  Here are my favorite booths and handmade goodies...
I loved chatting with Amy of Little Bright Studio about her materials.  I'm dying to have her giraffe necklace!
I'm a big fan of A Tea Leaf!  Alissa has a great eye and always creates such a lovely display.
I've been obsessed with these kittens in sleeping bags by Sew Many Cats for awhile.  They are too cute!
Beautiful business cards by Lettuce Press

Is it obvious that I'm drawn to bold colors and little animals? : )


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