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Crepe Paper Tea Roses with Tiffanie Turner

Hello out there, blogland!  It’s been sooooo long since I last posted, you may have wondered where I’ve been.  Sorry for the long absence.  I’m still crafting, but a lot of my free time has been spent with another forgotten hobby of mine – reading.  I just rediscovered my love of books.  Fiction books, to be […]

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Crepe Paper Icelandic Poppy Flower Class

I am finally back with another crafty project!  I meant to do this post awhile ago, but life got in the way. But better late than never, right?  Anyway, about two and a half weeks ago, I took another of Lynn Dolan‘s crepe paper flower classes at Castle in the Air.  This time it was […]

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Crepe Paper Flowers: Potted Orchids

Early last week, I took another crepe paper flower class with Lynn Dolan at Castle in the Air.  This time we learned how to make a potted orchid plant. We started out by wrapping the tips of 18 gauge wire with strips of yellow crepe paper to form the carpels of the the flowers. Next, […]

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Crepe Paper Flower: Madame Hardy Rose

In my last post – read it here – I talked about the crepe paper heirloom roses class I took over a month ago at Castle in the Air with Lynn Dolan.  We learned to make two types of roses, the cabbage rose and the Madame Hardy.  I covered the former in my last post, and […]

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Crepe Paper Flower: the Cabbage Rose

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been lagging in my blogging.  Proof of that comes with this post for a crepe paper flower class I took over a month ago at Castle in the Air, with Lynn Dolan, crepe paper artist extraordinaire.  Over a month ago!   Anyway, this class was for heirloom roses, […]

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Making Crepe Paper Poppies

In my last post, I shared part one of my recent crepe paper flower class at Castle in the Air with Lynn Dolan, in which we learned how to make a tree peony.  Today I share with you part two of that class, in which we learned to make a poppy. Okay, I am so […]

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Making Crepe Paper Flowers: Tree Peony

I took another crepe paper flower class at Castle in the Air recently, with Lynn Dolan, whom I interviewed for this blog last week.  (Read the interview here).  This time we learned how to make a tree peony and a poppy.  I’ll talk about the tree peony today and leave the poppy for my next […]

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Interview with Lynn Dolan, Crepe Paper Artist

You’ve heard me mention Castle in the Air numerous times in various posts about the classes I’ve taken there.  And you’ve read about all the crepe paper flowers I’ve learned to make at Castle.  Well, one of my very favorite instructors there is Lynn Dolan, a crepe paper master.  Her meticulous attention to detail brings an […]

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Crepe Paper Flower Ranunculus Class with Lynn Dolan

I recently took another amazing class with Lynn Dolan at Castle in the Air. As mentioned in my previous posts here and here, Lynn teaches classes on how to work with crepe paper.  This time, the class was for the ranunculus, one of my favorite flowers. For the ranunculus, we used 18 gauge stem wire […]

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Crepe Paper Peony Class

Recently I took another crepe paper flower class at Castle in the Air.  This time it was for the peony, again taught by Lynn Dolan, whose crepe paper rose class I blogged about here. Peonies are some of my favorite flowers, so of course, I wanted to learn to make one that I couldn’t kill, […]

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