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Making Paper Flowers with Courtney Cerruti

Last week I took another class at San Francisco Center for the Book.  This time it was a paper flower class with Courtney Cerruti, Maker Extraordinaire, who taught us how to make flowers out of different types of paper – crepe, tissue, sewing pattern, regular office paper, etc.  As you know I make crepe paper […]

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My Green Crafting Tendencies

There is usually a pattern to the things we do, and sometimes it takes awhile for us to realize what our natural tendencies are and what we tend to gravitate towards.  I recently made an interesting discovery about myself that wasn’t particularly surprising when I  really thought about it, but it gave me a glimpse […]

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Back to Basics: Crafting with Magazine Pages

Before there was Pinterest (and even now), I was a hoarder of images.  Given my professed love for magazines – not the digital kind, but the kind you pick up from a local newsstand – I have amassed quite a collection of images over the years.  I have done massive purges periodically, but my love […]

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One Last Christmas Craft and Musings About Crafting in Three Dimensional Space

Happy New Year, everyone! Okay, can you stand one last Christmas craft post?  I know it’s New Year’s, but I had to sneak in one last Christmas-related post. For my Christmas/birthday, one of my girlfriends, Geri, gave me a Vosges Library of Chocolates with small, individually wrapped candy bars that came in a box – […]

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Holiday Waterless Snow Globes and Jar Dioramas

I am always buying and collecting odds and ends for future craft projects.  One of my favorite things to collect are miniatures, especially miniatures that are all thrown together in a pack for one low price, like these mini wooden ornaments I got at an estate sale earlier this year: I had already used one […]

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Punched Lace Book Paper Wreath

I’ve seen a lot of wreaths made from recycled book pages, and although they look nice and elegant, none of them have wowed me enough to attempt making one.  That was until I saw one featured on one of my favorite craft shows on PBS, Crafting at the Spotted Canary.  After watching the show and […]

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Interview with Teresa Petersen, Collage and Assemblage Artist

Recently while surfing the internet, looking for project ideas using old magazine paper, I came across the website of Detroit-based artist, Teresa Petersen.  I was immediately drawn to her artwork, especially her collages, which combine thrifted vintage paintings and images from old magazines.  I have a special fondness for upcycled art, and Teresa’s creative reuse […]

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