Author Archives: Elizabeth

Christmas Swag redo

I made a Christmas swag several years ago and found it in the attic this year. The little boxes were all smushed and the teddy bear bow kind of bedraggled. I took those off and updated it with stuff in my … Continue reading

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Bead and Button Show Part 2

I really wish I had the funds to purchase everything I wanted at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, but I don’t, and I don’t have the space for everything either.  So, although choices were hard, I did make them. … Continue reading

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Bead and Button Show Part 1

My sister and I had a blast at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee at the beginning of this month.  We each took 5 classes and learned some great new techniques.  We also shopped, and shopped, and shopped.  So … Continue reading

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Off to Philadelphia

I’m headed to the Quinlan Artist Doll and Teddy Bear Convention next week.  The convention days are Thursday and Friday, with workshops and seminars and the public show and sale is on Saturday.  I have four gallery pieces (which I … Continue reading

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I Accept Your Challenge

I have decided to try my hand at entering online challenges. What are they? Usually, a designer, manufacturer or retailer posts a contest on their blog challenging their readers to create a project. The challenge may either be to use … Continue reading

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Gifts for Treasured Friends

I have a large stash of beads and beading supplies.  This included several tubs of costume jewelry, old and not so old, waiting to be recreated into something new.  Many are bits that are broken; or earrings who have lost … Continue reading

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Inchie Graduation Cards and more

I’ve had four graduations to celebrate recently. Two from high school and two from college. I decided to create cards for them that had similar basic elements. All of the cards included small tags cut with a Sizzix die and … Continue reading

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Oh Rats!

I like rats.  I really do.  Not the wild ones that overpopulate DC and other urban areas and cause both men and women to shriek out loud and climb on chairs.  But I like pet rats and I adore a … Continue reading

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Another Successful Surgery

Another patient came into the shop last week, from the same owner as the Character bear I recently repaired. This one was a much older bear that had belonged to his great aunt. It had sat in a drawer for … Continue reading

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Oops I used it again

I have too many rubber stamps to count – probably several hundred if not over a thousand.  So I really should be able to stamp for many years and never use the same stamp twice.  But as I looked over … Continue reading

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