Every Saturday I focus on a different artist that I admire. From potters to painters, chefs to collectors, seamstress to songwriters, lifestyle to lovers... anyone who set the paintbrush, pastry brush, hands and heart on fire to create.
Those who inspire art to flow where it may.
Karen Bailey's passion aside from her family is finding old things and crafting. She loves walking through antique stores and other interesting places to search for new treasures that she can use for her crafts or for her home.
Karen Bailey generously gives many free tutorials on her blog. Step by step ways to creating your own little beauties.
A paper feather bookmarker, was one of the first art projects of Karen's that tickled my fancy- isn't that one of cutest old fashion expressions ever?
My Grandmother could crochet anything. When I was a teenager and admiring hippy-ness, I brought her a tiny crocheted coin purse. My Grandmother studied it for about two seconds, then told me what type of thread to buy and made it.
Unfortunately my fingers were not so nimble, and my attention not enduring...
Karen's step by step tutorials started over a year ago. Karen gives clear directions showing the tools, products and how to... Karen said about her paper flower pins, "I used two different older books with different shades of colored pages. (Then I ) Punched out small and large flowers from these pages."
What is there not to like about a doll shoe as a pincushion?
Todolwen is her creative blog, full of wonderful ideas for small craft projects.
Pincushion using vintage bits and pieces.