Friday, December 18, 2009

Very merry plastic canvas designs!

Yes, Virginia, there are still designers who are creating new designs in plastic canvas. No, not a lot, but we have hope that there will be a resurgence, because we can't help ourselves, we just love to stitch on it and bend it and shape it and build funny things out of it. There's nothing quite as versatile.

I have been stitching on plastic canvas for over 20 years now, and it's been great fun! I've had 14 or so booklets published and many, many designs published in magazines and hardcover books.

This Christmas, DRG has come out with a hardback book called Christmas Traditions in Plastic Canvas and it's filled with cute designs for gift-giving and decorating your home for the holidays . I'm proud to say that I have several designs in the book and I hope you'll take a look at it if you love the craft as much as I do. It's on the Annie's Attic website - - where you can also see my booklets.

Here's a photo of the Christmas Ornaments that I did for the book.

Happy crafting no matter which craft you enjoy!


Friday, December 4, 2009

A quick gift idea

Hi crafters!

It's not quite the last minute yet, but gift-giving events can come up quickly. Maybe you need a gift for a teacher, a neighbor or a gift-exchange at work. Here's a cute Flower Bookmark that you can whip up quickly and have ready to wrap the next day. The only real time it takes is in letting the glaze dry; otherwise, you can put it together in minutes.

You can find the instructions for this flower bookmark on the Amate Studios website( under the November projects. Since I am a member of their Design Team this year, they provided the flower pendant. All the other materials were purchased.

You can make this bookmark is a variety of colors. Use a seed bead mix or mix your own colors from beads you already have. Try this in Christmas colors for a cute stocking stuffer!

Happy Holiday Crafting!