Up first today, I'd like to introduce you to a fabulous artist. I met Liza MacKinnon at a weekend nearby art fair. I was drawn to Ms. MacKinnon's space when I saw her handmade cards depicting vintage homemakers with "sewn-on" skirts. I also saw some amazing wedding cards she made.
|Image from MacKomics Studio|
Aren't they great?! Being Christmastime, however, I bought a Christmas card that Ms. MacKinnon said was made from a photo of her great-grandmother. Here is the card:
This card is beautiful. I just love it. I'm not sure I will be able to actually give out this card...I may just have to keep it for myself! You can find more of Liza MacKinnon's work on her website as well as her on her Facebook (MacKomics Studio) page. By the way, don't you think she would do fantastic with the Alice & Camilla Paper Dresses??
Next, I want to tell you about my friend at RubyMarilyn. She's having her very first giveaway. She's made some awesome ornaments and if you win, she'll make you a custom ornament in the shape of whatever state you'd like. Check it...and while you are there, have a look at the hand crocheted necklaces she makes for her Etsy shop. They are gorgeous.
|Image taken from RubyMarilyn|
Speaking of crochet, have a look at my very first crochet flower:
Okay, I know, it doesn't look much like a flower, but it's my first real attempt at crocheting, so I'm happy. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it, I hope. I'm taking another of Bonnie's classes. This one is called, A Pocket Full of Posies. In this class, I am going to learn how to make the crochet flowers, as well as felt flowers, yo-yos, organza and tulle flowers, and more. I'm really excited about learning to make all these, but mostly this crochet flower. By the way, this is a self-paced class and is you can start at any time if you are interested. You can sign up at Bonnie's blog or at her Etsy Shop.
|A Pocket Full of Posies Class|
Okay, I'm off to practice, practice, practice my crocheting! Don't forget to sign up for a chance to win the Valori Wells wallet Hot Potato Pattern!