Monday, May 26, 2014

Vintage Aleene's Creative Living Television Show - Satin Sheen Basket Video

Here I am demonstrating a cute basket project designed by the friend Denise Morgan.  It's created with Aleene's Satin Sheen and Aleene's Boxmaker.

Vintage Aleene's Creative Living Television Show Shrink-It How-to Video

I love shrink plastic!  I was assigned so many Aleene's Shrink-It segments that Tiffany Windsor dubbed me The Queen of Shrink-It way back in the day!  Check out this video for amazing ideas!

Vintage Aleene's Creative Living Shrink Plastic Segments

I'm finally doing something I've wanted to do for years - I'm uploading vintage Aleene's Creative Living Television Show segments.  Check out the Aleene's Shrink-It Valentine's Centerpiece ideas on this video from 1999.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Empty Wine Bottles & Corks, oh my!

Wine Lovers Workshop
Saturday, June 28th 1 – 3 p.m. or
Tuesday, May 20th   6:30 – 8:30
Los Osos, California just down the road from San Luis Obispo
Teacher - Joan Martin Fee, Mixed Media Artist

This workshop lets you enjoy the wine long after the bottle is empty.  The projects make great gifts for the wine lover in your life and special treats
for your!

You’ll make a beautiful Cork Necklace that you get to decorate to your liking with trinkets, beads and trims. Then you’ll transform an ordinary 
wine bottle into a Mixed Media Masterpiece Vase using napkins, a
photo of grapes, decoupage medium and personalize your creation by adding a ‘tassle’ created from a cork, beads and items from the hardware store.  Students are to bring a wine bottle and several corks. 

Come join the fun - check out the details at

Mosaic Workshops

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Mosaic Artist, Heidi Borchers, is teaching two workshops on the beautiful California Central Coast just ten minutes from San Luis Obispo.  You get to chose from her amazing selection of tiles, baubles and trinkets to create a custom brick or stepping stone.  Check out the website for more details.

Friday, May 09, 2014

San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire

Come join the fun!  Heidi Borchers and I will be at the SLO Mini Maker Faire showing you how to make beautiful bread dough roses.  It's free!  Tomorrow in Mission Plaza from 11-3.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Aleene's Bread Dough Roses

Save the Date - Next Saturday is the exciting San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire!  It's where 'makers' come together to show the public how things are made.  There will be FREE make it and take it's, demos, robots, crafts, books, food trucks and Heidi Borchers and I will be there and you can make a beautiful bread dough rose from white bread and glue in our booth.  11 to 3 in Mission Plaza.  Don't miss it!  It's a perfect family outing.