Hello and Welcome to my Blog ~ I love art of all kinds. Two of my favorites are polymer clay and paper art. I have shops on Etsy that feature both of my passions. I also love writing my blog and finding artists that have a passion for their craft and feature them. I hope your day is filled with sunshine, laughter and loads of creativity.

Friday, March 30, 2012

New Items for my Etsy Shops

Alright,  I guess I'm just having too much fun creating little hats.  Here is my newest mini.  This one is attached to a headband and is adjustable so that it can be worn either on top of the head or the left or right side depending on how you like it.  

The back has been embellished with a large pink jewel and centered in
shades of pink ribbon to give the back a splash of color.

This adorable mini hat has a silver headband and has been
embellished with a black rose and feather.  It is 5.5" by 5" tall which includes the height of the feather.
This hat fastens to your hair with a sturdy metal clip which is attached to the bottom of the hat.

I also have been busy creating some polymer clay matchboxes.  This one is ready to add to my Etsy shop.  I covered it with polymer clay and embellished it with a beautiful cross.  The inside has an embossed design on hard card stock. Matchboxes are perfect to hold small items  ~ such as mints, pills, guitar picks or it could even hold a small sewing kit.  

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mini Felt Hat


I had a week of being under the weather and while I was recuperating 
I decided to try my hand at creating a mini felt hat. Figuring out
 a pattern was a bit of a bummer, but in saying that, 
I was pleased with the outcome.  

I pinked the edges of the brim, which I wish now I hadn't.  Next time I will just make a plain cut.  I used a headband for the hatband and a pre-made flower for the embellishment.
Then I thought it needed one more thing and came across this little feather.
How fun it was to create something different.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Marika Spijkers Awesome Claywork

This awesome creation by Marika Spijkers is on Pinterest as being created
 by someone else. If you belong to Pinterest and see this
wonderful creation, please make sure that
Marika gets the credit for her work.

These little whimsical creatures found a window to our world, they are very curious and all want to take a peek. The window is 8x8 inches, each face approximately 2 inches. The faces are made of Puppenfimo, a polymer clay.

About the Artist:~Marika-Spijkers
 Marika lives in Den Bosch in The Netherlands. She has been sculpting fantasy and other figurines since she was nineteen. 
Her favorite sculpting medium is polymer clay but also uses airdrying clay quite often. Sources of inspiration for her are fantasy and SF novels, the work of Brian Froud , Alan Lee, Tim Burton and many more.

Polymer Clay Artists Agnes van den Berge, Layl McDill and some wonderful Cold Porcelain Tutorials

Agnes Van den Berge

About the Artist: Agnes van den Berge - Hoogstrate lives in Kapelle (the Netherlands) and discovered the art of making dolls. Agnes uses air drying clay for her sculptures. She prefers making modern dolls, because she has her own style, She does not copy work from other dollmakers and does not work from sculpting books. She has been published in several magazines. You can see more of her wonderful work at:

Layl McDill's ~ Silly Milly Art

Bag Lady Juggler

Bag Lady Juggler photo
About the Artist

Layl has been working in polymer clay since 1993 when she started adding it to her mixed media sculptures and quilts. After experimenting with the millefiore technique for about 5 years she decided to move into working with clay almost exclusively.

You can see more of Layl's art at Art Link: http://www.claysquared.com/index.php/layls-silly-milly-art/large-sculptures                                       
Cold Porcelain Tutorials

Cold porcelain is an air-drying clay (also called 'paste') ideal for making flowers and figures. It can be purchased commercially (although hard to find in USA) or can be made at home. Cold porcelain has a much finer finish than bread dough or even polymer clay. When making flowers, you can get wafer thin petals. When making figures, you can use Styrofoam shapes as armatures.

There are many different recipes for cold porcelain but basically it is made with cornstarch, glue, oil and preservatives. The paste is cooked on the stove or in the microwave for a short time and then kneaded until smooth. To see these wonderful recipes please visit the following site: