Monday, March 11, 2013

My "Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition"

 Wizzard of Oz matchbox perpetual calendar

Circus matchbox perpetual calendar

Alice in Wonderland matchbox perpetual calendar
with altered cigar box for month storage 
Curtain Call matchbox perpetual calendar 
These are a few of my favorite Graphic 45 calendars!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Junque Jarz by Artsy Fartsy Fairy

It is time to present to you my latest obsession and creation..."Junque Jarz".  My idea was inspired my 9 year old daughter Katie bug's addiction to Vlasic dill pickles (in the one gallon jar).  Let me explain.
Over the years I have accumalated lots of "little treasures for my calendars.  I am a visual person and I am always more inspired to create something if I can see my "stuff"such as; buttons, vintage tin molds, cupcake toppers, cracker jack and vintage gumball machine prizes, metal found objects, sewing notions, game pieces and bottle caps.  I think you get the idea! 
 I emptied my storage bins and drawers and loaded my shelves with giant pickle jars loaded with stuff.  After the task was completed I thought about a creative and fun way of using all of the empty jars of various shapes and sizes that I would see at Estate Sales.  A few years ago I took a soldering glass so I combined the both together!
I sold some at the last art walk that I attended.  Check them out!  The prices range from $17.00 and up.