Friday, July 22, 2011

KC Willis

I have been busy collecting the materials to make these fun fabric collages after watching KC Willis Collage Camp.  I friend of mine (Carol) had taken a class from KC and told me all about her great experience and the DVD's.  I did not think I would have time to make these for a while, but a girl just has to take some time out for herself to make art once in a while.  These were so fun and now I am hooked on making them and have some other ideas that I want to do with fabric collage.  I still need to add some hand written text  to the pieces and need some advice.  For the first one I was thinking about using: "He ran like the wind, his spirit was free." The second one: " I'm lookin for a stallion"  and the last one: "The spirit of the west is free in my heart."  I think the hardest part of making these is deciding what words to use on them, so any help or suggestions would be appreciated, just leave a comment below.   If you would like to find out more about KC's art, DVD's, or classes then here is a connection:  I hope you enjoy all of her great work as much as I do.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Three Chicks General Store

The big Chickapalooza Sale is on Friday 7/15 from 11-7 & Saturday 7/16 from 10-5.

I love this fun little store in Layton Utah. It is called: The Three Chicks General Store.  It is full of hand made items such as aprons, purses, and jewelry, ect. There are tons of vintage collectables.  It is on Gentile and Main Street so it is easy to find. I have some of my jewelry at this store and frequently take over items I no longer use. Here are some more pictures for you to enjoy.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Treasures Antique Mall

 Yesterday a went on a little side trip to The Treasures Antique Mall in Springville, Utah.  I met Paula who works at the store and has a great blog called  She was selling all kinds of great items to re-purpose into one of a kind jewelry.  Paula had many of her own handmade jewelry designs in the store that were just beautiful. They were made out of vintage jewelry that she had put together in such a beautiful way.  I should have taken pictures.  The store is the biggest antique store in Utah and there are two of them right next door.   I thought I had died and gone to heaven because this is my kind of place. If you decide to go make sure you go on a day were you have lots of time to browse.  I am planning on making a trip once a month since the store is about 1.5 hours from my house.
I bought some vintage jewelry from $1-4 dollars each and lots of little bottles.  The purple and blue bottles came out of an old ghost town in Utah and would be great to make into art projects. For some great ideas on what to do with these bottles,  Michael de Meng has a great workshop at the art-is-you website at  I bought a bunch of the little purple bottles and will be taking some to Art-is-You to sell in my booth in September.