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I found out that my Halloween party favor sacks article, originally published in Somerset Holidays & Celebrations, was re-published in Handcrafted Inspirations, volume 2. This was a bit of happy news! Check it out…my article starts on page 192 but there are tons of other wonderful projects to look at as well. You can download the magazine for free – enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawne

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handcrafted.
Look what I got…

by hand

My article is on page 14. It’s funny though – I don’t want to read it. I’m afraid I’ll find a mistake I made! It’s weird for something I wrote to be in a magazine. Weird, but very nice!

hot pink leather.
About a month ago I bought a cover for my Kindle. I had drifted off from reading (again) – I read at night before bed and the booklight I had was terrible. But everything is fine now that I have my hot pink leather Kindle cover wih built-in light!

kindle cover

It was a bit pricey but well worth it. And really not that much more than buying a cover and light separately.

So I’ve been very happily reading Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. It’s so good! I’m getting near the end and I can’t wait to see how everything turns out. I just adore Elinor – her composure, her sense of propriety, her kindness and thoughtfulness, her self-control – I want to be like her!

I love the subtlety of Miss Austen’s writing, and her pointed sense of humor. I bought the digital edition of her complete works and it only cost $2. I’m very happy to have all of Miss Austen’s writings for such a small amount, but at the same time I feel slightly guilty – her whole life’s work, for only $2? Hopefully my enjoyment of and appreciation for her wonderful writings makes up for the small amount I paid for them.

Thanks for stopping by!

xoDawne

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halloween in july
I have exciting news…my vintage Halloween Party Sacks, which were featured in volume three of Somerset Holidays & Celebrations, will be included in an upcoming issue of Handcrafted magazine! The issue is due out in July. What a lovely surprise!

then by all means draw
I’ve had a strange urge recently to draw. Strange because I have no drawing abilities. I’ve never considered myself gifted in that area. But I have felt unusually inspired by Somerset Studio lately – all of the lovely & intriguing painting and drawing contained in its pages. And some of that artwork – the artwork that is simpler and childlike – I look at and think, I could do that. So I’d like to try my hand at it.

To that end I have purchased a ridiculous quantity of supplies – water-soluble colored pencils, regular colored pencils, graphite pencils, drawing pencils, pastels, and four (four!) books of paper. I’d like to get some watercolors too.

drawing stuff

Thank goodness I can get these supplies at AC Moore, with their weekly 40% off coupon!

I am keeping this quote from Vincent Van Gogh in mind: “If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

victorian glam
I finished my glammed-up paper bags and mailed them off to Somerset Life. I think they turned out very nicely, but I am a little concerned that they are too simple in design. I needed to decorate them though in a way that was quick and easy. I like them, anyway. I call them my Victorian-Glam Paper Lunch Bags.

victorian-glam paper bag

victorian-glam paperbag

victorian-glam paperbag

They are simple to make: generously spray the bag with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (it’s hard to see this in the photos, but believe me, those bags are glimmering!), stamp all over a bunch of times with different colors of ink, and apply self-adhesive jewels. Easy!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoDawne

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