In My Art Journal

In My Art Journal

Watercolors over the Thanksgiving holiday kept me busy while my kids were out on the farm. Lots of fun trying all different pieces in my art journal!
Miniature Christmas Room from GadgetzOverload.com

Miniature Christmas Room from GadgetzOverload.com

GadgetzOverloadChristmasHouse

This DIY handcrafted miniature house from GadgetzOverload.com was something I have been wanting to try since I saw a Facebook ad for it some time ago. I hemmed and hawed over buying it for a few days until I finally decided to pull the trigger and give it a go. 

When it arrived in the box, I was a bit overwhelmed because I've never worked on a project like this or a miniature sized craft. At first it was a little daunting. But over the three days it took me to complete, I'm more than thrilled with the way it turned out. The attention to detail in this kit is incredible. The instructions were fairly simple and it was fun and relaxing to do in front of the television at night. 

I'm thinking I'd like to try another one of these kits at some point because of the fun I had working on this one. 

Want to see more photos? Check out some close ups:

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

GadgetzOverload.com Christmas Dog House Miniature Room

New Holiday Tree Ornaments Have Been Added to My Shop!

New Holiday Tree Ornaments Have Been Added to My Shop!

Holiday decorating is in full swing here in my house and studio. It's so much fun every year to bring out the boxes and bins full of stuff to look at and put up around the house. It's my kid's favorite thing to do this time of year. 

I've been busy creating new ornaments for my shop. Lots of snowmen, owls, ceramic and pretty charm accessorized artistic and unique pieces. I like to have a lot of different designs available for a wide selection.

Check out all my ornaments here.

Ceramic Santa Claus Hand Painted Ornament

Wooden Block Snowman

Charm Dangles Christmas Ornaments

New in the Christmas Boutique! Snowman Ornaments with Charms!

New in the Christmas Boutique! Snowman Ornaments with Charms!

I'm decking the halls and fa-la-lalling all over the place this week with new handmade Christmas ornaments in my shop! These little wooden cubes are flanked with plenty of bling, including beads and charms to make each one an individual and unique piece.

Snowmen are kinda my thing in the winter time and I've got collection that I can't stop adding to. So the snowman theme is really my cup 'o tea! And with these little delicate beads and charms, they're just as adorable as can be! Each ornament is roughly 7.5" long from tip of the wire hanger to the bottom of the charm and the wooden cube is lightweight and measures 1.5" square.

I've got a handful left that I'm working on and then I'll be setting them up in my Christmas Boutique for purchase.

November 16, 2017 by Jill Adamy
Customized and Hand Painted Christmas Ornaments

Customized and Hand Painted Christmas Ornaments

Hand painted Christmas ornaments

New to my online Christmas shop today were these little hand painted ceramic Christmas ornaments featuring Santa Claus, Helper Elfie and Frosty the Snowman. I hand painted these cuties and used a lot of details to make them unique and eye catching for your tree. They pretty much sold as soon as I posted them available in my shop and I'm thrilled that they'll be decorating a tree of a nice family here in New England! 

If you're looking for more ornaments or something specific, please let me know and I'll be happy to work with you on your customized Christmas project!

How To Create a Mixed Media Christmas Holiday Planner from a Few Simple Supplies!

How To Create a Mixed Media Christmas Holiday Planner from a Few Simple Supplies!

I'm always a hot mess when it comes to getting my holiday plans in order. From kids parties and events to family parties and gift giving, I always feel completely disorganized and not at all ready once the holidays begin. 

Each year, with the best intentions, I start my shopping early to avoid crowds and stress. But a lot of the time, as Christmas draws near, I forget somebody or can't remember what I purchased for someone else. I'veused apps on my phone each year and, while some of them are decent, I either tend to forget to upload the stuff OR (more commonly) I spend an unnecessary amount of time on said app taking photos of whatever I purchased. Well, this year I'm making a change!

I went out last week and started my shopping. Got home and decided I was going to make a "Holiday Command Center" out of a file folder, some holiday paper scraps and a few other materials that I had in my stash. 

The result was this fun little 4 pocket planner that fits perfectly in my purse and I can bring it out while I'm shopping to write down ideas or items that I purchase so I don't get all flustered after the fact! It's turning out to be a great little addition to my Christmas shopping process and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Using various types of mixed media materials, such as paint, paper, washi tape, rubber stamps, pen, pencil and ribbon, I created this pocket planner in about an hour or so with what I had in my stash.

If you decide you want to do this too, share how yours turned out! I'd love to see!