Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Full of Treasures

I love working on a small scale.Recently a customer asked me to make one of my mini scrapbook boxes for her daughter.I used to make these in a larger scale,but for me..the smaller the better.After I finished the first one,I was inspired to create another one.This one is called "Togetherness" and it measures 2 1/4" x 3 3/4".The photos need to be a teeny-weeny 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"




I also finished a little block.It measures approx.3" high.On the sides it reads.."Alone we can do so little,together we can do so much-Hellen Keller



I also recently had the oppertunity to join in on the most exciting challenge..Brenda from http://wickedwoolgathering.blogspot.com/ challenged us to create something using her hand made wool..How exciting..and yesterday I recieved it in the mail,and I couldnt believe my eyes.. the most beautiful rainbow of colored wool...what was I to do..Well I have to be truthful here...I couldnt keep my hands off of it..its texture is simply devine and just had to create something RIGHT AWAY!!

I first made a book of treasures.I happen to collect things..treasured things like baby teeth,little drawings,shells,rocks,spools,buttons..whatever..my treasures..and so my book "Essential Stuff" was made with Brenda's gray and white wool,felt and other doo-dads.





..and I also created a small wool pendant..it started off as an ACEO Card,but I quickly decided to cut it down..smaller the better..and the blue wool looked like a beautiful sky and green had to be the grass and I stitched some mountains and added beads..what fun!Thanks Brenda!!


I still have some left...and my mind is already racing with ideas..


I think I found a new treasure..sweet Brenda Wool...What kind of treasures do you collect?

As always,
thank you so much for stopping by





27 comments:

A Vintage Chic said...

What wonderful treasures you've created here, Cat! My Mom, my daughters and I LOVE using wool roving--for needle felting, etc.

Thanks for your inspiration and sharing your beauties! Hope your day is wonderful!

Julie

Little Messy Missy said...

Cute items! Can I be your daughter too?

Lori ann said...

Oh my gosh, there is so much here! Beautiful treasures and Cat you are so amazingly talented. How sweet your son's blog, I'm off to visit it now!
xoxo lori

sharon said...

You are so talented and wildly creative! I love the wool pieces, and my heart just soars for that Hellen Keller piece...I loooove it!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Girl....you, are on a major creative flow! Let the juices flow!

Cindy said...

Always a pleasure to visit and see what creative things you are up to..and my goodness, just look at it all! Your treasure box is wonderful..I've never seen anything like it! And I love your "Essential Stuff" book...the textural element from the felted wool really makes it.

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Cat, love them all! From the darling box to the adorable wool pendant. Keep those creative juices going, because it is all working! Thanks so much for the well wishes on our voyage home to WA. We've landed, and I'll get pics posted soon. It was a nice trip home to our summer camp. Hugs, Riki

Mandihy said...

What creative girl you are, I love your art, totally fan !
xoxoxo

Dede said...

Wow Cat you have been super busy! Love your wool pieces!

(((HUGS)))

Mary Ann Carroll said...

I don't know which I LOVE the most! They are all so incredibly cool and different!

Maggi said...

Wow, what amazing creations! I love what you did with the wool. I collect all sorts of things, a current favorite being 1950s women's magazines. :D

Gypsy Moon Art Studio said...

Such beautiful creations, Cat! How creative you are with the wool, just love it!

Mollye said...

Oh I am in love with the little box. Talk about thinking outside the box well sister you have just won the award! Please send me your address cause I want to swap some atc's with you!!!!!!!! No pressure on what, when or how many. teehee.

Carla aka scrappypug said...

more gorgeous creations! These are just amazing.

Jingle said...

These are such fabulous pieces! I really love that block! So perfect!

Kass said...

These are wonderful. You don't even want to know what I collect. I just saved the little knit bag the potatoes came in because it was such an interesting combination of weaving and plastic.

MerryDay said...

Love your "togetherness" Lovely!
I wonder how you can manage your time so effectively. It seems that you can create beautiful works 10 pieces a day!

Btw, I have just moved to new address >>

http://HaveAMerryDay.blogspot.com

Please come visit :-)

Sophia said...

These are really lovely! I really love your blog.
By the way, you have an award to pick up at my blog :)
xx Sophia

B.Held said...

Beautiful!

Lisa said...

Wow, Cat, it turned out beautifully! I'm afraid to use wool...but maybe it's time I started.
I do love your work.

The best, Lisa

Sherry Byrum said...

Your blog is wonderful! Very inspiring.

layers said...

how wonderful to get a hold of something that you can't wait to use in a creative way-- lovely blog.

Lenae May said...

Thank you for dropping in, Cat, and your lovely encouragement!
Great works you have here...so very clever! Well off to work on a stocking and witches...haha...two seasons that never cross
Lenae

Kiki said...

Super gorgeous treasures.. beautiffully charming...thanks for sharing your magic!
Kiki, Heart of a Wizardess

Alexiev said...

Beatifull objets and box, and collages... Beatifull art work...

Best wishes from Buenos Aires...

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Brenda LaBell said...

Okay Cat, you are always out doing yourself and you've done it again by golly!!! I so love your new creations and of coarse I am totally blown away with your "Wool Creations"!!! OM Gosh girl, I love them and the pendant is so cool!!! LOL, sweet Brenda wool, hehehehe. I can't wait to see what you come up with next, yowzer!!!!

I am so glad you joined in, I knew all of you would come up with such unique, fun and clever ideas, I was so right!! Can't wait to see what everyone else creates with theirs too, how fun this is!!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!
((Big Hugs))
Brenda

Lyn Newhouse said...

Oh Cat,all your work is beautiful!
Love your mixed media block and the "Hope"Scroll Pendant, they're wonderful!
Hughs!