Mosaic Portrait using Reclaimed Slate

I love seeing the works that Pop Crafters make in my workshops.  I also have an Etsy shop where I sell some reclaimed slate pieces as crafting supplies.  On occasion, my customers will let me in on what they’re using the slates for.  I was completely blown away when I saw how this artist used theirContinue reading “Mosaic Portrait using Reclaimed Slate”

Make a Mini Vivarium Path

Take a simple item like bits of slate pieces, reclaimed from a past life where they served as a weather repellent roof on a home in Western Pennsylvania. Although they are smaller, and retired from their original post, they’ve taken on new life in the most lively of all places, a Vivarium. Pop Craft Exchange, myContinue reading “Make a Mini Vivarium Path”

DIY Woven Paper Bookmark

A cute bookmark can be like a best friend, sticking with you through some of your favorite reads.  These mini paper weaving bookmarks are unique and easy to make. At Pop Craft I like to give workshop goers a small giveaway to show them my appreciation for their business.  Inspired by the paper weaving project we made forContinue reading “DIY Woven Paper Bookmark”

The Etsy Craft Party!

On Saturday June 6th, creative cool kids of Pittsburgh came together to celebrate the Global Etsy Craft Party.  The Etsy Craft Party is a celebration of meeting and making that brings together Etsy fans and sellers to create a craft at the same time as others just like them in craft parties held around the world.Continue reading “The Etsy Craft Party!”

Reclaimed Slate Goes Glam

The ever popular reclaimed roofing slates in the Pop Craft Exchange Etsy shop have recently found their longest distance new home in Moscow, Russia.  Natalia selected two beautiful slates specifically for their texture and color. On occasion a customer will tell me how they use their slate, sometimes accompanied by a picture.  I love seeingContinue reading “Reclaimed Slate Goes Glam”

Cute Coin Envelopes

Normal envelopes, meh.  Shrink them to a fraction of their size, hello tiny baby envelope! These little coin envelopes are made with simple stuff, and you can get the same result with just paper, scissors and a glue stick. I’ve had DIY kits on my list of “things to make” for quite awhile, specifically DIYContinue reading “Cute Coin Envelopes”

Tree Season

These little trees are all grown up and ready for the holidays.  These are the cuties I started in my Power tools = awesome post, and they have layers of character, literally.  We’re talking primer, gel medium, photo, mod podge, and lacquer. I used vintage Christmas photos for the images on the faces of theContinue reading “Tree Season”

Thanksgiving Lasagna

When your Mema tells you she wants lasagna for thanksgiving, you accommodate.  I make a pretty mean lasagna, and I’m sure Mema favors it being that it’s her recipe that she has handed down to me.  Whenever I get a chance to make it for my family it makes me happy, knowing that I canContinue reading “Thanksgiving Lasagna”