Thursday, January 7, 2010

Because she FELT like it

Hello Crafty Cuties! Hope all your creative journey's for the new
year have already lifted off to a magical start!

For those of you who don't know, I began sharing and selling
my art in the form of hand-stitched felt works and fabric
art quilts on ebay. I can't believe it's been almost five year's
since then. This creative path is still a growing experience
and I'm enjoying the direction before me. Living in the moment,
being me and just wanting to create.

A couple of months ago, my dear kindred cutie Paulette sent me
a fabulous selection of felt pieces just because. I was
thrilled to open the box filled with colorful and crafty treats!
I knew that I wanted to use these goodies in a special way in
honor of her sweet and thoughtful heart. Thanks so much again

When thinking about what to make, I began to think about what
Paulette does for me all the time, which is inspire me! She's
the best kindred spirit aka artistic cheerleader a girl like
me could have. I wanted to return the sweetness she
shares with me daily and send her some loving inspiration
in return. I knew I wanted to make her something for Christmas
and I wanted it to be special like her. I was creatively
determined, you could say.

Creative determination can hit me at any given
moment. I can be reading a new novel that I've been
wanting to read for so long, and then in an instant, the book
is back on the shelf while I'm already heading for my art
table to create a painted background technique that I just
have to try right away.

I can also be at the grocery store with the hubby, picking up
some much needed essentials, eyes already viewing the
selection of juices before me, then instantly thinking about
my creative to do list supplies. After quickly checking the
time and discussing the inspiration with the hubby, we begin to
rush down the aisles to see if we can still make it to the
craft store (aka My Toys R Us) before it closes. The lucky
part for me is that the hubby is artisticly driven too,
so he enjoys going to the crafty stores as much as I do.

Wishing you all artistic blessings with your Creative Determinations!
Don't lose your focus if you can help it (Okay, watching GLEE
is accepted), and if you find your inspiration...
have fun and just CREATE! :)

To see the completed and finished present I sent to my sweet
kindred cutie Paulette, click here.


  1. I love it when inspiration hits you like that, it's a great feeling isn't it?

    I have to say I think you are the best present giver EVER!! I popped over to Paulette's blog and saw the amazing gift you gave her.
    It must be wonderful having such a talented friend as you!!

    Micki x

  2. Lisa, I saw this Create piece on her blog, and I love it. Do you sell these lettered hearts on Ebay?

  3. I LOVE these!!!!!

    Thank you for sharing :)

    (and yeah, Glee is fantastic... and the music keeps the inspiration flowing :) )

  4. I have seen your phantastic garland allready. It is outstanding.

  5. You are so creative, and I guess it helps with hubby being so as well.

    Isnt Paulette just the sweetest.I did see what you sent her and thats just awesome to nice.It must be nice having such a close friendship with her.I love all the felt things, tooo sweet.In fact everything on your page I love,lol.Not one thing that isnt appealing to me.God Bless, you surely have a beautiful talent of a great artist!

  6. Isn't it amazing how--when you've tapped into you creative vein--there are just so many 'triggers' for the muse... Brightly coloured felt and pretty threads and fibers are a big one for me too. :)

  7. Beautiful! Your stitches are so sweet I can put them in my coffee :)

  8. Oh my, the pillow and garland are so nice. By reading what she wrote I can tell she appreciates all the hard work and hand stitching that went into them...and the love. It's nice to make and give things to those who really appreciate it. You do wonderful work Lisa.

  9. Lisa, so glad you "felt" like it! I have been enjoying working with wool felt this past year. I love the feel and the softness of the colors and textures. You make such delectable pieces, or should I say... de*Lectura*ble pieces - LOL!.

  10. I know I've already said as much, but Lisa, this really is an amazing piece. Every single stitch is perfect. Perfectly spaced and with perfect tension. You & Paulette are 2 of my biggest artistic inspirations. The love for what you do shows in your work. Beautiful!
    Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

  11. Lisa I saw it and I was super crazy about it.

    Congrats dear one.

    Love Renee xoxo

  12. Those are excellent Lisa and I'm glad you are sharing all your creative work with us. You inspire us all. Take care.

  13. it's just fabulous, lisa!!! i KNOW that paulette just treasures it, as does she absolutely treasure YOU for making it for her!!! hugs, :))

  14. Yes, it is quite fabulous!!!!! And yep, I'm a Glee-head too!

  15. Thank you all so much! I really appreciate your heartwarming comments! You guys creatively *R*O*C*K*!

    Diane- Yes, I can create a customized banner for you. Just email me or convo me through etsy for more details. Thanks! :)

  16. Hi, Lisa! What a terrific gift! I'm sure your kindred spirit will love and appreciate it! :-)

  17. so creative and thoughtful! I love the layers and little extras on that banner!

  18. Beautiful! I haven't been by in so long and you have so many beautiful things to look at! (Oh, and I love Glee!)

  19. Your art is stunning and I am loving look through all of your gorgeous creations. So very wonderful ~ all of it!!! Blessings!

  20. Lisa, you did such a beautiful job on this! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

  21. What a special friendship that you two share. Your support of eachother is heartwarming. Love that you share your artwork with eachother too!

  22. Hi Sweetie Face!

    You are such a cutie! You know how much I love my garland and my pillow too! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!! THEY'RE SOOO BEAUTIFUL! A day doesn't go by Lisa, that I don't admire how lovely they are. Thank you so much! ... I'm so blessed to have you as my kindred sister! :D

    xoxo Big Hugs, Paulette

  23. Lisa you know how I feel about your work...things have been insane here so I have been lax in keeping up on your blog...but I love this piece...all of your new work is amazing. Will be glad when I can get to a point to add some to my collection again.



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