The alm Project

Archive for April, 2010

Pretty Painted Butterflies

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010






My best friend’s daughter is turning 7 this week  and I was thinking of making her some earrings from some butterfly Swarovski crystals that I have been saving for the occasion. But last Friday she called and told me that she wanted me to make her something pretty for her new room – they just […]






Pay Back

Monday, April 26th, 2010






When I was younger, I loved jumping on on my bed. I bugged my parents, so naturally, I continued doing it – but then, I became a parent and it was time for payback, because my son took pleasure in leaping on his bed, over his bed, off his bed, you name it he was […]






Nature Walk

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010






When I was in middle school (primary school) my art teacher would take us on nature walks and we would use things found in nature in our art projects. I guess she left a lasting impression, because I still take nature and my projects are still inspired by tings found in nature. These days, I […]






Animal Prints

Monday, April 19th, 2010






Typically my textile designs feature children or animals playing out side. My color palette is always bright and cheerful. Last week I decide to try something a bit different  – but I wanted to stay true to my vibrant color palette. Imagine it sitting on your chair, couch , love seat or on your bed […]






The After Party

Friday, April 16th, 2010






Happy Friday – it has been an exciting week. I hung out at the out at the 5 minutes for mom Ultimate blog party. It was my goal to read all the blogs listed, but I was only able to read about 200 – well the links are permanent, so I will keep going back. […]






A peculiar mentality

Thursday, April 15th, 2010






School wakes up a feeling inside us To form cliques, as a response to stress. Low self esteem forces people to act, and thus we conform to ridiculous styles of dress. There are hipsters, rednecks, emo’s, and others who use their music as an accessory, to be considered hip. Congregation provides safety in numbers, like […]






Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010











Light bulb air plant topiary

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010






What would you do with and abundance of air plants and a burnt out light bulb? Here is what I did. I removed the top as well as the internal portions of the light bulb – (Click here for how to) – blinged it up a bit, etched some daises on the top portion and […]






What if cupcakes grew on trees?

Friday, April 9th, 2010






I would be 10 pounds heavier… I had a dream last night that the trees in my backyard was laden with cupcakes. I woke up and put pen to paper – or pen to my Wacom tablet. I think this will be my next textile… stay tuned…






Wooden Bar Stool Mod.

Thursday, April 8th, 2010






My local Ace Hardware store was having a sale on the wooden bar stools pictured below. I needed  2 stools for my kitchen, but I have been holding out for something ultra modern. The $13.00 price tag was appealing so I decided to make the purchase. Since the stools did not match my decor, I […]