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Katrina - Tue Dec 10, 2013 @ 08:59AM
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Katrina - Tue Dec 10, 2013 @ 08:57AM
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Tags: collage, paper, fish, art
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Katrina - Sun Jun 17, 2012 @ 08:01PM
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My daughter and I made some self-portraits out of wire, inspired by Alexander Calder. Thank you to my son for the idea!

 

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Katrina - Mon Feb 06, 2012 @ 10:26PM
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It seems like a long time since I had a chance to make something, and it has been even longer since I've posted about making something. At last, the drought has been broken with a set of three canvases painted to go along with the curtains I made during 2011. The theme: blue and cherry blossoms.

 	Cherry Blossom Tree painted with acrylic on canvas.  	By Katrina  	February 2012

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Katrina - Wed Aug 04, 2010 @ 03:42PM
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After two years without a sink in our master bathroom, we finally have TWO!ta da!
Here is what the area looked like when we bought our home in 2008. Note the fancy wallpaper in the vanity, and the carpet around it.before1
And look up - there's more - take in that gorgeous wallpaper trim.before 2
Needless to say, the look was removed before we even moved in. This is one of the more flattering photos of the area taken over the past two years.interim
Now, we are finally very proud owners of a double vanity unit. Excited is an understatement, and will be even more of an understatement when we add towel rails and fancy soap dispensers.
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Katrina - Mon Jun 21, 2010 @ 04:27PM
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Pink baby blanketI'm very pleased with my latest sewing project because:

  • it is finished! - very few of the sewing projects I've started in the past six months have reached such a wonderfult state
  • it is snuggly - three appealing textures are created by a plain cotton side, a brushed cotton side and a super-soft satin trim
  • it is neat - I didn't even get puckers in the fabric when I was doing the criss-cross of overstitching to hold the outer layers and the batting together.
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Katrina - Sun Apr 25, 2010 @ 03:36PM
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Following on from the huge success (well, I liked it) of the painting of my son's shadow, I present to you silhouettes of my two children, painted on the basement wall. It was tempting to use chalkboard paint, but I ended up using the same yellow and dark purple house paint used for the shadow painting in the previous blog. Now my husband will always have company beside him on his rowing machine. And if the children and I get bored over summer we can always go down to the cool basement and cut out paper cloths to tape onto their silhouettes.

Silhouettes

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Katrina - Sun Mar 07, 2010 @ 04:44PM
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Last summer I played an activity with my children in which we traced each other's shadows onto paper. My son held his hands in the shape of a butterfly to create this shadow. I liked it so much that when I refound it recently I traced it onto canvas and painted it with yellow an dark purple house paint.

Roll on summer so that we can draw and paint outside again ... please!

butterfly shaddow
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Katrina - Sat Feb 20, 2010 @ 04:49PM
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My little girl's window is finally finished. Her pale green walls are now complemented with pink drapes, a striped pink, white and green valance, and fabric tie-backs.

pink window

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