Jul 132018

I may have mentioned it once or twice before, but I had several polymer clay fairy garden tutorials published in Polymer Café magazine.

birdbath magazine cover

Including having my sweet little birdbath on the cover a couple years ago.

fairy garden tutorial collage

In total, there were seven fairy garden accessory tutorials and the vines and flowers pens tut. (Still one of the most popular!)

Then, sadly, the magazine ceased publication. 

acorn mailbox beauty

Which is why this cute little acorn mailbox tutorial never made it out into the world…

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…Until now.

Although Polymer Café is no more, which is sad, I miss it, the good news is you can now find all nine of these tutorials in downloadable PDF format in my Etsy shop, Keepsake Crafts Create.

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Just last week I finished editing and updating the final one, this darling, glow-in-the-dark fairy lamppost. 

All of the tutorials have essentially the same information as in the magazine, but most have been updated with more or clearer photos, more detailed steps and more information. 

As a special offer to my subscribers, I’m offering 20% off your entire order of tutorials through Monday, July 16th.  

Use coupon code FAIRY20 for 20% off any and all of the tutorials you want to try.

Downloadable PDFs mean you can make your purchase now, and have the tutorial in your hot little hands right away! You’ll be ready to create whenever you want.

I hope you’ll enjoy the tutorials and the discount.

Happy creating!

Dec 232014

Happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday and Happy Christmas Eve!

I have no desk to show you today, as all that is on it are some scraps of wrapping paper, scissors and bits of tape.

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But many of you asked to see the Garden Fairy House project of mine that was published in the January issue of Polymer Cafe. So here you go.

Click on any of the pics for a closer look.

garden fairy house ladybug

Here are several photos that didn’t make it into the magazine.

garden fairy house window

The base was built on a votive candle holder, so that gives you an idea of the size.

garden fairy house flowers

I used real leaves to give the texture on the roof.

garden fairy house

And I still haven’t gotten mine into the garden. Next spring, for sure. 🙂

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If you’d like to learn how to make this (and other things) be sure to check out the January/February 2015 issue of Polymer Cafe. 

*************Update October 26, 2017****************

If you aren’t able to get a back issue of the magazine, this tutorial is now available as a downloadable PDF on Etsy.

Happy creating and Merry Christmas!

P.S. If you’re not too crazy busy this Christmas Eve, take a little time to see what’s on the workdesks of creative folks from all over. Join our weekly blog link party over at Julia’s.

Dec 162014

Happy crazy busy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday that’s real close to Christmas!

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As you can see from my desk, today finds me listening to Christmas music on Pandora and filling out Christmas cards.

Now, I know that many of you are card makers and you work very hard to hand create all of your Christmas cards, so please don’t shoot me… but mine are store bought.

I did, however, add some stamping as I thought the printed sentiment was rather lacking.

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I love this sentiment! It’s the Stampendous Precious Gift Stamp, btw.

polymer cafe contents

In case you are wondering why there are THREE copies of the same issue of Polymer Cafe on my desk, well, one of them is my subscription issue and the other two are comp issues cuz I’ve got an article in there! 

Whoop, whooop!

Of course, one of the comp issues is going to my mom, who else? 😀

Anyhow, I’m nearly done with the hand-cramp-inducing part of signing the cards and now just need to seal & address them. So I’ll leave you all to your own preparations.

If you have a few minutes to take a break, be sure to check out the busyness on the desks of other creative folks from all around the world. We link up over at Julia’s every Wednesday to do just that.

Happy creating and Merry Christmas!