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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Very honored ~

I love this photo ~ I took it way back the beginning of the year I believe....
some of my very favorite things to collect!

Yet another repeat sorry, I need to go shopping!!

I received a beautiful magazine in the mail today.
I'm so honored that Stampington added my Advent calendar to
this current issue of Handcrafted!!!
This issue is a gathering of past published artwork using
tons of different mediums...from sewing, to sculpture, to collage and more.

I found a few close-up photos of this labor of love calendar...
It was quite a doozy to create!!!
I loved using so many trinkets and treasures as little ornaments ~

I've had a few folks asking about the different glues I use ~
Below are my basic favorites!
I use Fabri-Tac for EVERYTHING!!
The matte gel medium is what I use to collage papers to surfaces.
I have several more goodies that I've acquired over the years
but these are my stock items!

I hope you're staying cool and comfortable during these
terribly hot days of summer ~
I am SO thankful for air conditioning!!!

Have a great Tuesday sweet friends,
hugs and love,


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Congratulations Dawn on being included in this publication...I adore your advent calendar and would love to try my hand at creating my own.
You always have such creative and inspiring projects to share with us! Thanks! :)

Miss Sandy said...

Congrats on being featured in the Magazine! The Advent Calendar is stunning! You can tell that a lot of love went into its creation. I hope you have a beauty filled day!

Theresa said...

Beautiful calendar! Love all of the gorgeous pieces you added! Thanks for the glue tips:)

Have a blessed day dear friend, stay cool! HUGS!

Deneen said...

Congrats! I am not surprised. You are so talented!

Shari Valicenti said...

Dawn, the calendar is so beautiful. I just love it. You can tell it was made with love. Thanks so much for the glue information, much appreciated. I'm off to Barnes and Noble to get my copy of Stampington Handcrafted. Would love to make my own version of this for a very special friend for mine's birthday if it's ok. She loves small, minatures, so I would work around that. Thanks so much.

Dorthe said...

I so love your calender, sweet Dawn- it is a very beautiful art creation, filled with so many beautiful little things, you found or made.
Congratulations on being in Handcrafted ,too- dear friend.
Hope your day is great and filled with happy moments.
Love to you- and hugs.

Barbara Jean said...

Sweet post Dawn.
I love it all, old, new, cause it's all you!

barbara jean

PS Fiiinally got my treasures back from photographer so will get your order off to you, that is unless, you want to wait and see watches I am posting soon. =)

Kathryn Ross said...

Thanks for the glue tips - Had inquired some time ago!

Now - about thte Lost Dool drawing - oh! That is a childhood memory of my own and a story I often tell during my doll shows with my Raggety Ann from 1961 - the poor dear that was lost just as you have pictured here! Thanks for the delight!
Miss Kathy

afoodie said...

Dawn, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity. The Plum Tree was never the same after you left. Much love, Jackie

June said...

I am sooo happy to see that they published your beautiful Advent calendar. It really is amazing!
All those special touches and bits and bobs make it.

I have to tell you I LOVE your front porch and the views from it. You are living a blessed life my sweet friend. A very blessed life!
love to you...

ramsam said...

That calendar is amazing! The little details are just beautiful!

Denise said...

That is just too cute! Good job....... the calendar is just gorgeous!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love your count down to Christmas calender its just gorgeous!!! Oh I will have to run out and look for this magazine!!!

jennifer768 said...

Congrats ,you are very deserving.Lovely post!Hugs,Jen

A Cottage Muse said...

How did I miss seeing that beautiful advent calendar!
Thank goodness for AC is right...and I am lucky to be married to an AC man!!


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