Published in Somerset Life, Jan/Feb 2016


I’m thankful to be part of the first issue of Somerset Life to hit the stands in 2016.  All my gratitude goes to the publishers at Stampington~ they present my idea and creations with beautiful photography and exquisite detail.

This article features my idea for Needle Case Valentines~You can see the original post and process photos here.DSCF4567 DSCF4562 DSCF4569 DSCF4561

My Etsy shop that I began in honor of my precious son Knox, who passed away in 2014 from Cockayne Syndrome, is still up and features pieces of original art and many pretty card sets for sale. All proceeds go to fund research for CS.DSCF4565

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to check out this gorgeous new issue.

Happy New Year!


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Miniature Stationery Sets

I loved small things when I was a little girl.

This tiny stationery set was one of my treasures when I was around 8 or 9 years old.

I adored the tiny papers and envelopes so much so that I was reluctant to use them and that’s why I still have it!

I showed it to my 9 year old daughter and I could tell she really liked it.

So I took mine apart, made a pattern, and then made a set for her.

I cut the letters out of notebook paper, leaving the red margin line on the side.

The braided thread is knotted at the back and wraps around the front button for closure.

I made a template for this miniature stationery set if you’d like to make some of your own.

It ‘s a really tiny set, measuring  3″ x 3.75″.  So cute!

I had so much fun making this that I made 4 more!

Here’s some pictures of the different designs with different closures:


This one has vintage lined notebook paper and vellum envelopes.

For this one I copied a rubber stamp at 50% .

I made the envelopes from book text and the “7 Gypsies” tape looks like tiny postage stamps.


Closure was made with grommets and a thin strip of leather.

And here’s a pretty, feminine one. The tiny flower stamps are from Stampin’ Up.

Envelopes made from typing paper and stamped.

The lined paper is from KC Company’s ‘Sweet Nectar” paper pack.

A little something for the back…

And here’s one more with a different look. The red and white paper clip is from the “Smash” journal line.

A lined rubber stamp was used to make the letter paper.

A strip of paper tape is tucked in and can be torn in small pieces to seal the envelopes.

Hope you like these little stationery sets. They’re super fun to make and fit…