March 2, 2021

March Mixed Media Art Prompts

 If you are looking to restart your creative drive, here are some fun art prompts to help you along! 

Consider joining my Mixed Media Arts and Crafting Club to meet other like minded people and share your artistic journey!  

February 22, 2021

Galaxy and Space Themed Fabrics

Galaxy and space! Knowing that the Universe is such a vast realm, makes you wonder if there is another planet out there with people like us. 

Here are some of my favorite fabrics that I use for making masks and other sewn creations.

You can see more here- 

February 4, 2021

February Mixed Media Art Prompts

 If you are looking to restart your creative drive, here are some fun art prompts to help you along! 

Consider joining my Mixed Media Arts and Crafting Club to meet other like minded people and share your artistic journey!  

January 9, 2021

January Mixed Media Art Prompts

 If you are looking to restart your creative drive, here are some fun art prompts to help you along! 

Consider joining my Mixed Media Arts and Crafting Club to meet other like minded people and share your artistic journey!  

January 1, 2021

December 1, 2020

Announcing the Blank Page Muse 2021 Design and Creative Team!

 I'm so excited to share with you the New Blank Page Muse
 Design and Creative Team line up for 2021!

Click here to read all about it! 

October 5, 2020

How to Make a Plush Owl with Fairfield

 Hi everyone!
I love to sew and I love anything to do with owls, so when I received a very special fun filled box from Fairfield, celebrating their 80th Birthday, I knew just what I wanted to make! -
a Owl of course!
I have even created a free printable pattern for you to follow along and make your own plush owl!
Here we go.....

Here is what you need to make a this plush owl:


  • Download and print the following patterns- 
    Plush Owl Body - Top half & Bottom half 
    - I made the patterns to fit a standard 8 ½" x 11" piece of paper,
    so make sure you select 'fit to printable area' when printing the pattern. 
  • You'll need to print 1 pattern that has the eyes, beak and feathers.
    Then 2 of the other pattern with the crown. 
  • Lay down the 1st pattern onto the 2nd pattern as shown below and secure with tape.

  • For the owl body, you'll need to trace and cut 1 piece from the Luxe fabric and 1 piece from the other fabric.

  • Since the Luxe fabric is furry, place it face down and stitch all the way around, ¼" in.
    This will help keep the stray 'fluff' to minimum as you sew. 
  • Place the 2 fabric together and stitch a  ¼" allowance all the way around.
     Leave a 2" opening at the bottom. 

  • The Poly-fil® will come with a stuffing tool, use this to push out the corners when you turn the body inside out. 

Using the pinking shears, trace and cut the following:
  • 2 eyes from the yellow felt
  • 1 beak from the yellow felt
  • 4 feathers from the fushia felt
  • 4 (slightly smaller) feathers from the Luxe fabric.

  • Use a zig zag and straight stitch to attach the Luxe fabric onto the felt.
    Alternate between the Poly Star and metallic threads.
     (Take time to clean any 'fluff' out of the machine as you sew)

  • Use the Poly Star thread to create a starburst design on the felt eyes. 

  • Hand stitch the buttons onto the felt circles. 

  • Use your sewing machine to attach the owl beak felt piece to the top of the owl body.
  • Flip over and stitch a line across. (see pattern for reference.)

  • Start pushing in some Poly-fil® in the opening of the owl body, pushing up to the stitched line and towards the corners. Use the stuffing tool as needed. 
  • Hand stitch the opening closed. 

  • Fold over the owls head at the stitched line and hand stitch the beak to the body. 
  • Attach the eyes in the same manner.

  • Next, hand stitch 2 wings to each side of the owl body.

For the crown:
Use the provided pattern to trace and cut from the the yellow and fushia felt. 
Stitch the two together using your favorite threads. 
Add a couple of buttons or other sparkly embellishments. 
Make it fabulous!

I hope you liked my project and if you do make a owl or two on your own,
please let me know, I'd love to see it!

See more Fairfield creations here!

Disclosure: I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my crafting services. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the my own.

September 16, 2020

2nd Annual Mexican Folk Art - Shrine Swap

You are invited to 
Join our 
2nd Annual Mexican Folk Art - Shrine Swap!


Details  and how to join can be found here.

Depending on the participation of this swap the return shipping fee 

may range from $7.50 to $15 max.

Last day to sign up is September 21st and head count will be emailed by September 25th.

All shrines due in my hands no later than October 20th.

I hope you can join in on the fun!


August 10, 2020

Halloween Shadow Box Swap

You Are Invited-

To a Halloween Shadowbox Swap!

The Premise:
Create shadowboxes using Halloween miniatures.
 Make a stack-able Haunted house!!

The easiest way to go about making the base for your shadow boxes is to use a carton of 250 matches like the ones above which I found at Walmart. - Sometimes they can be found in the camping section and sometimes in the paper plates isle. 

 Pull out the box and empty the loose matches. 
Then carefully unfold the box, lay flat and trace as shown above. 
You now have your shadow box pattern. 
I recommend tracing your pattern onto thin cracker like boxes. 
This is so your shadow boxes will be sturdy enough to hold your spooky scenes. 
You can paint the insides black before or after reassembling. 

As shown above, each shadow box base must not exceed  2 ½" x 5" and a 1" depth. 
(that's pretty close to the original matchbox size.)

Determine if your scenes will be vertical or horizontal.
Make sure all your elements are firmly glued in place before shipping. 

I have created a Inspiration board with Halloween Shadow Box idea's here.
Looking for other idea's as to what you can make or use for your scene miniatures?
 Click here !

How many people that sign up for this swap 
will determine how many boxes you need to make.

Please make all your scenes using the same focal point or main character. 
(example: if one of your scenes scene includes a witch, then put her somewhere in each scene- Stirring a pot, casting a spell, flying on a broom,...It doesn't have to be the exact same witch, just the same character/focal point.) 
 Like a running story board. You can also use a skeleton, a zombie, a vampire, a ghost dog, a bubbling cauldron,  a graveyard, a scary movie poster, a murder scene, bloody mask, bloody knives and so on ... 
The other elements can be whatever you have on hand but all your scenes 
need to have one universal theme. 

Each shadow box must include your name and info on the back along with 2 sturdy magnets.
This is so, when all the boxes have been received, they can be collectively displayed-
 (on any metal surface- fridge, file cabinet, a old cookie sheet, metal door...) 
to look like a Haunted house! 
Cool right? 

To sign up for this swap, you can send me a email or let me know via the  link below.

 Art Charms and Faerie Garden Miniature Swaps

I recommend joining our group so you never miss out  on new swaps or the sharing of creative idea's!

Signups start now and end on 8/22/2020

Head count and shipping details will be emailed 8/25/2020 

All shadow boxes are due no later than 9/25/2020

Please share!


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