Tuesday, December 11, 2018

creating with Jules: ice felt fox ornament


Hello Creatives :)

I’m feeling so crafty this festive season! I like to create decorations that are more modern using non traditional colors, but you could make this fox ornament in any colours you like!

You will need:

Blue and white felt
White and blue embroidery thread
Small beads/ buttons/ other decorative bits like a small scrap of different coloured felt
Small piece of flat plastic (cut from the lid of something from the kitchen), or cardboard
Silver embroidery thread

Other useful items: Glue stick, sewing needle, marker

Download your template HERE print your template at 100% and cut out. 

Cut your plastic or cardboard piece smaller than the template, as you will need to be able to sew around the edges of the fox so leave some room for your stitching. (You could print another template and draw a smaller shape and cut that out and trace onto your plastic if your plastic is not clear like mine.)


Now trace onto the blue felt twice and cut out. (I find it’s helpful to trace onto the felt using a pen on the wrong side of the felt pieces.) Cut the smaller pieces out from the paper template to use as little templates to trace around and cut out your white pieces of felt. 


Sew the white pieces of felt onto the right side of one of the blue pieces of felt using whip stitch. My tip: stick them on with a light application from a glue stick first to hold them in place before sewing. Then sew some decorations onto the fox using the template and photos as your guide. Use what you have on hand and see what you can come up with! Sew a small bead onto your fox for an eye.

Using the glue stick again, attach the plastic/ cardboard between the two body pieces of felt and whip stitch around the edges. 

Before you sew up foxy’s back, tie a piece of the silver thread and sew it in just next to foxy’s nose like in the photo, then your fox should hang straight. Use a needle to pin in place first to see if you have your silver thread in the right place.

Finish sewing all around, tie off and hide thread end inside the fox, and you’re done! Time to sit back with a cuppa and look at your handmade creation on your pretty Christmas tree!


Jules :)

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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

new online classes are here!

I've been working hard on new online classes for winter/spring and I am super excited to announce my new lineup! I've also got an early bird sale during December so get them cheap while you can!


WATERCOLOR MANDALAS
$15.00 $10.00 Early Bird SALE!
Launches January 8th
More information or register HERE

Creating mandalas is one of my favorite ways to get lost in the process of creating. In this class we will be throwing out pens and pencils and will be using a brush and watercolors to create mandalas. I will be sharing a variety of simple, colorful and creative techniques that will take those mandalas to the next level! 

POUR. PAINT. PLAY
$30.00 $20.00 EARLY BIRD SALE!
Launches February 12th
More information or register HERE

Pour painting is one of my favorite techniques to break free and create! A pour painting is exactly what it sounds like- pouring paint onto a surface and then letting that paint move and mix around on the surface. And I love pushing this technique and getting really creative with layers. In this class I will be sharing simple ways to create pour paintings and then we will be pushing those surface with layers of drawings, doodles and collage.

MAGAZINE MAKEOVER
$30.00 $20.00 EARLY BIRD SALE!
Launches March 11th
More information or register HERE

One of my favorite “no pressure” ways to get creative in my art journal is altering magazine pages. I hunt for unique portraits and magazine pages and spend all kinds of time painting, drawing and doodling all over them. In this class I will be sharing my favorite ways to use a variety of mixed mixed media techniques to completely makeover magazine pages.

SKETCHBOOK BLOOMS
$15.00 $10.00 Early Bird SALE!
Launches April 8th
More information or register HERE

In this class we will using flowers to explore a variety of drawing and sketching techniques. From expressive sketching to drawing from a floral still life to flower doodles and more, I will be sharing my favorite ways to transform those blooms into beautiful sketches and drawings. 

BUNDLE OF 4 CLASSES
$80.00 EARLY BIRD $55.00
More information or register HERE


THE 20 MINUTE ART JOURNAL
12 months of creativity
$65.00 EARLY BIRD $50.00
More information or register HERE

If you are anything like me, you likely have limited time for creativity but I totally believe it's possible to get creative in small chunks of time. The 20 minute art journal is 12 month class (one lesson each month) filled with techniques, inspiration, downloads, and prompts that can be used with limited time. I've gathered up my favorite concepts and techniques that I use when I am busy or when I don't have time to dive into hours of creativity and I am sharing them with you all year long. My hope is that you will find inspiration and a fresh perspective when it comes making time in your schedule for art!

You will receive access to a private website where you can access a new lesson on the 15th of each month.
The bundle begins January 15, 2019 and ends December 15, 2019.
Purchase The 20 Minute Art Journal any time in the 12 months and you will receive all monthly lessons and future lessons until December 15, 2019.

THE 20 MINUTE ART JOURNAL + a handmade art journal
12 months of creativity
$105.00 LIMITED TIME OFFER $75.00
More information or register HERE

For a LIMITED TIME we are offering The 20 Minute Art Journal 12 month class PLUS a handmade art journal to create in!

Art Journal Details-
  • Handmade spiral bound art journal filled with watercolor paper
  • Handmade cover by Alisa
  • Ready for sketching, doodling, collage, painting and more!
  • 25 cold press watercolor pages
  • measures 6 x 9 inches
  • You will receive the art journal in time for the start of class on Jan. 15th




Monday, December 03, 2018

last day of sale!


Hey friends! Today is the last day of my big SALE! Everything in the shop is marked down. Head on over to the shop HERE for all of the deals.

Friday, November 30, 2018

3 more days left!

Hey friends! There are three more days left to get in on my huge sale! Everything in the shop (including online classes) is on sale and we've got a handful of handmade items still available! You can visit the shop HERE.

Monday, November 26, 2018

SALE continues one more week!


Friends, I have extended my sale another week! Just like last year, we sold out of almost all my handmade goodies within a a day. Many of you missed out and contacted me so we added more stuff to the shop (that is on sale) and are also extending the low prices on online classes this week!

You can head over to the shop for low prices.






Monday, November 19, 2018

early black friday SALE starts today!

It's a tradition around here to have an EARLY Black Friday Sale! And this year I've got EVERYTHING in the shop on sale ALL WEEK LONG!

Spend over $100 and receive a free class of your choice!

Below is a peek at some of the goodies on sale!


All of my online classes (Over 80 classes available) are marked way down this week!

I've got a fresh batch of homemade art journals in the shop!

A huge batch of new pottery all on sale!


Clay earrings made by my mom!




A big batch of canvas pouches!


Head on over to the shop HERE for sale prices all week long!


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

going gluten free forever

Last month I celebrated one year of eating completely gluten free and totally transforming my eating habits which has completely changed my life! Since my mid twenties, I've battled all kinds of mystery symptoms that often appeared to be related to food- crashing after I eat, heart palpitations, tons of inflammation, joint pain, frequent headaches, stomach issues, hair loss, exhaustion, mysterious rashes & the list goes on. I never thought these issues were anything more than normal ups and downs of just being me! But over the last couple of years, I had three miscarriages in a row, my body was rocked, exhausted from all the hormones, stress, grief and all of my "mystery symptoms" were even worse.

I started my journey with a Naturopathic doc and began getting my hormones and my body back on track. A big part of this was looking at my diet, I started tracking everything I was putting into my body and while we were eating healthy, what I noticed was that I felt 100% amazing when I removed gluten from my diet and then I would add it back in and have a terrible reaction- the only way I can explain the feeling is like having the flu-achy body, stomach issues, brain fog, dizzy, heart palpitations, rash and I would end up in bed for days. Up until this point, I am embarrassed to say that I thought gluten intolerance and celiac disease was not a real thing...BOY WAS I WRONG! When I removed the gluten, I would feel like a new person! Typically when it comes to Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance, a biopsy can give some more definitive answers but for me I didn't need any more answers, the writing was on the wall- me and gluten, we don't get along! 
So after a few months of back and forth removing and introducing gluten, in October of last year, I made the decision to go completely gluten free.  And let me tell you it was one of the hardest things I've done! I had no idea how much I loved foods with gluten and I had no idea how it would change everything! I also had no idea how much I love crappy food! But over time, I pushed through the cravings and kept eating a gluten free diet and slowly my body started feeling very different!

My cycle changed, my skin changed, my hair stopped falling out, my extreme back pain nearly disappeared, my brain fog was gone, my bouts of hitting a wall were gone. Now I am one year into this journey and I eat a primary paleo diet and I feel so very good- I've lost 10 pounds over the the year (which was not desired or in the plan) but my body is now free of bloating and inflammation. I honestly feel like something miraculous has happened and I can't believe how long it took me to listen to my body and make these big changes. I wanted to share a little bit about my journey just in case someone out there is experiencing mystery symptoms or feeling a little whisper about their health or diet. While it is never easy to change habits or diet and removing gluten is not the answer for everyone, I can say without a doubt it has changed my life!

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