August 22, 2010


There is a shop near by where you can go in and paint your own pottery using various glazes. I enjoy going there with a friend or two occasionally. This first piece is a large cappuccino mug that I made on my first visit. It's currently holding M&Ms until the weather cools down and I can use it for hot chocolate.

I think this bowl was the second piece I made at another time. It's currently near my craft table holding random odds and ends. I think that's the way it goes with most of the things I've made. I do have another bowl I recently emptied and am using it as a cereal bowl. Everything else I've made ends up holding random stuff, even if it's meant for something else.

August 16, 2010

Messenger Bag

This is a messenger bag I made from a Simplicity pattern (I think). It's made out of denim with cotton lining. I really like the lining. The photos don't show it but the lining is actually a pale blue with dark blue and green rings.


The inside

August 10, 2010

Carved stamps

A while back I participated in a book swap on Craftster. One of the items I sent along was a bookplate stamp shown below for Molly. It's the first and only time I've ever done stamp carving. It wasn't too difficult, but I found it frustrating because it wasn't easy to cover up mistakes. I'm still pleased with how it turned out. The image was stamped onto a piece of foam board then glued to the opposite side.


August 7, 2010

My Favorite Blogs

I have several blogs that I read regularly or go to when I need some inspiration. Here are three of them.

Mod Podge Rocks - She posts a lot of links to projects that use Mod Podge. I had no idea that there were so many different types of this glue out there. My local craft stores only carry the matte and gloss types. This years she's having a contest about once a week to win a little trial pack of Mod Podge.

Not Martha - Megan posts a variety of links like food, electronics, games, and of course crafts.

Oops, I Craft My Pants - I love her style and use of bright colors. I know I have at least two of her ATCs up on my ATC wall.

August 5, 2010

Early ATCs

Something that I love to make are ATCs.  These are a couple that I made when I first started out. They both went to fellow Craftsters in monthly ATC swaps.

This was is embroidered on felt with a few beads. I was trying out some new stitches.


This one is a watercolor anglerfish with a wire and bead 'lure'.

The top one is embroidered on stamped cardstock. The bottom is various stamps on cardstock.

August 4, 2010


Welcome to Dolphin In The Sky - a craft blog to share and inspire others. I'm hoping to post my own crafts as well as  links, the occasional tutorial, freebie, and maybe even a giveaway or two.  I tend to dabble in a lot of crafts including sewing, paper crafts, jewelry, embroidery and more.