Spring Articles

Spring is definitely in the air over in my neck of the woods.  All around, the landscape is greening, blooming and growing.  I love all of this wonderful April energy!  And there’s more of this happy, Spring feeling inside the new issue of Somerset Life.

Inside this issue you’ll see an article of mine about making mini booklet necklaces using recycled dryer sheets, fabric scraps and such.

Inside this same issue you’ll see another project of mine (“Teeny, Tiny Boxes”).

Here are some close-ups of the altered matchboxes with some surprises tucked inside.

The how-to instructions are included in both articles.  However, if you have any specific questions, just let me know (simply leave your questions in the comments section and I’ll be happy to post the answer(s) on a daily basis).

Happy Spring and happy creating!

27 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. oh, Becky, these are absolutely gorgeous! Happy Spring!

    April 14th, 2012

  2. I enjoyed this article very much…love the teeny, tiny, boxes! Somerset Life…one of my favorites!

    April 15th, 2012

  3. Becky

    Just precious…every last one! Love them!

    April 15th, 2012

  4. Oh Becky, the booklet necklaces are beautiful!!! Well, as I LOVE making books, it’s no wonder I fell in love with your pieces. And the boxes are absolutely adorable! Your soft colors, birds, lace, sparkle, everything is just gorgeous!

    April 15th, 2012

  5. Hi Becky
    I have my subscription issue and what I do, on initially receiving it I have a look at each page to see what beautiful articles are in store for me and then I set it aside to savour at a later date when I absorb each word and study the stunning photographs.
    Your pieces are so precious with their sweet little details of nature and nurture.

    April 15th, 2012

  6. i saw both of those articles and adore your petite creations! very sweet! happy spring!

    April 15th, 2012

  7. Mindy irwin

    Somerset Life is one of my favorites! Beautiful pieces Becky. You must have tons of patience to do those tiny creations. I’m always inspired by your art. Hugs…

    April 15th, 2012

  8. Love your projects in Somerset Life– yours are always my favorites and I have them all marked to go back to look at when I need inspiration! Think I still have some matchboxes hanging around and this is a great idea to finally use them! Thanks for sharing your sweet art with us!

    April 15th, 2012

  9. Hope Amen

    Becky ~
    Your projects are stunning . Your soft pallet and layers touch me always. I am going to share these on Pinterest, if you don’t mind.

    April 15th, 2012

  10. I love anything small! These are beautiful projects.

    April 15th, 2012

  11. these articles + items are beautiful.
    happy spring, dear one. xox!

    April 16th, 2012

  12. Becky, love these sweet things! I picked up a copy of the magazine and then saw your posting. So glad your things were included.

    These magazines are so wonderful. I can’t resist them.

    April 16th, 2012

  13. I love tiny treasures! Your articles both lend the magic of making miniatures and all they encompass is special! Thanks for sharing…I’m gathering supplies! I love the colors, so spring~

    April 16th, 2012

  14. laura huffman

    oh these are so lovely. when I was younger, I used to make doll furniture out of match boxes. so many memories. enjoy your spring.

    April 16th, 2012

  15. Congratulations dear Becky. I did see these in this issue and they are so very fabulous and YOU my clever creative inspiration. Creative hugs…

    April 16th, 2012

  16. Last Minute Lynn

    Oh, if only the stores weren’t closed, I would run right out and buy this issue. Dryer sheets…amazing! You are inspirational!

    April 16th, 2012

  17. Becky,
    That is adorable! I need this issue!

    April 16th, 2012

  18. Such beautiful projects Becky – charming little bits of joy. I bought the issue without looking in it as I was in hurry and was thrilled to see what you had in there.

    April 17th, 2012

  19. Linda K

    I’ll be looking for this issue-your art never ceases to leave me with a gasp of delight . Your use of a soft palette and layering is so soothing, and I love that even a small trinket can bring a large amount of joy.Thank you.

    April 17th, 2012

  20. rush

    once again, you take my breath away. i love your work! and, i love birds!

    April 18th, 2012

  21. Hi Becky, I’m looking forward to getting a copy of this issue and reading your articles! I hope the change of seasons continues to lift your spirits (O:

    April 19th, 2012

  22. Thanks so much for the lovely and lifting energy ladies…I appreciate this very much. Thank you!

    April 20th, 2012

  23. I just got it!! Oooh my goodness. I can just look and look and see something new in your creations every time. I absolutely LOVE those little books!

    April 21st, 2012

  24. I’ve really enjoyed your articles this month, Becky. Thanks for your continued inspiration!
    Monica xo

    April 25th, 2012

  25. I did a search for your name after seeing your boxes on Stampington site’s preview of the issue. I adore your matchoxes. Are the birds diecuts? Would you mind revealing which die you used if they were. I love bird projects.

    best wishes

    Billie 🙂

    May 1st, 2012

  26. Hi Billie…so nice to see you here. And thank you so much for the kind message. Also, to answer your question, the bird images that you see on the matchboxes are my own (I used watercolor paint to create the images as well as a pencil to add details). And then I made photocopies (used a color copy machine at Staples) of the birds and transferred them onto canvas fabric with gel medium.

    May 1st, 2012

  27. Hi Becky

    Thanks so much for replying to this, not sure I could draw birds that well yet, think I’ll start with my slice die cutting machine and work up from there.

    Your birds are beautiful, I love their shapes and poses, so original.

    Will be coming back regularly now I’ve found your blog, have added it to my art blogs listing on my blog so I can find it again.

    Congrats on being featured in the magazine and on Stampington’s site, isn’t the internet great for bringing artists together.

    Best wishes


    May 3rd, 2012

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