Tag: craft

Valentine Heart Garland

I’m not into flowers and chocolates but I do love an excuse to cut hearts out of paper. In Montpelier, Vermont where I was living the Valentine Phantom would plaster the town with thousands of red hearts. That means spending several hours in sub-freezing temps in the middle of the night taping pieces of paper to every window on every… Read more →

Free People Catch A Dream DIY Event!

The DIY dream catcher event at Free People Portland was totes amazeballs (lol)! It was featured on their corporate blog, and lots of people came out to get their craft on. My inner art teacher was so excited to share my creative pursuits! And the pieces that people made were unbelievably beautiful. Plus, we had Maple Butterscotch cake with EDIBLE… Read more →

Epic Dream Catcher Raffle at Free People Portland!

I made a huge-normous dream catcher to be raffled off at the Free People Portland store as part of an upcoming DIY event on December 2nd.  I also made a smaller one, so there are two chances to win! Raffle tickets are $5 at the store and some of the proceeds will benefit Adopt-a-Family Portland. The drawing will be held… Read more →

sculptures by rachael rice

rachael rice on free people blog

rachael rice on freepeople blog sweeeet.  got a guest artist spot over on the always-inspiring free people blog. i love sharing how to make stuff. here’s a basic way to make a little dream catcher. riffing on the round object with danglies (found in every culture) i’ve been (finally) finding uses for my slightly embarrassing doily collection. also featured here… Read more →

diy galaxy wear

galaxy shirts, rough quartz necklaces, and the expo

vermonthealers.org held its second annual spring expo and i was a vendor!  it was great practice for the holy grail that is portland, oregon’s crafty wonderland, which totally blew my mind in December. some of my wares included galaxy nebula apparel which i bleached, dyed, and then painted, various necklaces made from chains and quartz crystals, some flower head pieces,… Read more →

needle felted bird nest and acorns

my friend Suki taught me how to needle felt the other day.  it’s crazy!  random pieces of fluffy wool, dish soap, and hot water — then you STAB-STAB-STAB the little piece of fluff until all its fibers intertwine. so i tried out my new skillz making a bird nest pincushion and some lil acorns (special props to Kate Sprout for… Read more →

leather and feathers earring project

during my trip to portland, oregon i bought some fantastic feather earrings by marion max at an amazing vintage store rocknrose: i was really inspired by them and thought i’d take a crack at making some feather earrings myself.  mine are made from recycled leather, random beads, a broken necklace chain, and various craft feathers.  ok i admit i plucked… Read more →

holiday nature ornaments with deer and butterfly

another in a long series of deer-obsession pieces…a project for a snowy afternoon in Vermont: holiday nature ornaments.  these look pretty nice even though they’re plastic and not glass.   I used some scrap sheepskin but cotton batting would work too.  Craft foliage and random little animals are so cute — if I had more globes I would put in some… Read more →