I hope you don't mind, but I've added a link to this article in the Artisans Cafe. You gave wonderful instructions for this project and included some excellent photos. I know this will be a big inspiration to many of the artists here on Dave's. If you get a chance, please stop by the Cafe and post more photos of your beautiful art. As you said, many people will be making hand made gifts for the holiday season and you are definitely an inspiration! Thank you for posting clear, concise instructions and helpful tips.
unique treasures--when you say to stop by the cafe-are you speaking of a physical place or somewhere on the website? i have seen you mention the cafe before and always thought you meant a place you opened but this time it sounds like maybe it is a place to try on the computer? do i just type in cafe in the search?
Within that forum, about 2 weeks ago, an Artisans Cafe was started http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/784415/ Many folks from Dave's have posted their beautiful artworks there. It's very fast paced and to keep the threads manageable for dial up folks, Traci creates a new thread (or floor, as we sometimes refer to it) about every 2 days. At this moment, we are on page # 7. You can find all of the threads in the main Artisans Forum. I'd recommend getting something to drink and starting at the first one, posted in this paragraph, working your way forward, just so you don't miss any of the incredible art that's been shared. Dave's is full of incredibly talented folks. There is a lot of fun in the threads as we all get to know each other. We welcome anyone and everyone to the cafe. It's a beautiful place to hang around and get to know folks.