Sunday, February 20, 2011

Between The Twines

Between my job at Room With A Past, Paris Flea Market and Whisker Graphics Divine Twine I've had little time to be crafting in my lovely craft room, but when inspiration calls, I answer!
First things first: in order to get things rolling smoothly along, I designed and built this rack to store my spools of Divine Twine, out of scrap wood and dowels positioned at a 45 degree angle. There are 15 dowels, which leaves room for more colors than the current 12 I already have in my collection. I hung it right above my desk so my baker's twine is always at the ready!
Then I got started in on some paper doily/twine banners. I made them for Christmas,

birthdays and
Valentine's day.

I also designed and made some cupcakes out of the baker's twine.
(Photo from Whisker Graphics)

(Photo from Whisker Graphics)

And made the cupcake stand from dollar store finds.

Then I went in a totally different direction with my "Divine" inspiration and made some beads with it. I'm telling you, if you've got this twine, some white glue and (here's the hardest part...) the patience to wait for it to dry before moving on to the next step, there's all kinds of things you can make!

But creativity does not thrive on twine alone. I needed a quick valentine for a Valentine Tea with friends and here's what I crafted in my bathrobe:
with my own hands!


  1. You are SO creative! The cupcakes are *party-perfect*! What a great birthday gift for a friend.

  2. Jan, you are a marvel. There's nothing you can't do! I admire how much you can pack in, you make us all look like slackers! I love the twine dowel, need to get me some of that magic twine and see what I can do...also love the hand valentine....clever clever girl...

  3. You're brilliant.

  4. Hey, where did you get that Valentine? I have one just like it. Someone named Jan Ely made it for me. Do you know her?
    Wait a minute! Did she copy your valentine or did you copy her's. LOL!
    Lucky me....
    I love the cupcakes and the necklace. Now I know what you do with all that twine.

  5. Just stopping by from the Farmlady to say hello and I love the Valentine...very creative and it actually looks like something I could do! Take care..;j