Pin up Fan

By Janet Hickey / September 8, 2008

Another NYOBC (Not Your Ordinary Book Club) challenge. The theme was summer. Our packet included paper, stickers and ribbon. It would have made a nice scrapbook page but I needed to do something different. Fan: I cut fan blades out of chip board. Papers: Vintage pin up pictures were copied onto paper from the packet…

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Scrabble Card

By Janet Hickey / July 12, 2008
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Shell Book

By Janet Hickey / July 2, 2008
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Capt. Crabb

By Janet Hickey / June 12, 2008

Capt. Crabb (Loran Edwin Crabb – USNR) Loran “Lee” Crabb was my stepfather. He was a character! This picture reminds me of the fun, sometime audacious, side of him. He was retired Navy, Florida Park Ranger, University of Miami School of Rosenthal ****, Fisherman, Jack of All Trades. My Mother had 5 girls when she…

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Cat Calendar

By Janet Hickey / March 12, 2008

I volunteered to provide the cover (8) for a Cat inspired calendar. The person responsible for January wasn’t able to make January’s page so the cover became the cover and the January page. 6″ x 6″ Chip Board Decorative paper covered the chip board Cat Face Stamp: Inkadinkado / 90917 Cat Lover Stamp: Rubber Stampede…

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Goo Card

By Janet Hickey / February 12, 2008
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Crab Purse

By Janet Hickey / February 12, 2008

5″ high x 7 1/2″ wide (2″ at base when closed) Mr. Wonderful and I went on vacation Hersey, PA then on to New York and New Jersey. We had a ball (it doesn’t take much). The purse holds pictures inside in the order of the cities we visited. The outside pocket contains the CD…

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By Janet Hickey / February 12, 2008

Another NYOBC (Not Your Ordinary Book Club) challenge. 8″ high x 5 3/4″ wide (closed) My husband (Mr. Wonderful) retired as a Senior Chief from the Navy reserves 10 years ago (something he still misses). A picture of him on a dozer is on the cover. Inside are pictures of his retirement and some of…

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By Janet Hickey / January 12, 2008

28½” High – Base Pedestal 5¼” square Ohhhh—there is so much emotion tied up in Katrina. Bear with me while I explain. I was deployed to Mississippi in 2007 to help work on a project assisting residents with housing (I was there almost three years). It was over two years after Katrina and folks were…

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Bob the Tour Guide

By Janet Hickey / October 5, 2007

8 1/2″ long x 5″ at the widest point This was a fun challenge. I belonged to a “Not Your Ordinary Book Club (Pine Cone Press)” at Impressive Ideas in Roswell, GA. We met monthly. In September 08 the NORBC members received a Halloween themed packet containing 4 pieces of card stock, a black blank…

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Asian Book

By Janet Hickey / July 12, 2007

This photo album was a tribute to my Step Mother, Kimie Gorday, born in Okinawa, Japan. Sometimes I have an idea and look for a need. This one started with a set of Martha Stewart plain black cards and envelopes on sale after Halloween for 90% off! The envelope flaps have a decorative edge (as…

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Joe Montana

By Janet Hickey / June 12, 2007

14″w x 7″h x 1-3/4″d This was fun. I got to collaborate with my daughter Laura Donnelly. We belonged to a “not your ordinary book club”. Wherein each member is given a choice between two packs of paper containing a few coordinating miscellaneous items. We discuss the theme of the paper and items and go…

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By Janet Hickey / September 12, 2005

Pansy’s poor face looked like she needed help so I gave her a sign and sat her in a clay saucer. Porcelain Head and Hands. Felt body

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Benny the Borrower

By Janet Hickey / June 3, 2004

My sister Jean had been complaining that the “Borrower” had taken her glasses. The day before – he had taken her keys. They were there one minute and gone the next. I don?t remember much about making this doll except that it’s stuffed extremely hard and I was crazy about him as he grew. He’s…

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By Laura Phillips / June 12, 2002

Delores is my interpretation of Patti Medaris Culea’s doll pattern. 22 1/2″ tall Material: Embroidered fabric remnant. My mother made a beautiful suit that my sister Jean wore to my wedding in 1981. Beads: New, repurposed and vintage beads. Beads in the head were strung on wire. The necklace was made using beading thread. Color…

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Jackie’s Angel

By Laura Phillips / May 12, 2002

One of my past hobbies was making porcelain dolls from molds. This angel was made for my sister Jackie when she was sick with cancer. The porcelain body and face went thru numerous paintings and firings to achieve a specific depth to her look. Her clothing and head covering were made from one of Jackie’s…

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Loretta's Box


By Laura Phillips / June 12, 2001

Loretta – 202 Pairs of Shoes… None Needed In Heaven Size: 11.5″w x 11.25″h x 6″d (including acrylic strip) This box was assembled in celebration of my sister Loretta (#2 of 5 girls) – lost to a battle with Leukemia March 30, 2000. I built the box right away – however, it took me five…

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By Laura Phillips / October 22, 1997

Ahhhh… my BFF Edna Quicke of Tallahassee collaborated with me on these ?happy on the eyes? dolls. I made and painted the dolls, Edna made the clothes. We made at least 10 sets. Before we stopped I made one Asian by altering the shape of the eyes as I cut the openings. Original Doll Artist:…

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