5 of my favorite Boho finds on Etsy

March 23rd, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in Etsy - (Comments Off on 5 of my favorite Boho finds on Etsy)

Just sharing a list of 5 of my favorite Boho items I found on Etsy (all images are linked).






You can find more inspiration like this by following my board on Pinterest. Have a great week!

Spring Triptych Swap

March 16th, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in mixed media | swap - (Comments Off on Spring Triptych Swap)

It’s time for another swap over at The Thriving Artist Studio group on FB.  This month we are swapping spring inspired triptych art.  Here is my creation for my partner Jackie.




RubyMoonArt on Instagram

March 12th, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on RubyMoonArt on Instagram)

Hello readers! I just wanted to take a moment to tell you I now have an Instagram account specifically for my art.  If you’d like to follow me, my user name is RubyMoonArt.  I’d love to follow you back as well! I just felt it might be easier to have my family and other interest on one account and my art related stuff kept together. That way I don’t bore those not interested in my family and vice versa :)  Instagram is really becoming my favorite social media site.  Much less “drama” than Facebook, less word and more visuals, that’s what I like!  I use Twitter more for my news headlines, but do follow a fair amount of artists. It’s nice to have options for social media.  See you there.


February LOVE ATC swap

March 8th, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in atc | mixed media | swap - (Comments Off on February LOVE ATC swap)

RubyMoonArtATCswapWe’ve finished the February swap over at The Studio- a thriving artist community on Facebook.  I received these lovely ATC’s from Kate.  You can see more of her work on her blog at The Queen of Creativity.  This was a special swap as the ATC theme was self love.  We had to come up with 3 things we love about ourselves, as we know this can be difficult for us.  Kate did a great job and I love the color palette!

Here are the ones I sent her in return

RubyMoon Art ATC- Independent RubyMoonArt ATC- Advocate

Creative ATC by RubyMoon ArtThank you Kate for swapping with me!


More art quilting embroidery

March 5th, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in fiber art | sewing - (Comments Off on More art quilting embroidery)

While I was set up to do some fiber art quilting, I also made a decorative id badge holder for my work id. I took an ordinary, office supply, badge holder and made it me! I layered raw canvas, and two batik prints of fabric and free motion quilted them together.  Then I just hot glued them onto the badge holder.  I thought it would be nice to bring a little of my “other” self into the work place.  Helps remind me that there is life outside of my cubicle.

SewRubyMoonBadgeHolderYou can see where the stitching got a little wonky on me.  I’ve learned my lesson, that small pieces are not easy to do!  Leave it a large piece for the stitching and then trim it down to size :)  It’s always good to learn by doing.


Handmade Gift- Free Motion embroidered towels

March 1st, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in fiber art | handmade gifts | sewing - (Comments Off on Handmade Gift- Free Motion embroidered towels)

Today I went to a house warming party for my friend Nichole.  Her family experienced a house fire several months ago and has been living in a hotel.  This week was moving back week!  She had a nice get together so we could help her replace a few of the many, many things they lost.  I of course made my gifts.  She had requested a new plastic bag holder (which I forgot to photograph), I also gave her a couple fiber art kitchen towels.  I made this nice spring inspired towel using art quilting and free motion embroidery techniques.  Just some simple posy flowers.  I also gifted one of the Christmas towels I had made.





We had a nice get together and she acquired some nice new things for her home!  I’m so glad life can get back to normal for her family!