Category: Stuff I Made

This new thing I’m trying

Posted on September 9th, by Hayley in Collages, Stuff I Made. 3 comments


I started making collages as a teenager to decorate my school binders. It was the only part of going back to school that didn’t make me want to throw up.

Then one summer I got really bored and started collaging on my bedroom’s closet doors. I didn’t enjoy a lot of things about my high school years (most especially the high school part) but I did love being in my room with the Pulp Fiction soundtrack playing while I made a massive collage, even with the hand cramps I got from my cheap scissors and the cuts on my thumb from tearing off pieces of scotch tape.  I don’t know if this massive collaging escaped my parents’ notice or if they really were that supportive, but they didn’t stop me. (I’m going to say they were that supportive.) Eventually I had … Read More »

You Make Beautiful Things

Posted on January 20th, by Hayley in My Sister's Kids, Stuff I Made. No Comments

A little over a year ago my nephew decided to be baptized. At that time I had wanted to acknowledge this big decision he was making but I get uncomfortable trying to say touchy-feely stuff to people and I hate writing notes in cards, so Todd and I opted to get him the Narnia books as our way (but really, mostly my way) of saying, “We love you and are proud of you but are too uncomfortable to say more than that out loud so here are some books we think you’ll enjoy. Also, Lucy is awesome.”

So my niece decides to get baptized recently and Todd and I start trying to decide how to wordlessly convey our feelings about this occasion. We’ve set this book-giving precedent, but our niece is not the voracious reader her brother is so we quickly nix … Read More »

Society 6!

Posted on July 12th, by Hayley in Stuff For Sale, Stuff I Made. 3 comments

Hi everybody! I have some new pieces available! And I’m going to try selling prints of them on Society 6, an awesome website full of great, affordable art (that can turn into quite the time-suck if you’re not careful).

Here are the pieces, which are all prints of original pieces I hand-painted, -cut, and -glued:

Since the originals were handmade the prints will show some of the imperfections of the originals. My little OCD heart kind of hates the imperfections, but my artist heart kind of loves them because they add a warmth to the pieces that digital art just doesn’t have. And that is my timid little sales pitch on why you should but my stuff instead of someone else’s. That, and a promotion Society 6 is offering right now of free shipping on any of my art prints from now … Read More »

Memory Box

Posted on June 30th, by Hayley in Stuff I Made. No Comments

I just finished up a wedding memory box, commissioned by my parents’ good friend for her daughter’s upcoming wedding. It was kind of  a difficult project because I really didn’t want to screw up a special gift from a mother to a daughter, but it was an honor to be asked and the reviews were positive so I’m willing to try again. So contact me if you have any special events coming up – weddings, graduations, births, bar mitzvahs, getting your pilot’s license – I’d love to work with you to create a special gift!



A little late in posting

Posted on June 10th, by Hayley in Happy Birthday, Stuff I Made. No Comments

My mom recently (two months ago) had a milestone birthday so I decided to make a decoupage block that celebrated some of the big dates in her life as a birthday present for her. Then things got super busy and crazy in my world and the birthday present became a Mother’s Day present. Happy Birthday/Mother’s Day, Mom!

New items!

Posted on March 18th, by Hayley in For Sale, Stuff I Made. No Comments

Peeps! Go check out my Etsy shop! I have lots of new items listed for sale thanks to my sweet friend Laura, who took awesome product photos for me.

Photos like this:

And this:

And this

So please visit my shop, buy whatever strikes your fancy, and tell all your friends about it. And if you live in Wichita let me know before you purchase something so I can take the shipping costs off for you.

Stuff on which I’ve been working

Posted on March 8th, by Hayley in Stuff I Made. 2 comments

“Eight is a lot of legs, David.” And 30 is a lot of beards. But when your beard-loving friend turns 30 you make a collage featuring 30 beards.
My co-worker’s son is raising money for a school trip to Boston so I made this piece for a raffle he’s planning on doing in a couple of weeks. Let me know if you want to be included in the raffle to win this piece. I mean, don’t we all want to help a youngster travel to the birthplace of Ben Affleck? His metamorphosis from promising screenwriter to J-Lo’s boyfriend to respectable director is truly historical.

And this I made for me.

Up next is a commissioned keepsake box for a wedding this summer that’s already stressing me out, and maybe some new cards – unless any of you would like to commission something … Read More »


Posted on July 17th, by Hayley in Collages, Stuff For Sale, Stuff I Made. No Comments

As of Sunday night, I have more than one item in my Etsy shop. I’ve got eight new collages on blocks and canvases for sale (some of which you should be able to see to the right), and this time I’m not completely ashamed of my product photography. However, I’m not totally comfortable with my product descriptions. If you read my descriptions please bear in mind that I was tired of agonizing over seeming funny and capable and artistic all at the same time so I just wrote the first things that came to mind with very little editing. And I was done in about half the time it would have otherwise taken me, which was important because I had a cupcake waiting for me.

So please take a look at my augmented Etsy shop, buy something if you’re swayed by my … Read More »

LIV Fest 2012

Posted on June 15th, by Hayley in Stuff For Sale, Stuff I Made. 1 Comment

I’m going to be at LIV Fest‘s artisan market tomorrow (June 16) from 12-5 p.m. selling my wares. My booth will be on the south side of First Street in between Broadway and Topeka. I will have cards and prints you’ve already seen, as well as new items such as this:

I actually took pictures of some other items, like a canvas with Johnny Cash in a frilly frame and another canvas with Richard Nixon and pink and gold flowers, but those pictures actually turned out worse than the one above.

I also have another octopus diptych, a squirrel watching TV, a pun-ny deer, and cards to say “thank you” in three different langauges. There truly is something for everyone.

The artisan market is free to get into and will include lots of booths selling things like jewelry, art, and handmade bath soaps, as well as food … Read More »

No matter what you say, this technically counts as a post

Posted on May 22nd, by Hayley in Stuff I Made, Tread on Trafficking. No Comments

Hey! I haven’t been the best blog post-er lately because I have a couple of posts I want to write but they both require things like reading and thinking before I can write them, so that hasn’t happened yet.  So instead I’m posting this, which will involve very little reading or thinking for any of us.

First of all, I now have prints and cards available at The Onion Tree. I had some items at the store’s first location but the owner was forced to move from that location. She’s now re-opened at a new location – inside of Roots & Bloom, a wholesale flower shop near downtown Wichita. You guys, you can smell the fresh flowers from the parking lot. It’s pretty awesome. So go to The Onion Tree, look at my cards and prints and the items from other … Read More »