l. katherine roberts

I am a woman who wonders-- about life, love, God, and everything in-between. It is this wondering,associated with a love of nature, beauty, and the written word, that has led me to seek an artistic and creative life.

As my work evolves, I continue to be inspired by the generous spirits of my friends, family and those mysterious strangers I encounter along the way; all of whom, accompanied by countless moments of grace, make my journey a meaningful one. I am most grateful for their ongoing presence in my life.

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  1. Dear Lisa,
    What a delight to "meet" you and discover your beautiful art! I have to go flip through my tiny stash of Stampington magazines and check out your featured work, I'm sure I've seen some!
    Light and love
    Laly

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    1. Dear Laly-

      I am happy to have discovered you as well. I will look forward to seeing more of your work!

      Until- l


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  2. In the Somerset Life magazine for Winter 2015, your beautiful cushioned sachet pockets made the front cover! I am anxious to make these for my sisters for our annual sister weekend. I read the article, and looked on Stampington 's website for the detailed instructions to make these sachet pockets but to no avail. Could you help me out here? Are they simply rectangles sewn together, filled and sewn up like little pillows? I can't tell from the pictures. Thank you so much!
    Evangeline

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  3. Hi Evangeline-

    I was happy to see that you liked my little sachet envelopes and are interested in making some for your sisters. I made mine as mementoes for my new daughter-in-law and her mother. They were actually made from some natural Lokta paper and required no sewing. I filled them with some dried rose petals from my son & daughter-in-law’s wedding. Here are some instructions for the pieces I made, although I’m sure there are a multitude of ways to approach this project.

    Instructions: Select an envelope to serve as your sachet template. (I used a coin envelope-approximately 2 ½” x 4”.) Open the envelope fully to form your template. Draw the open envelope’s shape onto your paper. Cut out the sachet envelope. Paste the wide border onto your sachet form. (I used old legal forms.) Gently score your sachet envelope at the fold lines. (I used my lip-edged ruler and metal ruler to do this, but a bone folder would also work.). Fold and paste the side and bottom flaps into place, using your envelope template as an example. (When I pasted the flaps into place, I inserted a small piece of wax paper, and then my finger, into the envelope to keep its back from sticking to its front.) Embellish the front as desired. (I used vintage stamps.) Place your filler material into the sachet envelope. (As I mentioned, I used scented rose petals, but the possibilities are endless.) Turn down the top flap and wrap with ribbon. (I chose Hanah’s Bridal Ivory Silk ribbon.) Adhere punched circle on top of ribbon. (Mine was from an old calendar.) Complete the envelope by attaching a mother of pearl disc and bead to the ribbon with a needle and thread.

    I hope this assists and that you enjoy making your pieces. Let me know if you have any additional questions.

    Best wishes- l

    P.S.- While it’s not necessary, I often use Yes! Paste for my paper projects, especially when I’m using delicate papers. It bonds beautifully, without wrinkling, and is clear and flexible after it dries. I apply it with a paintbrush.

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  4. Hello Katherine, Super enjoyed your article in GreenCraft summer 2015, "From Shipping To Sipping". Especially loved how you paired your theme with the opening quote. Very enjoyable read and project idea.

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  5. Hello Frances-

    I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the article. After making the wraps featured in GreenCraft, I played with the design a bit more and found a simplified version (sans burlap, flowers, and ribbon) quite pleasing. The lines were very clean and light- perfect for a summer gathering.

    My best to you--

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  6. Beautiful blog. I saw your work in Somerset Life and wanted to see more. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Thank you, Cindy! I took a quick look at your site this evening and plan to return. Do you have photos of your shrines and assemblages online? I'm a seeker of inspiration as well.

    My best to you--

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  8. Thanks for asking. I do have a post called "Art and Soul" that features some of the shrines. Here's the link: http://laferlemixedmedia.blogspot.com/2014/02/lost-and-found-saints-and-shrines.html
    Have a wonderful week!

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  9. Thank you for sharing the link, Cindy. Your work is wonderful. I've always wanted to make a shrine. Now I'm truly inspired. Enjoy your week as well!

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    1. Thanks ever so much for your kind words. I will continue to follow your work and to be inspired. Happy Spring!

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  10. I came across your article in Summerser Life, Naturally Grey, which took me to you lovely blog.
    I lost my mom one month ago, your words regarding what you did in the in between space, reflected what my experience was like. In someway reading that touched me. Thank you. ๐ŸŒน
    I've used so many of your amazing and simple intimate creations for weddings, parties, family holidays. Again, thanks ๐Ÿค—
    I will once again take to my studio and make some magic, your altered notepads & enveloped
    Will be my seasonal hostess gift. ๐ŸŽ I knew Somerset life was just the medicine I needed.
    Namaste, Terribee

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  11. Dear Terribee- Thank you so much for your kind words. They brought tears to my eyes, because I hope in some small way I can make a difference in the lives of others. Your words are particularly meaningful at this time, as I struggle with so many different emotions.

    Please accept my condolences for your loss. I hope your creative work offers you solace and joy.

    Warm regards-l

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