Skip to main content

Relaxing On The 4th

Yesterday we opted to just stay in and relax. We grilled out of course, it's almost a must do. It was hard to pull me away from the tv thou cause they were running all the Star Wars movies back to back. It's almost unbelievable to me that those movies (the first ones) are 30 years old. I clearly remember taking little Angel (my little sister) and standing in line at the downtown theatre - which is gone now - to see the first movie on opening night. She was about 6 then I think.

After breakfast yesterday thou I got out the poly clay and had a fun time. I needed to make some custom buttons for several Christmas wall hangings I am making - reindeer noses and snowmen carrots noses. I also needed to make a finial for a lamp for my friend Paul. She has made a wonderful lamp for the tomato festival. I'll post a photo when she has finished it. But she needed a tomato for the top. I made her 2 sizes and then got silly and made one with a face (not for her pretty lamp thou).

Then I made this for my hubby. I'd made one of these years ago and gave it to a friend,
and he wanted another one. As soon as the antiquing dried he had it on the base board.
It's about 6" tall. Our old house has huge base boards.
So now the fairies can get into the house.

Today it's back to sewing. I am going to make some inchies today for a friend who is making an inchie bracelet. She is getting inchies from several other quilters and going to wear her finished bracelet to her local quilt show. I did make my first clay inchies yesterday and will embellish them today and send her one of those too.


Barbara said…
I love the fairy portal! A whimsical and adorable accessory.
What a delightful blog! Thank you! Loved the fairy happy to discover another person who lives in the land of whimsy!!!

Popular posts from this blog

Sewing Withdrawal

With my next jewelry show a mere 15 days away I've needless to say been twisting and hammering to get new items ready. This will be the last show of the year and I really need to get busy with my Christmas sewing. I have 2 projects on the machine cabinet ready to jump into - but that will be after Nov 12 when the show is. I did combine my two loves last week thou when I was at Stefanie's sewing. I started the base for 4 different fiber jewelry projects. I've always wanted to make one of the big fiber bib necklaces and got a good start on that - it's not done yet thou. These smaller mixed media pieces are finished. 

Happy to say that I sold one of my fiber art wall hangings on my Etsy shop today.  It's always such a great feeling to know someone loves your work.  I like making wall hangings and post cards the best.  The freedom of knowing I can put anything into the art and  let my creativity run amuck is a wonderful thing.   So Stars In The Sand is now history. 

Sewing Withdrawal

Well it's just been days since I've done any sewing - 7 as of today. I do feel like I'm not quite centered when no creating is going on. I have had time to squeeze in a little doodling but that's about it. 
With Earth day this month I wanted to share the tote bag I made from a bird seed bag.  There was almost nothing left over from the original bag. They only thing tossed out  was from evening up the bottom. The wonderful Edna showed me how to make this. The only thing you need to keep in mind is don't use your regular sewing machine needle. She had me get a leather needle and it worked great. I just used regular thread too. So now Angel has a big old tote for her treasure hunts at the flea markets/yard sales. The handles were cut off the top of the bag above where the pretty bird drawing is. 

This morning I finished up Angel's hand print zen doodle. I used water color pencils to color this in - you use very little water. Just enough to blend the colors. 

And speaking…

Managing Time

One thing I have found during the last 10 months is I have trouble managing my time like I have in the past. Seems like distractions and life run all over the schedules I make. I sometimes wonder if I'm like the little dog in UP and get the squirrel distraction.
For what ever the reasons this blog has drifted off into my Scarlet area of "I'll deal with it tomorrow. "

With my first show of the year just a few weeks out I'd normally be in full swing of creating new pieces for the show. I have only started creating again a few months back and seem to be getting into the flow of working at my bench once again, thou now as regular as I did in the past.  Here are a few of the recent items.

 This brass butterfly was given a rusted look with alcohol inks. 
An old sewing machine bulb, the end of a fork and some wings created this pendant
The focal element of this necklace is from a vintage bracelet
Then one day I decided to get out the poly clay again.  I've not done anythin…