Monthly Archives: July 2011
Today there was a little napping going on in the garden. No, not me. It is a tad too hot for me. But I guess not too hot for a fire-breather!
This polymer clay guy is happily resting on his nest of greens and berries in my garden. Uh oh, I think we woke him up…
I had fun making this little baby. I need to make him some brothers and sisters. – T
Well, I received another special request. This time the customer wanted an Amulet Bag that I have listed… only in all black. I knew I could do it. I just forgot how long it takes and where the pattern was! I remember I enjoyed making the bags, not the prep. I asked for at least two weeks knowing that I would have to find a/my pattern, cotton, beads and needles and time. I figured it would be mostly taken up by searching.
This is what she saw…
After a little research I got to work. It all came back to me.
This is what I did for her.
It is hard to know what someone else has in mind. I hope she likes it.
This project has kicked-in the knitting bug again…yup, I’ve started two more! – T
Working out in the garden, I noticed this plant that didn’t look like the others. This one had bigger rounder leaves and little curly arms like a vine. Ooo, maybe it will someday give me grapes or some sort of berries! The poor little thing has been chopped down with the geraniums at least 7 times! That’s how long we’ve lived here. So to make sure this doesn’t happen again I thought I would draw more attention to it.
This was just an old trellis the previous owners left in the patio. I have a terra cotta pot painted to match (…why?). I love it even though it is so simple. When my daughter saw it she said “oh yeah, Mary Engelbreit”. Yes, I am a fan. Simple, colorful and fun. Thank you M.E.
I can’t stop here…can I? – Tina
I have been working on actually putting jewelry together with the quilt canes I’ve made. Assembling isn’t my favorite part. I do a good job an’ all, I just like doing the clay part better.
I did sell quite a few at the quilt guild meeting. This is good, it supports my creating addiction.
I think I need a larger variety of colors. I really only have this style and the multicolored one. I like having a choice when shopping, I’m sure I’m not the only one! – T
These kinda bother me. They came out great, which may be the problem.
I wanted to make these or at least see if I could. Naturally, I needed to do research. Yum.
I did them the same size and close to the same color. After putting a glossy coat on them I had to be extra careful with my “research” supply. I was getting them mixed up… I go see the dentist next week. – T
I work best under pressure. I finished my inchies for the swap at about 12:3o on Tuesday, the day they were due. My oven decided to spike in its heating and thank goodness it did not burn them. I would have hated to turn in little crispy squares….. I ended up extruding several different shapes using the Makin’s Extruder.
I then manipulated some a bit and then positioned them all into a one inch square. I took a slice of this and laid it on a solid color of clay so that it would meet the thickness requiremment. So here is what 48 inchies looks like. They were for the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild’s swap of the month. -K
Ok, maybe they don’t. I punched these little stars out of polymer clay with a Kemper Cutter. The Clay Factory carries them. They are reasonably priced too. You could collect them all, because you know you will need the one you skip over if you don’t! I did.
It was fun doing all these colors. They remind me of the ball pit that little kids jump in. Except these would probably poke your eye out… not good.
One more mini down, what will be next? – T
The other day I seemed to get a little push from the great beyond or something. I just had this feeling I need to add more stuff in my Etsy Shop. I didn’t question the feeling I just did it. Usually, I will question – is this good enough? I think we all do. Art is very personal. I have so much stuff made and ready to sell at a craft sale.
Digging around I found my Christi Friesen inspired dragons I made a while back. I have all her books, she’s awesome!
I really like this one, he’s my new favorite. – T
I’m still working on little polymer clay things.
What? …. it’s not food? Maybe I’ll take a break from food right now.
As usual I get on a roll and go too far. Because really, how many of these does a girl need? Maybe quite a few, these are only 1 inch tall! I was going to make lots of colors, but I really like the red. Funny thing, I almost never wear lipstick! I think bright red would not be my first choice.
Next project – mini watermelon slices. I had some, just not enough to fill the 3″ bottle. I better go check the garden, see how they’re doing. – T