Hi Everybody- I have been MIA for a while. I sure hope that you have all had a wonderful holiday season. We still need to remove the lights from the outside of the house. We can then get all the Decorations stored away in the attic for another year…. Jen goes back to college on Tuesday. ugh. So what have you all been making? Anything exciting? I might get inspired by your projects. I am really trying to get my head on straight.
At this moment Yahoo says that they cannot retreive my email. That I need to walk away from 10+ years of contacts and other info. I have been making a list of places I need to contact. Ugh. That does not help my Head… But it does clean out my old emails…. So if you are reading this and have tried to reach me by email you know why I have not responded.
January is running fast and I pray you are all having a great time making things. Is it sewing, painting, drawing, what kind of textures or glitters are you working with? Christi Friesen Blathered about playing with glitter. Check out all of her great work! http://www.cforiginals.net/ I know my friend Dawna has a clean work surface she was bragging about today on FB. Maybe I could start there.
Happy New Year! K
Hi Everybody! I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving. I am out here in Nashville visiting my brother and his family. We had a craft day and were playing with some clay. I just had to show you what Rachel and Emily made with some of the clay. They are 9 years old and have never played with polymer clay before. Emily loves creatures of all kinds. She wanted to make a turtle so I showed her how we could make a cane to make the shell more colorful. Rachel wanted to make a hermit crab, because they used to have them. She did it all on her own. It is amazing. They both then started making all kinds of accessories for the turtle. Emily decided it needed an airplane. Rachel decided it needed some glasses. They went on and on… We had a great time. I think I got their big sister Sarah hooked too, but she has already done clay and is an excellent artist in her own right. She loves to draw. -K
Waking up to the thunder, I looked out the window and saw a double rainbow. I expected to see lightening, but saw a beautiful rainbow which arched over the homestead. It was amazing. One picture shows a garden fountain made from old pieces of farming equipment collected off the farm. Needless to say I couldn’t go back to sleep. But the sun rises are as amazing as the sunsets here in Montana. We leave tomorrow and I will miss it all, except the mosquitos. -K
This is one of the cherry trees-Pie Cherries
I am enjoying my time in Montana on the homestead. I got to pick cherries for Aunt Tam to make fresh apple pie. The cherries looked so pretty on the trees. I had to take some pictures. The pie was oh so yummy. Sunday morning we also got to have Aunt Tam’s “Awful Waffles” – Awful Good Waffles, that is… So we have fabulous scenery and scrumptuous food. Fresh fruit and veggies from the garden. What more could you ask for? Maybe a few less mosquitoes.
You can check out Tina’s fabulous fruit corsage pins on her etsy site http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmademom They look good enough to eat! -K
Well I just can’t seem to get going here…. Did you all have a great 4th Of July? I sure hope so. I cannot believe it is July! Where did the first half of the year go?
Well I think that I have procrasted long enough. I signed up to take part in an Inchie Swap with the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild for July. Since I thought I could really do something neat with the “Inchies” that I received I decided to make 2 sets. That means I get to make 48 “Inchies”. Just in case you don’t know what an Inchie is–it is a 1″ x1″ piece of polymer that can be made using texture or technique I wish to use. I may do a cane so all I have to do is slice it, or I could do and extrusion and make it into a 1″ square that could be sliced. I guess I will have to go get busy and see what happens. Several other artist have mentioned not picking a technique that would need lots of sanding and buffing in the end. I for sure will not do that. One group had a color theme. That would have been a good idea. Maybe next time. So I am off to my workspace to create something. Anything is better than what I have been making lately… zippo.. I will keep you posted. –K
I have been busy doing all kind of different pieces these days. Trying to discover what I like the best. I love to do canes and the extruder works well for doing some of that. You can play with the extrusions and get all kinds on neat things from them. This piece is one of those extrusions. -K
I have been working on lots of things. Easter is just around the corner and I came up with this pattern for a spring colored cross. You can add your own bail or chain.
It is fun getting out of the darker colors and into some bright and cheery ones for a change!
I should be out working on my yard. But I guess I will leave that to the bunny who has been making it home all winter…. -K
Wow ! Thanks a bunch E.C. Look what we got a “Versatile Blogger Award”! That is very nice for you to think of us. We like making stuff up and posting it for the world to see, or at least those of you who read our blog.
We are supposed to post 7 Random facts about us.
1. I have kissed my cat on the lips. – Tina
2. I will cry watching sad movies even if they are animated. – Tina
3. I am a chronic license plate reader. It will bug me if I can’t figure that personalized one out. – Tina
4. I Would like to know why people think holding their cell phones away from their ears while driving think it is using their phone “Hands Free”? – Kelly
5. I sometimes find myself getting excited by thinking I can have certain foods, cus I am now an adult and I don’t have to have my Mom’s permission. – Kelly
6. I grew up in Wyoming. We all thought it was the Midwest. But since I move to California, Wyoming is not considered the midwest. – Kelly
7. Blogging helps keep us on our toes! – Kelly and Tina
Thanks for giving us this award E.C. We appreciate it!
Check out another blog…. We pass the award to:
http://fimofanatic.wordpress.com/ Charlene A.Therien Aka: CAT She has a very funny blog and links to all her other fabulous sites.
Dresser with Doll Hutch
Dresser in Place
I finished the Dresser and placed it back into Jen’s bedroom in time for my brother to come visit from Nashville. She has a lot of special dolls so I wanted to be able to showcase them on the hutch that she used to have books and other things as well as some of the dolls. I removed the books and placed the dolls and a few other things that she wanted to have in her room. I hope she likes the new look! I really enjoyed refinishing the dresser. I learned a few things and can use it the next time I try something. Thanks again to my friend Heidi for her help! I will keep looking for the hardware that I need for the drawers. -K
Drawers before Stripping
My neighbor was having a garage sale back in November and had this fabulous dresser that I could refinish. I decided that since my daughter is in college now that she needed to not have the dresser that she had painted purple with flowers. Besides, one of these days maybe I will get her room for my crafts… I want to be able to enjoy it too. Well I had just gotten her room back in order after doing some major cleaning and organizing. But had someone who wanted the purple dresser for their 2 year old so it was High time for me to get the dresser done. So Heidi and I got busy. First we emptied the shelves which sit on the dresser and what was left in the dresser. Then we decided to paint the wall as well. So here is a picture of the dresser before we did anything to it, but after we took it apart. I have a picture in my mind of what I think I want, but whether it will happen I am not sure. I have visions of a somewhat distressed slightly white washed in places finish.. But only time will tell. I will keep you posted. -K