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
Tina and I along with Marie Segal will be selling at this fair. Rain or shine. Come join the fun!
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church will be hosting its’ 6th Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Sat November 12 from 9am to 3 pm. There will be over 60 local artisans and crafters this year offering Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday décor, pottery, jewelry and accessories, photographic art, unique gift ideas, specialty food items and gifts for all ages. Come shop for the perfect hostess or secret Santa gifts and get started on your holiday shopping early. Our Lady of Mt Carmel is located at 13541 Stoney Creek Rd. in Rancho Penasquitos at the corner of Carmel Mt. Rd and Stoney Creek. (intersection at the top of the hill at the light) Location is near the 56 and 15 Freeways. Hope to see you there!
New in my Etsy Shop….
itty bitty polymer clay Mellowcreme Pumpkin beads!
I love the candy! I could eat a whole bag(or two) no problem. I may try to make the other things in the bag, maybe. I think this may require more research….
Yum! – Tina
I was knitting some new amulet bag necklaces and then got sidetracked by family stuff, not bad stuff, just busy. I finally finished one of the necklaces today.
I’ve got 8 more to go…oh goodie.
Yup, this is up for sale in my Etsy Shop. – T
Whew! I got Nikki’s birthday party done. She had a great time with all her funny friends. Apparently, to keep this crowd happy it takes is a pool, noodles, squirt guns, bubbles, glow sticks, stick on moustaches, a couple of sombreros, sour patch gummies, pizza, soda, skateboard keychains, cake and markers to write on the tablecloth. Good times…good times…
We had to use the table that I work on for the party, so now that I have it back I’m back in biz! I’m still into Halloween colors and goodies, getting stuff together to sell.
Why is it always food? – T
I have been planning on making Birdhouses for some time now. We had a bunch of wood pieces left over from trimming the ends off of board when we built our fence. They are nice boards and I thought that they should not be wasted. So I decided that I would make some birdhouses and decorate them in some fun ways.
Today Marty and I got them all put together. We cut all the sections and then did an assembly line to put them together. I have big plans for the finishing of them. But for now they are all natural. I plan on putting wire and beads on them and possibly painting or washing some with a color stain. I figure I will do as the spirit moves me. -K
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
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
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