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!
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
Upscaled Can Lids
Tina and I have a friend who moved away to Kansas City. Irene does Wacky art that makes you smile. She is having an event next Saturday for any of you who may be in the KC area. You must check out the things she has been doing with her art. She is a fabulous photographer. I love her cute animals and other wacky creatures she makes. You can check out Irene Niehorster on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wacky-Ink-Studios/173639582652229
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 a bit scatter brained lately. Not really focused on anything in particular. I have not even told you about the wonderful classes I took from Marie Segal! I had 2 day chock full of information. I was able to read through the directions a day or two after the class. We had so much fun playing in the class. First of all she was teaching us how to use the amazing clay Cernit. It has some wonderful qualities. One day was devoted to the porcelain effects that you can get from it. I have lots of fun pieces in various stages of completion. With Marie you just never know what she is going to teach you next. Some times the simples thing is a big “awe ha” moment for the class.
We started off Saturday with a somewhat intense button making project. They all turned out great! We liked it so much several of us traded samples amongst us so we could go home with different examples. We did beads, caning and tassels using pearl ex and paint and ink. So if you ever get the opportunity take a class with Marie. It is sure to inform and entertain! -K