I bought this Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant from jmtglass all the swirls reminded me of a Gustav Klimt painting.I also bought these ACEO Mini gift cards Sampler Set of Six- Mythological Goddesses from EmilyBalivet's shop. I love to collect art and the ACEOs(art card, editions and originals) are the perfect thing for me. I just bought a lovely frame for collector cards at Micheals.Right now it's holding some of my favorite Magic the Gathering cards, but I will be making room for my new ACEOs. There is a little plastic case that holds each individual card and then slides into the frame, I may have to buy another one when they go on sale again.
Here's my nice clean table top. By the way I found this solid wood table on the curb when they had city wide clean up a couple years ago. The table wouldn't close all the way and there was a filthy piece of linoleum on the top to cover the gap. After peeling the linoleum off and tightening a screw it worked perfect, it even came with that great red orange finish on the top. City wide clean up is my favorite time of year, everyone in town puts their junk out on the curb and the city hauls it away for free, but normally we all drive around picking stuff we want and hauling it home.
I know that they will be enjoyed by my kids, they are big and easy to handle, and have no idea what they were supposed to look like. I will definitely make these again (I do have a coffee tin full of broken crayons and my mother still has a container full from when I was a kid) and bake them at a lower temperature and see if they look more like I expected. I think they would be a popular item at a craft show and they would make great gifts or favors.
In person it doesn't look as bad as this picture, but it is still noticeable. I tried to think of some way to fix it, but came up with nothing, well actually nothing good. A big applique?, no; another stencil?, no, not going down that road again; some sort of patch?, no. I did send it as is, hopefully it is still wearable or can be modified by its new owner.
The next shirt was made by combining two t-shirts into one and then stenciling. I was not thrilled with how the stencil looked, the coloring made it blah.
I love this! I have never made a treasury, but I was just happy to see some of my favorites all on the same page. It is very easy to use and it's a great way to show a sampling of my personal favorites. I also just learned how to take a screen shot, yay for me! I see more of these in my future.
This is the group shot there is a burnt orange purse, a tarot card bag with tassel trim, a postcard holder with monkey fabric, 4 bead encrusted card holders (for my tarot cards), a stenciled t-shirt with a peacock, and the extra fabric, piping, and paint.
Here you can see how far I have come, I have about 25 stripes left plus the ribbed cuff. Once I finish the sleeves and sew them up I will decide if I'm going to add the hood (I think that the buttonhole idea may make it difficult for me to attach the hood, but I'm a beginner what do I know). I have to say I just love the look of stockinette fabric, so smooth and perfect. I also need to finish this project so I can start a new project, I just got size 8 circular needles and I'm dying to make an earflap hat. I actually taught myself to knit just so I could make earflap hats! I think tonight I'll pop in a movie and just sit and knit, I have finally gotten to the point where knitting doesn't take 100% of my attention, (it only takes about 85%) so I can enjoy watching/listening to a movie that I've seen before.
This thing is tiny! It's going to make the cutest little pincushion, maybe I'll just keep needles in it.
I also bought some new tools to try with polymer clay, a clay gun and a push mold. I had so much fun making the filigree pill box that I would like to make more, so hopefully a clay gun will make the process a lot faster. I have also seen art dolls being made with faces of polymer clay, this is the mold I bought:
I like how round they are, they remind me of the moon. I can't wait to start playing with them.
That is just a sampling of what I bought today, I'll be showing off more of my new projects soon.
This should give you and idea of the size, I think it will be just perfect for a pill box, but any other suggestions would be welcome. I would like to do this again, but I think that it would be a lot easier with a clay gun.
I've started reconstructing the t-shirts and am about half way there. I just had my husband modeling for me since he is closer in size to my partner. I definitely need more elastic, I wasn't planning on using any, but now I can't do without it. I will also need some interfacing, but if I don't need a lot I'm sure I can find some in my stash. I was going to go to the one local thrift store today, but it was closed(it's been snowing all day). I have a pillowcase that I got for $.50 that I may use to make a top or a tote bag, I don't need to send it until the 18th., but I would like to finish early, we'll see how these projects work out I may need the entire time.
I like how this book is organized. It is easy to read about and see spefic symbols, materials, and colors. It also illustraits various cultures and beliefs. I enjoyed Ms. Paine's explainations and found her observations informative. It made me realize that many people have amulets, for example taxi drivers may hang a CD from their rear view mirror to divert the evil eye or even something as mundane as a wedding ring can be an amulet.
I would recommend this book as a reference tool for people interested in amulets and also people interested in cultural studies.
I have also been working on designs for my partner(liebschien) in the Bargain Hunter #4 Swap. I am hoping to make several different tops. I bought two t-shirts(one black and one green) and I want to combine them into one babydoll styled top with puffy sleeves and I found this great stencil here that I want to do with bleach at the hem. I also scored some beautiful deep blue oriental brocade fabric and some deep blue stretch velvet that I would like to make into a top and shrug and I also have a vintage pillow case that I could make into a top or a bag like this. I am waiting to see if Hobby Lobby has patterns on sale tomarrow, but I may have one in my stash that I could alter to fit her.
I had my first sale on Etsy yesterday, yay me! and I am making a custom bag for one of my coworkers. I need more supplies badly, we are planning a supply trip in two weeks, I can hardly wait, Hobby Lobby, Micheals, and Joann's oh my!!!!
When I saw this little fairy pin it took my breath away. The face and the wings are hand molded with polymer clay by Debbie and then made into an art doll that she had beaded with czeck glass beads in varying sizes. I just can't stop looking at it, the details are amazing! This little imp would be the centerpiece of any outfit. Debbie's store also features fiberart ACEOs and postcards.