Pretty much, I just want to say, "I love making things!" I usually don't succeed, and then I am disappointed... but still... I get a certain kind of joy that is difficult to explain when I have made something that I like, it is different than when you buy something you like. The fun is in the process... in making some really not-so-great stuff, and then finally triumphing.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
BUT... once I get that training I want to make tiny glass boxes within which I will place vintage buttons, broken jewelry, old pictures, bits of broken glass from old dishes, scraps of stained glass... you name it... then, I want to stick a metal loop on the top and slide it right onto an awesome chain, ribbon, rope, whatever- gorgeous necklaces...
I also want to make a bracelet COVERED in buttons- vintage buttons, fabric covered buttons, bright buttons, sophisticated buttons....
I want to make a few pieces with neon yellow mingled with older colors...
I want to decoupage buttons, or maybe small round discs or some such with inspiring, or amusing words to buoy me... and then stitch them to an awesome leather band making knarly awesome bracelets....
Then what if I somehow tint the decoupage colors...? Can I do that?
I want to make coasters. Tile, on which I will adhere old family pictures, or fun collages, and then decoupage or resin on top of....
I want to get a bulletin board, and spray paint the cork a bright fun color or colors... maybe even stencil some.... can I do that?
I have an old Montreal map that is falling apart from use... I want to put that on and end table, and pour resin on top- or some kind of thick glaze to make the bar table look ...
I want to make placemats and napkins
I want to make drapes for my house
more awesome onsies for my baby
more hair things
AND.... I want to get about 10 different colors of spray paint and go to town...( not literally of course!) I just want to give old frames and such some serious makeovers.
I want to make AWESOME headboards...or things that hang above the bed that just ACT like headboards... maybe like 3 or 4 old barn windows hung... but first I'd have to paint them because plain white wouldn't do.
Maybe I could just use a huge peice of particle board, staple batting on it, and then fabulous fabric...
All this and so much more.... sigh
Friday, July 10, 2009
... and just in time. Check out how much thread was left.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
From the side...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Some of these are newer than others... I'm in love with this bottom bracelet, "Sophisticated Lady." Truly THE perfect accessory for a someone like myself- I love things that get noticed, but I also want them to be comfortable! That's exactly what this is- a lot of pop with zero annoyance. Perfect.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Also, if you're in the Utah Valley area, and want a fun photoshoot opportunity, contact my friend via http://bellepetitephoto.blogspot.com/ She took the picture below and MANY more that my husband and I adore! We had such fun- and now have a CD full of awesome family pictures- the hard part is just selecting a few to frame- we loved so many! Thank you friend!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
In the end, the bracelet whispered in my ear the name which fit her best.... making the decision much easier... so.... without more stalling I'm happy to announce:
Congratulations Meredith! You are the winner of "Captured Bliss!" What a perfect name! It fits her like a glove! As previously stated, I will send her to you straightway tomorrow, but I will need your address! Or, if you prefer, we could meet face to face and I could give it to you in a week or so because we're leaving for vacation to the West on Friday! Wahoo! Just let me know in a comment, or on the phone, or via facebook or e-mail or by vision, or through whatever way your preferred communication is!
Thank you all for your participation! I'll do another naming gift giveaway soon!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Or maybe it's like naming your child- you know that whatever name you give your little darling will in some way shape their destiny. It's important.
That, on a smaller scale of course, is how I feel when I name something I've made.
It is in pondering all these things I've decided to host a naming contest for this darling bracelet. I will allow anyone to post up to three suggested names- just leave them as comments. In one week, I will chose the name from amongst those suggested, and announce the winner! Then, I will ship this darling the very next day to the deserving winner. :) Good luck!
About the bracelet: She is a fabric scrap collage embedded in resin- drilled and stitched to a wristband of red leather and vintage fabric stitched together in red with a zigzag stitch. Eclectic, funky, yet charming and full of feminine wiles. Let her inspire you.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
A gorgeous and inspiring journal for me to fill. I had to post a lot of pictures so you could really get a good feel, and hopefully get ideas of your own!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
First off, I sold two of my bracelets in my etsy shop this weekend! I am SOOOOO thrilled! It's weird though.... could it have been a parent of one of my adoring fans? The person who bought them hails from South Jordan, UT.... aka, MY HOME TOWN like 1 mile from my mother's home! Is this a coincidence? Perhaps... but I doubt it. Hopefully I will soon find out if I know this person.
The bad news, which is also good news... I've been making some scrap fabric earrings that look AMAZING, until you put them on. Actually, my friend here just had a birthday, so in brainstorming of something I could make for her, I came up with this idea-- little pillow earrings... but I didn't have any batting... so I stuffed them with little peices of plastic bag. Like I said, they looked great until I tried them on. :( But then, I added a little something-- and voila! Gorgeous! Unfortunately, I gave them to her without taking a picture, but here are some others I've been practicing on... though they are still missing the item which makes them sing. I need to get more of it at the store... but still... you get the idea. Once finished I'll put them in my shop.
Now for the ugly news. I got my hair done this weekend. I was SOOOOO excited, had waited forever, saved my pennies- but alas. My cut is EXACTLY like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. That's a great movie- classic even, and Julie has THE most gorgeous voice in the world, and is a superb actress... but her hair in that movie is NOT my favorite. Not even close.
Also... I'd wanted to go extremely blond again... but ... sigh. Maybe it just wasn't meant to be....
Uh-uh ladies! I am the master of my own fate. I'm not giving up so easy. This next Saturday is the day-- the color at least, I can do something about. I'm just sad to loathe my hair in the meantime.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
More bracelets with resin beads, some of which were embedded with hand painted lace, among other things like fabric roses. Each is hand stitched to leather... which can be difficult... I actually punctured my index finger with the dull end of a needle with one of them. ouch.