Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Something Finished

In one of my posts at the end of December I had a whole long list of unfinished projects that needed my attention.  This week I managed to get another one of those UFO's DONE!!
My very first crocheted pillow!!!!  All for me :)
I love the scalloped trim.
This is the back.......and this is what took sooooooooo long!!!  Rows and rows and rows of single crochet!!! What was I thinking?  I am glad I persevered and did it thought because it has a cool look.
The buttons for the closure was a bit of a challenge also, but it is DONE!!
I am now trying to decided which pattern I will use for my next pillow.
I also wanted to show you some new glass that I got in last week.
I'll soon be showing you some new beads and jewelry pieces from these yummy colors!
Today I broke down and ordered a bead annealer.  The kind you put the beads in as soon as you have made them.  Right now I am making them, then putting them in the kiln later on.  I also can't get PMC and enameling off my brain and I have the materials.....I just need to do it!
Hope you all have a very Happy Easter :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Full Pink Moon Dreamboard

This month I decided to participate in Jamie Ridler's Dreamboard challenge.  I have been watching the posts on these dreamboards for several months now, but the last several months have been a real whirlwind for me.  I finally feel like I am at a time when things are going to slow down and be less hectic, and when I reach these points I have always been a list maker.   I have so many ideas bursting from my head that I have to write them down, prioritize and then play!
So this month it was very theraputic to create my dreamboard instead of writing a list.  (Knowing me I will still write a list!)
"Trust your crazy ideas" ~ is stamped right by my house, because my ideas get pretty crazy sometimes!
All the symbols in the painting represent areas in my life that I plan on working on, and most revolve around things I want to do around the house or new creative ideas and dreams.
I am thankful every single day that I can engage in my creativity on a daily basis.
Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bracelet Blog Hop for The Global Genes Project

The Global Genes Project is a campaign to raise awareness to rare disease in children.
One of my blogging friends, Lori Anderson, is hosting this blog hop.  She too, is affected by a rare disease.
Jewelry artists were asked to make a bracelet with the predominate color being blue.
The bracelets will be given to one of the 7000 families that have a child with a rare disease to show them love, hope and support.
Here is the bracelet that i made.....
I used one of my lamp worked glass beads, a hand stamped tag *wish*, and several blue glass shell beads.
The shells, for me, represent unfolding mysteries.  I wish for these families that the mystery of their child's rare disease can be solved.
I had a hard time getting a good picture of the hand stamped tag.
Go and check out all the bracelets that others have made here on Lori's blog.
Scroll down to the bottom to see the list of blog participants and check out all the wonderful bracelets.
I hope I am not posting this too early, but I am getting ready to leave for an art show so I needed to get this posted before I left.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What I've Been Up to......

I can't believe it has been so long since I blogged!  But I have been busy wrapping up some swaps, finishing some orders and getting ready for an art show which is on Saturday.
I got my Doll Quilt done and according to the tracking it will be delivered to my partner today!  I cant wait....hope she likes it :)
I also finished a mini quilt for the MiniQT Swap, on Flickr.  The theme was 3D.
My partner, sew-amy, has a nice collection of these VW Vans......what a lucky girl!!  This is my dream car!
I was also in a private swap with mamacjt with an Easter theme.
She had hinted that she liked this design that I had done on a journal cover, so I added her name to it.  Carol is always making others quilts with their names, so I thought she needed one for herself.
A few jewelry orders that I had were......
a set of three pendants for a mother and her two daughters.
And two necklaces like the one above for two friends...."Potcake Love"
Incase you dont know, Potcakes are our local *mutt*, and I am involved in rescue here to give them a better life.
Back to work for me.  I have three days before the show on Saturday, and tons of this and that to do!
Have a great week!

Friday, April 1, 2011

I Think I Got It!

I didn't expect to take so long to show you some more options on my DQS10 quilt, but I wasnt expecting to have a forest fire a quarter of a mile from my house for the last few days!!  There was lots and lots of smoke around, ashes falling in the yard and fire department trucks everywhere, but most of the fires are out now and everyone is safe!
Our Volunteer Fire Department is AMAZING!!!
So for my DQS10 quilt.....I got to play with it this morning and finish off the binding.
This is the option I think I am liking, which several people suggested.
It is not ironed on and stitched down yet.
This quilt was inspired by the book "Whimsyland" by Liz & Beth Hawkins.  I tried to put a few of my own touches on it.
Thank you so much for all your comments and ideas!! I really appreciated them!  Let me know what you think of this before I iron it down.
I also got a UFO finished this week.....
Remember back in one of my late December posts I told you about all these little projects I needed to finish?  This is the second of three place mats made from random blocks I had leftover from various projects.  Two down and one to go!
Hope you all have an awesome weekend!


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