Sunday, December 18, 2011

What adorable earrings...

So much so that I think one will do very well as a pendant for myself in the near future. I'm thinking blue with metallic needles? We'll see, we'll see....

Thursday, December 15, 2011

i DID NOT make these:

These are my inspirations for some food-shaped polymer pendants I had in mind to make for someone or perhaps just keep for myself; 'cause that's how I roll sometimes. I like working with polymer clay because it's forgiving, colorful and convenient.

There's also something about miniature objects that drive me wild and I personally think everyone should have tiny versions of their favorite things in life.


Mine will be all kinds of fucked up, I'm sure, so I'm slightly excited to see what I'm going to turn up with tomorrow. I've never made food before so I think me and YouTube are going to become friends yet again today.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Secret.

This also went to the gardener friend I know and took about 4 hours to do, record timing for me. I added the secret message because frankly, it was just bland before. It needed something special.

It used to look like this: 

 A nice message but also a little bland.

That is for the woman who made THIS, something definitely NOT bland.: 

Now that's an art I can really admire!

Hummingbirds for the Gardeners:

From start to finish, all but the sewing, a photo collection of a reversible felt coffee mug coozy I made for a gardener I know all too well.

Just Some Bookmarks I Did....

.... a while back. These little owls are upcycled from flyers and catalogs I received in the mail.

I cut out all the shapes beforehand from my few patterns; this step takes the longest in my bookmark making endeavor. 

I wish I would have taken some photos of their backs but I just didn't think of it until it was too late. Ooops!

Saturday, November 5, 2011


As my birthday came and went I knew I wanted to do something special and simple. A friend recently had a pinata at her party and it sounded like such a fun idea that I knew I wanted to have one for mine. As I realized Halloween candy was half off (or more) thanks to post-halloween sales I set to work to make a baby shaped pinata for the baby shower I was throwing myself for my birthday.

I mixed about 4 cups water with 2 cups flour and 1 cup Mod Podge. That may have been overkill but I'd rather a tough baby than a one-hit quitter.

I used 3 balloons in all, 2 for the body and one for the head and I taped them together to hold them in position before I set to work on layering them with glue-dipped newspaper:

The whole thing took a few days due to the drying process but a ceiling fan really helped. After I was sure it was dry enough I went to work painting it, not worry too much about perfection since I knew we'd be bashing it in.

Hanging it up was an issue for all of 5 minutes until an extension cord was brought out allowing us to get to the beating.

A photo of the pinata before starting and the shadowed figure of the man who'd end up breaking him open.

After the smash the head became a very popular photo companion:

And of course, the candy was a HUGE hit! What a way to spend a birthday; pretending to be pregnant and having a bash. All I can say is it was awesome.