Monday, June 23, 2008

Felt, Polymer Clay, Seed Beads.....

I've got so many ideas, I don't even know which medium to play around with! That's pretty exciting! (And a bit sad in a way! lol)

I got my beautiful felt squares from Lupin over on Etsy. They are so gorgeous! Lots of bright cheerful colors to play around with. I highly recommend her felt. It's so soft and pretty. It feels so good to work with.

While I was browsing around her shop, I stumbled upon her adorable Party Ring Biscuit pins. Now, I'm a sucker for bright colors, and last Friday when I found them, I was on a polymer clay kick. So I put the two together...

And made some Party Ring necklaces! I read all about them over at their Wikipedia page before starting. I wanted them to look as accurate as possible.

These are made entirely of polymer clay. And glitter, of course. :D Each one measures right at 1 1/8" wide. They have been scented to smell like sugar cookies, because I read that the bottom was a lot like a sugar cookie.

I turned them all into necklaces. So they are now strung on silver plated chain. And I added a Swarovski pearl to each one, because I thought they looked like they were missing something. And the pearls with the bright colors and glitter look really tea partyish to me. :D And I love tea party things!

I've also got some more ideas for polymer clay tea party treats. And some seed bead desserts. And some felt sweets. And that's why I can't decide what to do first! Any suggestions? lol

In other news... I went to a pirate party over the weekend! Arrr! It was wonderful fun. I can't wait 'til The Sweetie and I have kids, so we can have wonderful themed birthday parties, too!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I'm in love!

I feel so productive! Yesterday was spent working on these lovelies...

Yesterday they were all sculpted, dried, sanded, painted, glazed, and glittered. This morning was spent drilling holes and adding split rings so that I can turn them into necklaces. Then came the pictures!

I've already made a few into necklaces, so everyone can see how pretty they are on the silver plated chain!

I just love looking at them! They're so glossy and glittery; pictures just to not capture the sparkle of these babies!

I've got some more ideas for jewelry, too! I'll be working on those over the next couple of days, and should have pictures soon after!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Summer Fun

I'm having such a fun and busy summer so far! (Hence the long time no update!)

I've been to the Knoxville Zoo...

Hehe... I love this sign!

One of the elephants playing with a tire... I think there was food in the tire.

And this super cool butterfly chair in one of the gift shops... I really want one of these for my studio!

I've also been able to babysit my Sweet Baboo!

He's so active now! It's hard to get a good picture of him while he's awake! lol But ohmygosh he's so stinkin' adorable! And so smart! He loves to play, too. He's so much fun to babysit!

I've also been to Pigeon Forge for a car show that apparently got canceled! It was still a fun day though!

The Sweetie and I have also been able to spend some fun days together. Eating out for lunch, shopping at the used book store, going to movies (The Happening, Zohan...). It's so nice!

We ate lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant a couple of days ago. We had been sitting at our booth for about 15 minutes, just waiting on our food, talking, eating chips and salsa... When the lady across from us said, "You guys are just the cutest couple." I thought that was so sweet! It made me feel all warm and fuzzy. lol I love it when people say things like that!

Yesterday I went with my brother to take his pet snake back to the pet store. It was just a little baby, and wouldn't eat anything, and they didn't want it to starve, so they finally gave in and took it back. I had to hold it while he drove. "I'll just wrap it around your wrist; it'll be like a little bracelet." He tells me this after I realize that I'm going to be holding the snake, not the snake in his aquarium. "Yeah, a little bracelet with fangs." It wasn't so bad, and I even got sort of attached to the little guy!

As far as creativeness... I've got so many ideas right now, that I don't even know where to begin!

I did add a couple of new scented brooches to my shop.

Berry Mango Tango Scented

Poly Juice Scented - Tropical blend of lemon, coconut, and sweet cream.

And these two will be added later.

Pretty Pomegranate Scented

Black Raspberries and Cream Scented

I've got a really cute idea for something similar to these hearts! Still using the heart shapes, and maybe a couple of other shapes. It's going to be a new sort of scented sachet. I'm just waiting to get a couple of things in the mail before I can carry out my sweet, sweet plans! Hehe!

I also finished up some experimenting with something totally different than felt yesterday! And for the rest of today, I'm going to be making actual jewelry items with it. I hope everyone likes bright and glittery! ;)

But first, I need to grab a quick lunch! Then I'm off to create!

I hope you guys are having a wonderful day and wonderful summer, too!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Shopping online...

If there's one thing I don't like about shopping online, it's having to wait for my goodies to get here! :) I've got 4 or 5 packages of supplies coming this week, and I'm getting so impatient! And I feel sorry for the poor mail lady; she must think I'm stalking her!

To help with the waiting, I've been working on my bead embroidery.

I actually started this back in the winter, but never got around to finishing it during the holiday orders rush. I don't know what it's going to be yet; a brooch or a pendant, or perhaps a hair barrette. I'll have to see how big it is when it's finished.

Last night I also started working on some templates for my felt items. You can't see those yet though... Hehe... It would ruin the surprise for the finished items! There's one in particular that I'm really excited about. I've already got the glitter and the felt colors picked out for it! All I need is my felt!

And last, but not least, I worked on some of the scented 'filling' for yet some more felt items! I'm mostly excited about the little scented felt cupcakes idea that I have. I think they will make adorable party favors!

As you can see, I really need my felt!

Now, I'm off to stalk the mail lady again!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Cookies and Rain

Yesterday was a rather cloudy, rainy day. Today has been much sunnier and warm.

The Sweetie's parents came over, and we made breakfast for dinner. Hehe... Eggs, bacon, toast, grapes, and orange sweet rolls.

After dinner, my MIL and I made chocolate chip cookies. We used my super nice KitchenAid mixer for the first time! Now I'm in the mood for some baking! Well, at least some mixing. :D

While we were waiting for them to get here, I worked on some ideas and sketches of some new felt ideas. I'm so excited to incorporate some of my seed bead stash into my felt creations!

I'm thinking of some really sparkly, fun accessories for the summer! And the basic ideas could easily be used for fall, winter, and spring, too! I'm really liking the idea of interchangeable sets as well!... :D

Now I'm off to run some errands!

Have a lovely day!