Sunday, November 7, 2010

Stellar Bliss,

My first "Star" for today-
is my wonderful, artistic friend
and (how lucky am I) neighbor,
We met almost two years ago,
because of the Wise Old Willow Tree in my yard.
She knocked on my door and asked if she could
gather up some of the branches that were scattered on my front lawn.
I was curious what she wanted them for and so glad I asked.
She said she made little nests for her craft items.
Well I had to see them and WOW!!
Since that serendipitous day we have become good friends
and she was my very helpful helper at my first craft show.
We had so much fun at the first fair.
Not only was she a big help but we make a great team- 
I like to talk and collect money, 
she likes to wrap and deliver. 
November 21st we are sharing a table at Mt Charleston
and she will be selling her very classy vintage Holiday ornaments
and really cute cat and dog ornaments.
She is joining our Etsy Team- Handmade in Vegas.
She makes the most adorable and detailed hand-felted little creatures.
Please take a moment to go see them in her Etsy Shop- Woolcrafter.
You won't be sorry.
She has been auctioning her creations on Ebay for awhile,
I wish I could show you her poseable Giraffe- he is amazing!!
Her creatures are patiently and meticulously created with their own little story
and sometimes a little wool carpet they can rest on.
I am completely in love with those gorgeous little hummingbirds!!

segue - - - - - -
to my two new necklace sets 
featuring wire wrapped stars from Michael's.
We have had a family of hummingbirds return every year
to their little nest in our Honeysuckle vine.
I am always thrilled to see them hovering around my yard
gathering nectar and teaching the babies to fly.
They are magical creatures.
I had to make these little hummingbird charms the "Stars"of
the first set of antiqued brass wire wrapped stars from Michaels.
I named this set- "Hummer's Delight"
 I love the antiqued brass, with the gold tone wire and charm
 The tiny ceramic beads added just the right touch of red
the color that attracts hummingbirds the most.
My second set- "Stellar Bliss"
 features faceted crackly quarts rounds, 
the same wire wrapped stars in copper, some lovely peach colored faceted glass beads, 
very dark brown metallic ceramic beads  
and I finished it off with knotted and wire wrapped Dupioni Silk 
for comfortable soft touch on the back of the neck. 
Here are the matching earrings, big but dazzling.
This one was just listed yesterday in my Etsy Shop!!

I am madly creating for my two events this month. 
which is an annual event hosted by the Las Vegas Quilt Guild
It is a quilt contest in which a coordinated fabric line by Hoffman Fabrics must be used. 
The quilts travel the US for a year. 
The guild graciously invited me and two other vendors to sell at this  three day event 
Thursday, November 11th - Saturday the 13th: 10 am- 6 pm.
For my local friends it is held next door to 
Fabric Boutique at the SE corner of Decatur and Charleston.
on Sunday, November 21st 10 am- 4pm. 
 I am back (with my wonderful co-crafter/artist Barbara)
to Mt. Charleston for a second time at that fantastic hotel 
Last but certainly not least-
My wonderful, smart and really handy husband built me a huge frame
out of PVC pipe spray painted black to hold up black curtains I bought at Lowe's 
on which I can display my art quilts behind my table. 
It is really wonderful how he supports my endeavors! 
No wonder I have kept him for 35 years!! 
This time I hope to remember my camera so you can see pictures of my booth, 
I found some really unique display pieces this week on a little adventure to downtown Old Vegas.
More about that another day.
That's all for today, enjoy your extra hour today!!