Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Lucky Winner is......

Marge B from RockCreekCreations!!!! 
She will hopefully send me some pictures of the beautiful cuffs she plans on making with some of these supplies!  
Marge, please send me your shipping info and I will get your fiber treasure in the mail on Monday!! 

Polymer Clay Play Day- all by myself...

So yesterday was a polymer clay day which takes me into the wee hours from first thing in the morning most times. I have been chomping at the bit to try a new technique which was demoed at my local guild meeting on Monday night; Cob beads and the Exkat Alignment technique. I needed to choose 4 colors; two lights and two darks.  I hated my first colorway so I doused it with gold mica powders.
The second is more to my liking.  These have not been sanded and buffed yet so they look dirty and a little rough. Once I get that done I will decide if I want to keep them matte finish or gloss them up.
Then they will go in my shop for Valentine Gifts.
I  always think I can whip up a few new things and quit
but once I get started I end up trying to use up my scraps and the best things start to happen.
Next thing I know my husband has gone to bed and the last batch is still baking in the oven at midnite!! So blurry eyed this morning I am took these pictures.  Sorry about the quality it is too bright outside.
Hearts for Valentines Day items were in my plan but the best ones I think are the last which used up my scraps and orange gold from my first colorway pressed into a Mokume Gane block.  I love how the gold clay shadows when texturized in these pieces.

In the Fiber Department-

I taught my second crochet class at Gail Knits this past week and have a wonderful little group of ladies who are very interested in learning to do the hairpin lace I am enthralled with at the moment and free form crochet.  I love it when you get to make a living doing what you are passionate about and share that enthusiasm with other people.  I am thrilled that they are risk takers and creative thinkers!! Thank you
Dinah, Lisa and Melissa- You are inspiring me!! 

In the Beading Department- Bead Soup
(click on the Pink Bead Soup and take a moment to check out Lori's hilarious post about the preparations for her Bead Soup Party)
It is in the making and I  found out who my Bead Soup Partner will be!!!  You can take  a peek at Angela's blog here: I am looking forward to the challenge, the fun and all the inspiration- 210 people are involved this time Woo Hoo!!!! 
 Happy Weekend Everyone. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My First Fiber Giveaway!!!

Okay all you fiberholics, 
I hand picked scraps of fabric in shade of purple, pink and green with a little bridal tulle thrown in.  

There are a few yards of fun novelty yarns and bright green cord, a yard of tiny pearl beads, a half yard of beaded fringe and one of my hand poured resin faces.

What you have to do to enter to win this little stash:
1- Post this giveaway on your blog, facebook or pass it on to a friend in an email
2- Email me the link so I know you really did one of these. 
(I promise I will not load up anyone with junk, flyers or emails)
(I just want proof- no cheaters please)
3- Make a comment on this page- 
What do you think you might do with these supplies?

If you do all three of these things 
I will put your name on a little slip of paper, 
throw it in my giveaway canister 
Next Saturday, January 15th 
I will close my eyes and choose a WINNER!!
If you are the winner send my your shipping info via email 
 I will send you this entire stash in a package via the USPS.
I would love it if and when you create something out of these goodies 
you would send me pictures and a little how you did it info
 and I will feature you and your creation on my blog.  
but that is optional. 
OOPS- to comment go to my home page and leave your message in the comments section there.