Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Items for the Artist's Boutique Next Weekend

I have been madly crocheting and sewing and creating new fiber art to wear 
for the Artist's Boutique I have been invited to sell at next weekend.  
For locals it is Sat and Sun November 19 and 20th from 10 to 3 pm. 
(invitation only so email me if you would like to attend)
There will be many of my very talented friends there selling all kinds of beautiful creations. 
Here are some of my new Fiber Art To Wear items. 
"Polar Lace"- Hairpin Lace Scarf made with a REALLY soft bulky yarn-
I added a loopy lace extension to each end. 
Matching Wrist Warmers
Close up of the Hairpin Lace- two strips crocheted together.  
Another Peacock Inspired Crocheted Scarf made with bulky yarns and fun fur.
New Berroco Free Pattern- Beseme- a bulky yarn lace style.
 I call this one "Caramel Sundae". 
Same scarf in Turquoise. This scarf is actually more like a shawl. 

Beseme done in Souffle-a very soft bulky yarn by Berroco. Wish you could feel this yarn! 

My own design for fingerless gloves using Berroco Lustra,
another yarn that feels so good on your skin. 
Several of the "Tucked and Twirly" Holiday Boa Scarves.
These are very fun and easy to make.
 My beautiful model is away for the weekend so you will have to imagine them on a person. 
3 Views of my Pilot's Hat gone wild.
This hat does match the Peacock inspired scarf.
Also made with a mix of Bulky Yarns and fun fur.
The top view really shows off all the colors.  It is very soft and drapes nicely. 
 Hope you all have a wonderful week!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

More clay, much more clay

I had a marathon week with polymer clay because my husband has been out of town 
and I could leave my work space messy and ready for 4 days in a row!! 
Love it when I don't have to put everything away and drag it all out again the next day. 
Then I had to catch the early sunrise at the right moments to photograph it all.  
It seems like the sun rises faster this time of year- 
the angle is different in my backyard giving my a very short window 
before big shadows start appearing.
I may have to switch to the front yard. 
here are some of the lovely pieces I created:

I experimented with a new technique called the Stroppel cane 
using different base colors, black, white and gold. 

This is a great way to use up old canes and scraps of clay. 
I also made 3 Mokume Gane buttons for my crochet student to choose from for her felted bag.

What I do with scraps- make beads.
Mokume Gane layered on scraps from the buttons
The same color combo sliced in the Natashia Bead technique and then twisted.
I love how this one came out, especially after it is all sanded and buffed. 
These were made with a variation of the bargello technique.
If there is enough scrap clay I make a button.
Chatoyant scraps made this bead. 
Note what polymer clay does to my poor hands- so dry. 

And these were made with scraps from some foiled pieces I worked on 
that are not ready to be seen because they need to be painted first.  
I should be able to post them for  BTW. (Bead Table Wednesday)
 I try to make at least one mold each clay session- 
Here is a tiny leaf mold for disk beads or buttons.
I used a leaf button from Walmart and then hand sculpted the surrounding texture.  
I have been extremely productive this month as I get ready for 
The Artist's Boutique I was invited to sell at coming up November 19 and 20th.  
This is a local event by invitation only-
 if you are local and interested in coming shoot me an email. 
I have whipped up 7 more crochet scarves and 4 sets of fingerless gloves.
With my sewing machine I have been sewing twirly tucked organza scarves. 
More pictures of those next week! 
Have a great weekend and enjoy your extra hour sponsored by Daylight Savings Time!!