Archive for 2007 May
Yesterday I made the apron I’d been planning to make, and it only took me a hour! The first one I made took twice as long. I guess I’m getting the hang of this sewing thing… Here are some flickr pictures for your viewing pleasure. I had enough fabric left to make a tote bag, [...]continue reading "More sewing and a little contest"
I spent some time last night with my snazzy new Amy Butler fabric and mixed some clay colors to coordinate with it. Then this morning I made a few canes (Triangles and Stripes) with the new colors. From the canes I made myself buttons for the impending apron or tote bag. The thing is, I [...]continue reading "New claythings"
I was originally going to post this in The Craft Room at The Polka Dot Cottage, but it was being all wonky and messing up my html. So to Livejournal I go! I did it – I made my first project. I had initially bought some great Amy Butler fabric, but I decided that using [...]continue reading "My new apron"
All of my crafty junk has either been junked or put away and now all that remains are clarkesworld‘s books. I even cleared out a nice little space in the basement for clarkesworld to put some of them. Now, excuse me while I go rip into my new sewing machine box! Lisacontinue reading "I did it!"
I spent some more time in the dining room last night after flipping through my new sewing books. Here’s the latest progress:continue reading "Progress"
So the Other Half takes the Sons over to his parents’ house this afternoon and comes back with a power washer but without the boys. Now, I love my children dearly, but the prospect of an evening without the duties of parenthood looming kind of makes me giddy Other Half asks me what I’d like [...]continue reading "A little freedom is dangerous for the wallet."
I thought it was about time that I hopped on the bandwagon and shared images of my studio, my craft room, my hub of creativity, if you will. I love looking at the places where neat, organized people create. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people, as much as I’d like to be. Want [...]continue reading "The Creative Hub"
For those of you who enjoy a little randomness in life, have you checked out the Close Your Eyes and Point link in the Polka Dot Creations book store? Every time you click it, you get a different, random, list of 50 polymer clay books, videos, magazines, tutorials, whatever. I amuse myself for minutes at [...]continue reading "A little random fun"
I’ve always thought that I could improve my finished polymer clay jewelry by learning some wireworking techniques. These videos are a good start for absolute beginners. I already know how to do most of these things, so I’m hoping they produce a few more advanced tutorials sometime. I found this link via Cyndi Lavin’s bead [...]continue reading "Wirework"
Just a little reminder – if you are the librarian for your local polymer clay guild, you can order books & videos for your guild’s library and have them shipped for free. Drop me a line if you’d like more information about this! Coming soon, I plan to start a mailing list (or rss feed) [...]continue reading "Polymer Clay Guilds"