Friday, November 30, 2012

Art Every Day Month - Day 30

To tired to write, but just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed being part of Art Every Day Month. 
Many thanks to Leah Piken Koladis for hosting this yearly adventure and to all who participated this year. I've loved looking at your work and receiving your supportive comments.
Here are some photos from my day - I'll write more tomorrow!

My table at tonight's craft fair!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

AEDM Day 29 - Fa-La-La

The month of November has really sped by and here we are at the second-to-last day of Art Every Day Month! I have participated sporadically, but enjoyed so much being part of this busy group of artists!
Lately I've been wearing my crafting hat, preparing for a craft fair which takes place tomorrow night!

My little trees are all decorated - at least the ones I could finish on time!

And I'm still working on some ornaments, which I'll reveal tomorrow!

I couldn't resist adding this picture of Rosie which I took last night!

Tomorrow morning I'll take pictures of all the pieces I have for the fair.

Here's wishing you a lovely evening!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

AEDM Day 26 - Festive Trees

After taking some time off for the Thanksgiving holiday and a lovely visit with daughter Kate, I'm back to preparing for a craft fair called "Mistletoe Marketplace" which will take place Friday night.

My plan is to work on something different each day, and today I am decorating little Christmas trees!
As I post this, I've been spending time working on my largest cardboard cone, covering it with eyelet  ruffles I've had in my stash for about 25 years. Rosie was fascinated by the whole process!

Then Angus came up on the table to investigate!

When I finished gluing the lace, I could see Rosie's ears behind the table...

and when I went to look, she was sitting in a box of fabric -

a common occurrence in this house!

I'll be working on the rest of the trees tonight, then on to something different tomorrow.
I know that my sister would love the lace tree, so it will be hers if it doesn't sell at the fair.
My only wish for the fair is that I make back the money I've spent for the table. I know that it's going to be a fun evening, with several friends sharing a table.

Well, time to get back to work!

Thanks for visiting.
Hope you've had a great day!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I wish everyone who reads this today a very

 Happy Thanksgiving!!

This is a card sent to us and made by my very talented sister-in-law Tracy.

I know that I will take a moment today to think of all the many blessings
I have in my life and give thanks for them.
Hope you will too.

Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

AEDM Days 19 and 20 - Looking Back

I haven't been all that creative lately, so I'm taking a step back to look at some pictures 
I've made in the past few years.

For a while I was doing pictures in cut paper with quotes to go along with them.
Of course, there had to be cats!

I had fun with these!

Then there were landscapes. This one, done in fabric appliqué, was sold 
about 20 years ago. Hard to believe!

Here's one in sheer fabrics and stitching...

another oldie fabric appliqué that was sold...

an ATC in fused fabric...

and yet another of the same!

And a few florals - this one in fused fabric...

sheer layers in the background...

and fabric applique.

And finally, another piece in cut paper.
Hope you've enjoyed this trip down memory lane!

Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

AEDM Day 17 - Little House

Today I took the pattern I was working on yesterday...

and made a prototype house ornament with scrapbooking papers.
Although I'm happy with how it came out, it was much too labor intensive to make to sell!
But I may make a few personalized houses for gifts.

 My husband and I went to see the movie "Lincoln" today.


I thought it was fantastic. Beautifully done, wonderfully acted, and full of history, as you would expect. Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field are amazing. We really enjoyed it!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Friday, November 16, 2012

AEDM Day 15 - Futzing Around

I looked this up in the Urban Dictionary and it really is a phrase! So, I've been futzing around, doing a bit of this and a bit of that, but finishing nothing. Frustrating! I had hoped to have some little trees all decorated and some ornaments completed by today, but no go.

Howerver,  I did clean up an ornament pattern I had made several years ago,

and worked on sewing some cones for Christmas trees.

 Rosie and Angus chilled out on the porch,
And I'm hoping to have something finished to post tomorrow!

Hope you are having a great day!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

AEDM Day 14 - Featuring Rosie

Rosie was a little miffed that I wrote about Angus recently, so she jumped on the dining room table, 

covered with my craft stuff, and demanded that she be featured today. 

I have my craft lady hat on this week, trying to get some things made for a craft fair on the 30th.
I bought a few cardboard cones for trees, made a pattern, sewed a fabric cover and found little stars for the top. Now I'm going to get my boxes of lace and other trims out to decorate them!

Rosie is lurking, checking out whether that star is edible, and making sure that she is noticed!

Yes, she's a sweetie, isn't she?

Hope you're having a great day!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

AEDM Day 13 - Angels All Around

I'm working on some things for a craft fair at the end of the month, and one of my themes is angels.
In the past I belonged to a crafts co-op, and the are a couple of the angels I designed and made to sell.

A paper and wood angel...

and a fabric applique ornament.

It'd not surprising since I have an eclectic assortment of angels in my house!

This one hangs in my studio door...

this wind chime hangs in my dining room window...

This little Willow Tree design was my mom's...

These funny ladies are in my studio. The one on the right is Irma, my bossy muse!


This is a card that looks like a photo of lovely beading...

and this is pin my mom gave me. 
There are more, but you get the point.

The best part of making things, for me, is designing them. So. I've been researching, and today tried applying tissue to a styrofoam ball with watered down Elmer's glue for a head. We'll see how that goes, and tomorrow I'll post what progress I've made with my designs. 

Hope you're having a great day!!