Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

I bought a bunch of tatoo’s like the kids use a while back. I have finally started using them. For Christmas presents for two of my Granddaughters, I covered a heavy cardboard box with paper and then painted in. Let it dry then put some of the tatoos on top and use acrylic as a sealer. I put 3 coats of sealer on to make sure the tatoo didn’t come off. I like the way they turned out. Problem is I was so busy with trying to get everything done that I went and wrapped everything before I got pix of them. So now I will have to wait for them to open their packages and hope to get a few pix to show off. But it won’t be long now just a few more days.

I am so far behind. Not only in posting here but in finishing up things for Christmas. Now I seem to have picked up a virus or something on my computer as it is running slower and slower everyday. So I have to find the time to do something about that. But in the mean time it makes it hard to keep up with my posting because it takes so long for things to upload. Please be patient with me until I get the problem worked out. Hopefully I will be back to posting more often soon.

Until then Happy Holidays to everyone and

 Happy Crafty Day, CraftyLinda
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Last minute craft ideas

Who couldn’t use a few hugg and kisses?

Over at Craftbits.com they have the directions to make a cute little jar of just that. They are using dough but you can change that to polymer clay. This would be a nice last minute gift idea for the kids to make for Grandma and Grandpa, ect.

And if you are into bath and body crafts there are a lot of ideas starting on this page. Many of these use ingrediants that we have around the house.

And then if you like beading this is the page for you. There is plenty of small craft that can be made up before Christmas. Like the easy beaded earrings here.

Or if you knit and do beading there is cute ornaments here, where you can do both.

I am sure you can find a lot of ideas for those last minute gifts.

Till next time.

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What a wonderful busy time of year

Christmas, what a wonderful busy time of year. At this time of year we are all busy trying to get ready for the holidays. I hope you are all taking time for yourselves too. It is very important and if you have a chronic ailment it is even more important. I have started putting a timer next to where I am working to remind me to take breaks. I just get so involved in what I am doing I don’t think to stop.
With the winter weather it is hard for people who have chronic pain and once we do get involved we have a tendency to over do. Then we suffer. So if any of you out there are like me, please be kind to yourself. It does no one any good for you to work yourself to hard and then miss out on the fun because you are to sick to enjoy it.
I have been busy making cookies, brownies and creations to give. Wrapping packages and making list. Here is a picture of one of the things I have made this week. I have a BIL who loves his cookies, cakes, brownies, you name it. He likes to eat. He is having problems with his blood sugars so is limited to how many snacks he can have. So as a joke gift I made him this little snack jar. On the ribbon (polymer clay)I printed ‘Dave’s weekly snack jar’ there is brownies on top and candies (also polymer clay) around the outside. He will love it! And the whole family will get a good laugh.
Other things I have been making can be seen in my Flickr album.
I hope you all are having a peaceful and fun time getting ready for the big day.
Until next time.
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Dave's Snack Jar

Dave's Snack Jar

Problem with wordpress and other musings

I am having trouble with this new format for word press. When I go in to the page for a new post. The part where I would write the post is under the side bar. So I can only see part of what I am typing. Is anyone else out there having problems? It is frustrating to say the least. So I have taken to writting my copy in my notepad and then coping it onto the post page. Which really isn’t a bad thing that way I can save it uncase something happens.

Anyway, I have been busy this morning baking. I made 6 dozen peanut butter, choc.chip, oatmeal cookies and a pan of brownies that I put marshmellows,choc,peanut butter and rice crispies on top. YUM. My husband has promised to stay out of them..LOL The really nice thing is that my DH said he would clean up the kitchen. What a sweet man I have.

That left me with time to get on the computer and look around. I found some really nice sites but I think I will wait and talk about them tomorrow. But I will leave you with some eye candy from Ma-belette, an increditable artist. Here is her flickr link. Hope you enjoy and I will see you tomorrow.

 

Happy Friday

Well here it is the end of the week.  Did you get all your to do’s done?  I didn’t I still have a few things but then I usually do.  Seems I can’t ever get my list completed.  Of course I have a couple different lists I work from.  One is for the pressing have to do things.  The other is the things I wish to do or have to do but there is no hurry.  The Christmas holidays added another list that I must work from so I guess I really have three.  How many do you have?

I have been surfing the web this morning and have looked at a lot of sites.  I do want to mention one that really caught my eye..  It is Eugene’s Creations.  She has some real pretty jewelry that are made using polymer clay, filigree and resin.  This is a very talented lady.  She has some great tutorials for sale.  The site is full of some great pictures not only of her work but of points of interest.
Worth taking a look at.

I have posted some other links that I found interesting on my other blog.  So please stop on over there and check them out also.
I have also added some new things to my Etsy store  if you would like to see some of the things I have been doing lately just stop on by.I am having trouble with this site so I will sign out and hope I can post this.
Till the next time.  Have a great crafty  day.

New things added to Etsy

I have made some Christmas earrings, I love to wear holiday earrings so I just had to make me some different ones and while I was at it I thought why not make a few more to put on Etsy. I got them put on there the night before last.
I have some Christmas ornaments that I will be adding this afternoon or maybe in the morning. I am running out of the time that I give myself on here so it may well be in the morning. I have been trying to limit myself on here so I can get other things done. I have this habit of getting carried away when I am online. I start out checking out one thing and then that lead me to some where else. Before I know it I have spend half the day.

I have also made some awesome Guernsey cow earrings for a friend of mine.  I think they turned out really good.  Maybe I will even sell some to her club friends.

I have been knitting scarfs for Christmas presents and now I want to make some funky pins to go with them.  Don’t know for sure what I am going to do.  Thought I would get the scarfs out and let them tell me what they would like.  So hopefully I will be posting them soon.

I was checking out a couple of my fav. blogs and ran across Art Ravings, lastest post.  Sue  has made a new pendant called Starry Night.  It is really pretty.  I like how she managed to get the moon to look so real and she tells us how she did it.  Thanks Sue.

Well I must get busy clay playing.  If you get time check out my new site on blogger.  I have some recipes on there that you might like.

Have a great week-end.

Work in progress

This is my version of Lisa Pavelka’s heart pendant.  I borrowed her book PolymerClay Extravaganza, from the library of one of the groups I belong too.  She has, among others, a red heart locket that I just loved.  I decided to make one for my granddaughter for christmas.  I read the whole thing a couple times and thought well I think I can do this.  So I got all my supplies out.  Well there were a few things I had to change right off.  First I wanted to change the colors no big deal.  But I didn’t have the Victorian heart stamp she called for, so I had to come up with my own idea as to how to make the heart.  I did have a heart shaped cookie cutter so I started with that and made my pattern.  Of course the victorian stamp had a texture to it so I had to figure out some way of doing that.  I had bought some nail stickers and thought why not use those?  I think it has turned out pretty good so far.  It is suppose to has a picture on the inside and I haven’t done that yet nor have I made something to hang from the bottom ( hers has a small heart charm).  I think my granddaughter will just love it.

 I want to thank Lisa for having this in her book for us to use and by no means would take credit for thinking of the  idea. But while I did use her idea I think of it as my own design.

I know there have been a lot of talk about copyrights lately.  What do you think?  Did I misuse her copyright?  What if I wanted to sell my version of this?  Please let me know what you think about that and about my heart.

Two sites to check out

I was looking around for some ideas this morning and ran across this site. Krafty Lady.

What a world of inspiration, moulds and information. She has moulds of everything you

can think of, leaf, frogs, masks, faces, corners to make your own frames for scrap booking.

Not only does she show you the moulds but has pictures of some of the things that were created

using those moulds. I have spent an hour on her site and haven’t seen a 1/4 of what she has.

She has Ostrich feathers, thistle weed, Egypt design, Christmas, Easter, I could go on and on

but I think you should go and have a look for yourself. Make sure you have everything you need for

a long sit down because you will want to stay there awhile.

Also while I was looking around on her site I found another site that sells Krafty Lady moulds.

http://www.amstamps.com

Which has tutorials, challenges and contests. She also sales things like jewelry bails, pin backs and glue, etc.

 

They have what is called Memories Mist which creates fantasy textured effects on any surface.

I can’t say I know how you use them but it says it can be heat set on any porous surface such

as clay. They have some really nice patterns. And a flat rate shipping of $5.00.

You can sign up to her mailing list to get the latest on the challenges and other things.

I hope you have enjoyed my blogging about these sites and will take a look at them.

Also while you are here I would like to mention that I am going to be adding some new things to my Etsy shop, in the next few days.  Please take a look when you have the time. Thanks.

Have a great day and hope to “see” you in a few days.