Posts Tagged ‘granddaughter’

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

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this is whats on my clay table whats on yours?

I am having a busy week-end.  First I am finishing up a fairy pin that I am making for one of my other granddaughters.  I’ll have pix when I have it finished.  Then yesterday my DD called and said she had been meaning to call for the last few days but had been busy.  She had a favor to ask.  Seems like my grandson teacher is having a B’day next week and he wants me to make her something.  He knows she likes kayak’s so thought that would be a good idea.  I ask what she wanted like should it be something she can sit on her desk, or maybe a necklace.  Well that was left up to me.  That makes it really hard to decide because I don’t know this women and don’t know what she likes.  Does she even wear jewerly?  So here I am this mornning trying to decide what to do.  I think I will make the necklace and some earrings to match and hope that she wears jewerly.  Sometimes teachers just have to much on their desk already so I thought maybe that would be the way to go.

I don’t have a lot of time to put in to this as her b’day is next week but my DD couldn’t remember what day.  Hopefull it is not Monday, my DD is out of town until late Sunday so I couldn’t get it to her before Monday morning anyway.

I also have a DSI who is going in the hospital Monday for some major surgery and we have plans to spend the afternoon with them,watching the Michigan/Michigan state football game.  Then there is a dinner get together for her tomorrow with her children.  And of course we want to be there for the surgery on Monday. 

So it puts a rush on this kayak business and I don’t like to work that way.  It takes all the “fun” out of doing it.  Plus I feel that sometimes you just don’t do your best if your in a hurry. 

What does your week-end look like?  Is it as busy as mine?  What is on your clay table?  Do you feel like I do about being rushed to do something, or do you work better?  Are you a football fan?

I will write Tuesday and let ya’ll know how things to turn out.  I’ll also have pix in my flickr ablum.

Also I wanted to mention that I have added some things to my Etsy shop if you would like to check them out you can go here.    I have been doing some knitting and crocheting lately so have added some things that I have made.

Hope ya’ll have a great week-end.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have to get back to clay play.  Linda

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.

County Fairs

County Fairs are over in Michigan for another season.  Ours is the biggest and the last.  It ran from Sept 21-27. 

It is also a 4H fair which means there are lots of animals, vegetables etc. that the kids have done. There is something for everyone.

 

I have been working at it for 24 years mostly in security. And my husband has for 26 years.  We worked it again this year. 

I love seeing all the people that I only see once a year, due to the fact that some are from other states and come back each year. But I put in long hours as I get there at 7:30 am and don’t leave until after 9:00pm most times.

This year my husband and I worked together and were lucky enough to be near our truck.  I say lucky because I was able to have a ‘tailgate sale’.  I set up my pendants, earrings and other polymer clay items on our tailgate.  I also ran a fair week 1/2 off special on my buttons.  It turned out pretty good.  I made a few sales, got a few orders and got paid for being there. haha

I could not have afforded to rent a booth and probably would not have gotten one anyway as most if not all are already spoken for, years ahead of time.

We had beautiful weather, in the mid to upper 70’s all week during the day, upper 50’s at night and not a drop of rain.  Here in lower Michigan at this time of year you never know what kind of weather you will have.  The week after we had upper 50’s and lower 60’s and 2 nights we had frost already. The leaves are turning such beautiful colors.

On top of all that I got to see my oldest son, daughter-in-law, grandsons and granddaughter, that week.  Not as much as I would have liked but that was the only time they were able to come up from Kentucky (granddaughter is from Michigan).  I don’t get to see them often, so any time I get to is nice.

Do any of you go to the County Fair?  When is yours? Now did you spend that week?

I hope everyone had as good of a week as I did.  See ya tomorrow.  I will be talking about Etsy.