Posts Tagged ‘patterns’

the passing of a great artist…etc

While I have been online, I have not been responding to the posts on my groups as I usually do. But have been reading and today there was a post about the passing of a very great artist and friend of the PC world, that some of you probably know or have heard of, Alan Vernall. Alan belonged to at least one of the groups that I do and he was always there to help us out. He had a great since of humor. He will be sadly missed by everyone. My condolences go out to his beautiful wife Mary, family and friends.
I haven’t written in here in so long and now I have a lot to talk about. I have been busy doing research for my brother-in-law and that took a lot of my time. But it was well worth it as I think I found the items he needed to be able to go back to work. I love doing research but sometimes it gets frustrating when you can’t find what you are looking for. But it feels so good when you do run across the very thing you needed. Gives me a good feeling about myself. Especially when I am helping someone. 

I have also been busy doing Halloween items. We will be working theCounty Fair here in our town the week of Sept. 21st and I am planning on taking a few of my things to show. Hopefully I will sell a few. I have some in my Flickr album if you would like to check them out and make comments (nice ones please LOL) if you like.
I have also started adding vintage items to my Etsy shop.  I have found some really nice jewelry and clothes patterns.  That has been fun as I love the older things.  And of course like a good deal and then to pass it on to someone else.
Also I have made some texture stamps out of polymer clay, they are just little round disks and I got to wondering what I was going to put them on so I could use them easier. Well I got to thinking about the tops to pop/water bottles. I save these” just in case” so I had quite a few of them. I just glued the stamp on the cap. I haven’t used them yet so I don’t know how long the glue will hold or if it will ever be a problem. I have pix of those in the Flickr also. Let me know what you think.

And last be certainly not least to all of my Texas readers who are facing the Hurricane Ike, I am praying that you will make it thru this troubled time without any heartships. May God bless you all and your families and friends.

I hope everyone has had a good month since last I wrote and I will try to write more often.  I think of things I want to put in here but just never seem to have enough time in the day to do all that I want to do.





a good site to check out

While checking my email this morning I noticed I had received my newsletter from

Craftbits. This is a great newsletter having craft ideas for a lot of different mediums.

There is scrapbooking with Sarah Hodsdon. She has put together a nice neat site.

With links to other  scrapbookers and some great ideas on organization, her vs him

scrapbooking, getting emergency safe (this would be good for any craft), and even which adhesive to use on what. I

spent a long time on her site just checking things out and I am not a scrapbooker.

Then there is Vicki Howell on knitting, she also has a great site. There you will

find “free” patterns to download, new products to check out, and whats new on the

knitting scene. Vicki is the host and creative consultant of Knitty Gritty on HGTV.

So if you like to knit you might want to check her out. But be prepared to stay a while.

And of course out Heather Powers on polymer clay. I spend way to much time on her

site. She always has such interesting things to say whether it is on someone else’s work,new tutorials,

or sale items. She has it all. She is a creative multi-medium bead artist. Her work has

appeared in BeadStyle Magazine and many others.

Craft Gossip blog:

is the main blog with many blogs within. I

have told you about three of them but there is crochet, candle making, and jewelry

design just to name a few. If you would like to sign up for the newsletter just click

on the link “newsletter”. I could go on and on about this blog but you should just go over

there and check it out for yourself. Can you tell this is one of my favorite sites?? It

has something for everyone, no matter what medium you are in to.

Well I guess that is all for today.  I have some polymer flowers to make.  See ya’ll tomorrow.