Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Exciting stuff is happening!

Yesterday was the first day that the Facebook page for my online shop went live.  For Buck's Sake quickly started adding up followers, and I find that amazing!  A special Thank You to everyone taking an interest in what I do.  But oh man!  I'm still working on a surprise... I hope to announce it soon!    Stay tuned everyone...

A sneak peek of some of the things you can expect to see at the Grand Opening:

Cutie patootie crocodiles!
I can't be the only weird one who adores octopi, can I?
Can you even STAND the cuteness??

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Buzz!

So it's been a while since I've posted, but by no means have I been idle!  I have projects I've been working on, and I'm getting so close to debuting them.  I'm getting excited.  But, allow me to make an announcement:

1 October 2017 will be the Grand Opening of my Etsy Store For Buck's Sake 

I have been working on inventory, and have some pretty cute things on the way.  So stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

More Teasers

Sneaky peek at what's in the works! 
 I've been busy like a bee!  Working on the "under-wraps" project.  I want it to be just right before I debut it.   Meanwhile take a look at those cutie patootie shoots! They are so adorable... and a small part of what I've been working on.  
 Since today's theme appears to be crochet, I share with you some of my cruise-creations. I have provided links to all the patterns I used in case some of you are interested in trying them out yourself!
The Fire Breathing Dragon by Sharon Ojala pattern can be found on Ravelry.  The sheep is from a  baby mobile pattern made by Repeat Crafter Me, pattern found on her website.
Poor Yorrick is a pattern from Ravelry by Liz Lindo.  I did some modification to it so that it would mount on the post you see there.  It fits under a Spartan Helmet bought as a souvenir while on cruise.  I think I may make a few more of these...!
These grand unicorns are a pattern offered via Creativebug by Twinkie Chan.  I did, however, do a small addition to the stallion to make him, eh-hem, more manly.  
Octavia the Octopus is a pattern available from Yarnspirations.
Pug Dog made following a pattern from Ambercraftstore.
The majority of the items I crochet are from patterns, and the bulk of those are free patterns.  There are hundreds of free crochet patterns online!   My skill level allows me to free-hand crochet some things, but I'm not patient enough to write out patterns, so those items, alas, end up being a one-of.  
In case anyone is wondering... I was taught the rudimentary fundamentals of crochet as a child by my mother or grandmother.  Honestly, I don't remember this at all.  But about 4 years ago, as I was looking for a project that I could take on cruise that wasn't messy, crochet started to interest me.  I watched some You Tube videos, bought some hooks, and thought myself how to read patterns.  I enjoy the meditative repetition of crocheting, and the challenge the stitches bring.  Plus the awesome things you get to create!  It's a super fun medium I am only beginning to learn the possibilities of.  And truthfully, if I can learn it, anyone can.
Happy Creating!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Big things are coming...!


I don't want to give it up yet, but there is a lot of back ground work going on!  There is a very steep learning curve, but I'm not going to let it get in the way.  Stay tuned see what's ahead!

...Having covered a sliver of the future, allow me now to delve into the past for your entertainment. I wanted to keep going on the theme of things I've done recently.  It started with this bowl I found while out shopping with a friend of mine for baby things. I know.... this isn't a baby thing. Don't judge me.
I really liked the way the glass was allowed to form directly on the log piece.
So many wooly choices!
Since seeing my mother's live planted fairy garden I have been wanting one of my own.  I am in no place to try and start growing an entire terrarium.  So instead, I opted to try some felting again and make my own Fairy Garden Reproduction.
Of course the Potato Dog is helping!
This is what I came up with.  Three felted river rocks, a stream bed, and a cutie patootie mushroom.
Not phallic at all!
Hot Glue is the king of sticky!
This is the finished project as I first posted it on Social Media:
 
To which my sister messages me "Needs a gnome."  Of course she is right.  The final final project:
Isn't he adorable?!
Now, it's perfect!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

What.... where have I been?!

Sea Duty. That is the short answer. Up until VERY recently I was Active Duty US Navy.  It's took a toll on my spirit, mind, and body.  However, I am now beginning the next section of my life.  And it's exciting!  An art studio, surrounded by beauty, and time to be me.
I have decided submit a sketchbook to  The Sketchbook Project this year.  It will be the second year that I have done so.  Last year I submitted a book entitled "One Life".  I had a really good time making it.  but this year Iam in a better place, and looking for ways to express and expand my art.
So I chose the theme "Underwater" and started brain storming.
I came up with lots of ideas, and dutifully wrote them all down, even if I didn't think it was very good.  I would consider myself a spontaneous crafter.  I make what I'm making once.  I don't practice so much as I attempt. If whatever I'm trying works, great!  And if not, well, I move on.
But today I realized my methods are changing.  For the better, I think! Allow me to explain by photo:


Clearly you can see what I mean.  Instead of having only one idea, one concept, I am getting better at expounding on an original idea.  

On a side note... I am going to try and get this blog up and running again.   I've started making things again, and there are SO many projects to get going.  
Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Some time in the studio...

Below is a collection of photos of things I made over this weekend...

This was started by my daughter many months ago, and I finally managed to get it all done. I love the little collections of things!


I actually bought this decorative bird cage more than a year ago! Inspiration struck a few days ago and this assemblage is the result.


And lastly this (cassette tape holder?) I got at the thrift store and decopouged old sewing patterns on it. I think I will be using it to organize photos!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

FLEAS!!

I would be remiss if I just plunged into a post without mentioning my extreme lapse between the last one and now. Truthfully, I have no reason. I allowed life to get in the way of my recording it. And to complete the vicious cycle I felt as though I was failing by not recording it.

So the end result is this: I haven't even logged into Blogger in 5 months.

Ka-blowey! Almost half a year gone!
So allow me to just pick up the pieces and reacquaint myself with my creativity.

I will start with some fantastic flea market finds:
I have some plans starting to formulate for this sweet little deer and her sister!


And these, I think, were the find of the day! I instantly wanted them, with no real inkling of why...

How sweet is this little cherub??
The sister...
And this, I'm sure, is a reproduction, which is fantastic for me since my plan is to completely alter it. I can now do so without guilt!

Stick around.... I have lots more pics to post... but first I must get some work done!