Sunday, January 30, 2011
First you give me a hard time about how I should dress you and then I have a hard time getting clear pictures and then the post!! --Pictures without words and--- Yikes--- and I am going to Try a pattern this year--- and make a video -- and and OMG -- The year has just started and I am already stumbling thru things---------
Thursday, January 27, 2011
my "shared" camera is missing!! so no photos yet-- for what I am working on...I attached my lil Air dry clay--- cat head--- You can see it-- laying around in the last post---- to a small body today ---and decided to paint the body...I used some watered down white glue with my paint --- to cover some seams--- and where the clay head was attached to the body --and was delighted to see--- it made the body have a furry look and a lacy look for the bodice !! Don't you just love it--- when you try new things ---and they WORK!!!!But every time I think this one is going to zip right thru-- NO Problems--I do something stupid.. I really liked her face and eyes -- but I didn't wait long enough to start dressing her --- and I pulled some cloth over her face --- and wrecked one of her eyes---I had used top coat nail polish over the paint and it looked dry -- but it wasn't..It had such a nice lil clear dome too..My bad!!! Guess it is good that durn camera is in use elsewhere No need to have pictures to remind me of my goofs!!!! An-d--- I have --three lil dollies to work on--- but I always try to get one done all the way ---One day I will learn to stop-- and let one settle out and work on another one --and then go back to the other one !!! Ya think?????
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
KEEP MY HEARTY (AIR DRY )CLAY IN A PICKLE JAR..OF COURSE i CLEAN IT AND LET IT AIR DRY SO IT DOESN'T SMELL LIKE PICKLES--BUT IT SURE KEEPS THE CLAY FROM' DRYING OUT LIKE SO MANY OTHER CONTAINERS i HAVE TRIED---i ALSO KEEP A PKG OF DIFFERENT SIZES OF FOAM BALLS (FROM THE DOLLAR STORE) AND TOOTHPICKS AND POLYESTER LINING..CUZ IT IS THIN AND STRONG AND i LIKE TO NEEDLE SCULPT MY LIL BODIES---i LIKE HEARTY CLAY BECAUSE IF I decide to cover the clay face in cloth..it has a soft-- almost stuffed feeling to it...Lets see--- I cant run out for hair..I am baby sitting a sick gran!!! so I found some roping --- and it unwinds into some pretty locks..I have drawers of paints --(because I paint/draw/ on most anything that will take it--- but I usually rely on FOLK ART..for faces and shoes on dolls!!If I get lazy and don't want to "make" shoes!! Happens a lot-- hmmm ---Anyway-- I am trying to set up-- How I do things --in order to -- learn how I can do free tutorials for the people who asked--SO guess this is a learn as we go for all of us hihi I wish it was live so I could have feedback oh what I need to be showing Oh welllllllllllll here goes nothing!?!?!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
At the transformation of my --wire/wrapped/wax/over face -- lil lady.. pulled out of my pile (of works in process--Lots of start and stops--on things-- to keep my mind off the problems going around me__I only seem to finish a project when I have a order or deadline -- this time a swap over at Cindy's Thimbleprims Studio-- She has the neatest blog and swaps etc -- so check her out --if I was better on this computer I would have it out there for you to just click-- but haven't gotten that far with this computer --yet---- Another thing I need to learn more of..Boots-- I think her boots were the hardest for me to come up with--- as we don't have a Hobby Lobby closer than 50 miles -- and too much going on for travel for anything but essentials---Oh I made her stockings out of an old silk handy I had..SO most of the dress was from saved treasures..I love the challenge of seeing --what--can make what!! Grins and pins of tangles art from a tangles mind Jandee
Didn't think I would -ever- get back to this blog--so many things going on here Good and bad..The good is I am still crafting --my island of peace and joy--- in all this crazy mess.. of illnesses and mishaps..Funny thing is EMT-s came for my young grandson ..for an allergic reaction-- that made him pass out-- and hit his head..I am sure the neighbors thot it was for my husband or I -- being the grans---You just never know Anyway -- so far so good -- We all seemed to have survived-- thus far-- and I am going to put up my latest doing And a few before-s like before I got sidetracked-----