Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Home for the Holidays -- YAY!!!

Almost  thot-- we would be spending Christmas IN the hospital!?!?! Still could !?!?! Been in and out (husband esp--wont watch his diabetes  BB!!) --so much lately--  Add to the fact-- that I haven't plowed thru all my wanted-to-do list yet -----TG--  for--painting---- (ornaments and things_ -- so much easier than cloth and clay projects---  but with my artistic A-D-D--- and the internet-----You would know-- I get in the mood for clay --(NOW --- it is porcelaina  fria(sp?)  ordered from  Brazil)  My Christmas gift to myself -hmmmm -- ..I did get a purple (cloth) angel finished for a special lil girl--And-- I have two cloth dolls made for  two lil baby girls due for the holidays----I have been debating  how to dress them  --?? In red for Christmas  or wait to see color preference--- and hopefully remember to take their pixs for this blog before they make their journey--Lately--  I forget the pictures--  because I am so far behind -- I am just happy to get them mailed ..Did I say MAIL?? Geepers  after  a wild time spent in the overcrowded  crabby(people) lobby ---mailing late things  --I can tell I am not the ONLY ONE--behind!?!?!?!?!?!hihi _But I thot I would  put up a couple of things to show I am still around and "TRYING"---   
 The snoopy pinata didn't survive his "beatings?"
in Spanish class  for a picture--boohoo--- but he did come out really cute---OH and our   Kami is working with encaustics for a school project...Yesssssssss  --- another distraction for me---Hopefully-- I will get back to this blog---before the New Yer begins  but who knows around here hmmmmmm SO Here is an early wish --for --the best of everything   ----in the holidays and in the New Year  --to come----xoxoxoxox Jandee

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ornaments--Part of my Holidaze

I love lil things ---as you know ---if you follow here--and lately with all the running--I need things I can carry with me and do by hand ---if possible--in the car --- at the doctors office (PS the surgeon has dismissed my hubby YAY!!!!) Waiting for Kids  in the car --to get out of school  etcetra-----SO-- here are some--I have tried---Only problem--I never take a camera for a step by step--- ANYWAY
an easy one to do---Cut a circle and baste the edges and pull the thread until  it is almost closed-- then stuff (I used a ready made pom pom--Either I am getting lazy or smarter ???  but cotton  is good--) Then just trim it ---pom nose and pom on the hat top --oops didn't focus in on that one ---Beard is some small boa trim I had--Eyes are  what I use in  my needlefelting adventures---- told ya I skip around --A LOT!!
 Next  a Felt --not felted -- but "felt" cutie...So many online people making felt cuties--- I think GINGERMELON has a ton of patterns--  I was on the HIVE  for awhile  (Tons of creative souls there) but they moved and I never made the move with them--OTTN??) and LOVED  her creations  -- BUT--I don't use patterns ---  Still----I could draw out-- what I   DO /DID?? if anyone is interested--
Last but not least for today---two styro-foam balls covered in first a red sweater knit (altho a red felt would do as well) and then embroidered in green and white felt /embroidered and cut like flower --petals and stitched onto the  red knit--Yeah--I delved into quilting too and got this idea-----of different pieces sewed together!?!?!?!?!? --my dizzy mind!!!However  sometimes

"I"  think ---lil things---- take longer than  the big ones---Course I always run into problems when I stop to think. Truthfully--lil things--satisfy my need to move on to a new project fast--A "production" gal--I am not--  More like----" there"--- I tried that --I--did that---On to the next---My husband says---as long as my  --OTTN disease stays confined to my crafts and art --- and not him --- heh heh ----