Monday, October 27, 2008

Fall is in the air

I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted. It is cooling down here for a couple days anyway. It feels great!!

I listed a new pincushion. The colors aren't very fall like, but it is pretty just the same. It is a new design for me. I called it "Field of Flowers" I have been making lots of new pincushions getting ready for a show I have on Nov. 9th, but haven't been listing them until now. I find it hard to make stuff for Etsy and shows and have enough for both. Unfortunately one must suffer and this month it was my Etsy shop. I've only had one custom sale so I figured I'd better list something new. I go back and forth on whether to list stuff before a show or not. I like to have alot of selection at the show, but might not make a sale and could lose an Etsy sole or vice verse. Oh well, one day I'll figure it all out!!

Well tomorrow is a big day for me. I've been letting my hair grow for 3 years and it is just above my waist. I always wanted long hair, but could never let it grow. This time I did it, but I'm ready for a change. It will get chopped tomorrow. I'll have some pics even though I hate pics of myself. I'm going to donate my ponytail, so it will do some good. More on this tomorrow!!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Eye Candy giveaway

Hi! I just found this wonderful blog Retro Cafe Art. She is giving away a beautiful assortment of eyelets. Here's the link so go check it out

I just got a bunch of vintage trim in today that I ordered and my mind is spinning. I've got lots of ideas for it. Some for collages and some for pincushions. Got to love pom-poms!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I haven't had any new finished works to share with you, so I decided to start taking pics of my works in progress. Please keep in mind that I just took these in my living room not under my lights I use to take my final pics so the colors will be much better on my final pics. I've been working more on my collages than my felt lately. These first pics are glimpes of my Sunflowers collage which is almost finished. I put so many layers in that it takes awhile to get one done due to drying time. I also have pics of the custom logo pincushion I am making for a fellow etsian. It is almost done and turning out quite well. I played with my new charcoal pencils tonight and I love the effect they give. They aren't in these pics but, you'll see it in my final pics. You'll have to check back.

Season finale of Project Runway was tonight. Of course they never pick my fave, but I thought Kato should have gotten it. Oh Well!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Voting has begun

In my last post I told you about a challenge I entered, but I forgot to mention when the voting begins. Well it started on the 8th. Here's the link if you'd like to go and vote. There are alot of beautiful entries. Just leave your vote in the comment section.

I've been able to determine the colors for the custom logo pincushion I'm going to make so now I have to make the pattern and get started! This is a first. I have a few new collages in the works as well. Post some pics soon.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Taking a leap

I found a new blog called Mind Wide Open through my mixed media group on etsy. Every month they do a challenge with a picture they choose. You have a week to create something with the image. I decided to take the plunge this month and am pretty darn proud of how it came out. I'm a bit nervous to enter it as there are so many talented artists participating, but I've got to take the plunge.

On the felt front, I received another custom pincushion request. A fellow etsian wants me to create a pincushion from their logo. I think this will be quite interesting. I've made a few new things, but haven't listed because I have a show on Nov. 9th and have to save some inventory for that. I've got to get busy. It will be here before I know it.