Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy "Turkey" Day

I hope everyone has a great day of family and food!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


with my sled today and I love how it turned out. I want to keep it!!! BUT I already have WAY too much CHriStmAs stuff the way it is. The santa is one of Terrye French's design that I added my own touch too. I made his beard out of paperclay and I think it adds dimension to the piece. I added some moss, berries, grapevine,cinnamon sticks and pine cones to the top and hanging off to the side is a star ornie. I am obsessed with CINNAMON!! I use it on everything I make, I love the smell. It was hard not to add sparklies to this piece but I wanted a more prim look. I put my SANTA egg in a enamelware cup and added some rusty bells, polymer clay candy canes and a red glitter ribbon. Added sparkles to this one.
Last year I made a few sets of these lil MICE writing a note to santa. The mouse is made from polymer clay and has a scarf tied around his neck with, what else? CINNAMON rubbed on it. The note reads>>> Dear Santa I love you I have been very good I have many sisters and brothers what I would like for Christmas is CHEESE for my family I wanted the paper to look used and like the lil guy found it, so I watered down some brown paint and washed the paper with it and I made a few cup rings and smears also. I hope everyone had a wonderful day.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New pieces and....

I was so excited to get a package in the mail I couldn't wait to open it and see what I got. The pic below is the ornament I received from the swap I joined. It is so cute and I LOVE snowmen. The artist is Kathy Lowry from Thank you so much. I am going to put a hook on the back so I can hang it up. I made this little snowman from an antique bottle I had. I filled it with white pearl beads, lots of glitter and handmade polymer clay candy canes. The snowman is also made from polymer clay. He is sprinkled with lots of glitter and is very pretty in the light. The pictures just do not do this piece justice.
I handpainted this wooden egg with a Terrye French(LOVE HER)design. This is just a peek of part of the whole piece. More pics of the finished piece will be posted tomm.

I also started painting this sled today. It is also Terrye French inspired. I had to stop so I could let his beard dry, it is made from paperclay. So I will hopefully work on it again tomm.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Snowmen Galore....

I think I am obsessed with snowmen! I can't stop painting them! Here are two more items with>>>>what else snowmen!! The first one is a little rusty shovel. The snowman is all tuckerd out. The handle has greenery, grapevine, white pipberries, cinnamon star and more. Then I made some snowpops out of polymer clay. Added a stick to each and put them in a rusty bucket with snow, bows, and glitter.

I am so happy to be back in the studio again. Boy did I miss it. I am trying to get some inventory for the etsy shop I want to open before Christmas. I think I am almost there. So watch for my Grand opening! ;)

Hope everyone had a glorious day!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

O' Christmas Tree.....

O' Christmas Tree.....I managed to make it in the studio yesturday and finished some items I started a few weeks back. The wreath has lots of extras on it, pine cones, dried oranges, handmade candy canes. The tree has a prim house with a tree, flag, birdhouse, and other lil details. This tree is just a simple prim scene. There is a grapvine wreath around the top. His scarf has some rusty bells and grapevine.
These two ornies are made from polymer clay sitting on top of a bell. I added lots of glitter!!!
The pics do not do these pieces justice. I need a new program, actually I need to learn to use!!!!

Hope everyone had a creative weekend. I will stay out of the studio today. I need to run some errands but hopefully will be back in there tom. It felt so good to create again and it was a great day outside.......shut the furnace off and had the window open so that helps the mood alot.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

little update....

Well the past two weeks have been awful. I have been in bed most of the time.....for those of you who don't know, I have alot of physical hip and back. So this has kept me from the studio because it is really hard to sit up for any length of time. I am having major "studio" withdrawels though...LOL. I am feeling better and hope I can get into the studio today for a bit. I have a few christmas items I would like to finish and can hopefully get some new pics up for those of you who have been asking. hope everyone has had a good weekend.