Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pink and Purple

Ha, I'm not sure where the pink and purple came from. As you probably know, that's not my usual colours. The Tin Man says I must have found my feminine side. It doesn't happen very often. I'm much more attuned to my grungy side I think. Well I had flowers on my mind because I have a group of friend that get together to do some creating once a month and our theme for next meeting is flowers. So I thought I'd get out my box of extra know the ones you make but then they don't work for the project any way or you just get so into it that you make way too many. For some reason the flowers that appealed to me were all kind of pinks and purples. And so my feminine side emerged for a short time and these cards are what came out of it. Don't worry it didn't last too long. I've been back to hammering my copper since and the tumbler is going as we speak.

If you're in the Perth area on Saturday I'll by at the Market from 8am to 1 pm. Come on out and see me. it's a beautiful picturesque town well worth the trip out.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer fun.

So how has your summer been so far? As usual mine is going way too fast.

The last two weekends Sheila and I have been vendors at the Perth Farmers Market. This weekend I took a break to enjoy a few other local shows. It's nice to be on the other side of the table some times. I was also checking them out for possible shows next year. Yesterday the Tin Man and I went to the Urban Art Show. Unfortunately I forgot my camera in the car so I have no photo's for you. It was very cool show though, lots of local artist with a great selection of unique creations in a beautiful shady park in downtown Ottawa. I hadn't been to this show before but will definitely be going again.

Today we went to the Herbfest. We have been to this show before but it's been a few years and I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed it. I forgot to bring my camera with at all today but above is a few of the things we came home with. We picked up some garlic for our first garlic fix of the year. And the Tin Man was able to sample and choose some of his favourite mustards from Mrs. McGarrigle's. It's a beautiful venue and the weather was amazing. If you're ever in the Almonte area in July this is a must see show for all those nature and healthy living enthusiast.

I hope your weekend was as wonderful as mine.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Birds and birdhouses.

I had a very productive day today. Finished off a few of the necklaces that you saw on my desk yesterday. And even got a couple of them listed on Etsy.
 I tried some different chain, bead and ribbon combinations for a change. The embossed bird in the middle is a fine copper chain entwined through a purpley brown seed bead. I've done this combo a few times and really like the look.
Here I used a new kind of silk ribbon with some thin leather. I'm not sure yet if I like this ribbon. It's got raw edges and I'm not sure if it's going to keep fraying or not. I guess I'll have to wear it to see how it holds up.

So that was my day, how was yours?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Messy desk today...

haha that kind of implies that sometimes it's not messy!  Well it does get cleaned up once in a while, I just don't remember the last time that happened.LOL.
So here it is!
I'll give you a brief tour. Starting on the left is my Buddha that I made years ago when I was doing ceramics. He helps to keep the peace while I work and he doesn't mind the mess at all. At the top is kind of an inspiration board where things that I like or don't know where else to put get pinned to. If you look closely you can see a Michelle Casey post card that inspires me daily. At the right on the beading mat is what I'm working on at the moment. I've laid out a few pieces that are ready to have some dangley bits added to them. These should be done in the next day or two and I'll show you how they turned out. As for everything else on the desk, some are works in progress, some are works in stagnation and a lot of it is just bits and bobs that I've taken out to try and haven't put away again yet.

Well that's it for the desk tour. I better get back to those dangley bits now.

Oh, I almost forgot, if you're interested in seeing some more creative desks check out WOYWW over at Stamping Ground.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

And the winner is...

Sorry I've been busy and time just got away from me again. So this is just a quick post to let Lori know that she is the winner of her choice of cards.

 Lori said...

They're all awesome! But, if I had to choose, I'd go with the dragonfly card. Love it!
I'll get that sent to you as soon as I get your snail mail address Lori.

Thanks you everyone for your wonderful comments. It's so nice to get some feed back on some of my creations.

I'm working on some new jewelry pieces and hope to get some finished soon. I'll share them as soon as I do.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

You could win, which is your favourite?

I gave myself a bit of a challenge the other day. I hadn't cleaned everything away from last weeks challenge cards so I decided to try to make cards from my card scrap box. In this box goes backgrounds, stamped images that I don't use right away and other bits of paper. It's starting to over  flow, hence the need for my challenge.

So here are the cards that I created. I'd like to say that this put a dent in my scrap box but not really. I'll have to have another go at this challenge for that to happen.

My favourite is the purple one with the little girl fairy. I love fairies and believe they're in my studio helping me out but that's for another post. The Tin Man likes the one with the dragonfly on it best.

So which one is your favourite. Leave a comment letting me know and I'll draw a name from them at the end of the week. The winner will get the card they like best.


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