Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 334

Half way point. I probably would have done more but I thought I made a mistake so I had to undo a few lines only to find out that I had done everything right... My aunt stopped me in time because i was was going to undo the whole thing. :( 
LOL and I just noticed that it looks like there is a square missing from the left leaf.. but it seems there was white under it, the open square is actually there.:D  Ahhh the joys of learning.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 333

So I worked on this for many hours, and i feel that it isn't moving fast enough! Patience... patience...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 332

So it seems that it will take me a couple more days to complete this, but I am really happy with how it looks.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 331

Crochet attempt # 2
I got different thread, and started the panel again. It is going good this time, almost at the point where the main design starts.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 330

Today's creativity was 3fold. At my mom's request I took out my sewing machine that I haven't used in a few years, and stitched a quilt that was cut in half so my mom can use it to cover her couches.  Since I had the sewing machine out I decided to just attempt to cover my living room pillows that were pink and peach to better match the decor of the room.  It was a nice diversion from making jewelry and I loved the end result.
the stitching

The pillow and fabric

original pillow and one covered

How I made the back for all of them

complete small pillows

More Fabric!
Completed bigger pillows
Pretty pillows!

Tomorrow I will add a few more items in my etsy store. Remember there is a 33% off sale till Monday
code: BF2011 with free shipping!!! 


Friday, November 25, 2011

Day 329 Very Ambitious

So I listened to my aunt, who has been crocheting all her life and used the thinner thread to do a crochet panel approximately 20x12 even though it called for a thicker one.  It took me up to a few min ago to find out that it is too tedious, and its not working out ...  but it was a good experience and I learned that i can do a long chain extra firm that made my double crochet really difficult to work with. I might continue tomorrow and see if I can actually do this or just start something new with this thread.
Lesson learned.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 328

Today I learned how to crochet. My aunt who taught me how to make the lace when I was 13 taught me this 30 years later ... So this is my first attempt (in between cooking and uploading things to my etsy store... Running a big sale Black Friday to Cyber Monday so check my page out
The few first lines were my aunts and and then you can see how I started and where I ended. The heart was just me fooling around with what I learned. In the morning sis is going to find one of her books of patterns so I can practice some more.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 327

Teal Peruvian Threaded Earrings
I also finished 6 more domino pendants, but too tired after the cooking to post... I should be able to upload tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 326

Peruvian Threaded Earrings

Day 325

Reversible Domino Pendants

Domino pendants for Indigo Moon

Finished more of the domino pendants and these are what will be for sale at Indigo Moon.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Day 324

Bibila (Venetian Lace earrings)
So I made the lace pieces into earrings. I first dipped each piece in a glaze to make them stiff and water resistant, bedazzled the center and added a dangle bead to assist with the movement. Sis took the multi colored one ...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Day 323

I love making these domino pendants. I first made them about 6 years ago by accident. I was working on my stamped dominoes - i had read an article on them and thought it was a great idea- and while I was refiling one of my art pens some of the ink fell on a domino.. the rest is history.  I heat set the inks once I am happy with my mini painting and then cover it with an epoxy/resin (which I apply by hand on each tile) for protection. Hope you visit my etsy store or to find wearable art pieces for your holiday gifts!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 322

Bibila - Venetian lace
My aunt arrived from Greece on Wed. I got to spend yesterday and today with her. Along with the non stop gabbing and cooking I made a few pieces of Venetian lace. My Aunt Nikki taught me how do make this when I was 13 one summer in Greece. It requires patience and I just love love making them. These are the also the ones I used to cover the hole in my sneaker, just in a different color. I don't know what I will make in the end, but my goal is to be able to make  a big round one... it requires more points  and rows.  Aunt was so happy that I not only remember but continue to make these. What I like the most about it is that I only need thread ( I use DMC #80- aunt said a bit thicker would be good too so i might switch to 70 or 60) and a needle. That is it. So I took it with me while sis was at therapy - it was a great conversation piece :D and time went fast.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day 321

Long day- So others don't trust that I will make correct decisions, but it has nothing to do with me. I finally get it that its because they don't trust themselves they project that on others. And today I was the lucky one on the receiving end. Lesson learned. Handled appropriately and with a smile. At least in front of them.
Tomorrow is another day and looking forward to it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 313

Out of sync

Finding balance

Winter approaching
3 sketches of my next paintings.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 311

Peruvian Thread Earrings - DMC Metallic thread
made another pair, different design.  I love how they sparkle!