Yay!! I've really cut back on swapping (thank god! If I didn't I'd be a shivering ball of mess trying to get everything done) but I couldn't help but start another round of the Jar of Whimsy swap on craftster. Read: Get or make a container of your choice and fill with tons of tiny things! So much fun right! And my partner, the awesome MissingWillow received today so I can share my wee crafting hehe.
So I sent it all (or rather as much as I could fit) into this stoneware teapot I made in my summer ceramics class. Totally classy and awesome.
Whatever was left I fit into a spare mason jar and a few baggies. Course the handmade wee things were specially wrapped and donned with appropriate taggies. MissingWillow has a wee house she is crafting for, with rooms for tea and tea vending, as well as a palmistry room and waiting room!! I had to make her some fun stuff for the palmistry room =)
First I have to show off these tiny tiny runes I made!!
All done with polymer clay - they were supposed to be shades of gray, but I guess when you're cooking something that tiny, it really doesn't take too long... I think I had them in the oven maybe 2 minutes before I noticed it was smoking a bit and yeah,..oops. But it did give the runes a lovely patina. I dabbed white paint in the lines I scratched in before baking and made a little pouch to keep them in.
I also made her a spying eye (may also be known as a magnifying glass) and a creepy vintage girl frame to hang up in the room - maybe ghostly ancestors?
The spying eye is made from a Tim Holtz gear wheel, a neato circular watch face I got from erica_tattoos (one of many! I got a bunch and I love it!), a wee key, and a little red crystal embellishment thing.
I also made a small matchbox shrine thing - I was thinking along the lines of a wheel of fortune, but maybe with timey mystical overtures or something?
Holy crap a matchbox is tiny, but I am a bit hooked and I'm itching to make another shrine soon - look out for that!
I had a pog too that I converted to a spooky type table top, or maybe just room decorative medallion - it's two-sided
I burned the edges with a real flame because the inky edging with a stamp pad just wasn't really cutting it - again more smoke in my apartment haha.
And a palmistry hand to keep in the room! The idea is totally stolen from the completely incredible mistress of tiny Knickertwist who made a similar palmistry hand out of a doll hand - same idea!
Oop couldn't find any other pictures but I also made a wee rug (had to restart it 3 times! kept messing it up somehow), wee bunting, a dragon eye.....not sure where that was going but I sent it along anyhow, and a creepy poison sign.
Oh and a fun papercutting that I tried, in the spirit of all things whimsy and wee, to make it as small as possible....that being said its still probably about 4" x 6" but still a challenge to cut out!
And of course this was all sent along with a teapot and mason jar full of found and bought whimsies =) I hope she can find use for it all! I had a lot of fun making it.