Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Gust of Energy means some Stashbusting for me!

I really can't say what prompted me to go on a 4 day spree of stashbusting but I did. I started with some jewelry for a friend that turned into a need to use up some beads to using up other stash that was laying around. I googled projects to use up beads and stumbled upon a variety of windchimes/suncatchers. I've made a couple before and thought why not make some more! I had some beads to use up, but even better, I had a ton of flat-back marbles that I bought a long time ago and hadn't used up. As well there was silverware that I picked up for....some reason? Anyway, add those, some wire, some nice pieces of wood and voila! Some funky windchimes and a little more space to collect more stash.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Secret projects and other musings

So once more I'm at a point where I don't have anything new to share because the stuff I have been working on is for someone else and must be kept hush hush until they receive it lest I blow the surprise here. But I have been thinking a lot about nature and taking a lot of slow lovely walks. It's refreshing and nice, and has opened my eyes a lot more to the beauty that can be found just in my neighborhood. So that being said, I'll share some things that have inspired me this past week found around the web...

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

What Have I Been Up to?

Been doing a lot of screen printing - got a bunch more FQs in my shop now.

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And had fun with a rather rainbow inspired custom order for 10 FQs of my fox print in tons of different color combinations!

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I put all my screen printing stuff away for now though. Next project: Assemblage art! Not sure where that's going yet...

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Make your Binder feel a little more special

I'm not a person that gets sick very often...but during the week I picked up something nasty and now I've spent about 90% of my weekend being miserable on the couch. So there has been no progress on anything at all for the last few days but I do have something I can finally share: I made this custom binder cover for a really sweet lady on craftster who is just getting into making her own patchwork creations. I had a lot of fun with this, and explored applique quite a bit more than I have in the past, and I am totally loving it.

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Does anyone else get the feeling that I LOVE ALL THE COLORS!!!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Labor Day Weekend means getting busy with the screen printing for me

The last hurrah of summer always leaves me feeling a little sad. Sad that the long warm days are growing noticeably shorter, and that being that I live in Michigan, the season of Fall is little more than a couple of weeks long before we're plunged into the annoying and always much too long throws of winter. My bf and I did have tentative plans for the holiday weekend but being as I've put in way more hours at work this week than I would have liked, I kinda put a veto on doing anything that involved having to drive hours away from the comfort of home. So instead I decided I will tackle a custom order of 10 FQs in different colors of my fun little fox circle print!

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I'm going to hit the fabric store as soon as it opens and of course there will be holiday sales! I'll probably get way too much fabric and then when I get home I'll be going print crazy! I'll have to take some fun artsy pictures of the foxie rainbow.

Speaking of custom orders, I did one for a very sweet lady who is working on a jacket with patches all over it, and she asked me to make some to add to the ones she created. This was a little different since she wasn't stuffing her patches, but I think it was really effective, especially if you're adding the patches to something and you don't want there to be so much extra bulk that padding would have. Here's two of the patches I did - they were all Doctor Who themed, and look, my first k-9!

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I asked her to send me finished pictures and she agreed so I will be following up with that at some point. I love seeing what people make with my stuff!

In other news, I am 6 sales away from my 100th sales Mark!!!

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I want to do something special for the 100th sale so here it is: Whoever is my 100th sale will receive free shipping, AND get a special thank you gift from me =) Also, as a thank you to everyone who has supported my shop in the last year and a half, I am putting a coupon out there for everyone to use to get 20% off their purchase (not including custom orders) until the 100th sale is made. Just send me a note before buying and I will email you the code!

I really had few expectations of my little shop when I started this whole thing, and now a year and a half later, I have met all sorts of new wonderful people, have mailed off my art to places all over the world, and am so much closer to paying off my student loans!! It's a good place to be.

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