apples, delicious & cute. okay, maybe not delicious...but certainly cute. these are actual apple sized, and testers of a pattern i will be putting together in a kit so anyone can try their hand making an apple, plus learn how to use a wedge pattern to make a rounded shape.
so i spent this evening making up some more kits in an alternative color-way that is more intense than pastels to also add to the shop.
you can see the tv's eerie glow as i worked to package up the new kits.
the weekend is too short. tomorrow i am back at accounts payable at the hospital i am temping at. i certainly got spoiled by my summer of freedom to craft the days away! i can't wait until i can craft in the daylight hours again. i spent most of today running around doing errands which leaves my crafting to the evening hours. i am not complaining, though, i know i am pretty lucky! :D
first thing i do to get the stamps attached to the blocks is to stamp the block with the image, then seal it with some gloss medium.
then i cut apart my pre-made rubber stamp blocks, and use a super heavy duty craft glue to stick them to the matching wooden blocks. once i have done that i attach my printed package label to the box, and give the stamps 24 hours to totally set before putting them in the boxes.
i know many of you are going to ask, 'where did you get those rubber stamp blocks made?'. i used a small company called picturemystamp.com, which i liked working with a lot.
alright...end of w.i.p. tuesday night. time for relaxing then some sleeping...for tomorrow brings me back to pushing papers across a desk.
a work in progress post (a.k.a. wip) as per request...so as much as i like that i can have a month or two at a time spending my days sewing or crafting away, i also like being able to afford health insurance, so i temp in various office jobs here and there. right now i am temping in accounts payable at a local hospital. this makes my weekend days even more precious, and has also cut down my 'creative' time for making new items. today i concentrated on a batch of squid...this is how my sunday went, from morning to night:
cutting out squid parts.
tracing the tentacles over & over & over...
cutting out the tentacles, heads, and more. then piling them up.
taking a break to decorate the kitty with my scraps.
setting up the eyes, cutting & trimming sewn parts.
pinning the tentacles & bottom to the heads.
as the end of the 'ice road truckers' marathon came to a close, i also decided to turn it in...
there are no pictures of my turning pieces inside out because i did that during a craftland meeting this evening. if you hadn't heard yet, the craftland application is only up for 2 more weeks, best to get it in soon! it is a great opportunity to take part in a craft show without dragging out the tables and tents to a locale. all you do is make your stuff, and ship it off to our little temporary shop set up in downtown providence! okay...mini-plug over...
and i will try and at least post some more work in progress pics as the week goes along.
i am aware i have been pretty m.i.a. and i am sorry about that! and i also apologize for posting a picture of my hands. i don't really have anything else to post at the moment. piles of half finished things sit waiting for my hands to get working on them again. sometimes a gal needs a break...
wow. new england is a pretty humid place. a rather large thunderstorm just passed overhead too. it looked like someone was throwing buckets of water at my windows. as someone who grew up in a 8 year drought in southern california i am still amazed by stuff like that...and i also don't think i will ever acclimate to the humidity!
well, aside from that...i just added the ice cream dolls to the webshop...
and i finally have an air date for uncommon threads!
alright...i think a real ice cream might be in order...later!
these little ice cream dolls are waiting for their cherries, and the cherries are waiting for the order of eyes i made to come in...once done, these are all destined for the webshop. i have a new flavor on the far right, coffee!