Thursday, June 24, 2010

Finding New things.

Evening Bags I have made, done with acrylic paints, Puff paints, glitter, beading and formed material.
The black and white flowers are white puff paints and Glitter, The orange flowers are stenciled over brushed on acrylics and enhanced with glitter edges. The purple was machined material over painted, and puffed, using a heat gun to make the textured material,enhanced with beading and silver ribbon. Click on all pics to see larger versions.

I have also done felted and material bags, and have at the moment a WIP on an evening bag made from machine embroidered pieces with a lot of hand sewing and beading .Will show these in the next post.

I have put these in here , as I was looking at another blog of ladies I know who do such fun work and saw one of their bags I loved. Hope they get to see my efforts.The blog I am refering to is ,one of my D's, Julia
Take a look ,a very talented gal as well as a very talented group of ladies from Melbourne.

Anothe blog of interest to me is with Amanda who is having a Christmas challenge with Giveaways. Interesting and Fun in making a different Christmas item each month til Nov.

I must catch up with her and try to put something on her blog from me. Go Amanda

Have a lovely,


Peaceful day.

Love to all.



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Finding New things

Hi , well I am excelling myself.I have just done these two bracelets, from a Tutorial
by Cindy Lietz, from only last Friday. that I think is the quickest Ive ever done anything I have seen on the Tutorials.
Just got so interested in the method. So easy and quick to do , and lots of potential.
Take a look at the preview of this tutorial. Click on Cindy's name above,or from here
Faux Agates
said I would be back with a whole new outlook once my eye Ops were done, and now I know I can. I feel like I have a renewed shiny life.
So Life is Good to me and I hope others are having such a happy time as me.

Had a hicup yesterday,tho.
Found a snake crawling on my laundry window. I've never ever seen one so near my home, and was so unerved by it .
I did get rid of it, sent it packing with a broom, so dont think I wll see it again, altho I am still very wary when I step outside.
Some people like snakes and all those crawly unwanted things but not me sad to say.
On my friend Rita's, blog recently she posted some pics of our last meeting. We had a lovely time and the first pic there is of one of the ladies Jey, she is so talented with a needle and her Scrapbooking is so proffesional you'd wonder how she does it all. There are also pics of myself, not good but passable .
We are so lucky to have so many multi talented and precious friends in our groups
here , and I feel very blessed to know them all.

So I must away to keep up the good work now that I am refreshed and motivated
Finding New things to do .
Again have a lovely day
continuing on your talented
arty crafty way
love to all.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Finding new things

This is a necklace I made just before I had my eye operations.
from a tutorial I saw on Polymer clay web.
The pieces are placed on the base bead painted side down. When baked the colour shines thru the translucent giving a soft effect.
I'm Back
Wow have I been away from here for such a long time, so long over 2 mnths, that's long to me.
So much so that I wonder if any of my blogger friends are still out there and even a little bit interested in me or what and why I have been so long away.
If you read the last post, you would see that in April, I was going to start to have Cateracts taken off both my eyes.
All is now done and I am over the moon with the results.I can't believe what I see now.
Smartie me thought I could see before the Ops, and really wasn't interested in the Doctor talk, but now that the problems are all solved, I thank God for great eye Surgeons and such care they took of me.
I am blessed in the way all has come right for me.
Talk about Finding New things, it is as if the world has been cleaned and is all new and bright and shiny again, and I cant believe what I am seeing.
I dont need distance glasses anymore and have 20/20 vision, so all my eye troubles were really the Cateracts, which are now gone and made a new ME !!
Of course there is a funny side, while now I can see beautifully, I can also see all the spots and smudges around my house and am forever dabbing and cleaning them off . Soon tho I won't need to do that, as I am able to do more cleaning now as I go and am laughing at myself.
Wonder what my friends ever thought ,when they visited. I always thought I had a clean house. LOL I think I did have, but now it will be even cleaner and I like clean.
Of course I missed a lot of things for this last 2 months and mainly I missd my Polymer Clay Video Lessons with Cindy Lietz, so I have a lot to catch up with.
I could see with one eye before both were done but until they were both done and healed it was a bit hairy at times. specially when I tried to type things in here.
In a new concept Cindys gals are putting their work on their own Blogs or sites and linking them so they can be seen easier. I like this idea and it takes a load away from our tutor Cindy, so that she can concentrate on her beaut lessons.I will be putting my efforts here are soon as possible to catch up.
If you want to see some of the other students works go to the Cindy site and scroll thru it. It is amazing.
So now that at last I have alighted like my Butterfly friends, I'll take off and go do some Poly clay work and bring it back here even better that before.
Have a wonderful shiny new day
Flitting around in the Sunshine.
Its everywhere.
Like those floaty Butterflies.
All my love to you.
Have a wonderful day. I will