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Thursday, October 16, 2008

What Have I Been Up To??

All kinds of things. Today I played with buttons. I made button fairies for the first time. I signed up for an Art 4 Mail swap and decided I better do my part. I had no clue other that a tutorial on the net. After seeing them for the first time, I knew I wanted to play. Being a bit nervous about my artistic skill level, I put this off until I recieved one. She is beautiful so I kind of copied her. Mine, I think, are kind of funky looking. First time making button fairies, first time using a polymere mold for the faces. Actually, it was the first time I had played with polymere clay. I might have to play with that stuff some more.

I found these plastic like leaves at the craft store for a quarter a stem. I thought they kind of looked like fairy wings. Tuesday, I made some faces and today I made my fairies. I got out my button box and started in. Then I wanted some super dooper big buttons and didn't have any so I went exploring in my Gramma's button boxes. I have buttons from both of my Gramma's but I am being very selfish with them. I only used 2 and there were several like both of them.

So after an hour, hour-10 (that means most of the day without a trip to the Home Depot), I decided these were pretty good. Not quite up to what this flicker pool has but pretty good. And I had fun.

Tomorrow I will take them to the post office and send them on there way. One little one will travel all the way to Cyprus. I hope she has a safe journey.

I've spent alot of time with my quilting machine. Tomorrow I will spend some more time with her. Then I have a retreat next weekend so I have a couple things I'd like to finish for show and tell. I am not going to pressure myself to get them done though. I am not going to pressure myself to do much of anything anymore. I found out it isn't good for my mental health.


crossing my fingers that my picture will show up


JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Judy - I just love the idea of your fairies - I love anything fairy - but unfortunately I can't see the photo. Is it just not there - or is my computer acting up?

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh Judy - they are lovely. I like the little clay faces - so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Mike, Crystal, Peanut, Maemae, Lelou and Corbin said...

Looks great Mom. Where's mine with Grandma's buttons? I'll help design her. And Maemae needs one too for her room.

Only 1 pic shows up. The second one, if there is one, is just the box where it should be.

Ta, Crys