Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Twice

 Twice

     Twice, in one day, I broke my size 16 crochet hook.  One of them, I've had for 9 years.  I use them for tatting with sewing thread and adding seed beads.  I just ordered another hook and had to dress it up.  I added a rhinestone to the end, but the camera has a hard time focusing on sparkles.



Soon after writing this blog post, this crochet hook broke.  I'm not impressed with the new Lacis brand crochet hooks.  They seem weak and brittle.  I just ordered 12, Tulip brand crochet hooks from eBay.  They are coming from India, I'll give you an update on their quality once they come.  This brand of hooks are made in Japan, so fingers crossed. 


Monday, September 20, 2021

Coast

 Coast

     We were going, out to the Oregon coast.  I needed a few more hair clips.



Friday, September 17, 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Clips

 Clips

     I needed a little break from making earrings.  I needed a few more hair clips.



Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021

Different

 Different

     I'm working on a different type of changeable earrings.



Friday, September 10, 2021

Cleaning

 Cleaning

     I didn't get the house as clean as it should be.  I found three more spiders.



Thursday, September 9, 2021

Invasion

 Invasion

     The spiders are staring to invade my house.  Time to start cleaning.



Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Continue

 Continue

     I'm, continuing with the drawing.  I've decided to accent it with colored pencil, after the marker portion is finished.  I'm currently, working on the underpainting.



Monday, September 6, 2021

Different

 Different

    I tried a quick drawing on another mixed-media paper and was pleased.  No bleeding.



Friday, September 3, 2021

Color

 Color

     I started to add color the the lily's outline.  As I was adding the layers, the color started to bleed.  I'm using mixed media, vellum paper.  




Thursday, September 2, 2021

Lily

 Lily

     I started a new marker picture, using my Chameleon markers.  Here is the reference and the sketch.  My friend, works in the garden department at the local grocery store.  She took this beautiful picture.  






Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Thrift Store

 Thrift Store

       I went to the thrift store, for more quilling paper.  They had one more package.  While there, I went through the rest of their craft section.  I came across, a new, unopened beaded cross stitch pin.  I had to give this a try.  I couldn't loose for fifty cents.  The cat pin was stitched on heavy paper and only the first half of the cross stitch was stitch (with the bead).  I backed the pin with felt, added the pin.






Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Monday, August 30, 2021

Dollar

 Dollar

     I made a trip to the dollar store and found some more hair clips and butterfly thingies.




Friday, August 27, 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Christmas

 Christmas

      I was waiting to spend my birthday gift certificate, to Handy Hands, once they had their "Christmas in July" promotion.  Here is the loot...Thanks Rachel, I love my present.



Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Shells

 Shells

      Another, craft store had seashell buttons...more hair clips.  I think, I need to make a trip to the coast.



Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Owls

 Owls

     I had found a few, cute, owl buttons at the fabric store.  I decided to make a few hair clips, with them.  I also had a heart button.



Monday, August 23, 2021

Button

 Button

       When I seen the "Square Button Bag," in Martha Ess's, Button Jar Tatting book, I had to make it.  I added a lot more and more beads to the pattern.  This little purse came out to be, about 4" wide.  Cute for a little girls purse, or a big girls evening purse.  The front of the purse has buttons, while the back is plain (with lots of beads).






Friday, August 20, 2021

Crafts

 Crafts

     The rest of the fair results:   11 first place,  4 second place, 5 "Best of Class," 2 Special $10 Awards ("Best Paper Craft" and "Best Glass Craft."


first place
crochet sweater



first place
mouse cross stitch


second place
crochet doily



first place and "Best of Class"
sketch book cover


first place
etched flask


first place and "Best of Class"
etched ceramic tile



first place and "Best of Class,"
Special $10 Award:  "Best Paper Craft"
quilled humming bird



first place
scratch art humming bird


second place
bunny, recycled form milk and vinegar jugs


first place and "Best of Class"
polymer clay box


first place
beaded cross stitch cat pin


second place
wrap-it bracelet


second place
chain maille bracelet


first place and "Best of Class," Special $10 Award: "Best Glass Craft"
Etched fairy vase


first place
cameo collection



Thursday, August 19, 2021

Tatted

 Tatted

     I had received  9 first place ribbons, 2 second place ribbons and one "Best of Class" ribbons for the tatted entries.