Saturday, March 27, 2010
I also have used the smaller, itty, bitty burned out halogens to make mini sculptures. I named these 2 mini ones after my nieces, Kristin & Katrina. The one in pink is Kristin, who happens to have a similar hairstyle as the sculpture. The one in yellow is Katrina.
I got these mini halogens from a store I worked at. Anytime there was a bulb that burned out, I asked if I could have it.
Anyway, the random number generator picked number two, which belonged to Melissa. Congrats to Melissa! You will be getting a Mr. Fluffy Bum Bottom pin and Petite Purse mailed to you just in time for Easter.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Can you see my buzzing visitor sitting by the two Dremel wrenches? He put a little delay in my cleaning plans.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
The exact Petite Purse will be a surprise. Here's a sampling of some of my Petite Purses, which come in a small & a large size. The small size is perfect for giving a small gift in like a pin, magnet or necklace, the larger size is the perfect size to hold a gift card or a small trinket/treasure. This giveaway will be for the smaller size Petite Purse.Now it's quiz time! Shown below is a photo of one my sculptures named Susan (after one of my sisters). She likes the dress and said she would wear a dress like that one, so when I was thinking of a name for her, I decided to name her Susan. Anyway, my question to you is.....what did I use for the structure of this sculpture? Clue: It's an object that I UpCycled. Another way to get a clue is to visit my store and look in my UpCycled sculpture section and find out what I used for some of those pieces.
Contest closed. Time to pick a winner!
All correct answers will be entered into a drawing for the bunny pin & purse. Please include your e-mail address in your comment/answer, otherwise you won't be entered into the contest even if you answered correctly. Contest closes at 11pm CST on Thurday, March 25th. Good luck!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Thanks to Michele of By Your Side for awarding me the Sunshine Award!
Here are some of my favorite blogs:
6) By Your Side
9) Four Dog Day
10) Indie Pretty
Here are the rules, so please pass this award along....
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- Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
- Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
- Link the nominees within your post.
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- Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.
Monday, March 8, 2010
“Your mind is a Garden, Your Thoughts are the seeds, You can grow flowers or You can grow weeds." - Unknown
I love this quote. Changing my thoughts to grow flowers instead of weeds is an ongoing goal of mine, getting rid of the negative thoughts and replacing them with positive ones. :-)
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I am crazy about buttons, they are just so cute! Yesterday I blogged about my handmade polymer clay buttons and here's part two. I mentioned that I'm going to paint & glaze some of them to use as jewelry pieces (pendants, pins & rings). Today I found the correct glaze to use with polymer clay. I did some research online and found out that Varathane Diamond Polyurethane is one of the best glazes to use on polymer clay. Other glazes can eat away at the clay and cause the surface of the clay to become sticky.
Here are a few of the buttons I painted with some metallic silver, white & black paints.
Here are some unpainted gold buttons I made.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I love buttons and right now I'm in the middle of a handmade button project. Here's a photo of my button work space. I'm making buttons with polymer clay and it's fun to create them.
Last Christmas I got a Dremel drill press and I'm so glad that I have one. It works wonderfully when I need to drill holes into my handmade buttons. All I need to do is line up my button at the base of the press, turn on the Dremel tool and pull down on the blue lever. It works like a charm!
How do you like my handmade buttons? What would you use them for? Maybe scrapbooking? I'm working on painting and glazing some of them. And I'd like to make them into pins, pendants and rings. Buttons are fun! :-)Click here to see my first set of handmade buttons that I made last year.