Monday, October 30, 2006

Artshare MeMe

Artshare Meme I saw this on Emmy Schoonbeek's blog (and she saw it on Arlee's... who saw it on Skybell's ...) So if you want to play along read this and you wil get a piece of art from me , but you must follow the instruction. The first five people to respond to this in the comments section will receive a piece of artwork. BUT, in addition to the comments you have to post this to your blog too and continue sharing the art. What will you get? It will be a surprise, but you will have it before the end of November!.......

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Fall on My Face

Fall on My Face was suggested as a name for the pins, by my friend Susan, she has a couple of other suggestions, but I can't remember what they were - they were good though! LOL Finished up one pin last night and beaded the face of the 2nd one. I'm planning on veining the 2nd pin with thread instead of beads.

Monday, October 23, 2006

2 Fall leaf pins

These are 2 pins I started last night. The face on the left with the beading is one that I purchased several years ago. The one on the right was one I made this week - its painted with Lumiere paint. Both are glued to Ultra Suede and are pretty easy to bead through. Once I finish beading the rust-colored leaf, I'll add a stiffener and backing. Should be done tonight.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

My mind is scattered like Autumn leaves

I have an idea for a small doll using shaker pegs and polymer faces. I think I got the idea because I have 200 or 300 pegs - one of my earliest eBay purchases, and not one I've ever used! Yesterday I asked Tom where my Dremel was - he wanted to know why I wanted it - well DUH - its mine... As I got the box and attachments out and started to bring it up to my studio - he told me not to go too far with it - HELLO - its MINE - the Dremel is now in MY STUDIO and hopefully it will stay there for a while. When I bought it - I learned that I should get a good one - a powerful plug in, and I even got the one with the flexible shaft attachments and the small rotary saw attachment. I've had it 3 years and the only thing that I ever used it for was to have TOM drill a hole in a dozen dominos. I used it to sand off the knob from a few shaker pegs. Then I was thinking how to attach some purchased faces I had - well I have about 8 lbs of Sculpty, so I decided to make my own faces and embed screws into them. The only real problem is you can't use torque to turn the screw - so I had to use a pair of pliers - I learned this when one of the heads exploded! The small doll isn't right yet, but I think I know what direction to take her in, and I really liked making the faces - I think I may use the large round one on a bendie doll - it is the perfect size for the face.... Great another PROJECT! LOL

Friday, October 20, 2006

Vote Early - VOTE OFTEN

AND VOTE FOR ME! AQS International Online Quilt Contest Voting NOW OPEN View all the great quilt entries and vote for your favorite quilt (MINE # 1001 on page 20). here is a quick link to page 20 - My quilt Deirdre of the Sorrows is on the top of the page. I will continue to annoy you with Blatant requests for votes until the voting is over! Only your votes decide the winners. The top 15 quilts selected by the voters will be included in a special quilt exhibition at the 2007 Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky. And you, the Voters will be automatically entered in a random drawing for spectacular quilt prizes, which includes a trip to the 23rd Annual AQS Quilt Show and Contest in Paducah. Voting ends November 10, 2006. REMEMBER - VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN AND VOTE FOR #1001! (page 20) Photo in previous post

Vote for #1001 ... please

Blogger is being a pain - so I'm posting the main text separately. The general message is... My blatant request for votes: Vote for quilt 1001 (page 20)

Monday, October 16, 2006

QuiltedFamilyTree Website updated

My sister asked me for a donation for their school to be used for an auction. I donated a QuiltedFamilyTree quilt and it was used as the grand prize! I understand the auction was a huge success and made Huber Street School lots of MONEY! Way to go Ardath! I decided I had to get my head out of my butt and updated the QuiltedFamilyTree website. I have a few more things to update, like the FAQ and how to order. But right now these quilts may be ordered in time for the holiday!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

We opened an Etsy Store

Morgan and I made a few rings today, so we decided to try our luck selling them on Etsy. I really love the way the rings came out - we would make more but I want to see about getting a rod with sizes on them, right now we are estimating the exact sizes. The pinky ring is approximately a size 5 and the ring-finger is size 6. Both are available for $5/each plus shipping. Please visit our shop on Etsy the link is

Monday, October 09, 2006

Halloween Costumes

For the entire month of October I wear my large collection of brightly colored Halloween Socks! They almost never fail to get a comment or 2, or 10! However, try as I might, I can't get Morgan to participate in this annual ritual. There was a time when she loved to dress up as a dinosaur, puppy or other strange Halloween visitor, even when it wasn't Halloween. I was thinking of that today when I saw this costume online at I suggested to Laume that she make this PINK costume for her darling Granddaughter on a group we belong to - Laume's reply to me was that I should make one for Morgan, "Her cute little face scowling evilly above the pink petals". Just to show how Cute Morgan's little face was - here she is in her Seasonal Festive Costume. I'm pretty sure her Glazed-Stare is from watching BARNEY, BABY BOP and friends on TV!