Monday, October 29, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Only 2 more months till Christmas! I'm not sure where the year has gone, but it has gone quickly!
This morning I was able to put the finishing touches on "Mr. Snowman". He is molded from paper clay and placed on a paper mache box. His hat is made from cardboard ribbon spools decorated with xmas paper.
This project came from Stampington & Company's publication: Somerset Holidays and Celebrations. There are other cool projects by Julie Bergman. You can find the publication at: http://www.stampington.com/html/holidays_celebrations.html
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I'm also making a cloth doll from a pattern that I have had for over 7 years. The head is made from paper clay, so it is drying also. I've stitched the arms and legs and am now ready to stuff. (Once I'm finished, I promise I'll show photos).
So, today's photo is one of my dolls in my EggZactly Egghead Series. This is one I made last year named "Calabaza" meaning "Pumpkin" in Spanish.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
"Punkie" is another of my Vintage Style Anime Bears. He is hand sewn from wool felt and has paper clay arms and legs. He recently appeared on ebay and has now found a new home.
I'll share more of my "Fall" Creations in the next couple of weeks.
Friday, October 19, 2007
I worked for 8 hours a day for 6 days straight, figuring out, photographing, writing, and then trying to arrange it with my Corel Drawing software. It took a lot of time and experimenting to get the final layout the way I had imagined it. In the process, I learned a lot of new techinques with my software! I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
If you would like to know more about it, or purchase one you can find it on ebay or in my etsy shop. They are a lot of fun to make. I'm building my own personal collection and hope to have at least 50 before I quit making them. I'm half way there! From time to time, I'll share some photos of the ones I've made.
For my ebay auctions go to: http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZcalvinawalsh
For my esty Shop go to: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5032207
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
My goal in starting my blog was to document my desire to work at being creative...a little each day. And during the last months I have indeed found many new ways to be creative, but I just did not have the time, nor the energy, to keep a record of it. So, I'll take another go at it!
This morning I took on a cute little project by Jennifer Murphy as seen on The Martha Stewart show. (You can find a project list and a video on http://www.marthastewart.com for the October 15th,2007 show). I have using a lot of wool felt the past couple of years to make my mini teddy bears, when I saw the advertisement for this adorable "Pumpkin Man" made of felt, I knew I would love to try it.
Now I have a wonderful little addition to my Fall decorations and can say a Big "Happy Fall" to everyone!