I received today from April Again! When I picked up the box it was HEAVY! What did I find? I had asked for buttons and got:
That is a HUGE ziploc bag FULL, plus a jar. If I had to guestimate, there are 1,000,987 buttons inside.
Everything from dice to beads to jewelry stuff. I recently opened a handmade store where we also do different arts and crafts classes, so all my loot will be put to use TOMORROW!!! Than you April Again, you rock!!!
we salute you! If you have never seen the Minipop Book by Craig Robinson, you really should. He pixelates famous people really small, perfect for cross stitch. Years ago I saw someone on flicker do a series of these, and thought they were too cool. I finally found an easy way to chart them: with an ipod. You can download the app for $2, then save the shot to your camera roll. Bring up the picture, make it bigger and then stitch away! I won't say who they are, you can probably figure them out if you like 80's music!
Here's my latest hand built plate, fresh out of the kiln:
It's made from light brown speckled stoneware clay, glazed first in celadon with a wash of blue on top. I wiped off most of the blue and liked the result of just having it accent the stampings. The mushroom stamp I received in a craftster swap from craftystoner, and I think it accents the rim perfectly. The bird is a Martha Stewart stamp. Thanks for looking, C & C appreciated.
After trying more times than I want to say, I FINALLY got a slumping schedule down!!! And kept the enamel label from getting washed out looking during the firing!!! After a summer of drinking around the old fire, here are some slumped goodness:
So glad you liked rantyhippie! Those tiny wooden pegs are for the picture frames to make them stand up on a table. I took some close-ups of the bracelet:
Made from milagros. You can look up the meanings, each one is different. Also the picture frames:
which I am so happy made it safely! Doesn't look like the flowers got smashed. The flowers are recycled from the centerpieces I made for my sister's Mexican-Themed bridal shower this past summer. I made the porcelain tiles and glazed them with my favorite dark plum glaze.