I've been really, really into making tiny little critters lately, so I gathered them together and gave them a name--the Sadsacks. They're a sad-looking little bunch, i must admit, but they make me happy. I threw a coin in to give a sense of scale--they range from about 1/2" to just under 1".
I've been seeing people say that they're addicted to making earrings, and I figured I'd confess that my mom and I are addicted to making bracelets (we do jewelry-making together). Here's a few recent ones that I like:
I did a show today that was a personal milestone--my very first ever where not one item sold.
I sell handmade jewelry and have been doing shows with my mom since I was a kid. This show today was one I found through Craftlister--it was billed as a craft show, specified handmade items only, and since I had no other show lined up for this weekend, I decided to give it a go. I had low expectations.
HOWEVER...of the 100 or so vendors, there were maybe only 3 or 4 people I would call crafters. Lots of imports, lots of flea market stuff like sports memorabilia, that kind of thing. Worst of all was a man two spaces away selling LIVE LIZARDS. And not just selling them, but aggressively hawking them, driving away anyone who would happen to wander into my area. I don't normally pack up early, but I left two hours before closing, after it became obvious that my stuff just wasn't appropriate for the show. Plus, I couldn't listen to any more lizard talk.
Anyway--has anyone tried to get a refund of their registration fee when a show was clearly not what they signed up for? I've never tried it, but I am thinking of calling the organizers on Monday. If I had known it was going to be an all-out flea market, I would never have wasted the money or the time.
I think there might be something wrong with me, because every time I start a new needle felting project, I think "this time I'm not going to make a miniature..." and then I end up with these:
They're little dolls that are inspired by the supercute Unazukin nesting dolls. The larger, pink one is exactly 1 inch, and the little yellow one is about a half inch. I'm planning to go even nuttier and and make an even smaller one to comlete the nesting feel.
This is a little series that I've been working on lately. Basically, the idea was to do them in a film-noir stills, to evoke the feeling of film stills. The first two are done in pen and ink, and the third is done both in pen and ink and ink wash. Not sure which approach I like best...