Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Crafty fun

I'm a big, stinky liar. Actually, I'm rather small, and I smell neutral today. However, I did promise a crafty update on Monday, forgetting, of course, that it was a holiday (and thus I had no good Internet access). Even still, I'm two days late, which makes me a small, inoffensive-smelling liar. Please forgive me!

I have been enjoying some fun crafting the past couple of weeks. After the grueling ridiculousness that was Christmas and Hanukkah, I forgot how fun it could be. First up was a custom order for one of my best customers (not my mom this time).

I actually made her two of these that match. They're bead clusters, and she and I have been collaborating on some little pieces to dress up jewelry she already has. It's a lot of fun.

My second crafting love (after jewelry, of course) is crocheting. I haven't made anything that'll blow your mind, but I've been very much enjoying making little washcloths. I love working with Lily's Sugar'n Cream yarn. It's 100% cotton, and it's very soft and durable. Here's a work in progress:

My goal is to start selling them soon alongside the body scrubs I'm working on. No pictures of them yet, but I look forward to posting some results soon.

And finally, I was in the mood to make a giant Alice in Wonderland ring to match a pendant I received in a swap. I had a bunch of Sir John Tenniel illustrations glued to clear marbles that I was making into magnets. I ran out of magnets, though, so there's about a dozen just waiting to be transformed. I realized the pendant -- of Alice holding the pig, formerly a baby -- was the same as one of my unfinished magnets, so I took out my super-strength glue and a ring blank. Voila!

It only looks big. It's actually massive! I could take a backtalker down with this thing. Not that I would . . .

Anyway, I hope this quenches your thirst for creativity. I hope to post my decoupaged picture frame and some body scrubs very soon. Have a happy hump day, and enjoy the Lost premiere tonight!


this20sgirl said...

pure awesomeness

Holly Hall said...

Great job, Crafty Lady!

Holly Casey said...

Everything you make is adorable, even washcloths! That's right, because of you I now find washcloths to be adorable. I can't wait to see the scrubs! That way when I buy some washcloths from you, I can buy some scrubby goodness to go with them!

[Tara] said...

I love the Alice in Wonderland ring!! I hope you have been well -- stay safe during this lovely ice storm we're having!

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