Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fall Fairy Wands

It all started with a stick. We wrapped the stick with raffia. No glue is needed to make these , but I did use tacky glue when I thought it was needed,but you could use hot glue. These can be made outside with leaves, flowers, grasses and raffia. Lilly loves wands, so we will be making them in all shapes and sizes

To make this one I am using dried sunflower leaves, but any type of leaves could be used

  I tied  three leaves together with raffia and tied to stick

Then tied together little bunches of dried flowers and tied them to stick in between the leaves

then added a silk sunflower in the middle and tied on some extra raffia


Monday, November 23, 2015

Embroidery and Dolls

A few years ago I wanted to explore embroidery and dolls. I am just free handing my pattern on to fabric and handstitching. No sewing machine is being used. I am not really happy with the pattern yet, but need to finish the doll to see what needs to be changed. The hair that you see in the pic is thread saved from tearing fabric. I really like the look of that. What next?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Painting Faces Night

We went onto pintrest and found a recipe for making your own face paint , so we mixed up the paint and then the fun started. Lilly thought I was just going to paint her face. I asked her if she wanted to paint mine and that was when she really started having fun. She told me she was going to give  me a beard and mustache she was so busy laughing she had a hard time putting  the paint on. It was a fun night. I would put the recipe up ,but we are going to try a few more and see which one we like best.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Making Fabric Beads

My few minutes in the studio this morning was not as productive as I had planned, but was fun just the same. I have a few ideas for  these little fabric beads!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

I Need To Create

I need to create. I am wanting to create something simple or at least begin that way. I know that if I can just throw myself into something creative it will be good for me. I am a strong believer that art or being creative is healing to body and soul, after all God made us in his image and he is the great creator in my world. I begin this project with maybe creating an angel out of a box of scraps, so I make a wire form thinking angels, but it seems to be taking on the spirit of the sea , not sure I am going that way yet , but we will see where  it goes

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Praise in Loss

May 26th I lost my Son to a motorcycle accident. I have been through many things in my 53 years, but this is really a hard one. I miss him so much. He was a part of my world that made it complete. Now I have to learn to live with this big whole in my heart. I thought  when he was born how much I had to teach him and was I even capable I was scared to death, but little did I know how much this child would teach me. Right from the start I learned to love someone more than myself (something that never goes away no matter how old they get). I could go on and on with the life lessons learned from being his Mom. It is hard to praise God in loss, but I found that praise this morning for God gave him to me!
Thirty two years of memories I carry with me. Jared if you are able to read this ---- I miss your beautiful smile!

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