Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fishies!!!!

I know a lot of you don't follow my Facebook or Flickr and I really should make more of a point to post my new work here, too...am gonna work on that! On that note, I wanted to show off my new fishies! I am looking forward to making lots of these, they were so much fun and are going to be so versatile =) And no, the hinges don't work lol
A steampunk piranha

 A steampunk angelfish
 Some cabochon and bead sets I made yesterday, the one with the beads has quite a few imperfections on the beads....am thinking will be a good giveaway item =) Am getting better at making beads though!
And check out these beauties I won on fellow Smoosher B-Lee Kreations Blog during her giveaway when she hit 15k visitors! She sure does some lovely work, doesn't she?

Thanks for stopping by!
Lynn

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Life and all that goes with it!

There's always so much to do, isn't there? So many things to take care of and get done, and lists, omg I have lists for everything from stuff I need from the store to things I still want for selling at craft fairs. There are lists laying everyone, even my husband has them laying everywhere, this morning he exclaimed that he'd lost a house, crap! How do you lose a house? lol It was all good, but a strange thing to hear. He's started a small landscape and pool service company and I figure it is definitely growing if he lost a house. But it was buried under his lists lol My pile of lists is far more disorganized and messy, so I'm not even going there.

So, life, there it is, it's just busy and a but frazzled and that's OK You get stuff done when you can and I'm still working on finishing my items that I need to list! Hopefully today I will have some new very cool things in the shop =) I did get the other things in the shop though, Am up to 75 items!!!
And life brings surprises! Sometimes timing is everything. If you've been following me you know I haven't been doing this long and there are many others who deserve to be on the front cover of Polymer Cafe, but fate stepped in. I was so honored to be featured on Polymer Clay Daily but it was so much more than that, the timing was uncanny. Joan Clipp just happened to be looking for the subject of a feature for Polymer Cafe on that very day. So that's how it happened and it's an amazing thing and I am flabbergasted to be in the magazine much less on the cover. You can find my first tutorial in this issue, too, so please check it out!
Back to life! Life is the topic of the Polymer Clay Smooshers Blogring and I chose to feature our 2 brand new guild members- it's a very loose interpretation lol, welcome to the Smooshers Bonnie and Pixie!
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Thanks for stopping by!
Lynn



Saturday, February 12, 2011

I know it's been awhile, but I am working on some new things!

It's good to be getting new things done, too!  I went for a long spell where I was really not feeling well and felt lucky to not be throwing up really, not to mention a nice little bout of depression, don't we all love those? It took a while to gather my wits about me, that's why I had time to get the hubby to help me build a new work table and to get organized lol But I think I may finally be back in a groove, or I hope so anyways, I really want to start growing an inventory so I can do some of these  local street shows!

Anyways, I don't love them all, some of them I did to help try and get my creative juices flowing and I can tell they weren't quite flowing yet on those =( But then I started having fun...I like those piece MUCH more!

They aren't finished, not even remotely, they need a sealer still and some of these puppies are getting chains, beads, turned into earrings, whatever. Most of these are just new ones of what I've made before...next time I'm hoping to have more entirely new pieces, that would rock. I gotta keep reminding myself to make new stickpins, too!

Thanks for looking and have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Earthy and Rustic from Desert Wind Designs

I love this shop from one of my fellow Polymer Clay Smooshers, Desert Wind Designs.  Her work is gorgeous. Love, love, love the style and colors she uses. They're all so unique with each polymer clay bead being entirely handcrafted by her in a very rustic and free form style. I know her jewelry pieces as soon as I seem them, she has a very unique and wonderful style.

 
Catch up with hr on her Blog and Facebook, too!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Getting Organized.....

And Staying Organized!

Something I'm working on and I think it's working. Recently I got DH to help me make a new work table and I gathered some things to help get things more organized and still keep them handy while I'm working. That's the hardest part, I want EVERYTHING to be handy while I'm working. I've only sat down to make things a couple times now but I am staying far more organized now than before....and I'm actually putting things back where they belong, how cool is that?! See my super cheap lightbox on the right, yep, that's where I take my pics, nothing fancy. Here's a link to my post with more pics of it

I think by far the best part of the table is that it's deep, so I have plenty of work room and more room beyond that, I'm loving all that room. I made a super easy shelf for that space, too, more easy access space where I can grab things from quickly. I got a bunch of plastic storage drawers from craigslist for cheap. Some of the drawers have other things inside to keep them organized like cutlery trays or just plastic boxes. I picked up an ice cube tray for my tools and I think I'm in love with it, it totally rocks.
 A super quick and simple to make holder for pliers and stuff, these would normally be everywhere whether I was using them or not lol
I use a lot of different craft boxes and tackle boxes for my cutters now and for my beads, charms, and findings. BTW Hobby Lobby has their cookie cutters on sale right now everyone! These tiny cutters are normally $.50 but they are 30% off right now. So handy for making odd shapes =)
I'm not 100% there but I am far more organized than I was, and it makes everything so much easier.