Friday, December 30, 2011

(Almost) Happy New Year

 Been busy this week creating in between visiting with my aunt and uncle who are visiting this week
from St Louis (how do you like our 70 degree december days?) They head home tomorrow-just in time
since we'll be getting a cold snap on sunday-but colder in st louis!    I made a fabric "card" for a friends birthday that you can see here.  (i deleted my pictures w/out realizing they hadn't been uploaded) 
  I made this little crown for another friend. The rhinestones on the tips are vintage-they have little channels
running under them to sew them on.  I can't imagine what it would have been like to have to sew a bunch of
those on a dress!

 These two wall hangings were gifts to me-the framed piece was made for me by Traci and i love it-it now hangs in my bathroom where i can see it every day.  The kelly rae piece was from Margo-it too hangs in my bathroom-the colors went so well in there it had to stay!

  I worked on this wall hanging this week for the newest member of our family: Emma Klaire.  She makes me a great-great cousin!  am i even old enough to be that?  She arrived in sept and I finally decided what i wanted to create for her.   I added the glittered mini clothespin so Krystal can change out what photo she puts on display.  Made a soldered piece which i hammered her name into-hope she likes it!

crown made for me from another friend~love it!

 Look for the latest edition of The Pulse on sunday 
where you can see the answer to a question i was asked. :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

This and That

Thought it was about time to get on here and update my blog.  Last two weeks have been a bit busy with family obligations-My nephew had his first band concert this month-he's playing the saxophone.  I was impressed on how good they sounded for just 3 months into band~ way to go Patrick!
   The first image shown here is a fabric piece i did for a friend for Christmas.  The image is a bit shiny due to the transfer paper, but you get the idea.  I originally tried using some muted pinks but they just weren't working, so i grabbed a red i had nearby-and then the piece just flowed.  When i had it all put together and finished I realized "no wonder the pinks weren't working-black/white/red (off white) are her colors"
I wasn't even thinking of that when i was working on it-but my subconcious sure was! 

 This plate of goodies was a gift to me and my family. Needless to say they taste as good as they look.   The presentation was wonderful too as i now have a felted star ornament to boot!

This piece was done for another friend for Christmas.  I knew what colors i wanted to use for her-creams/black/browns-her colors.  The fabrics came together pretty quickly-it was the image i had a harder time deciding on.  Normally i would pick fabrics based on the image, but not this time.  I found this image last week at an antique mall and knew she would work. I decided to add the "pop" of  red inside the tin-because it is something that she would not do.  :)  The other pictures are just some details of the finished piece.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Playing Catch Up again

Time seems to pass by faster than i realize these days.

Nov 20th was my art meeting where we made these cute houses-it even has a light in it!
This beautiful rose was given to me by a customer-it was stunning while it lasted-and smelled good too!
More to come...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Home Again

I left town again on Nov 1st, thinking i would be gone about 6 days.  It turned into 16-however my grandfather
now has 24/7 care until they find an assisted living facility for him to stay in.  It will be one heck of a battle
to get him there, but that is what he needs at this point in his life.  He is 94 and did pretty well to be in
his home as long as he has-sadly with the short term memory loss, it's hard to get him to understand what he
needs to do.  I'm glad to finally be home-it was beautiful up there-autumn colors were in full glory until the rain
and wind blew all the leaves off the trees.  I forgot my camera so all i had was the phone to take pictures-will
try to get them on here later. 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Pulse

On sunday, i'll have a link on Seth Apters Blog along with several other bloggers
be sure to check in to see what technique/tool i can't live with out right now.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Go Texas Rangers!!!!

One win away from our first World Series...let's hope they can keep playing like they have all year!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Missouri and Back

 I went to Missouri Oct 15 with my dad-my aunt was there too.  More issues with my grandfather.  Hard to see the deterioration of his health.  Got home thurs night (20)
Gramp and Donna

Dad, Gramp (Harry) and Me (donna) 3 generations

Today was my art meeting-this was one of the trades i received-thanks Patti, it's my only outdoor decor this year!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Creepy Doll 2011

 Made another creepy doll this year.  This one is realllly ugly so if you don't like gross, don't look any farther...  Started with a soft bodied doll.  Plaster, glue and layers of paint later

Saturday, October 01, 2011


It's October and that means the pumpkin patches are now open.  It's actually a little cooler this week-

fingers crossed that the days of 100 are over now.  Went with my sister and her daughter to a local patch tonight and got some pictures.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Paper Stacks

Seth Apter has come up with another project for bloggers to see-Paper Stacks.
It goes live on wed. He will link up all the participants (70+) for you to peruse.  This image is a stack of journals-including the "big ass pink and black" one on the bottom (and yes, that is the name i gave it when i made it for artfest one year)

 I decided to add more pictures to this post after seeing the first 20 participants.  Originally didn't want to "clog up" this post since we have lots to go look at-but i like seeing all the other photo's that others have posted that I decided "why not?"  So you can look at some of my book collections-I keep saying I don't need anymore-but then I see one I can't resist :)  Thanks for stopping by-i try to answer all comments, but in case I don't-do know that i read and appreciate them all!

Art Day

Sunday was my art group's meeting.  We made these adorable little stuffed kitties compliments

of Traci Mine isn't quite finished, but will look similar to this one (her sample) She sells these and other stuffies on etsy and local art fairs.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We Did It!!

By it, i mean broke the record of 1980~officially now have had 70 days of 100 degrees or higher.
Today  to break that record we had a balmy 107!
We Texans are tough like that...