Trying my hand at vinyl

Trying something new again. I’ve never worked with vinyl before. Got a used Cricut and decided to play. The gray areas on the glass are etched from the back of the glass. The rest is vinyl.

Here are a few other first attempts with vinyl from this weekend.

T-shirt made with HTV glitter vinyl
Shirts made for my nieces. New baby sister on the way. HTV glitter vinyl
Customized my yeti with my name and my fur babies. Permanent glitter vinyl

Customized Juno’s food dish. Permanent glitter vinyl.

Customized a new cup for myself. I LOVE Halloween! ☠️👻

Learning Something New

Trying my hand at Adobe After Effects. Attempting to teach myself. Boy have I got a long way to go….. Never believe an old dog can’t learn new tricks though. All a mindset. If you want it bad enough you can get it. This is sure to be fun once I figure out how it works….lol.

Quilling Project -In Process

Fall is my favorite season and Halloween is my favorite holiday. So why not put them together and make something? 🙂

I hadn’t worked on a quilling for some time so I decided to have another go at it this weekend. Just started this cute fella last night. Making progress. I always enjoy the photos throughout the process of any project. Shouldn’t take long to get him completed.

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Jungle Illusion – Kit Available

9/17/2018 – Update

Jungle Illusion is complete! It made its first appearance at 2018 Fall Paducah QuiltWeek last week. Kits are being sold by the American Quilter’s Society. You can get yours here. This is a great pattern, easy to cut and assemble. Perfect for precuts. And gives a wonderful aesthetic affect of floating blocks when complete.

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8/27/2018

Newest addition to my illusion quilts. Like Seaside Illusion but with a twist. This one is Jungle Illusion. Made with exciting animal prints and batik-like patterns. Layer cake friendly as always. Solid green for shadows and cream in place of white.

Off to the quilter it goes. I do love Judi Madsen’s edge-to-edge quilting services!

Fabrics Used
Cream Background Fabric
Olive Green Shadow Fabric
Jungle Cruise Precut Batiks

This quilt is expected to be displayed at 2018 Fall Paducah QuiltWeek® and 2018 Virginia Beach Quiltweek®. Full kit available soon through the American Quilter’s Society.

 

Handmade Pendants

Made some new pendants tonight. They are still drying here. I can’t wait to see them tomorrow all dry and shiny. Great for necklaces or as keychains. They just sparkle.

Taking Orders….

Several pieces available for sale. Also taking custom orders if interests. I accept Paypal, credit cards or cash. Thanks for looking.

Mother Daughter bracelets: $20 for a set of 2. Soft cotton yard crocheted with seed bead embellishments. Easy loop/ball closures.

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Peaches and Cream bracelet: $20. Soft cream colored yarn. Beautiful peach colored iridescent double strung beads with 2 silver seed beads between each. Easy bead/loop closure.

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Tortoise Stone Wow: $25

Soft-white yarn, crocheted while adding beautiful beads for embellishment. The necklace is on long length doubled to wear with removeable beaded-tortoise stone.

Mother/Daughter Bracelets

Could they be any cuter? I love making these crocheted bracelets. The possibilities are endless. These have glass or metal seed beads and turned out super cute. I’ve started making all kinds of jewelry. Some crocheted, some wire, some beads.

My first paper Kusudama flower

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“The Japanese kusudama (薬玉; lit. medicine ball) is a paper model that is usually (although not always) created by sewing multiple identical pyramidal units (usually stylized flowers folded from square paper) together through their points to form a spherical shape (Kusudama, 2018). Alternately the individual components may be glued together. (e.g. the kusudama in the lower photo is entirely glued, not threaded together) Occasionally, a tassel is attached to the bottom for decoration.

Kusudama originate from ancient Japanese culture, where they were used for incense and potpourri; possibly originally being actual bunches of flowers or herbs. The word itself is a combination of two Japanese words kusuri, Medicine, and tama, Ball. They are now typically used as decorations, or as gifts.

The kusudama is important in origami particularly as a precursor to the modular origami genre. It is often confused with modular origami, but is not such because the units are strung or pasted together, instead of folded together as most modular construction are made.”

Reference:
Kusudama. (2018, February 17). Retrieved February 22, 2018, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusudama