Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Jan worked on her crochet rug too, rolling her strips into a ball. Not exciting enough to show a photo. Truth is I forgot to take one.
See you next week at Pinky's!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
On Tuesday, we met to trade calendars once again. It is always so much fun to see the new pages. I hope I get these right with the correct names of the artist...Here we go...
#1, 2, 3 Jan for Lyla
# 5 April's Cover For Lyla
#6, 8, 9 April's For Karen
#10, 11 Mary's For April
Pinky was not feeling well and unable to exchange with us today. Sorry for the duplicates!...Sheesh!!!!! We all can't wait to get our calendars back before January to start using them and really checking them out.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Today, Sharon Esch joined us again and gave us a little workshop in glitzing up shells for Christmas tie ons or ornaments. It was fun to do. We found that the lighter glitter seems to work a little better so you could still see the shape of the shells and the details on them.
Sharon's husband, David, drilled holes in a bunch of shells for us to use...Thank you David! She brought ribbon, glitter, glue, beads, and supplies for us to use. Mary had shells here too and more ribbon, etc., so we had more than enough supplies to work with.
The pictures below show the finished projects for you to see...enjoy!
#1 Karen's, #2 Sharon's, #3 Mary's, #4 Jan's, #5 April's...
Pinky was not feeling well today and we missed her. Get well soon, Pink!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Just thought you might like to see what my husband is working on. He loves to recycle in what he does and these are old spoons that will be catching the wind when he is all done. He tried some air on it when I was in looking at it and it was spinning like crazy. It should be pretty cool in the yard when he is done. He has wanted to make some of these for quite some time. I'm happy he is taking the time to try it.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Today, we not only had fun working on alcohol inks, but we celebrated Pinky's birthday! What a haul this woman made!!! She received lots of scrapbooking supplies, dishes, a beautiful pot (lime green, of course) to put a plant in,...you name it, she got it! It was fun to watch her open all her goodies. Most of us garage sale and find some great things during the year for birthday...very fun.
Pic 1...Birthday card April made for Pinky
Pic 2... Pinky opening presents
Pic 3...Wade figures April gave Pinky
Pic 4...S & Bers
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We met at Karen's this Tuesday and had several hours of fun working with alcohol inks. We all brought some items to work with. Jan brought some two sided dominoes without dots and some neat brass tags, Pinky brought some pendants she found on the coast and some tiny dominoes, April brought some glasses and a flower frog, and I (Mary) brought some light switch plates. As usual, we all shared inks & supplies that most of us forgot! April, bless her heart, brought us plastic gloves, which were really necessary and all forgot to bring...except Jan :>))
I realized I didn't take pics of the pendants and only have mine to show as an example, so am hoping Jan might pop in here or April and post a couple pics of theirs too. They were fun to do.
The inks most of us used were Jim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks. You can find them at most art supply stores or larger craft houses. With these inks, you put drops on an absorbent pad and dab them on the item. You can use several colors if you choose. You at a drop or spray of another product (help me here, Jan or April...the name) that makes the inks do wonderful things...spreads out the ink and makes wonderful designs...so neat to watch what happens.
The pics show what each of us did on the switch plates and I am hoping April will post her glass work. They turned out wonderful!
Top L April, top R Karen, mid L Pinky, mid R Jan, bottom Mary (you can see how the additive sprayed or dropped on makes the inks spread...very coooool.