Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Day 5 & 6: 30 Day Challenge

I'm going to do this a bit different today, and put day six first since it is the freshest in my mind. So day six is another bracelet. I made it for my daughter. The beads are made from paper scraps. You take long triangle strips, wrap around a bamboo skewer starting with the fat side rolling toward the skinny, (think crescent rolls) add a tad of glue, and wait to dry. For added durability you can add a paper glaze, or a mod podge to the outside. Here are the results.

For day five, I began work on a ruined tower with blocks made from castlemolds, from Hirst Arts. These are similar to the Dungeon pieces I am selling on my Etsy store. I am so excited with how this piece is turning out. It is still not finished, but I have started on it, and have the finished piece done in my head. The tree was entirely hand shaped from ultra light Fimo clay. Then painted. The broken blocks were all hand busted with a hammer and flat head screwdriver to give it the ruined appearance. I hope you enjoy.

Here are the before shots, after I just finished cooking the piece in the oven to set up the clay.

And here are the shots, after I added the paint and touch up's to the tower.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Day Four: 30 day Challenge

So for day four, I have a pretty cute little soda tab braclet. It was a pain in the butt. I will not lie to you. After a while you get a hang of the threading pattern, but it was a pain. Either that or the headache I had from work, just overwhelmed me. : (. But a promise is a promise. I have been seeing all over the place that Kristen Stewart from Twilight wears one of these, so for you Twilight fans, or recycled accessory fans. Here are the results.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

30 Day Challenge

So first. Let me apologize for forgetting to post reminders about the upcoming 30 day challenge. Plus I fell off the boat in posting my own creations. So today you get three times the photos. :D Also, the rules of this particular challenge can be found under the challenges and contests page.

Day one: Unfortunatley, not the most creative for me, I worked on some rough sketches for my Army Ants book, that is with an agent. Hoping to get the sketches done before their book conference in New York, but I don't know if it is going to happen. I'll keep my fingers crossed. So here is a photo of day one's creativity.

Day Two: Resulted in much more creativity, even if my husband says I cheated because I helped my daughter on a project. It's still being creative. : )~  We made a tamborine out of recycled pizza boxes, and a soda box. Then filled it with beans to rattle. Painted it black, my daughter cut out a moon and star shapes, then we sealed the whole thing with a coat of Sparkle Mod Podge. Tied some eyelash yarn around with beads, and that's that. See the photo below.

Day Three: So far my favorite day. I created a hat, for a surprise I am planning for next Mother's Day. I know that is a way's off, but I figure maybe if I begin planning it now, I will have everything ready within a year. LOL. So I began with a plain white velor plastic party top hat, I had left over from my girls Un-Birthday celebration. I cut circles from masking tape for the bubbles and then sprayed the hat with Ritz fabric dye in green and blue. Then removed the masking tape circles once the dye had dried. I had my daughter show me how to create tissue paper flowers (Because it has been to long for me since elementary and I forgot how to make them), then added ribbon. Presto chango, boring white plastic hat, to tea party worthy hat.

I hope you enjoy my first three days of creativity. Please feel free to share what you are creating. Oh and just a P.S. I am considering doing a how-to possibly on you-tube, or even step by step by pictures. If there is any interest. Please let me know, as I would love to share my creative insanity with you. It can be contagious if exposed to the right elements.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Slow and Steady

Wins the race. Or so I've been told in the Tortise and the Hare. I now have a posting under the tea party section, with a photo. : D I say I'm very excited to have figured that out. Now if only I can figure out how to get in text links to work, I'll be all set. Enjoy the posting thus far, and keep a look out for new items in the etsy store, as well as new challenges and contests.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Working on re-vamping my blog. I have added new pages. You can now find how my family discovered Nevermoore on the Beginnings page. I will be working on updating, the site for a couple of weeks, so please do not become discouraged if you visit the site and everything is discombobulated. : D

I look forward to you traveling between the realms with me, so hop on the back of our gypsy wagon, and travel with us.

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