Monday, July 30, 2007

Polymer Clay and Gold Leafing

The possibilities are endless with polymer clay. You can do almost anything to it. Now I have discovered adding gold leaf to it and wow makes this stuff really pop. You do it before you bake it. And the out come is so pretty.

Friday, July 27, 2007

More black and white photos

I am totally loving my new camera. My grandson Gavyn is getting a lot of pics made of him. Playing with the b&w settings are so much fun.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Photographing in Black & White

Well I'm excited. I got a new camera for my anniversary. It is a canon rebel xti

This thing will do tricks that I am still learning of course. I did discover that I can take b&w photos and of course my grandson's are my models. What I really like to do is snap when they aren't watching or poseing. I think those sometimes make the best pics.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I decided to do a book review

I collect books like some people collect stamps, so what better topic to talk about. Of course the books I have are knit, crochet and crafty books.

I just bought the book "crochet inspiration" by Sasha Kagan. What a great book, lot's of pictures and lots of wonderful techniques. Beautiful motif patterns, flowers to crochet and beautiful grannies, from basic to lace and floral. A great book to add to your crochet library.

The knit book Alterknits by Leigh Radford has so many pretty projects in it. A crepe paper crown, a necklace knitted with silver wire and beads even paper lanterns.

Plus some beautiful sweaters and recycling old sweaters in to totes or handbags. It even comes with a great little creativity notebook. I love this book. It even shows you how to knit a screen door. How fun is that?

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Photographing Flowers

I love playing with photography. And as you can tell I love photographing flowers. The posibilities are endless with flowers. The colors are so vibrant. And when editing which I do in psp you can do so many pretty things with them. (like in the yellow picture above) That is a picture I took of a day lily that I played with and changed in psp.
They are great in crafty items. Take your pictures and print them out on fabric and make a pocketbook or iron them on a shirt. What fun just to take your camera out on a wild flower hunt and just start snapping.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Free Form Fabric part 2

I wanted to continue my talk on free form fabric. I had saw an example of this done on the show "B Orginial" and decided to play for myself and got hooked. There is no wrong way to do this and the possibilities are endless. All you need is a good base fabric and lots of fibers. From roving, to all the beautiful threads and yarns available. No sewing experience required because you sew all over the place. I love using sulky threads because they are durable as well as great colors and some really cool metalic threads as well. Now when using metallic threads you want to use a metallic needle.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Making free form fabrics

Well the great thing about free form fabric is even if you don't know how to crochet or knit you can still use those beautiful yarns. So easy and no 2 are alike. This is a clutch that I did with a wide variety of yarns and fibers.