Sunday, 27 June 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
My husband and I went to the antique market last Sunday and I found a couple of things that I just had to have. I had to make a deal with my husband that I would limit my purchases of these "treasures" and he promised we'd come back if I actually used them to make something with. You see I have a habit of collecting these items and then not actually using them on anything. I sometimes can't bare to use them as they're one of a kind and then once they're gone, they're gone. This means I usually let them sit around waiting for the perfect thing to use them for and sometimes that perfect thing never materializes. Well I do have an idea for these and I've actually started on my project since I'm on holidays from the day job this week. I have to show my husband that I'm right and he's wrong and that I really really will put these treasures to good use.
By the way, in case you don't know what these are, these are antique wooden letter press letters that were actually used in printing at one time. I chose to purchase a few x and o's and am hoping to make them into some kind of jewelry. My first attempt didn't look very good so I've made some modifications and am waiting for some glue to dry and then I'm going to try again. I'll post the finished picture here when it's done. It will be beautiful! I just know it this time! Do you every purchase items and then can't bare to use them in projects because they'll be gone. Are you a crafting supply hoarder?
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Here is another absolutely adorable creation by fibre artist Barby Anderson. This one uses my handmade black cat button. Don't you just love Halloween?
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Friday, 18 June 2010
Monday, 14 June 2010
I do want to work on my buttons some and I have a ton of ideas for jewellery. Jewellery is such a hard sell on Etsy because there is just so much of it and, to be honest, I don't really spend a lot of time promoting it (shameless plug here www.outspokenjewelry.com) because I'm usually busy promoting my other store (shameless plug number two www.buttonsbyrobin.com).
Anyway I'm sitting here at my day job thinking of all the wonderful things I could do next week. I have a week of possibility ahead of me. I guess that's something special in and of itself.
I hope you all have the opportunity to take a vacation this summer and whether you go somewhere fun or exotic or just stay at home I hope it gives you time with family and friends and an opportunity to recharge your batteries and perhaps spend a little extra time creating or doing what you love.