Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ogunquit , ME and Northampton, MA

What a terrific weekend I had! Yesterday I joined some friends on a bus trip to Ogunquit, Me and had such a super day. We walked along the Marginal Way, and even saw a woman who was fishing on the rocks catch a very large fish! It was great: she almost lost the pole, but quickly gained control. That is how heavy the fish was (It looked to be about 20 to 24 inches long!). Lots of shopping and looking at beautiful pieces of art created by gifted crafts persons and artisans. But, today was the best! I attended Malea Rhodes' porcelain clay workshop and made buttons and beads. She can also be found on "Etsy". This was a first for me and I just reveled in it. Talk about therapy!! I know I will be making more buttons and beads with porcelain clay in the future. When I pick up my work on August 10th, I will photograph all and put it on my blog so that you can all see what I made.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Eye Candy

My Godchild, Jasmine, had taken over a large jar of buttons I bid on at one of my button club meetings. She emptied the entire jar out on the bed and proceeded to fill a container lined with fabric with all of the buttons. She had a lot of fun and admired the buttons as she placed them into each separate area. Her favorites are "glitz" and her eyes light up as she finds a shiny rhinestone button. I placed the small buttons in the candy box as they got lost in the larger expanse. Love those buttons!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Suzanne's Great Give-a-way!

Suzanne is giving away beautiful gifts!

She is celebrating 1 year of blogging.

Congratulations Suzanne and glad you are here!

Check out her site and enter. She has really nice vintage prizes!!


Completed Niche and Front Cover of AB

This is the final technique from Elizabeth's on line AB class. I am happy with the way it came out, and did not feel a need to do more to the cover than to add an embellishment: a metal piece taken from a vintage blouse! The book has a great red cloth cover, and the metal piece seemed to be perfect. "Less is more."

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Melissa at Keepsakes Giveaway

Melissa, at Keepsakes by Melissa is having a giveaway for a Cricket Machine!!! Although I have never used one, I would love to win. It's worth a visit to Melissa's blog. Go take a look.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My pal, Pal

Pal is stretched out on the sunporch couch, one of his favorite spots. I am taking his photo every now and then to possibly paint a collage of his many poses. He is very trying at times, but I love him anyway.