Saturday, April 28, 2012

Trying some Embossed Metal

What a day! It was windy and rained, just a cold wet day. I had big plans of doing a lot of creating, not. I woke up with a bit of a headache that turned into a real sinus killer. I had to go lay down for a bit to get rid of it (something I never do ). Feeling better and had to make something. So this is my first attempt at embossing metal. My first two attempts I didn't get the birds , the metal shifted. Third time was a keeper. I think I need to buff a little more and they will be ready. Love to know what you think!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Help! My studio is not big enough!!

O, my studio is not big enough for the both of us! :-) My daughter is at it again!! She has been making recycled magazine pots. She has been moving in on my studio space....Now don't get me wrong. I love the fact she is creating and enjoying it but, my studio is too small for us both. She has a pretty good size room and she has room to have a art station. So I told her tonight she could have one of my glue guns. You should have seen the smile...priceless! I think we will make a place in her room for her to do her art. I will have to get her a few supplies and let her have her own space. Yes I am smiling too!


Monday, April 23, 2012

This if for the Birds!

I have had this cuff idea in my head for a while. I had to get it created. I found these adorable nests and thought they would be fantastic for the focal point on my piece. I stumbled across this fun stamp and knew right away this would be great to use in a wearable of some sort, yes a stamped cuff! Now I still need to add some snaps  and it will be ready to wear. O what a fun piece this is going to be to wear!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday dye fun

Well it has been pretty productive here in Artbyme land. I found some dye at Menard's (of all places) in the clearance. It is called Tumble Dye, mixed in bottles and ready to spray on. No salt needed either. Makayla had a white Nike sweatshirt that was looking a bit dull, so she wanted to try the dye. We put some rubber bands like tye dye and sprayed away. We both think it turned our pretty cool! Of course we had to do a onesie for the baby, she is going to look cute in this bright outfit! Now off to make some shoe for that little girl!


Saturday Road trip-the cabin

Took a fun road trip to go see the cabin. This wonderful piece of history can be mine to restore. I was excited to see it for the first time in person. I just stood inside it and didn't want to leave, it felt so peaceful to be there! It was like I could feel it begging me to bring it back to life! The people who owned the property just didn't take care of anything, so sad. I looked at the logs most are in top shape, a few seem to be wet and maybe damaged. I figure we can find a way to replace what it  damaged.I can't imaging how you could let something so beautiful and historic just go to pieces.The old stove will have to be restored and used else where, this cabin nees a fireplace! So cross your fingers I can get this beauty apart and hauled the 40 minute trip to its new home!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

A little something for me!

I took a little time to make a bracelet for me. Sometimes I  just have to do that ! I found these beads and wanted to make one of theses wrap braclets. I think I will end up redoing it and tweeking it a bit. Turquoise and brown are a favorite combo of mine. I think this bracelet works better if the beads are round and not flat. I will keep playing! 


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Baby headbands

I am going crazy here , starting to make baby things. We can't wait for my niece to get her little bundle of JOY. I got a pattern to make some shoes, it even has cowboy boots! This little girl is going to be the best dressed baby around. Here are a couple of little headbands I did today. Yes there will be more, and plenty of other goodies! enjoy


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Fun Fast and Easy!

That is what this picture is....I made this to have something fun for my office. It was very quick and yes it was so easy! I found these fun flowers in the $1.00 bin at Michael's and thought they would make a fun picture for my office at work. The pictures I have in there are sooooo depressing so now I can have something colorful and fun to look at. I want to add a butterfly to it yet and then I think it will be complete. Enjoy!


Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter!  I hope you all have a blessed day with family and friends! I am looking forward to all the yummy food and getting together with all my family today. Have a beautiful day and take the time to remember the meaning of Easter!


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Persistence pays off!

After many attempts and not giving up, I have screen printed a shirt. I think it came out pretty good and I am pleased with it. I was not sure I was going to make this happen, but I don't give up. Yes persistence does pay off. I am not going to say I am an expert at this yet. I plan to keep working at it and hope to get better and better at it. I hope you enjoy!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Turquoise and Bird earrings

 I managed to get some earrings made. I am so into birds right now. I found these metal bird beads and thought they would be cute with the turquoise. I am going to try to get my Etsy shop all stocked up and start promoting! I hope you enjoy!