Hi Sweeties! It’s a quiet day here on my blog, so I thought I would pop in and share a few different types of projects I’ve had on my work table these past couple of weeks. I don’t know about you guys, but seems I can’t go more than a day or so without getting into something crafty. Right now I’ve got projects spilling out of my scrap room, and covering almost every surface in my house. It’s a total mess, but a creative happy mess. I’ve been experimenting with some new mediums, and playing with some old favorites, too. Thought maybe you’d enjoy taking a peek at some of my random works in progress.
First, an old favorite. I’ve been making bunnies again…
Two new sweet little bunnies who are on their way to two very special bloggy buddies, via custom order. Still blushing to think anyone would want to buy one of my silly dolls, but thank you so much for asking, Patty and Maria! I hope you enjoy your new funny bunnies!
A few of my favorite fabric scraps, and a special request color combo of blue, green, and rose for my sweet friend, Patty. I used vintage ric-rac from my grandmother’s sewing kit, and experimented with a handmade felt flower bud made from various odd-sized scraps. Love how unique each little rag doll turns out. They truly take on a personality of their own.
The girls and I have been trying out some new mediums lately, too. I do love to try new things, but I have to admit they don’t always turn out so well. Take this guy, for example.
The jury is definitely still out on this wire-wrapped chick. After having much more success making a wee wire nest last spring, I was quite taken aback by how hard it was to keep all this crazy wire in place. He is definitely funky.
I do like funky, though, so I’m giving him a chance…. One thing I know for sure. Wrapping all that wire gave me a serious case of the arthritis hands.
Do you all remember her?
She’s not too bad for one of my very first free-form paper mache creations, but I don’t know…something about her paint job has just been bugging me. Her dress felt too shiny and new, and my attempt at distressing turned out rather distressing. So she’s been back on my work table, getting a work over with staining medium and a very wet rag.
And I’m much, much happier with her now.
Another new medium the girls and I have been tackling is air-dry clay.
Although I absolutely loved the consistency of this clay, it has been extremely difficult to work with as it is super fragile. This poor little bunny has been through the ringer, so please excuse his work-in-progress appearance. I would have chunked him in the bin long ago if not for the fact that I am determined to figure out how to fix him. What started out as a rather cute little guy became a cracked, split, and broken-eared rabbit during the drying process. He’s been patched with paper slurry, only to be broken again during painting. Patched with more clay, only to break three more times. Glued. Which failed. And now finally, dipped into a concoction of white glue, water, and flour. He’s one hot mess. But I’m still curious. I’ll keep you posted.
I had much more luck with this guy, who’s survived his drying and initial paint job with only one broken bird, who is now in the bin.
You know I couldn’t resist slipping a little pumpkin dude in here, cause you all KNOW it’s always Halloween somewhere in my little head. 😉
Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing in my silly crafting ventures. Tell me friends….what’s new this week on YOUR work tables?