Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Next Craft Show Appearance

My next craft show appearance is October 18, 2014 from 10 am to 4pm.
At Our Savior's Lutheran School, 63 View Avenue, Albany NY 12205.
 



Sunday, August 17, 2014

FREE Quilling classes!

Two classes that I will be teaching that are FREE for the public!

Sign up either by calling the library or online by visiting the library's calendar of events.

http://www.engagedpatrons.org/Eventscalendar.cfm?SiteID=4294

Wednesday, October 8th at Lansingburgh at 6PM (1.5 hours long)

Pumpkins/Leaves

Location: Lansingburgh Branch, 27 114th St., Troy, NY 12182
Phone: 518-274-5310

 

518.235.5310

Wednesday, November 12th at Troy -Main Library at 6PM (1.5 hours long)

Snowflakes/Snowman Ornaments

Location: Troy Main Library, 100 Second St, Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-271-9154

Main Library

100 Second Street

Troy, NY 12180

518.274.7071 phone - See more at: http://www.thetroylibrary.org/?page_id=9#sthash.1IbqPmhG.dpuf

Main Library

100 Second Street

Troy, NY 12180

518.274.7071 phone - See more at: http://www.thetroylibrary.org/?page_id=9#sthash.1IbqPmhG.dpuf


Main Library
100 Second Street
Troy, NY 12180
518.274.7071 phone - See more at: http://www.thetroylibrary.org/?page_id=9#sthash.1IbqPmhG.dpuf

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

September 6 & 7, 2014 Craft Fair

I will have a table at the craft fair mentioned below

Location:
Shaker Heritage Society

25 Meeting House Road

Albany, NY  12211

518-456-7890


September 6th and 7th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy the outdoors as you explore booths representing over 75 different crafter's at our fall Craft Fair. Get an early start on your holiday shopping as you discover jewelry, jams, quilts, apparel, pottery, soaps and decorative items for your home. A Family Activity Station will feature activities for all ages throughout the weekend.  Site tours are scheduled on both days at 11:30 and 1:30.  Admission: $4 per person. Military Veterans and children under age 18 admitted free.

Print out the coupon to get a discount for admission by link below (click on the discount coupon to print it out):
http://shakerheritage.org/

Here are some items that will be sold at the show that I have made. These are not all the items that I am selling. I figure I give you a sneak peak.







Sunday, May 11, 2014

April/May 2014 - Princess Doll, Beer Mug, Birthday card

Here are my latest art pieces I have created in April/May 2014. Click on any of the photos below and you will be able to see the photos in a larger format.
The above piece above is a quilled Princess with white roses and a white crown.
The tan color of face and arms is made from manila file folders. I have not made
faces for any of the dolls I make since I am not happy with the ones I have created
since they look really bad and I think they ruin the doll. The dolls stands about 3 to 3.5 inches tall.

I made this birthday card above for my roommate Todd. I used 
color pencils to color it in after I used a pencil to sketch out the
 front of the card and the inside of the card. I got inspired from the web
to create the card.

 I made this balloon and heart flower card for my mother for her birthday.

The above zentangle sits in a 8 by 11 frame and sits in my cubicle
at work. This was done in purple ink pen. Took several hours to
do possibly over 4 hours. Did it in small portions so it took several
months to accomplish. First large zentangle I framed.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

SPRING SMALL BUSINESS EXPO & CRAFT FAIR

My next appearance will be at:


2nd ANNUAL SPRING SMALL BUSINESS EXPO & CRAFT FAIR AT SCHAGHTICOKE FAIRGROUNDS

Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

Location: The Schaghticoke fairgrounds are located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Road, Schaghticoke, NY.

Some of the confirmed vendors to date include Tastefully Simple, handmade woven baskets, various jewelry designers, Thirty One Gifts, kitchen cutlery, Twisted Iron Works, florals and wreaths, Tupperware, handmade scarves, Gray Horse Manufacturing (women's clothing), maple syrup, bird and bat houses, handmade quilts, country home d├ęcor, Avon, handmade chocolates and fudge, and more. Local small businesses, just to mention a few, will be on hand promoting everything from insurance and newspapers to generators and energy efficient and home improvement products, stoves and awnings.

Bring your appetite, local food vendors on hand all day. Raffles too, including tickets to Countryfest on July 13th at the Schaghticoke fairgrounds. Rain or Shine, this is an indoor event with free admission to the public. (I copied and pasted the information above from the website about the show.)
http://www.schaghticokefair.com/index.php?content=news001

Monday, April 14, 2014

Busy news and decorating Ukrainian eggs, zentangle and some quilling items

I have been really busy. I have been behind in posting things I have been making. This is what I have been working on is that I taught a quilling valentines card class in February at the Pine Hills Library in Albany NY, took a class to learn how to make Ukrainian eggs, created some zentangle designs on the side and created some quilling items.You can see pictures below at the bottom of the post.

I also recently moved three times since November 2013.
1) my job moved to downtown troy so packing and unpacking just a few blocks from where they were situated. They had a moving company to help but it was still emotional for me.
2) I moved out on my female roommate Dec 28 2013 then moved in with two guys Mike, gay age 50  and Todd straight age 48. That didn't work out and Todd and I got evicted by Mike. The Mike's cat that was not neutered sprayed my jacket since I did not let it out on one of the super cold nights, before that my bedroom ceiling cracked after I moved in, and me and Todd both had space heaters since Mike wanted the temp at 62 in the house which was too cold. So Todd and I got evicted and I suggested to Todd to become roommates and get a two bedroom together. He said yes and I moved to my third location on March 1st. So I am settling in and enjoying my roommate since he is a County Sheriff and works evenings. So we do not see each other much. Maybe once or twice a week since he has two kids he puts time into, sports he plays and other activities that keep him busy.

I still do crafts but settling in and creating a craft spot that works for me and my roommate which has been slowing me down. Plus I have been drained by work and the wrong foods I haven feeding myself. I am trying to find a diet that is less sugar, wheat and yeast. So I can function better rather then falling asleep.

I am going to do a craft fair on May 3 and 4. I am going to be teaching three classes origami and quilling for the girl scouts this summer one in July and two in August.

Here are pictures below of the latest creations:
 The above zentangle piece was created March 2014 completely
freehand with no layout before hand. I was hanging out at my
brothers house while I created this one.
 The above zentangle piece took 2 hours to create.
I created it for a co-worker/friend at work for her daughter pre-school. 
Each child had a a leaf to decorate to put on a tree that was in the classroom.
 Made 10 mini angels for order that came in by email.
The customer bought one of my mini angels that cost
$2 at the Art Center in Troy, NY at their holiday store
they have during November and December.
 Donated 2 Easter baskets to the Annual Spring Scholarship
Luncheon for WE@HVCC which was held on March 2014.
All proceeds from the luncheon benefit the WE@HVCC
fund which is used to award scholarships to deserving
individuals and to enhance the campus community.
HVCC = Hudson Valley Community College.


March 2014 I took an art class learning to make Ukrainian 
eggs at the Albany Art Room located in  Albany NY. This is the first
 time I played with wax on an egg and color dye to create the beautiful 
 eggs. The red one in the middle with the three colors is my favorite. 
It is almost like drawing zentangle designs on eggs just doing it with
melted wax and a candle. Here is where you can find more classes 
                                                at the Art Room http://www.albanyartroom.com

Saturday, December 21, 2013

February 12, 2014 - Free Quilling Valentines Card Class

Free Quilling Valentines Card Class

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time: 6pm -7:30pm,
Location: Pine Hills Albany Branch Library, 517 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 482-7911 x 230 you need to call to reserve your spot!!
Ages: 16 years or older.
Link to Library website: http://www.albanypubliclibrary.org/documents/2014010203_pg.pdf

I will create a kit for each student to take home with instructions for each project, write up on the history of quilling, evaluation sheet to fill out to let me know what you would like to do for future projects and my business card.

My style of teaching I sit down and walk you through every step for the projects from beginning to end.
I create the same piece as the student in front of them while they are creating so no one is on their own
or will get lost. If you get stuck or confused I will help you through every step of the way.

New Items I made during the month of December 2013

Recently made items for co-workers and people who requested items to be made for ornaments or holiday gifts. Just click on the photos to see them much bigger.

 
For the above angel. I sold this one for $15. It stands about 5 inches tall. I used quilling paper for the hair, wings, halo, and bow and sleeve edges and edge of bottom of dress. The rest of the body/dress is tan or khaki color and that is made from recycled manila file folders.


For the above angel. I sold this one for $20. It stands about 6 to 7 inches tall.
I used quilling paper for the hair, wings, halo, and bow and sleeve edges and edge of bottom of dress. The rest of the body/dress is tan or khaki color and that is made from recycled manila file folders.
 Just some random snowflakes I made for my mother.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My October - December 2013 Zentangle Designs

While I sit at work half an hour before I am due to be there or at breaks and meal times and during the hour I am waiting for TABE test students to take their tests at work. I sit and be creative. Sometimes I go through other zentangle sites to get ideas what to doodle. I do part of the template in pencil first before deciding to change it over to pen. I use bic or gel pens depending on my mood. I find it very relaxing and usually get lost in time.  Below each picture is where you can find the template online and print it off for yourself.
I have been really busy preparing for craft shows and making things for people that the zentangle doodling have been put on hold. Maybe I will do more after the new year.
The above zentangle dare #49 came from template that can be found from this site
http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2013/03/zendala-dare-49.html

The above zentangle dare #75 came from template that can be found from this site
http://www.thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2013/09/zendala-dare-75.html

The above zentangle dare #76 came from template that can be found from this site
http://www.thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2013/10/zendala-dare-76.html

  looking for this one online ?
The above zentangle dare #37 came from template that can be found from this site
 http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2012/12/zendala-dare-37.html
The above zentangle dare #12 came from template that can be found from this site
http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2012/06/zendala-dare-12.html

The above zentangle dare #70 came from template that can be found from this site
http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2013/08/zendala-dare-70.html
The above zentangle dare #71 came from template that can be found from this site
 http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2013/08/zendala-dare-71.html

Latest quilling work for November to December 2013

I created a few side projects for a few co-workers and friends and got inspired by the internet. Here is my latest work. Some have been sold already and others may get sold at the next craft show. If you click on the photos you can see them in a much bigger format.

The green high heal above was requested by a co-worker for a Christmas gift for a family member. I went online and looked for an outline of a shoe to cut out and shape the quilling around it.
These are the two shoe patterns I used. I made them smaller the patterns before printing them.
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 The above picture of a turkey is made out of toilet paper and paper towel rolls. I painted the rolls first then when they dried I cut the rolls up. As for the center body I used manila file folders to roll up 2 separate circles until they bigger then a silver dollar. Then I pushed each of them out to make bowl shapes. To hold the shape of the two bowls I put thick glue on the insides of the bowls. Let them dry for a few hours then I glued the bowls together on the rims and that formed the body. This took a total of 7 hours to make.

 The above and below pictures I got inspired by another quiller who made similar dolls. She used yarn and I had no yarn but I had Pom Poms. I call them my snow girls. I put snowflakes on their sleeves and the back of their outfits.  Here is what the other artist created and I adore these. Link click here

I had a request from a friend to create quilled box for his daughter. She is a fan of butterflies. So it probably took over 4 hours but I can not remember. I did not keep track.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Quick Reference to Appearances: 2013

I have six events/appearances with my quilling for 2013:
To see original postings visit my blog: http://staceysmilecreations.blogspot.com/

1) Free Turkey Quilling Class, Tuesday November 12, 2013, 6pm-7:30pm,
Lansingburgh Branch Library, 27 114th St, Troy, NY, phone: (518) 235-5310
to sign up

2) The Holiday Shop @ The Art Center – November 2-December 21, 2013
I have dropped off 29 items to The Art Center for them to sell in the Shop.
The Shop pops up during the holiday season from November 2 to December 21,
2013 to sell local handmade items local artists in the area.

3) November 23, 2013 Craft Fair at Colonie Central High School, 1 Raider Blvd, Albany, NY 12205
9am-4pm, (75-85 craft vendors)
Here is a photo of my two tables to this event. I did not earn much money since many people were not buying from me or some of the other vendors. I did like sitting at this event so I will probably be back next year.


4) December 7, 2013 Hamagrael Elementary School Craft Fair, 1 McGuffey Lane, Delmar, NY 12054,
10 a.m.‑4 p.m (86 Vendors)

5) December 8, 2013, Troy Victorian Stroll – Sunday, 10 A.M.—5 P.M.
Victorian Stroll Art & Craft Show, The Atrium, Third & Broadway, Troy NY. I
will have a table at this show. Keep an eye out for me.
www.victorianstroll.com/

6) Monday February 10, 2013, Free Quilling Valentines Card Class, 6pm
-7:30pm, at the Pine Hills Branch Library, 517 Western Ave, Albany, NY
12203 Phone: (518) 482-7911

Sunday, October 27, 2013

FREE Quilling Class at Lansingburgh Library - November 12, 2013


Free Turkey Quilling Class
Date: Tuesday November 12, 2013
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Location: Lansingburgh Branch Library
27 114th St, Troy, New York
You need to call/go online to sign up to hold your seat!
Phone: (518) 235-5310
Online Sign up
Click her to sign up online at the Library

Each person who attends this class will make one turkey to take home. The round bodies are made from
recycled manila file folders and I will provide all materials for the class.The main shape that could be
used when creating the Turkey
is a tear drop shape. I tried to keep this simple for everyone. I give
everyone the chance to explore and create
their own kind of turkey. The tail feathers could possible
be different for each person since they have the choice to use different  shapes for the large tail feathers.
The person taking the class does not need to make exactly
what I made in the photo.  Each person taking
the class can explore and add words or anything else they want to add that represents thanksgiving
to them.

I create a kit for each student to take home with the package of quilling paper, quilling tool, instructions
for each project, write up on the history of quilling, evaluation sheet to fill out to let me know what you
would like to do for future projects and my business card.

My style of teaching I sit down and walk you through every step for the projects from beginning to end.
I create the same piece as the student in front of them while they are creating so no one is on their own
or will will get lost. If you get stuck 
 or confused I will help you through every step of the way.

Here are photos of the group who joined me in making turkey's. I even had a five year old girl join me in this class. Which was a shock to me but she was able to do everything like everyone else did for the project. I thought it would be be too hard for her. I applaud her for doing this craft project and being so well behaved. I should have made the project easier to do in case a child does join in on one of my future classes. I do not usually do classes for children since I am worried about noise levels and their focus for an hour and half. If the parent is with them the whole time and stays focused on the project the whole time without the child getting antsy then I am ok with them being there.