Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentine's Day and Baby Shower Gifts 2015

Here are some new items I created. Some of the items I sold to customers at work or did swaps online with the creative craft groups on Facebook. I am hooked on some of those craft groups doing swaps online. So there might be more crafts coming due to this. I hope you enjoy your valentines day!


 

(For the 3 above pictures)
First Heart Box I created with lace and trim, paper peacock (yes I cut all the feathers on the peacock which took 3 to 4 hours just to make the peacock), with paper and fabric roses not made by me, beaded bling inside and outside the box, sprigs of beading at top right of box, and red scrapbooking paper donated from a co-worker at work. The whole project took 8 or 9 hours total. I sent this heart box to a crafter from a facebook crafting swap group. Here is the website I got the inspiration for the peacock http://stranamasterov.ru/node/89121?tid=451%2C587
It is in another language but just translate it with right clicking your mouse on the page to translate it. This is a medium size box about 5 or 6 inches across.


(For the 3 above photos)
The Third Heart Box sold to a co-worker for $35. I created with lace and trim, paper peacock (yes I cut all the feathers on the peacock which took 3 to 4 hours just to make peacock), with paper and fabric roses not made by me, beaded bling inside and outside the box, sprigs of beading at top right of box, and red scrapbooking paper donated from a co-worker at work. The whole project took 8 or 9 hours total. Here is the website I got the inspiration for the peacock
http://stranamasterov.ru/node/89121?tid=451%2C587
It is in another language but just translate it with right clicking your mouse on your computer to translate it. This is a medium size box about 5 or 6 inches across.



(For the 5 photos above)
Second Heart Box I sold this box for $40. The customer who was a guy wanted an Adirondack theme box since he and his wife are going to retire in the Adirondacks in the future. He requested the pine cones in the top right corner of the box. The customer and his wife are into hiking, and canoeing and wanted a woodsy look for the box. The front of the box is scrapbooking paper of a pathway, there is light green lace and white lace, fake wood paper inside and outside the box, 2d stickers of a canoe, hiking sign, and trees inside the box. The customer was very happy with the box when I delivered it to him. This is a medium size box about 5 or 6 inches across.


 
 (For the 4 photos above)
This is 4th Heart Box I created. Made with paper and fabric roses, with a paper peacock and yes I cut out all the feathers, red paper, lace on the side of the box and bling beads on the inside of the box. This box is a smaller box and is about 3 or 4 inches across. I sent this to someone in one of the craft swap groups.



 
 
 (For the 4 pictures above)
I created this while watching the 2015 Superbowl on TV, I started it at 6pm and finished it at 11pm then added the teddy bear the next day and that took an hour. Here are the instructions of how to make this Stroller they are in another language but just right click on the page and hit translate. http://stranamasterov.ru/node/350448
It is about 6 to 7.5 inches in length the stroller. I gave this to a co-worker on Feb 4, 2015 for a baby shower gift.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

November to December 2014 Art created by me

My latest creations from November through to December 2014. Let me walk you through the different pieces and why I created them. I have other items but have not photographed them yet. Maybe I will post them here later or wait until January. Merry Christmas and Happy Near Year. Hope you all have a blessed 2015.

The quilled cross above was created for pastor appreciation month in October 2014. It sits in a 4 by 6 frame. I gave it to the pastor.

 There is a retired co-worker who is dealing with brain cancer. She has been desiring something quilled from me for awhile. She loves the color purple. It is large star or snowflake. It is possibly 5 or 6 inches across when you place it in your hand. It was meant to be as a Christmas ornament. Created October 2014.

For the picture above I taught a quilling class in either October or November at the Troy Library and we made snow man cards. I got my inspiration from online.
 This a pin to made to wear on jacket or shirt. It is rolled paper beads from newspapers and coupon ads from the newspaper or magazine pages. I added quilled tulips in a basket on top of the beads.

 The top and bottom photos are from the last craft show in November 2014. Almost all my cards sold. Very happy about that. Click on the photos to closer view of the items on the table.
 The top and bottom photos are from the last craft show in November 2014.

 The top and bottom cards are from the class I taught in either October or November at the Troy Library and we made snow man cards. I got my inspiration from online.

 I have been making paper beads like crazy. Mainly while watching television I roll the beads. I plan making things like cards, necklaces and earrings and anything else that comes to mind. I am hooked on this too. Do you notice the clear thumbtack in the middle of the picture below. I thought I put the thumbtack in to show how big the beads are.

 In the above picture is some more ornaments I made with beads some medium to small (3 inches or smaller, plus there is a nickle in the picture). They all come with fishing line to hang them on whatever size Christmas tree the customer might have. They are being sold at the craft shows I sit at.

 The above picture is a mini card (possibly 3 by 5 tiny) that I added paper beads to to be sent to someone on facebook that was trading paper beads with me through one of the paper beads group I follow. The beads I made for the trade are showed in the pictures below.
 The pictures above and below of the paper beads I created for a trade on facebook. I rolled the beads from newspapers or magazines, then coated them with nail polish then sealed them with modge podge to take away the nail polish smell.
The pictures above and below of the paper beads I created for a trade on facebook. I rolled the beads from newspapers or magazines, then coated them with nail polish then sealed them with modge podge to take away the nail polish smell.

 The above picture of a quilled cat I gave to a co-worker for Christmas who loves cats. It is an ornament to be hanged on a Christmas tree.  I got my inspiration from looking at other quilled cat projects on the web.
 In the above picture is some more ornaments I made with beads some medium to small (3 inches or larger to possibly 5 or 6 inches, plus there is a nickle in the picture). They all come with fishing line to hang them on whatever size Christmas tree the customer might have. They are being sold at the craft shows I sit at.

Wednesday, October 29, 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

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Troy Art Center - The Shop selling some of my items for the holidays.


The Shop at the Troy Art Center is having their annual holiday shop open up.  These are some of the items I dropped off  to be sold there.  I have about 13 items total. I have been busy with a move that happened at the end of August, teaching craft classes and creating items for the craft shows in the area. I have a limited supply but I am making new items. 

Dates of when the shop is open October 31 to December 23, 2014
Location:The Art Center, 265 River Street Troy, NY 12180, (518) 273-0552, http://www.artscenteronline.org/
Hours
November & December
Tuesday-Friday: 11 AM-4 PM
Saturday: 11 AM-3 PM
Closed: Sunday & Monday
Note: The shop will be open late on Troy Night Out in November & December. Watch Troy Art Center website for special late-night hours to be announced.


I got hooked on making paper beads from newspaper circulars and magazines and made paper bead stars. I have seven stars that I made and left The Shop to sell for me.  The prices on the stars range from $8 to $10.


I made four newspaper circular ads vases. One of them is going to be sold at The Shop.
The price is $18.

I made several miniture paper beads ornaments from newspapers and magazines, covered them with nail polish then quilling paper, added the pearl dots and hodge podge and glitter glue to seal them. Prices range from $7 to $10 for the ornaments.

Coming soon maybe a picture of the quilled black pendant and earrings cost is $18.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

My Next Craft Show Appearance

The craft shows that I will have table at:

October 18, 2014 

Time: 10 am to 4pm.
Location: Our Savior's Lutheran School, 63 Mountain View Avenue, Albany NY 12205.
 

And
November 15, 2014
10 th Annual Christmas Craft Fair
Time: 10 am -3pm
Location: Holiday Inn Express, 400 Loudon Rd, Latham NY 12110


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Crafts projects created between August 2014 to October 2014

I have been busy being creative and have been behind posting blog postings since I moved to my own apartment in August 30th. During that time of the move and after and into October I have been creative since I had also craft classes and craft shows and the occasional side project request to prepare for. I also got inspired by creating paper beads too. I took a class at one of the local libraries then joined a bunch of Facebook pages to learn more about paper beads and to get inspired by the other artists on the web. I also have been getting curious about newspaper weaving. I got curious after I weaved the vases I made after I watched you tube videos on how to do that craft. Not sure if I will take up Newspaper weaving but it has got me interested it looks like wicker after the artist has weaved the newspaper tubes into whatever project they are working on. I dare you to look up newspaper weaving on you tube and see the amazing things people make with paper. Very entertaining. Stay tuned...maybe one of these days I will will create something from newspaper weaving. Please check out the pictures below of all the items I have created. Some may be coming to a local craft show in future weeks. Also click on the pictures below to see the larger images.  I also have a Facebook page and will be posting these images there next. I am curious if craft people use instagram to post craft photos rather then selfie's of themselves on there and if it is useful to get lots of followers that way. I wonder if craft people find Instagram helpful at all? Let me know I am curious.

 Made the above tags can be used for gifts. The birds were made during the time of the time when I taught the Girl Scouts in 2013. I was not able to teach them this year since I was preparing to move and needed to save my money.

 These stars or snowflakes are actually called Coopenhagen flowers that I got inspired from a you tube video online. They are small about the size of a silver dollar. I made them using a hair comb weaving the paper in-between the bristles.

 A co-worker was moving on to another job and another co-worker pushed me to make something for her. This was very last minute started looking for pictures of horses online put the gold velum paper above it to see through to the image. Started creating it during an hour lunch time at work to work on it for a half hour. Then the next morning got up at 4:30 am to finish the project that finished at 6am. I knew I would have no time during the day to finish the piece since her going away party was at 3pm that afternoon. I was not thrilled with this piece since it was sooo last minute. I also included a quote I found on the web about horses that was included on the inside of the card. The person who I gave the card to absolutely loved it and gave me a thank you card a few days later.




The above image is a zentangle piece that sits in an 8 by 11 frame. It is a large piece. I plan on keeping this one. It sits on my desk at work. I used a purple Bic pen for the ink that took several days to create it.


The above images  are a small assortment of beads that I made in different sizes. I painted them with nail polish then sealed them with modge podge so the nail polish stink would go away. The largest bead on the far right is about 6 inches possibly. The gold round bead in the center of the picture is almost the size of a quarter or you could fit it on op of a quarter. This photo above is the before I transformed these beads into ornaments which you can see pictures below of the ornaments I created.

 The ornaments above were made from the paper beads I created. They are about one or two inches in length. They are very small. The glitter and gold and silver colors on the beads came from nail polish. 

The above photo is an ornament of many thin paper beads that I added pearl drops to at the end of the beads.

 The above image shows paper beads made into ornaments painted with nail polish. The size of them range from 2 inches to 4 or 5 inches in length. Pearl beads added to them that had in my scrapbooking stash that I was not using for anything else.

The above image shows paper beads made into ornaments painted with nail polish. The size of them range from 3 inches to 4 or 7 inches in length. Pearl beads added to them that had in my scrapbooking stash that I was not using for anything else.

 The above picture is paper bead stars. I made about 12 or 13 of them. They come in different sizes and colors of the light purple and mixed magazine colors that you can see in the above image.

 The above image are CDTA Bus passes turned into roses. It takes two passes to make one rose.

 The above image is a hollow pumpkin with leaves around the bottom of the pumpkin. I taught a class on how to make this and it takes about 2 to 3 hours to make. I cut out a pumpkin face I found from the internet.
 The image above is a large newspaper coupon  vase it stands about 2 or 2 and a half feet tall. The large crepe paper rose cover a large food plate. I sold one orange rose for $25 at work to co-worker. it is very hard to carry them since the rose get smooched easily and very hard to keep them in their beautiful shape. I have to re-shape them once traveling with them. I wonder if there is any way to safely carry them with out smooching them.

The image above is a zentangle of a flower that took 11 hours to do. It sits in a frame that is 8 by 11 and was created on purple paper, with different shades purple, and green gel pens. It was a zentangle mandala I found for the top flower then added to it and made it in a flower pot. The template can be found here http://multypatrones.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/mandalas-muy-bonitas/