I got a bit of Christmas shopping done yesterday. My husband has three nieces who are grade-school/middle-school ages. I don't know what toys they like, but I feel safe buying them clothes. So I picked out tops or sweaters for each of them, then brought them into the studio for a little personalizing!
All the girls have long blonde hair, and only the oldest has pierced ears, so I decided on hair accessories.
Here's my results:
This summer, my bff, my daughter and I went to Galena, IL for a girls' weekend. Galena is an old river town resurrected into a tourist location. There's lots of cute shops in every category, great restaurants, some historical sites (US Grant's home), some B&Bs, etc. We checked out everything! One of the hot trends in gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, and more this year has been owls.
Like it or not, the holidays are upon us. Whether you fall on the side of "no Christmas until after Thanksgiving" or you welcome it in July - it IS time for making those holiday gifts. This is one of my favorite things I've ever created for Christmas. I did this for Sculpey in 2005 according to my records. These are just blocks of red Sculpey III (or Premo Pomegranite now would work also!) that are cut into rectangles and squares and "beribboned" with little strips of Premo! Sculpey Gold clay.
2009 found me making Santa's sleigh.
My husband designed the metal cutter that I used to create the sleigh shapes.
Cookies for Santa plates was the theme of the 2010 ornament.
I know it's the New Year and we are all ready to move on to new things, but on New Year's Day, when I took my Christmas tree down, I went reminiscing through my collection of polymer clay ornaments. Shortly after moving to this small rural community in 2000, I was commissioned by the local Jr.
Here is a super easy way to make fun Holiday Candy Canes or Lollipops for gifts, packages or your own tree!
I used Premo clays in Frost White Glitter, Pomegranite, and Green. Condition your Frost White Glitter clay really
well and then roll out a long snake maybe 5" or so about 3/4" thick. Next make two very thin snakes of Pomeganite
and Green. (you can use your clay extruder if you want these to be perfectly the same size)
Well, the wrapping has begun! I actually love to wrap gifts. I love to go out and pick out the wrapping paper. I am
kind of picky about it. I like to get a few different kinds with matching ribbon and bows. When it's time to wrap
I get all my supplies ready and spread out on the floor and turn on some Christmas music. This really gets me in the spirit! I just love a pretty package.
This past Friday I participated in a local craft fair at Bowdoin College. It is called the Sunsplash Festival and it is
to celebrate the last day of classes for students and faculty. It is also open to the public. This fair has been going on
for the past 15 years so it is really well established. 70 vendors participated. It is held in their beautiful Smith Union
building where they have two cafes and the college bookstore. It's a neat venue because the way it's designed is
Hello! I am so happy to be here on the Design Squad Blog!
I really enjoyed Patti's post about her family Christmas tree. It was fun to see the photos of her many polymer clay ornaments from over the years. I thought I would continue on the ornament theme as I am getting ready for a craft fair and making lots of ornaments myself. I would love to share a couple with you.