Our deck and yard (ok and our house) features a lot of tikis. Why not, we live at the beach right?
This is one of our largest and you might have seen him in the background of some of my Sculpey videos. I'm thinking that my project this summer will be to make him some Sculpey eyes. If I want to be accurate for this neighborhood, some blood-shot eyes too!
You know how we will often buy a blouse or dress and when we are at the checkout, we are designing the Sculpey jewelry to go with it? YEAH, you've done that before and so have I. I've also bought a piece of clothing because I wanted to design the jewelry to go with it - "I could do that pattern in clay. That's a Skinner Blend!"
Ok, so I was sooo excited, I started my blog LAST month, when I was supposed to start THIS month.. and it's a blog series based on my wacky living room, so I need to repost the first to get us rolling. But first, I have to share that I was just in the kitchen making my dinner and I heard the first campers of the season at Camp Surf around the block from us! Spring is here in SoCal!
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.
My favorite words when a Sculpey RFP for a project comes are "can you make it different and/or edgy?" Yeah Baby! That's right up my crafting alley.
I really love sunflowers! I think they are such a happy flower. I finially grew a few small ones this year.
Next year I would really like to try to grow a row of the big Mammoth ones. Anyway, sunflowers are a fun fall flower.
Although most have gone by now I thought it would be fun to try to make one using the Sculpey push mold that
has leaves and flower petals.
I tend to keep bits and pieces of everything. If a T-pin is too long, I keep the scrap I trim off, bits of clay (of course!), the stray earring wire, the odd bead or two, I keep them.
Do you ever feel like doing clay, but not really "doing" clay? You want something easy, yet great at the same time? My One Block Wonder is perfect for that... 1 block of clay and 1 hour of time! Now I'm busy cooking corned beef and thinking about green beer tonight, so this project fit right into my schedule.
You know how we often see things and say to ourselves (or out loud...to no one in particular..)