I don't usually copy ideas exactly, but I just loved Connie Govea Stuart's button people featured in the latest issue of Somerset Workshop and had to give them a go. First time working with fimo clay for me, too; come to think of it.
I have to say I think they're pretty cute but WHAT does one do with them? I made eight before that question stopped me. :-) Just had to make 'em, I guess.
I did come up with one more idea for Valentine's Day to put in Larissa's shop. Gosh I just love going in there. Everything seems new and different every time. And she always seems glad to see me. :-) She's got the fabric hearts in the front window, along with these button bouquets that I brought in yesterday.
They have those vases in our dollar store, which is what gave me the idea to make some more. I like this fabric covered green wire better than the original uncovered wire I used previously. They're fun to make. I wish I'd quit 'having fun' and get about the business of making stuff that might seriously sell. I'm now all set up to solder glass charms a la Sally Jean, but keep seeing these other things I wanna 'play' with. Like, I can't seem to get all these quilt ideas out of my head. Today I ordered freddy moran's book and I haven't been able to stop playing with fabric since. I'm thinking something with stars...bright and bold and no two alike like freddy (although no matter how hard I try I just can't seem to pull off her WOW factor). Here's a couple of six-inch ones that I made this evening. My first time paper piecing. Once you get the hang of it it's really fun. Lord knows I'd never get points like that the regular old way!
So, speaking of quilts and in honor of my current efforts to have a real life life (as opposed to just an internet life) I'm going to the local quilt guild meeting tomorrow night and will join and then go monthly. There's 100-150 members and they seem pretty active by what I read in the newsletter I picked up at a quilt shop today. I'm looking forward to it. Which reminds me, I recently reconnected with a good friend of almost 15 years. From back in the day when I worked in Nursing Home administration. We'd lost touch for the past 2 or 3 years, but as of this month her work will be bringing her up here for a full week every month! Yay! Such a dear friend. So glad to have that to look forward to every few weeks! Okay....almost midnight and our boy will be dropped off here at 6:45 am so this grandma's gonna go tuck in for tonight! Hope you're having a good week, too.