Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Things I've been working on..

Here's a little peek at a few things that have been on my craft desk this week.
First up - goddesses. I was in the mood for ACEO making yesterday, so I made 3. Above is Bia, Greek goddess of force & compulsion. She's my favourite & the first goddess of my series with her back turned to the audience.
This is Saraswati, Indian goddess of speech & wisdom. She originally started out with her mouth closed, but as I continued constructing her, it was clear she was trying to say something. A little research made it obvious who she was meant to be.
Finally, here's the 3rd Goddess ACEO I made yesterday. I haven't named her yet - she seems Asian to me, but I can't seem to find the perfectly suited deity. Perhaps Kwan Yin, goddess of mercy & compassion...?
I've also been working on paper flowers this week.
After receiving some positive comments on the blue one in my Wordless Wednesday last week, I decided to make a few more. The blue one was constructed quite some time ago - I was just never all that happy with how it turned out, so I slapped a magnet on the back & forgot about it.
These ones turned out much better with their uniform petal shape. They're a great way to use up scraps of paper. I'm thinking of putting them in my paper shop ... I'm just not sure what you could do with them besides a magnet...? Any ideas?

Fabric cuffs have been on my mind for ages. I'm not sure why I kept putting it off, it took no time at all:
I'm quite pleased with how it turned out - I've been wearing it almost non-stop for a week now. The inside is a patchwork of scraps of 4 different fabrics - I originally wanted it to be reversible, but I had some difficulties with the buttonhole / sizing. So I'll be practicing a bit more before I offer these in my sewing shop. If you'd like one of the practice ones (free!), let me know!

5 comments:

sheara121 said...

love your goddesses! the first thing that popped into my mind at the sight of the asian one was definitely kwan yin. she looks enlightened! and i adore your paper flowers. was planning on making a few myself for entertainment. maybe make mobiles out of them? or a strand for decoration? oh, the other thought was put them in the middle of a hanky and use for a centerpiece. :)

nikid said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!

I LOVE THE NEW ACEO's!!!!!

The paper flowers look great - if you sell them as supplies people can use them for cards, scrapbooking, etc..

Your cuff looks nice!!!

Katherine said...

I would totally swap something for a practice cuff. I need more cuff type bracelets. And I need to empty out my "finished" box.

Convo me on Etsy about it? (I'm Kokoba there.)

Mattos said...

I came back to look at your practice cuff again, so cute, you know I would take a practice one, let yourself get wild on mine, you know me.
nice new ACEOs and love the paper flowers

Angie said...

You've been busy!! I'm loving the flowers!