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!


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. :)

Nicole's Homemade Treats...The Blog said...



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.)

Deana 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!