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The blog banner was made with elements from Lorie Davison. The nail head is Mo Jackson, the white rabbit and the key is Tangie Baxter. The butterflies are from Katie Pertiet.

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Spectacular Mess Etsy Shop

Well, I did it.  I've opened up an Etsy shop.
Thank you for all of your comments
and suggestions.
I truly do appreciate them.
Here's the address:
The White Rabbit made his appearance in his little yellow plane complete
with my blog/shop name flying in the breeze behind him.
I put these tags in.
This pink jeweled key necklace.
I just made these this morning.
They are much more sparkly in person.
But then again,
so am I.
My favorite kissing necklace.
A pretty little red Christmas house necklace.
Made from an old greeting card.
It says,
"In the gloaming"
Gloaming is another word for twilight.
And by twilight
I don't mean
So, stop by and say howdy.
Have some punch and cookies.
Stay tuned.
Under a separate post
I'm having a give-a-way to celebrate.
Have a lovely day.
Hope you enjoy the gloaming!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The I's have it.

My English friend's church is putting up a 
Christmas collaborative
with each letter in the verse, 
being created by different individuals
on a 12" x 12" canvas.

 She asked me to make a canvas. 
 I had the letter I.  

While I was making it I was amusing myself all to bits 
with sentences containing the letter "I."  

"I'll take a vowel, Pat.  The letter I, please."
"The I's (eyes) of the world are upon you."
"I'm LOOKING at you."
That begot, "Here's looking at YOU kid."
Only, I didn't have a U.
"The apple of my I"

The running dialogue in my head when I'm alone 
and playing with paper and glue
 is really frightening sometimes. 
 Perhaps, I shouldn't share that with you.
I glued old book pages to the canvas.
I painted, decoupaged fabric, and covered it with glitter.
Then, I covered the cardboard "I" with linen 
and vintage laces and buttons.
Here's my "I".

This blog brought to you 
by the letter
(Really.  You had to know that was coming!)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Angels We Have Heard On High

This was a jewelry holder I purchased at the Goodwill.
I repainted it.
Glittered it.
Added wings, broken jewelry, and a leftover soldered piece.
I glued a rose to her back.
Then I glued her on to an old plate.
Here's the little felted angel we made last night.
I just love her.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
I hope you are spending it with those you love
and the angels of those you have loved.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Whose fleece was pink, blue, aqua, and with some crazy 
Bob Marley dreadlocks gettin' down with their bad selves.
(Images from Holliewood's Ode To A Muse - Deviant Scrap)

"What are you talking about Dear Kathy?" you might ask.
What I'm talking about is wool.
In many colors.
Even dyed to match the Dawn dish soap I thought
I had so carefully cropped out of this photo.
Oh well, I've always been partial to that color of blue.
Needle felting.  
I've been learning how to needle felt.
Again, you might say,
"But Kathy, haven't you learned by now
to steer clear of sharp and painful objects?"
Me and my beloved band-aids
 have become quite close
as of late.
I made this.
It wasn't hard.
It was a one band-aid craft.
This one needs more beads.
It was a no band-aid one.
I'm getting better.
On Monday we're going to make an
adorable Christmas angel.
I should be all healed up by then!
And this?
It's a blank canvas.
It's the letter I - or at least it will be.
I'm supposed to be making that
for my English friend's church.
It's due next weekend.
I work well under pressure.
After all,
my middle name.
Well, actually, it's Marie 
but that doesn't have
the same
'Je ne sais quoi'
now does it?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Case of the Butterglass Shards

She knew the way to do it.
She had thought it through.
She had consulted experts, even.
And a few unscrupulous men
who would do it for a few pennies
or for their own amusement.
She had even purchased the tools.

She was attempting to cut her own glass.
In her kitchen.
Not realizing two things.
that cut, broken glass is very sharp.
that the butter dish was
close to her...

As she scored the glass
per the instructions,
then grasped the scored piece of glass
with the pliers and
snapped thusly -
two things happened.
Broken shards flew into the butter.

And -
she needed to locate
the box of

1 inch wide for extra coverage.
That should do it.
Glass cutting 101.
If at first you don't succeed,
try, try again.
Then give-up.
There's no sense in being a fool about it.

I've been cutting up teacups and plates
for a while now.
Making jewelry with
nary a bloodstain to be had.
Glass, well,
glass is
I'm still practicing.
This song comes to mind.
I'm going to go bake more cookies

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Thank You Quickie

Shame on you for what you were thinking...

Thank You.
I wanted to do a quickie blog-post
Thank YOU.

I appreciate all the advice and kind words.
You ladies are wonderful.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Somebody STOP Me!

I have pieces leftover from the craft show.  
And, I think I'd like to open an Etsy shop.
Now, do I think the world really needs
more craft objets d'art?
Umm...let me think.

Here's my question:
 I'd like to sell the necklaces.
Santa and Christmas were big.
So were the Kiss Me Keys.

What do you think about tags?
I made these tags.
I didn't sell any.
I like them but the question is
would anyone want to actually purchase them?

I've had quite a bit of cold medicine
knocked back a bottle of whiskey.
I can take it.
Tell me the truth.
(and I'm kidding about the whiskey)

I have Jack Nicholson in my head screaming,
"You can't HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!"
 How about paper tags?
I love this Redbird Christmas.
Obviously, not to everyone's taste
since I still have it.
Are tags a "dime a dozen" 
so to speak?
your opinion means a lot to me.

Honest answers.
I can take it.
I'll have a shot glass
and vodka
at the ready...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I'm Ver-Vera Tired...

A co-worker from New Orleans says,
"I'm ver-vera tired"
when she is in fact very, very tired.
Remember people used to say, "I'm sick and tired of... (fill in the blank) ?

That is me, today.
Well, I am literally, sick AND
ver-vera tired.
While making the necklaces for the craft show
I hung them on this
Trompe L'Oeil chair that I have.
It looked pretty nifty, if I do say so myself.
I made over 50 necklaces.
The china plate necklaces didn't sell as well.
Neither did the tags.
Funny what people decide they want
don't want.

I have some of these left.
Here's the backside of the kissing keys.
I like that description.
Kissing Keys.
See the top right hand side quote?
Do you know what that is from?
Neither did anyone at the craft show.
It's from Gone With The Wind.
I thought everyone knew that.
Obviously not.
I think it means I'm old.
Darn it.

This is what I see out my kitchen window.
Well, not exactly.
I "dogged" it up some in Photoshop
with a free texture from Kim Klassen.
The craft show is over.
Fall is on it's way out, now.
Winter is coming.
I'm sick and tired.
Stay tuned.
I'm going to have a give-away for a necklace.