Try as I may to keep up with this Blog, I just get so involved with what I'm doing, time passes. I know I'm not alone with that. Things take longer these days..it's harder to see stuff and that broken pinkie is getting old and grouchy.
Unfortunately the things I've been working on are surprises for some friends, so until they get them those pictures have to stay hidden.
However, I do have some pictures to share. I was signed up way before Christmas for a mannequin swap. people got lost in the holiday moment and needed more time so they weren't mailed until Jan. Everyone got theirs, but mine was not to be found. Turns out my partner unknowingly put the wrong zip on the package..so it ended up in Saginaw MI. Now one would think a postal employee would just change the error in zip and move it on, especially since my partner notified them of the mistake.
We waited and wait some more. I felt so bad for Peggy (my partner) she felt so reresponsible, but I understood and told her it would eventually find one of us (although I've had packages disappear never to be seen again) Finally Peggy made another mannequin, she just couldn't stand it LOL
Low and behold I got both of them on the same day. Now the problem is which do I keep? In this swap we were supposed to represent OUR personality (remember my BIG smile on the purple body?) It seems Peggy and I share some common threads. Please note the angel on one, the garden fairy on the other...The spools of thread, the flowers, the bling. If anyone saw either of them, they would think I captured MY personality LOL So which would you pick?
Along with the mannequins came goodies, buttons, a little frame and a thread cutter I've wanted for a long time.
Also received this week was the RR Altered Book.It's the first RR of it's kind for me and the first book I've received. One of my favorite subjects too...
As far as "What's happening in my Studio?" like I said, I've finished a lot of things...my latest (that I can show) is my ATC's for a swap in the ATCfamily.yahoo. The swap was 3 for 3 and the theme was Fairies (at least the one I joined) This group only does ATC's so there are always swaps going on, but because artforthecreativemind.yahoo keeps me so busy I have to pick and chose carefully swaps I am able to handle.
So these are my Fairie ATC's
What's on the table for today? Well, that's another story. The swap is for a Valentine doll over at Sherry Goshens group. I have all the pieces cut, stuffed and ready for assembly to make a cone doll. Along comes Sherry's new pattern BooBee and my whole idea flies out the window and is replaced by another picture in my mind. It probably won't look anything like BooBee when I'm done...I don't copy well...but I'm hoping for a worthy doll for my partner. Stay tuned....