cheeeeeap. cheeeap. hop. hop.
|okay, so i have bunnies on the brain after doing the bunny yarn and attempting to find some plastic bunny beads to do more, to no avail. i got the smart idea that i would make a stamp, stamp some shrinky dink paper and then make my own damn beads. although i think they would be too small, so i may make em out of fimo. it would be easy to do and extra one of a kind. and i have the awesome jacquard powders to make it irridescent, too. hm....so that will be to-morrow, i imagine, when i am too tired to do upright work. although i have no idea where my clay tools are from my clay school days, so i will need to use whatever i find. no biggie. so wanna see the bunnies on the brain...well some of em?|
here is the first one, on an eraser and you can see it is not the greatest, but i haven't done one of these in a looooong time and i used linoleum blocks which require more force which actually helps in not making accidental cuts, like the soft speedcut ones or erasers do...
here is the next one, much bigger, but it looks like a dead bunny due to the body position to me, anyway:
and here is my gorgeous new ring from ashley...my hands look really gross and rough in the photos, and i swear they aren't! i have unphotogenic hands. who knew? i need to make sure to moisturize more before i get witchy hands. anyway, my wedding band was my granny's original band that i had sized. it is not something i ever would have picked myself, but i love that i have something of her to wear all the time. she is still alive, but lives in australia with all of my aunts and uncles and cousins, so i rarely get to see her.
the stone and the opal spin! she has loads of stuff in her shop, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, cufflinks and will do custom things too, so go over! and it is so reasonable! get it before she becomes really famous. i am telling you. go. buy. go! where? ashleyjewelry.etsy.com. as lovely as it looks in the photos, it is just such amazing crafts(wo)manship. and as someone who was horrible at metalsmithing in college, i know what it takes to make things that are this seamless.
i know i said i was working on a logo for the fluff-a-licious.blogspot.com podcast and actually do have a graphic designer working on some stuff, but i embroidered this in the meantime and will see how it looks as a button or banner. what do you guys think? my penmanship is baaad, i have noooo slant to my writing at all. as a kid, i was bumped from 1st to 2nd grade midyear (which marked the beginning of my hatred of school) and missed most of my writing classes and always had really bad writing. it isn't ugly, just really hard to read. they made me turn my paper sideways to add slant, and it didn't help, my writing is perfectly vertical and flat and because of the stupid teacher making me turn my paper, i have to do that to write now. grrr. so the cursive for the embroidery is not as nice as it could be, but i did my best. and i suck at embroidery. i am sloppy. anyway, please let me know whatcha think. of course barbe will get the biggest vote, but please be honest. don't be nice just to be nice. okay? i can handle it.
we got the new bed! it is sooo high. it doesn't seem as soft as it did in the store. we will have to sleep on it for a little while and if it seems too hard still, we might need to exchange it. when the bed guys came it was snowing and the tromped snow and salt all over the place, left the front door open, unbeknownst to me, and after they left, i couldn't find kahlo, who was really freaked out about the whole men tromping around, taking our bed, etc. i imagine she thought we were moving or something. anyway, i was freaking out looking for her. i finally found her in the bin in the bathroom closet that i keep my sleepy clothes in that pavel normally sleeps in there. when i found her, she was so freaked out that the snoot fur was wet! she was sweating poor lady! i had to pull her out of there against her will and she walked back and forth before finally checking out the bed. everyone is find with the bed now. except for us. the cats may forbid us to exchange it if we did want to. hmf.
i also did a few yarns today, all with loads of flowers. i don't do a few flowers. i do a flower ever few inches. seriously. tooooons. i got some really gorgeous "silk" flowers and while i was pulling them apart to use, i realized that they are sort of a fibery paper and i know that no one is going to wash their artyarn creations a zillion times, but i didn't want it to potentionall fall apart. i agitated some of the flowers with water and they didn't fall apart, but still. photos of the new yarns as soon as i skein em, and they will all be listed this weekend.
i also dyed a big bag of baby BFL locks in avacado green, mauve and iris. i ran the dishwasher full of dishes, and sealed the zipper bag and put it in, so hopefully nothing bad happened. the locks are not super long like mohair, but are sooo soft and are really fine delicate little curls. they would work really well for doll hair and any other crafting stuff, and of course i love to spin them into yarns or ply em in because they are sooo soft and not so bulky. purdy. i will be doing more colors too. and i have a bunch of loose mohair dyed in different colors and other loose fiber, some of it from homestead farms which i was disappointed in. it will be okay for batts, but after getting such wonderful fiber from frenecreek, it just doesn't compare. sometimes the washed loose fiber from homestead will be a bit felted. what is up with that?
i am getting really sleepy. i have had a headache all day and i woke up early this morning for the delivery after having horrible nightmares about jake having an accident and i couldn't find him at work and when i finally did find him, it wasn't jake, but my horrible piece of crap ex. and also in my dream, my mom was cheating on my dad with a 20 year old sport tuned car dude (you know the kind that have souped up hondas or vw and wear visors and pants falling down and listen to bad music and...you know the kind) and when i confronted her, she said that my dad knew, and he would just have to deal with it and it made her feel young. my mom would certainly not cheat on my dad, and if she did, it wouldn't be with a kid. it would be mandy patinkin or someone else with a hairy chest. so odd. any ideas on what that meant? and prior to all of this stuff happening in the dream, i had my usual version of some post apocalyptic nightmare scenario with everyone trying to get to somewhere else and i was too tired to move but had to keep going. in most of my dreams, i am exhausted but can't stop.
why do i barely get comments lately? am i boring? what? huh? too busy for me?
ok. so tired.