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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Christmas part whatever.....

So this is what I've been up too. I've made my ATC (Artist Trading Cards) for the Creative Mom's Podcast swap. The heart is the wrong size, I thought it was postcard size but it was suppose to be 2 1/2 by 3 1/2. I like heart a lot. That is going to be my signature I've decided. The painted one is what Amy the Creative Mom sent me. I got it today, what a very nice thing for her to do. (That is how I figured out that I was doing it wrong.So here is outfit 2. It didn't work out anything like the pattern....and netting is H*!! to work with...but I got it done! She had to have a little ballet outfit!

And here is outfit 3. This worked up pretty well, and I like how it fits which I can't say for the other two outfits!

I've had a good day really. I've got my room put together so that I can actually find things. That is the best, not to have to search and search for the beads or buttons if I want to use them. I made the doll a pearl necklace too, which can used to put her hair up too. I've also started stocking up on supplies. I used to think that I only should have what I was using at the moment. But I've found that it is good to buy small quantities of different supplies so that I can play. Playing is what I'm going to do in 2007. I need to break free of the constraints of patterns I put on myself. I never felt that I was artistic, but I'm trying to expand. I bought a great book this weekend, my friend Sarah found it...fortunately she said she would order a copy so that I could have the one that we found. The Art of Embroidery: Inspirational Stitches, Textures and Surfaces (Paperback) It is by Francoise Tellier-Loumagne who is a French textile artist. The book is fabulous!!! The pictures are wonderful and she goes into just enough detail on different techniques that you can still do your own thing. It is wonderful. I've ordered her book The Art of Knitting by her also. I'll get that in the US, it was easier to have it sent there.

The only real problem is I need to get to doing my studying. I've got about a year left and am struggling because I feel that I want to be more creative. I want to work in my craft room, instead of my desk. But I just have to get it finished and then I can do what I want. That is what 2008 will be also.....study study study...then craft! We shall see how it goes!!!

But for now...back the Christmas crafting!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the doll's clothes!! Super cute!! I also like you ATC, you just have more to love!!

Great job on all your projects!!

Kendra said...

I love the ballet outfit - so sweeet. It sounds a great idea to break away from the pattern more in 2007. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Knitting Mummy said...

I really like the dolls clothes can't show my girls or else they will be nagging for some.

Anonymous said...

Love the little outfits!! (I'm sorry, I feel like I missed something...what are you studying for?)

Urban Domestic Goddess said...

I feel your pain. In my case, it isn't studying that cuts into my creativity but an editing job that saps me of all energy and ability to focus. I'm ready to retire right now--but I can't for 30 more years *sob*.

Anonymous said...

Yay! I got the purple card today. Are you planning to post a photo of it over in the flickr galleries or can I?