Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fallen a Sleep

Here is my latest paper clay design. It's not a very good photo, the flash washed out all of the detail. I'll have to take a better one before he goes to the sale. It's kind of whimsy "ish". I had the head done and couldn't decide what I wanted to do with it. I thought a candy/cookie jar would be fun, so here he is! I'm still not sold on the plaid bow, but it needed something. The glittery tree is dimensional and sticks out.

And now to the reference in my title. Today at nap time the boys were rowdy, they didn't want to fall asleep. Brileigh obviously wanted to know what was going on.

She pulled down the bumper so she could spy on her brothers through the bars. But unlike her brothers, she was actually tired and fell asleep in spy mode! How cute is that!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Finished Cat & Dog

I finished my cat and dog, I think the details make the duo! I've already started on some new projects.

I made this doll a while back, but she didn't sell. So I puller her back out this year and added the wings and lighted basket. I think it's a vast improvement! Maybe she'll find a new home at this years show!

And I just had to add some photo's of the babies!

Rylan got tuckered out playing the other day and found a pillow to crash on.

Brileigh loves mom's lasagna!

Brett found a new place to play when I was in the kitchen making bottles!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cat & Dog Figures

Alright, so I've got my cat and dog made and painted. What do you think? I had a lot of fun making them and I'm excited to start some more creatures! I don't know if I'm done with these guys or not though. When I sketched them out, I had drawn cloth pants on them. So do I still want to put pants on them? And do I want them to hold anything? I had made a fish and bone for them to hold, but I'm not liking how the fish turned out. The dog needs to hold something because his one arm is curved wrong and doesn't lay nice. Since these are for a winter show, maybe I'll tie a bow around the bone and have him hold it? I've got a little wreath I made that the cat can hold. Also I think I need to come up with a collar for them. What do you think??

P. S. I'm loving how their saddle shoes turned out!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Paperclay Snowman

I got my snowman done today. My first paperclay attempt, I learned some things. I originally was going to put a small bottle brush tree in his hands, but decided on the wreath. I made a few of those wreathes awhile back and they have been laying around just waiting for the perfect thing. I wish I hadn't stained the snowman as dark as I did. I used the tudor brown bri wax, and I should have used the light brown. Oh well, live and learn! I still think he turned out cute!

Baby Update

So we had our 9 month check up earlier this week. They have been growing like weeds! The boys are both 21 pounds 4 ounces, and Brileigh is 19 pounds 14 ounces. It's starting to get tough picking up more than one baby at a time with those weights! They are such good babies, always happy! We have been experimenting with food lately. They love their dad's pull pork!

Rylan especially shovels it in!

Brileigh is a good mess maker. Food usually ends up in her hair.

Brett eats anything he can get his hands on. They really love mac and cheese!

Brett also brought to my attention, we need safety locks on the cabinets!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Work Progress

Well I'm happy to say I've been making some progress! Here is a shot of some of the items for my Handmade'ns show. I laid everything out for pricing, so it was a good time to take photos. I feel that I can relax a little bit now, knowing I'm ahead of schedule, and spend more quality time on one-of-a-kind items. I've got all sorts of things planned!

Here are some of the things I've started. I don't have much experience with paper clay, but have always wanted to try my hand at it. Years ago I bought these two little wood blocks. One was the C block and the other the D. When I bought them I thought it would be fun to do a Cat and Dog character with them. I just got them started the other day. The other one I have started is going to be a snowman. I'm going to put him in the old baby shoe holding a Christmas tree. We'll see how they turn out.