butterflydreaming: a few crafts that I made as gifts (Get Excited Make Things)
Like trekking through surf, I fought my way out into an open sea...

Wait, that's a terrible simile for finally getting my art to the shop. I've just delivered eight large and three small hair barrettes to ReTreasure where they are for sale on consignment. The display broke on the way there (Scotch super glue underperforms). I went to the office supply store first, got Krazy Glue, and fixed it.

I have a bad habbit of using what is closest or already out. The super glue was a poor choice for metal to paper. I constantly fight an inherent laziness. Frequently, I win!

What I forgot was an artist bio. I have to decide how I want to handle the web presence for this, too. It makes the most sense to finish my Etsy page and link to that. No rest for the wicked! I guess I could just fill the shop like a gallery.

I've been invited to do a class, even next month, which would be easy money. And I like teaching! I could make up a simple instruction sheet, include the hardware, and let participants select supplies from ReTreasure.

And now I can give more time to written projects!
butterflydreaming: a few crafts that I made as gifts (Get Excited Make Things)
workspaceMy desk is crowded, so I end up working at the dining table.

I go through cycles of cleaning up my desk. It's currently on a messy cycle. But regardless, I rarely sit at it for any kind of crafting, because I sit at it enough for writing and such. It's a little low to stand at. The dining table lets me have more space and sunlight, and to get out of the corner.

I need to clean my desk. another photo and stuff )
butterflydreaming: "Cris", in blocks with a blinking cat (Default)
Here are some photos of the silk thermal that I tie dyed with expired ink. The ink is used for printer cartridge refilling, and after x years it is no longer suitable. The silk thermal is from Dharma Trading Co. I used two black formulations and the same method as dyeing with food color, more or less. photos )
butterflydreaming: "Cris", in blocks with a blinking cat (Default)
I bought an enormous tea pot. It holds 75 ounces of tea. It needs a tea cozy.

Because any excuse will doIn celebration of the tea pot, I'd like to host a Crafternoon.

Poll #6861 Crafternoon: The Enormous Tea Pot
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6

When could you attend?

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On a Saturday in May (14th or later)
3 (50.0%)

On a Sunday in May (15th or later)
4 (66.7%)

A weeknight
2 (33.3%)

Memorial Day (Monday May 30)
3 (50.0%)

June is better.
3 (50.0%)

2 (33.3%)

Not so stealthy ticky box
3 (50.0%)

My social calendar is full.
0 (0.0%)

When you get a couch.
0 (0.0%)

When you stop living with cats.
0 (0.0%)

When we are more geographically compatible.
1 (16.7%)


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I require foodstuffs at all events. You provide.
0 (0.0%)

Potluck Please.
2 (33.3%)

Some fresh fruit and beverages only
1 (16.7%)

Ban the snacks! Must we always be eating?
0 (0.0%)

Let's go out for a meal after crafting.
0 (0.0%)

Cheese. Only cheese.
1 (16.7%)

I want not-me to decide.
2 (33.3%)


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I go nowhere without my entourage.
0 (0.0%)

I would like to bring a guest.
1 (25.0%)

If you keep the guest list small, we can fit the projects we are crafting.
2 (50.0%)

Ticky Ticky Tock
4 (100.0%)

butterflydreaming: "Cris", in blocks with a blinking cat (Default)

Red & Green on the maker
Originally uploaded by duskyjewel
Wow! Sleeping in, reading, getting laundry done, cooking... and making jewelry. This is a "scrap" project. I find it entertaining to see what I can make out of whatever is loose/unfinished/failed in my bead bag. I managed to find two gold seed beads, barely enough matt green seed beads, and a gold fill fishhook clasp to bring together an assortment of red Czech beads (culled from the ongoing "red orange" necklace), some green wire links I made ages ago (abandoned project), and a badly designed bracelet (gift). Nymo thread is always in my bag. The jump rings were unexpected.

A couple of bits were put aside for matching earrings, but there weren't any earring findings in the bead bag, so I must track those down. Other than those, I had exactly as much beadness to get the choker length.

An especially rewarding project because this is my first act of beading since I came back from CA.

That's my neck making a rather unappealing background. You can see it on silk in the other Flickr photo.
butterflydreaming: "Cris", in blocks with a blinking cat (Default)
1. Crafternoon? How does Saturday May 5th, Crafternoon with Tea at my place strike you?

2. Happy Hour at the Can-Can? There was some stirring about this Wednesday, see future [livejournal.com profile] spazzychic postings for more details.

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