Monday, June 11, 2012

Assorted Craftings


So I've been crafting a ton lately...mostly because there are a lot of birthdays in May but also because the warmer weather inspires me. Here's a few fun things im working on....

Sarah and Stacey's Wedding guest book! First attempt at coptic binding. Eep this is going to take a lot of practice but I really don't think I ever want to glue a book together again.  
 Because who doesn't need a good pair of glittered pumps.

Old Nine West pumps, three shades of extra fine Martha glitter and a TON of Mod Podge.
So I make my own Laundry soap. What of it. It's awesome. I decided to etch a jar to put it in to make it even more awesome.

Visit Being Creative to Keep My Sanity for laundry detergent recipe details. My only addition is that for my next batch I would use a fine grater for the bar soap, as I wash my laundry cold and it doesn't always dissolve completely.

Coptic bound notebooks for my cousin Suzanne's graduation. I wish I had a set of these when went off the college. I suppose I could still make some for myself now that I've really figured out the stitch pattern

 Magazine Clutch. Woven magazines, magazine button closure with magazine beads. Fabric lined just in case you were worried something would fall out.

Made this without a pattern or any sort of clue what I was doing because one of my students asked to make one. And let me tell you, it took a real long time...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Moby: God Moving Over the Face of the Waters

New work in progress. Feels good to spend all day in the studio...just try to remind myself not to walk around touching everything in the apartment with oil painted hands...bad news bears for my white bed spread...