Part of the mess I made yesterday looked sorta pretty this morning. The whole mess isn’t so lovely but this is generally a nice place to be, a nice place to work. If it was twice as big I’d probably never leave.
I got the branches and some leaves and acorns (it’s a very good year for acorns, last year was a wash-out here) in Prospect Park yesterday after the flea market. I needed them for some pictures I want to take and something I’m making.
fleamarket/thrift report: mini hammer, little silver spoon with a ship on it, a cigar box and another thing I’ve already started to make something with, I’ll show it to you later.
*note on felt birds*
Little felt bird packages went out last Thurday so hopefully they’ll arrive in a day or two.
This sword is for my friend Judah who’s going to be a pirate for halloween.
Yesterday we put up the halloween window at Johnson. There were chocolate covered pretzels and mini candies and champagne. It was a lovely time indeed. This is the ghost ship, The Antonia, I barely had time to take a picture, some of the paint wasn’t even dry when I got in the cab.
I was in a mad frenzy of making creepy things over the weekend. These bats are made from victorian bits and pieces.
The bats were fun to make, and so was this little spider, I’ll probably make a few more. He’s sitting on an unfinished paper mache mushroom. I had planned on making a bunch of mushrooms but this one took forever.
And here’s the window sort of done. It needs a little more work. Note the creepy sales lady lurking in the backround.
I finished my owl and there are creepy little spiders, bats and a ghost ship on the way.
The three felt bird winners are: Laurie, Sharon and Bubamaca. Congratulations!
Please email your address and I’ll send you your little felt bird next week.
I’m busy with Halloweenie stuff, here’s a work in progress shot of an owl. More on him and some other creepy stuff this weekend.
I’m trying to do too many things at once and I’m fully freaked out and panicked. I’m happiest and most productive when I can focus on one thing at a time. If I owe you email sorry, I’ll be on a more even keel thursdayish. I worked all weekend making white cranberries (which are out of season) for an ad. They were fun to make, even in my freaked out state I had a ball making them. The first 50 anyway. The next 150 got a little tedious but the first 50 were a full on party.
For Accessory Month at whiplash I made these little wool felt tassel birds ( design category I guess). They’re an accessory for a doorknob or hook or peg or bedpost or lamp or branch etc., etc. I was gonna take a few pictures of them accessorizing various things around here but I ran out of steam and out of light. Just like the acorn, I’m giving them away. If you’d like to have one just leave a comment to this post with your color preference. I’ll pick three names next Friday, 10/20, first name picked will get their color choice.
This is a WIP picture of something I’m making for whiplash. It’ll be done in a day or two and I’m going to give it away, raffle stlye, like the acorn.
I found this doll the last time I went home. I made her when I was 10 and loved everything victorian, dolls in particular. I desperately wanted a REAL china [tag]doll[/tag] and this was my [tag]DIY[/tag] attempt. Her expression cracks me up. She’s lying on a little collection of bits and pieces I’m getting together for a couple more [tag]ships[/tag] similar to The Meriwether – very pale, tattered, translucent and fragile. I love that old rose fabric and I’ll be sad when it’s all gone.