Friday, September 26, 2008

October BAD Calendar Doll Finished

Here's October Calendar Doll/Pin finished.

On to November LOL

Thursday, September 25, 2008

October Calendar Doll (Beaded Art Doll Group)

Just have the backing and edging to do on my October Calendar Doll for the challenge on the beaded art doll group BAD.

BAD is such a fun group and there are always personal challenges, like the Calendar Doll, to keep our imaginations and beads busy.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New Banner

Boy, are these little birds hard to get a picture of. Wanted to try to get them together -- will keep trying, but with them as a banner it is incentive to get going on the next. (After I finish the BAD doll for October).

Saturday, September 13, 2008

BJP ~ October 2008

Tonight I was able to finish my October 2008 BJP piece.
Here is October Bird -- She has Halloween colors being October and all. Her head and top body are beaded with tiny little clear pale yellow flowerette beads held in place with brown #13 Charlotte beads. The outline of the wings are lovely green silver lined beads and the center of the wings done with seed bead and bugle beads. Her underbody is peyote beaded in a shimmering orange bead. A fun little bird to do. If I can get a better photo of her soon, I will replace the one here -- too much rain to get outdoor or even daylight photos.

Below I have posted a photo of the underbody of both September and October Birds ---

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Never Forget

In the days following 9/11/01 I created my 9/11 Angel. Tattered, tear stained and dirty -- Angel brought wings to those in need that day. She has hung in my sewing room ever since and each day I see her and feel that terrible pain -- and remember to live each day to the fullest and to remember to say I love you as often as possible -- to give extra hugs and to do all the things we sometimes think we can wait until later to do or say.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

BJP ~ October 2008

No new photos -- just about finished with BJP October Bird.
The last bit is taking longer than I thought it would -- I decided that I needed brighter beads in order for the birds to show up in the grape vine wreath -- so October Bird is much more colorful than September Bird. It is hard for me to work in brighter colors -- don't know why, but I'm giving it a go and hope they will all work out well in the end.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

More "Rotta the Hutt" aka Stinky ~ and Penny Rug Birthday Candle Mat

July and August were busy stitching months -- as have been the first few days of September. I must admit, I have enjoyed all the little projects I was able to finish.

This little candle mat I made during some of the hours sitting at the hospital or in waiting rooms. It is a little penny rug birthday candle mat. The pattern came from Prairie Point Junction. It is a sweet little mat and such fun to do.

Then there was Rotta the Hutt/aka Stinky. I have included some photos of DGS with Stinky. I think you can tell by the look on his face that this was a special gift. And it certainly was special for me too. These moments are so wonderful. I am one very lucky Mom and Gram

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Star Wars:Clone Wars Rotta the Hutt / aka Stinky

On one of the last days before school began, had one of our younger grandsons with us for a long weekend.  I always have such a fun time with all the boys -- this time we went to the Star Wars movie: The Clone Wars.  After we came home DGS was going thru my bowl of dolls and he pulled out the “Idle Time” dolls -- said they looked (shape-wise) like baby Rotta the Hutt from the movie (hint, hint, Gram -- how about a green one with huge eyes and a big mouth) LOL --  so, to go with the Lego set for his birthday this weekend, he will also get Little Rotta (AKA Stinky) to sit on his shelf.
Baby Rotta (AKA Stinky) doesn't look a lot like himself -- but know the GS will love it anyway.  

Guess you had to see the movie to love Stinky LOL.

Here's Stinky with his travel bag all set to go live with grandson. I know he will be happy there.

Monday, September 01, 2008

BJP ~ September 2008

Here is my first BJP project piece.
September 2008
All 12 months will be little birds of this shape
When finished, I hope to place them in a grapevine wreath 
and place it above the fireplace.
I know this will be a fun year long project.