Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WOYWW # 182 and necklaces!

Yes, it's that time again! Time to show off our workspaces, be they messy or neat, any way is a treat. ;) And a big thank you goes to Julia over at Stamping Ground for hostessing this blog party/hop. ;) I had to set up my fancy homemade lightbox tonight...and I still don't think the pictures of my necklaces are as good as they look in real life, y'all will just have to use your imaginations, huh?
Yah, this is the only way to make necklaces in this craft room...and yes, it does involve setting up another working surface...making a total of 3 in here! So how does that look? Well, um, crowded...
Absolutely no paper crafting happening right now. But it's temporary...I can only do jewelry for so long! Consider this, after two days of working fairly steadily I've only made 3 necklaces. 3!
The top two were in my craft room and the next one is in the lightbox...any difference? Any preference?

The next two are in the craft room, no lightbox ones because they sucked didn't turn out well.

The next two are in the lightbox because the craft rooms ones turned out, well, you know...

And the solo bow I made this's a little bit lonely. And a little bit country. ;)
Hope you all enjoyed the peek and have a super super super fab week! :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WOYWW #181

Hmm, this week I haven't done much, but I did get a personal paying, yes paying! request for some hair bows. Lets see how they photo'd...but first I'll give you the link to why on earth I would be doing such a thing or showing you what you are about to see...blame it all on a dear lady named Julia! :)
First is the bow, of which I had to make two, one for the requester and one to match for her friend...then her bonus bow:
It's really fab in real life, but I had to take the photo rather quickly as she was waiting to abscond with it! And here is the grand finale...
What a disaster, right? lol Hey, I did figure out I can use my spellbinder dies to cut fabric, as well. And just generally got everything out and made a big mess. :) I mostly made the mess playing with my stamping gear and then getting too tired to clean up after myself...maybe tomorrow? Take care lovely blog visitors! :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WOYWW #180

Super exciting and rare pics this week! ;) Why? Cause the fabulous Julia Dunnit from Stamping Ground enables us, um crafters, to peek at others spaces and share the glory disaster that is our is mine:
What is this?! Its the view of my craft cave from the doorway and how the room is set up when I'm sitting/working at the jewelry/bow station. Next is the actual jewelry desk:
And then here is a close-up of what I was working on just last night(the first time I've been in this room since last week's WOYWW pics):
I got a bunch of cabochons of ebay and some fittings and other metal pieces and got to making stuff last picture is the shelf to my right when I'm sitting at my jewelry desk, it has my beads and bow making stuff all organized on it. Yes, those are feathers. I like feathers in my hairbows. ;)
Now this is how my craft room looks when I'm using the paper side(mostly it just means the black 4 drawer cart gets rolled back over slightly in front of the jewelry desk):
Yes, that's all paper. If there was a Paperholics Anonymous group locally I would probably have to join it. Or if there was one in the next town over...they also have a Micheal's and JoAnns, we don't have either of those, and a bigger Hobby Lobby than ours so, yah, I would totally go to meetings after I finished my shopping. Totally. ;)
Last shot is my paper desk this week...looks a lot like last week, huh? Yah, that's because of the two proctored exams I had last week and the major project worth 20% of my grade, which all meant I didn't hardly get squat for crafting, I am *not* an English major. :)
I have gotten some crocheting done...I found a super adorable owl granny square from Repeat Crafter Me. So stinking adorable! I really wish I was much better at this whole crocheting far the first granny square I made turned out, um, as a granny star? I think I've invented it. Because its certainly not a square! lol Once I get *one* finished I'll show you. You'll laugh. I promise! :) 
Take care y'all and enjoy your visits.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WOYWW #179

Well, I'm not making it in very quick here today, now am I? Into what, you wonder? What's on your workdesk? Wednesday...well, this:
See my fancy stamp cleaner there in the middle? Yes, it is a regular sponge upside down in a lid. And it works fab! Its not one of the super smooth ones so it gets in all the grooves of the stamps. :)
And this:
Card making mess maker I was! Here's some of the fruits of my labor...
Remember this one from last week or so? I added some glitter and leaves I made...
Looking forward to giving this little card to a lady who makes scrumptious pumpkin's almost time!
Kinda simple, and its not very big actually, but it does have glitter! :)
Used the base I cut the above card out of to make this next one...
This one has dimension...and sparkle...
I had a purpose in cutting these strips this card was a bonus, made from scraps really.
Here was the purpose...I used the leaf shapes from the punch to make some embellishments. I covered them with crackle stuff by Inkessentials or Ranger, you know like Glossy accents but the crackle stuff?
Anyways, after letting them dry, I smooshed them in brown pigment ink so it got in all the little cracks and on the edges. See how cool they are? And they are tiny and perfect for all my fall cards! Woohoo!
 Yes, it takes very little to excite is your bonus shot:
Got some new stamps in the mail and a retired Bigz die for making petals and fringe. Thanks for popping in and I hope you all enjoy the rest of WOYWW. :)