Friday, January 30, 2015

Meet Paris

Paris, the Stick in the Mud, is a balding Travel Agent.  He loves to travel himself when he's not being a stick in the mud.  He holds a  red gem (because he thinks he's hot), a globe charm and an Eiffel Tower because, of course, his parents named him after that famous City.  His definition says: " Travel Agent: a person who arranges for travel accomodations and appointments in a travel agency.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Something New

Recently I bought a magazine while at the craft store. It had tutorials in it. Most of them were dolls. One of them was an art doll called stick in the mud. I decided I'd give it a go.

My stick in the muds are a little different from the designer. I didn't use a branch from outside for fear of insects, etc.  I bought a dowel. And rather than hobbies I decided mine would be careers. Each one  has a hand molded face and bodies wrapped in fabric. Their arms are wire and  they hold charms that relate to their career. The dolls  have the definition of their career decoupaged to them.
Around the bottom brown fabric is wrapped and around that is brass wire with a shell bead that I've written MUD on.

Here is the first one. Meet  Willow. She is a "Natural Scientist: a person who is trained or works in the field of natural science.  She holds a tree (because she's a Forester), acorn and a green gem (because you know she's also green).  Her hair is a bun in the back.

Tomorrow I will introduce you to Paris. He is a travel agent.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Punky & Funky

I love this crazy steam punk vase.  I painted it and then applied a green luster around the gear & along the edge. This photo doesn't do it justice. I love the look of the lusters in general. 
It's not my usual style. I really liked it but apparently others didn't. I have painted other steam punk porcelain pieces which sold immediately. Not this piece. 

So I'm taking a chance and reinventing it. Sometimes things just need a little touch of something different.  I've wired it with various pieces of metal hardware giving it more of an industrial look. We will see how it goes. What do you think? Even if you aren't a steam punk fan. Hardware or no hardware?

It's even funkier looking and I still like it. I'm thinking I need to sell this so I am not tempted to change my cottage style over to steam punk. My kids will think I am suffering from mid life crisis if I do that! LOL

Here's the  link on Etsy if you like it. LINK TO VASE

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Spring is Coming and It's Our Team Birthday! Wooo Hoooo

Most people get a gift for their birthday right? Well we at the  Folkart and Primitives Etsy Team
are having an early jump start to Spring celebration for our second birthday!  It's a time for you to shop and receive spring creations in time to decorate for the change of Season's and as a part of that, YOU could get our Birthday Gift.....a little squirrely I know, but you benefit in the deal!  Stay Tuned!


Reduce reuse recycle!

  I end up with so much lint. I throw it away and one day I was thinking, there must be something I can do with this.   Searching I found th...