Sunday, August 15, 2010

prep work

Selah: Spending as much time as I can working towards the show and making sure I have a good amount of merchandise for it. Figuring on my little earrings being an approachable purchase for this type of venue and making them whenever I get the chance (when Dicey is asleep and I'm not in a panic about housework). Have been creating some brand new designs inspired by Halloween, as the show is just prior. Excited about my leetle spider webs, thinking about adding beads to them!
It's always fun to create my own original temari patterns. When I do use someone else's pattern, I obviously make it my own and modify it/can't follow the directions exactly :D; but on the tinies, it's just too hard to measure everything out and really plan a design, so the process is a bit more organic and whimsical than is typical for the larger ornament balls.

It's been an interesting challenge to get used to making these after teaching myself to do the ornament embroidery. The idea came from Celena, who, upon seeing my laborious craft on the larger scale, gleefully declared that she wanted earrings. This was difficult, as it is not only a super small version, but you have to make a matched set! They've ended up being more fun than I expected, but doing the base wrapping for this size is a bit harder on the old paws!
Hopefully they will be a hot item at the show; who wouldn't want a one-of-a-kind pair of hand embroidered earrings? Wish me luck!


  1. Oh, I already have my eyes on a pair or two! How fun and whimsical! ~Selena

  2. i like those spiderwebs alot! have you tried any crazy color combos yet? like pale, pale aqua with hot hot pink....or pumpkin with blackberry? oooh or yellow, grey and white! matching always makes me a bit crazy...but i think we as artists tend to scrutinize more than other folks. keep up the good work!

  3. I was working on a yellow, grey and white, but wasn't in the right creative mindset, so I wasn't happy, will try again, as well as yr other fun color suggestions! thanky!