Geez it's been almost a week since I posted, and the past couple weeks I have been kind of spotty with the posts! Sorry. =( I promsie to try to do better.
So let's see what have i been doing all this time; well a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a whole lotta nothin'! I had a couple swaps that I had been busy working on, they finally made it in the mail Tuesday morning, but other than that...well not really too much. I took my laptop into the living room to read email one night and it stayed there for almost 2 weeks! So I really didn't do too much at my craft table. But I am finally back in at my table and have my hands back in the clay. Sunday I received an email invitation to have a booth at a local BBQ event in November. Last year the crowds numbered between 8 and 12 THOUSAND!!! Hubby thinks it's a great idea, so I am definitely going to be doing this show. (gotta send in my registration fee and pics next week) Then our local craft fair has been announced as well...it's about 2 weeks BEFORE the BBQ fest. This show has always had a real good turnout as well. I am considering doing this one as well. Am I insane???? Can I, or should I do 2 shows almost back to back? I would love to know what y'all think, any tips or hints would be appreciated as well!
So in prep for at the very least the November show I started sculpting yesterday. I am working on some jewelry pieces using semi-precious stones as the bases with polymer clay additions. I did a little blue fairy clinging to a piece of turquoise, a gold dragon on a piece of (I believe) bloodstone,and a little turtle on, well I'm not entirely sure what it is! LOL I almost did some flower designs on some pink dyed turquoise, green jade, and cherry 'quartz'. Today I sculpted a tiny mermaid onto a disk of Mother-of-Pearl and a blue dragon sitting on a chunk of blue 'marble' (atleast I think that's what it is!) I hope to bake them this evening and hopefully can share them with y'all tomorrow.
I am also planning on making more of the Christmas ornaments I did last month. I have several ideas in mind for making several different sets, and am eager to work on them. Also on my list of 'Things-I-want-to-make' are:
---A full Nativity Scene
---Snowmen, Polar bears, and Penguins in different 'winter' scenes
---Miniature Christmas vignettes
---Glitter House Ornaments
---Fall items such as Scarecrows, pumpkins, turkeys and the likes. The November show will be the 13th and 14th, so I am going to try and work up some Thanksgiving items as well!
I am thinking that 'in-between' all these other things for the November show I want to throw in some Halloween goodies, that way I can have them on my Etsy shop as well as ready if I decide to do the October show. So I have tons of fun ghostly, ghastly & ghoulish ideas for that as well.
Well, tonight is Open House for my younger 2, so I need to figure out what I am making for an early dinner. Oh yeah and get back to sculpting! LOL
Oh and BTW if anyone is interested, I am still working out every morning. (well almost, but I have only missed one so far due to other commitments. I am super proud of myself! =D )
Well I'm off for now, until tomorrow.