Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Christmas Nativity Challenge....Mary

I'm participating in Cloth Doll Artistry's Christmas Nativity Challenge.
Here is a collage of Mary and how she's been progressing. She's even further along now than the most current image. I'm hoping to have Her with Baby Jesus completed within the next couple of weeks. I had always wanted to create my very own elaborate Nativity. I'm hoping to at least have the Holy Family, and who knows, maybe the 3 Magi done by this Christmas Season. I will then will be adding angels,Shepherds, and animals as time permits. I'm expecting the whole project to take at least a couple years or more. When I'm working on them it feels like a special prayer or devotion..This truly is a personal challenge for me because this will be my first wire and clay set of "people". If you like my progress..please leave a comment. With such a ambitious project, and so much still ahead, I feel I need some cheering on!;-)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Recycling Men's Ties

It's been awhile since my last post.
I have so many works in progress, I had gotten a little bogged down, with
nothing yet to show..Soon Though!;-)
In the meanwhile, with Father's Day upon us..I'd been thinking about neck-ties!
Not for gifts for Dad, but for crafting!
Here are some cool recycling ideas from those ties that Dad or Hubby no longer care for. or maybe a good excuse for the thrift shops.
Here's a link for a neat little purse-lette bag from Sulky..

RickrackRuby has tutorials on Craftster for some really cute daisies made from ties.

Rick Rack Ruby also has some nice bags made from ties..check out her blog for some really
thrifty inspiration.

And finally came across this fantastic post by Woof Nanny!!

and WOW!!! check out Artful Ties!!..Truly Awesome!!! also posted by the multi-talented Woof Nanny.
I must have been under a rock all this time to not have discovered all her
fabulous blogs till now!!!

So this week, while you're out shopping for Dad, don't forget to pick up a little something for yourself! ;-)