I have been feeling better about life in general this last month. Finally went to a dr and am getting my emotional life in order...Hormones be damned. I can tell I feel better because I want to make things again and it feels so darned good! In the last few weeks, I have made a quilted table runner to cover a bench in my entry way, a purse for my sister, Zombie dolls and a couple of atc's. Before I just felt to overwhelmed to even start anything.
So the zombie dolls were inspired by a swap that Val is having. I think I have participated in all three of her yearly Halloween swaps. I saw these clay dolls on the cover of Cloth, paper, scissors" and I thought, "well, shoot I can do that" So I did. Now they arent an exact copy because I am not that talented, but they sure were fun to make.
Please meet the groom and his zombie Bride. His name is Ernest and she is Matilda. Her veil is made out of an upside down wire cork holder from a bottle of champagne. I made her second and I got her head a lot smoother because I remembered I had a dremel with little sanding thingies. I sanded away and then went in the bathroom and I was covered in white dust. my eyebrows were a hoot....Ernest has a whirligig on his head and I really like that. So I am pleased and even though they took me about three days to make, I want to make more. I smiled the whole time.
The atc's were just kind of a practice thing...I havent made on in forever. One of the yahoo groups I am in is having a mega fabric atc swap so I thought I better get in practice again.
First of all there is Ernest...This one is called "Time stops for no man. (zombie)
He really looks too cute but he was having a good hair day and it is what it is.
The second one is a sunflower. I always grew them from seeds in my gardens. They look so happy and colorful. Then I move to Utah and find out they really are a weed here...Still pretty, but yes, a weed. So this one is called " I never knew it was a weed." Pretty creative huh? Sometimes I am the only one that thinks I am funny. But that is ok cause I am like that....you know, funny.
I will post pictures of the other things later...I have to work early am tomorrow so I need to put my funny self to bed.
I want to thank all of you who read my blog. It has been a rough and lonely time and you all have stuck by me and gave me support. It has been lonely for me in Utah and since I have been here, other than my sister and my friend Missy, another blogger here in Utah, you have been my only friends. From the bottom of my heart I thank you all...xoxoxoxoxoxoxox