Wow – have you ever had one of those mornings when you need coffee just to make the coffee? First I forgot to put the coffee in the maker – so I was just heating up water. Then I put in too much (I guess – it’s REALLY strong). Then I poured it on my cereal. Sigh.
Well, at least my cane making has been going better than that – WAY better! Long ago, I tried making a rose cane that, well, looked cool, but was not very rose-like. So, last Sunday I spent some time studying the lovely roses that Marcia Tzigelnik makes. It took a bit of concentration for me to get the idea of how to make these flowers look 3D, but I really like how they came out.
I used the scrap from my purple rose experiment to make some nice springy filigree pins:
And then, yesterday, I suddenly HAD to work on something I’ve wanted to try for a long while. The Kuna people (the women, anyway) of Panama wear beautifully vibrant reverse-appliqued fabric panels on their blouses. Here’s an example:
Check here for more fabulous examples!
Since I was introduced to this lovely craft (in a Piecework magazine article, years ago), I’ve wanted to make one. Thing is, although I love needlework of all kinds, I’ve never had the patience to try it in fabric. Somehow, I have more patience for fiddly stuff in polymer clay, so here’s my first pc mola (I decided to try one a bit less complex than the example above):
The small picture in the upper right is the image I was copying. Needs some work, but I’m really happy with it. Can’t wait to start the next one…but I have to go get some more clay first!! 🙂