Showing posts from December, 2009
Merry Christmas! Today is definitely a white Christmas in the Midwest! So far in a day and a half we've got over 12 inches of snow and now it's blowing. The temperatures are in the 20's so at least it's not so cold. That will be following the storm! Nice to be able to stay indoors, I made a big pot of chili for lunch and that should warm us for a few hours.

The quiet afternoon gives me time to reflect back on Clay Carnival and continue my updates of the projects I made there. I can't wait to get started making some of these on my own after the holidays.

These little polymer clay books were used to demonstrate several techniques including an easy image transfer and different methods of binding by instructor Cathy Johnston. They are approximately 1 x 2 inches and can be used as a pendant or a pin. I'm planning on using the technique to make some "music books" for a friend to put in the hands of her caroler statues that have "lost their music" ov…

Make "Rudy" Garnish for Your Holiday Table!!

Also in the left corner of the picture is a radish mouse. They are fun to make and set around a cheese tray, ....not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!

Get radishes with stems attached. Cut off stem leaving a bit as a nose. Slice a thin slice off the bottom so it'll sit. I poked holes for the eyes with a toothpick and inserted cloves for eyes. Make 2 slits behind the eyes to insert radish slice ears. You can anchor them with a toothpick but I wouldn't recommend doing this if there are children who might be inclined to grab a mouse and eat it. You wouldn't want the toothpick stabbing the inside of their mouths.

In one of the pictues below they've taken one slice and notched it for the ears but I like the larger ears created by 2 separate slices.

Biker Mouse? Not Sure where that came from!`

In this claass at Clay Carnival we were given a light bulb like the size of a Christmas tree bulb and supposed to use it for the base of whatever! As I put clay around it I was reminded of a blue mouse knicknack I had as a kid and thought the bulb looked like the shape of a mouse. I'm not sure where along the line it evolved into a biker mouse! But he's a great biker dude, he even has a Mom tatoo in a heart on him arm!! Must be my dad's influence! Everyone asked me if my husband was a biker and I'd reply "no but my 80+ year old dad is!" Way to go daddyo!!!
Some people did fish, another did rose, a fox, it was amamzing the ideas that came.