Sunday, November 27, 2011

Liam's words of wisdom...

Been very busy finishing an order. At last I am down to one last piece! yahoo! Now I can make something again for my challenge! I hope to finish the design that i have in mind this week! I'm so excited to start making it! :)

While I have no crafty things to blog about..I will just share with you the funny questions and musings of Liam, my adorable and "kulit" son:) I always get these questions everyday. Here are a few that I jotted down on paper so as not to forget. These are too precious not to remember!

Liam: What is a mommy?
Me: (still thinking of an answer)
Liam: It's a child care!

Liam: Do bats have a haircut? Do they use shampoo?

Liam: (teasing me) I'm going to eat you! Are you food?
Me: No :)
Liam: Why are you not?

Liam: Do you take care of me? Like eggs? Fragile (he reads this as Fran-jayl!), Pls. handle with care?

During a rainy day..
Liam: It's raining. Is Jesus taking a shower? or watering the garden? :)

I love answering his silly and serious questions! I think all parents will agree with me...thinking of clever answers to give to your children is really a challenge! :)

(here he is playing with the photobooth! Having a fun time taking a picture of the mouse! LOL)

I love this picture of him taken by his Daddy! Drinking his morning milk.:)

Have a good week everyone!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Inspiration all around..

wood carving that greeted us at the airport..

Align Centerwater as blue as the sky..

different kinds of birds just walking beside you..

vintage tickets we got from a tram ride..

art you can see on the street..

lovely houses...

-beautiful flora..

and of course the company that you have while going around..:)

Have a good week everyone!:)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tulips and Tales..

A friend (Ghie of Trinket Tales) asked me if I can make a Tulip themed design. Last Friday after hubby and liam were already asleep, I was still in the mood to I tried to make her request.

I made a brooch! Before making it, I didn't have any design in mind. I just let my hands do the work! It was fun!:) Here it is..

And speaking of Ghie, she is one talented lady! Just look at her work! (more of her gorgeous pieces on her Facebook page)

She was my student in one of my workshops back in the Philippines. She is now a very dear friend and a fellow member in Philippine Polymer Clay Guild. If you're interested to learn about polymer clay, you can enroll in one of her workshops. I'm sure you will learn a lot from her!:)

I hope everyone's having a good weekend!:)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

October Challenge...

And so I end my October challenge. This is what I made...

I experimented a bit with the frame. I'm not sure if the curves are strong enough to hold the jump rings. So i'll test the strength by wearing it. Even if I'm just inside the house, cleaning/cooking/playing with liam, it will be around my neck! LOL:) But seriously speaking, I'll just give it a few tugs and see if it will break.

I didn't know what to do with it. I made it a bit big than the usual pendant size. So I just attached chains and voila..pwede na! haha!:) I'm still thinking of a necklace design for it or maybe I'll just buy a small picture frame stand and put it there.

So off to my November Challenge....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stroppel Cane..

I'm not good when it comes to making Polymer clay Canes! It really is a challenge for me! Skinner blend..yes..but those flower canes...nope! :P So when I read about Alice Stroppel's technique in making use of scrap clay canes..I was so happy!! My canes (whick look like scrap! haha) will be given new life instead of just mushing them together. Here's the video on how to make Stroppel Canes. I'm sure you'll have a great time making it!

A good friend of mine made a circular shape cane using this technique! It was really beautiful! So I thought of shaping them into petals and form flowers out of them. Presenting my Stroppel cane Brooches..

So I think these brooches will be my first project for my November challenge which is Stroppel canes! I'm almost done with my October Challenge, I will post it tom. :)

Have a good week everyone!
Remember to be thankful to God for all the blessings!:)