Thursday, April 9, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
I enjoyed the following video it is worth watch .
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
With the mind blowing success of my page on Facebook I created a site on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SaylorDesigns?ref=hdr_shop_menu so spread my wings and continue selling my handmade work. My goal before the end of 2015 is to have a stand alone website with my blog and e-commerce. This is an intimidating and overwhelming idea that will take a whole lot of work to make it happen. I will make sure to let you know when my site is launched. Here is a collage of some recent buttons I have made.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
I set a goal for myself in late fall to make 100 Bottles of Hope before June of 2014 and donate them to the Relay for Life event in my community. I will likely meet my goal of 100 bottles but I doubt I will get them donated to the Relay for Life. I had a gal contact me via my Facebook page she requested a single bottle for herself. We chatted a bit more and I found out she participates on a team for the Relay of Life. I sent her about 15 bottles she chose one for herself and shared the rest with her team mates.
I went to work last week ( I work casually on call) at the school I worked at before I had my son and found out person I worked with previously was away and receiving treatment for cancer. I will be sending some bottles her way as well.
As of today I have made almost 50 bottles and am quickly running out of my bottles to cover. I am now seeking more tiny glass bottles to use for this project. I will include an example of the bottles I am using. If anyone has any leads on more bottles that would be great. I am hoping to find a source for bottles that will be free as I am giving them away and don’t have funds to buy new and pay for shipping.
The bottles I am currently using came from some sort of hair coloring the bottles are about 2 inches tall and very narrow. I don’t put anything in the bottles but do include two notes from the Bottles of Hope website with the origins of the project and well wishes. It would be wonderful to find similar bottles for free and in a large quantity of 100 or more.
Each bottles is slightly different and most of them have a word on them that may provide inspiration and strength at a time when it is needed.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
I have started working on the Christmas ornaments that I will be making for this year in the past I haven’t started on these until late November. I have purchased 6 medium sized glass balls and 6 small glass balls to make into ornaments. Here is the first one.
This navy, silver and pearl ornament sparkles in the light!
I have my crochet hooks on display in a local shop hanging out in a cup and they aren’t selling and I suspect its because it is difficult to see the colors and size of the hook and this is my first attempt at a better display for them I am not thrilled with it and will be re working it tomorrow. This display measures 11 inches long and 3.5 inches long.
I have the same issue with my pens they are hanging out in a cup and aren’t sell so I made this display. It will hold 9 pens and hopefully increase the sales. The pen holder measures 8 inches long and 3 inches wide.
I have continued to clean up in my studio and found a box of small glass jars I had forgotten I had. I had gotten the jars a few years ago in hopes I would make a while bunch of Bottles of Hope. I haven’t done any of these bottles in a year so decided it was time to start making them slowly as I do other projects.
Monday, September 30, 2013
I recently covered a 8x10 inch stretch canvas in polymer clay. I was inspired by several different pictures of trees created using polymer clay and this is my interpretation of a fall tree.
The solid blue black ground is surrounded by a textured frame highlighted with silver. I made a series of about 10 polymer clay leaf canes. This was the firs time I had made leaf canes
My husband liked the picture enough that he asked if he could have it for his office at work.
edge of picture with more leaves
My next inspiration came from a twist I saw on a retro or extruded cane.
Next I did a square box with the same colours.
I have several other ideas floating around between my ears but nothing that is quite coming together. I did pick up some little 4x4 inch canvases last week. I have been looking for small canvases for several months so I am excited to get to work with them.
I am on Facebook a little too much and follow way too many local swap ‘n shop type pages. A couple days ago I saw a quiet little add posted for some polymer clay items that someone was selling. After chatting with the person it turns out she was giving away all the art supplies. I commented and went to pick up the goods. I came home with 4 banker boxes full of goodies plus some some stuff that didn’t fit into the boxes.
Here is just one picture from that wonderful score! In total I came home with over 200 pieces of polymer clay. I have sorted through the treasures and shared with two friends and have another box of items to share yet.