Bear, Bells and a Dirty Little Secret
My husband has the good sense (bless his heart) NOT to mention the condition of my work table.
A friend asked me to make something for an 8 year old girl. She had recently found a very dear, old school friend (via the internet) and this friend has an 8 yr old daughter. My friend wanted to send her something from Alaska (which, by the way, is where I live). She said that she wanted to send one of my Moose Pins
but she wanted to send her something else also. Something cute but Alaska-ish.
I told her I would come up with something.
Well, I thought and I thought and the more I thought the more frustrated I got. (HEY, I'm turning into Dr. Seuss!)
I tried not to think about it for a week or so and then I came up with an idea in a dream, actually. I think an 8 year old girl would enjoy this little guy.
His paws are full of forget-me-nots (our state flower) and a puffin is perched on his toes.
He turned out just the way I imagined him. I like him.
I also finished a simple necklace and several sets of earrings that I am very pleased with. I got the idea for the design from a picture of a necklace made with paper. (I am pretty sure it was from one of my favorite blogs, but I was unsuccessful in my search. If you recognize a resemblance to a very pretty pink paper necklace, let me know so I can give the proper credit) I wanted to try alcohol inks and I thought this would be a good oportunity.
I especially like the way the earrings came out. A totally different look for each pair.
I think they look like little bells.