some new things

I have accomplished a few crafty things in the last few weeks,
just haven't had much chance to post cuz Honey has recently
found a "Snow Machine Forum".
Alot of chatting about and photos of snow machine
 (or in most parts of the country - snowmobile) adventures.
So he has been spending a bit more time on the computer
than he used to, which means I spend less☺
The good part - more crafty accomplishments.
The bad part - less show and tell.
I was really getting in a funk about winter and I was crocheting
 neckwarmers and wristwarmers like mad,
so I decided maybe I should stop the winter wear for a while
and think summer.
I found this pattern for a summer "Straw Hat" and knew it would
 be perfect for my sister.  She loved it so much she sent me a picture☺
Isn't she cute?  I want her hair.
I also found a pattern for a bag that looked cool
First let me say, I didn't think it would be so hard to take a picture of a bag.

This was my experiment so I followed the pattern exactly except I didn't
add a zipper. I love the body and the flap (except my next one will not be as wide)
but I don't know how I feel about the handle. I think I will do something different
next time with the handle.

And I have been practicing with resin, not the fancy UV resin that
a lot of people are working with now, just the regular epoxy resin
like you get at the hardware store.
It's kinda fun and I definately like the way it looks on polymer.

Some pendants waiting for bails
(Can you guess how I did the pictures on the pendants?)

And a couple of finished pieces.

I made the hearts to mimic the ceramic beads.
With the resin, I think it works.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Wow! I love them all...and I want your sister's hair, too, LOL! Are the pictures on the clay done with color pencils?

  2. Hi Debbie
    The pendants were so fun to make, the pics are actually temporary tattoos ☺

  3. Pat, that hat is too adorable~ and so is your sis. LOVE the bag. There is something special about having a purse that you know noone else will ever have.

    Cool idea to use the temp tats for pendants~ they're fab!


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