Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Hexagon Kinda Summer

This summer I got a bee in my bonnet and went crazy making hexagon that I affectionately call "Hexi." I made about 15 different projects and have 500 more in my head.

 This is a family tree that everyone in the family signed their name to and then I embroidered them.

This was a fun project.  I love aprons (but NEVER wear them).
This was a fun one to design.  Notice how the flowers look like they are falling off the apron.

This is the only thing that I have ever made for Maranda that she will wear lol!

I have only worn this a couple of times but I love my funky hexagon tie.

More bees to go along with my bee obsession.  Notice how the wings are 3D.

I am onto my new obsession now.  I am knitting and crocheting.  So fun!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bee's Wax

 Bee's Wax

Bee's wax, tissue paper, fancy napkins, stamps, photos etc....    These are a few of the ingredients I used to make my bees wax collage last week at My Heart's Fancy in Edmond.  Robin and I decided to try this class out.  I wasn't sure that I would like it but am always up to trying anything new when it comes to art.   Well needless to say, I fell in love.  I wasn't looking for it.  It just happened!  

 This is what you need to melt bee's wax (found at hobby lobby).  We used a small iron, electric griddle, chip paint brushes, and loaf pans.

We started with a practice sheet so we could practice how to work with the thickness of wax and all the different mediums that we could use.

This one is Robin's, and it was exquisite!  It was definitely first place among the whole class!  So beautiful!

 We also used tags and melted crayons right onto the tag!  It was really cool.

Robin is in work mode.

So of course I had to drag some bee's wax home and try it for myself!

I made this one for my girl Leslie.

I made this one to go in my china cabinet.

Maranda made this one!  I love that she wrote LOVE -- EVOL!  She had fun helping me design hers. :)  Love that girl!  

Thanks Robin for suggesting the class.  I enjoyed being with you and love bee's waxing now!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Painted Farm Halloween Pumpkins

Painted Farm Pumpkins

We had so much fun at The Painted Farm tonight!  We painted and glittered pumpkins.  Mine says "BOO" not BO.  It was so much fun!  We all picked out different colors and sizes of pumpkins.   

This beauty is Tammy's.  It turned out gorgeous!

 You can't tell but we glittered our crows too!  There is never too much glitter!!!

This beauty belongs to my friend Michelle.

This great one belongs to my girlfriend Stacy.  She had excellent polka dots!

So proud of their pumpkins:)

Michelle looks so pretty in her fancy Burton Control shirt!!! I love her personalized pumpkins.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Hexagon tea towels

More of my hexagon obsession!

I had fun this summer playing with different sizes of hexagons.  Of course, I had to tie my honey comb and bees into my tea towel project.

I love this Anna Maria Horner fabric and thought it would make lovely butterflies!
These hang on my ovens in the kitchen and everyone in my family knows NOT to use them to dry their hands!  They are just for looks! :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Groupon Groupies!

Groupon Groupies!!!

Kasey and I bought Wine and Canvas groupons last April and had to use them before they expired.
We finally made plans to go to Kamp's and paint.  It was so much fun.

 This is where I wish I would have thought things through a little more.  lol!!  My canvas was too dark but Kasey's looked awesome!

Kasey's was so sweet and delicate unlike mine.  I think she actually had the best one of the 50 people there.  (Even the teacher!)

This is my finished product.  I went crazy with the leaves!

This is Kasey's.  She was very selective with her leaves.

We had a great time together and plan on doing it again.  I do not love to paint but I had a great time none the less!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Handmade U

Handmade U
Freshman Semester

All I can say about handmade you in Omaha, NE last week is Home Sweet Home.  It felt like being in a friends home crafting all day and night with good girlfriends.  Rachel Velder, who I think will be in the nut house soon since she is planning a wedding that will be in November! lol, hosted us at the Minglewood Lodge.  I loved the setting and that I got to park my stuff and self all in the same place for the whole weekend.  Rachel was a fabulous hostess.  I can't wait for the spring semester!!!!

  I made all the girls a pin cushion as a gift. 

Rachel had our "school" packets ready with a crazy amount of ephemera and other awesome goodies in it.

This was my spot close to the beautiful fire place, and I sat next to my pal Lisa (also an Okie.)

We made journals and I fell in love with mine.  Michelle Geller was our fun, generous and sweet teacher.  I pondered over my cover for hours I think!  

This is my journal's front, back and spine.

Then we made our painted quilts.  Of course I did hexagons and made it look like honey comb the best I could.  I wish I would have done it more like Grandma's flower garden and think later this week I will. 

We took a field trip to the Velder's home and it was a gorgeous setting!  I wish I had a picture of their charming log cabin.  It was so cozy and beautiful.  Rachel's mom, Sara Velder, has a long arm quilter and I was in awwwwwww.   This is a cream can.  Gerry, Rachel's dad, prepared a cream can dinner for us!  It was so fun and tasted delicious!

It reminded me of a southern shrimp boil just done Nebraska style.

 Here we are posing with our event shirts in the Velder's cabin.

Rachel's mom, Sara Velder, has a long arm quilter and I was in awwwwwww.  Maybe I was a bit JEALOUS too!!!!

Here are all of our quilt canvases.

These are all of our beautiful journals.  I was amazed at how different everyone's journal was and how gorgeous they all turned out.

Me and my girlfriend Lisa!!  She created some gorgeous projects.

Me, Rachel and Lisa

The journals are all lined up for a little photo shoot!

I cannot wait until spring semester!!!