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A little setback

Published May 31, 2013 by emmaperez1961

Resin flower:  I’m not done with the pendant quite yet, but the majority of it is done. I’m waiting for the eye-pins to dry so that I can attach the chain. It should be done by tomorrow. But in the mean time, I didn’t want you to wait, as I did say I would have it up the next day.

It just so happened that my daughter came over with the grand kids. And most of my attention evidently went to them. There was no way I was going to divert my attention on anything else. lol

So here it is, I think it came out really cute. ‘I like it!’ I can’t wait to do more on a smaller scale. At first I didn’t think it would work because I don’t know how to make 3d flowers. But I guarantee that I will work on it. I do have to make alittle adjustments here and there but for the most part, I am happy with it.

Like I said, I was a little reluctant to post it considering that I hadn’t seen anything like this. So if you start seeing something similar down the road, you’ll know where you saw it first. lol

I’ll take another picture with the chain on it. Ok, back to my unfinished projects. I have all these rings and other necklaces, that still need work. Until next time!!! Keep crafting!!!  🙂DSC07929

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I’m working on it!

Published May 29, 2013 by emmaperez1961

Sometimes I amaze myself. No sooner than coming to a close of how I want to start and finish a project, I start on another one. I often tell myself, Stay Focused.

So I’m on this new project that contained paper mache, cloth and lace, but I decided to try it out on paper before I waste any valuable material. Believe me that will save you a lot of time and you can perfect your trial and errors a lot easier. I did the same with wire, actually. I used the cheapest to practice with.

To my surprise, it came out pretty well. Very little color as it is a paper project, for now. Basically all white! Now I can move on to use cardstock. Ya!!!

Ya, I can’t post a picture of it yet. Sorry! But you know how it is. Other crafters will see it and make it 2 to 3 times better because they know they can. And probably have all the material to take to the 2nd or 3rd level. I don’t own ‘Stickles, punches or anything from Martha Stewart’. So sad, I know. Her Glitters are pretty but pricy. I can’t afford them …. yet! I get what I can and work with what I got.

I’m even having second thoughts of posting my resin flower necklace. But I said I would and I will. I want to dress it up. I mean, I can easily drill a hole and string a ribbon for the chain. And call it a day. But seriously, do you really want to see that? Ya, I didn’t think so.

I’ve been wanting to try something for over a year and hadn’t quite been able to do it, till now. If it works great! If not, well at least I gave it try. I was thinking of wrapping wire around it but then it would be way to bulky. It’s already big as it is.

It’s late. If the day goes well, I’ll have it done by tomorrow.

 

Holiday?

Published May 28, 2013 by emmaperez1961

What?

It’s Memorial Day and I just don’t feel much like celebrating. Celebrate what? Death?

Yes, I know that we should be thankful and remember all of those who gave their lives to make America for what it is today. Instead, I feel like I’m in mourning. We have lost so many lives these last few years by wars, natural disasters and shootings! I just don’t see nothing to celebrate about. I’m sorry. I don’t mean to sound so grim.

So, all day today, I feel like I’ve been dragging my feet. Honestly, I’ve been feeling like that a lot lately. And I know I can’t afford too. I am, however, a hard nut to crack. It takes so much to inspire and motivate me. It’s not like I have a side kick (like some girls do) who get theirs from their bff’s. I don’t even have one! So I have to work harder and get it from wherever I can. I’ve been doing it for decades, actually. Oh go on, don’t feel sorry for me now.

I am thankful for my sister’s and my daughter but they have their own friends. It’s not the same. And they all live far away. It’s not like I see them every weekend or once a month. It’s more like once a year! My daughter of course is different for we (my husband and I) watch the grandchildren on the weekends to give her a break from the kids. They’re still small and are a handful. So we see each other in passing and we spend a little more time with each other during the holidays.

Other than crafting, I do like writing. I did take an ‘at home writing course’ but that didn’t pan out. So, I just dab in it, here and there. The one other thing that I am trying to get into is ‘vlogs’ I’ve been thinking on it since last year. I have already made a few videos. But I have to tell you. That’s just as hard. If not harder! I mean you have to worry about make-up, light, angles, hair etc. And if your not a talker, your in big trouble. lol I even bought a bloggie from sony to do just that. No, I don’t own an I-phone. I take it that how most people do some videos.

Do I want to make money from all these things. Yes, of course! That’s what I’m hoping and working on.

I’ll keep you…….posted!!!!!!  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resin

Published May 27, 2013 by emmaperez1961

Hi everybody!

I wanted to show the outcome of the resin flower I made. It did end up with one air bubble, which I didn’t mind. I liked the effect it gave. I’m not really sure what I want to do with it. Leave it as is and make it a paperweight or turn it into a big necklace. Still deciding.

The little one’s with Dora on them came out cute. Maybe I’ll just make those into magnets for my granddaughter. Her mom could put them on the fridge or something.

Back to the flower one. I’m thinking maybe putting some bling on  it. I was thinking of painting  around it with white or yellow. Then I thought, the effect of the floating flower wouldn’t be there. Next would be, where to drill the hole to place the bail. Hmmm. Tricky, tricky!

All in all it came out cute. I tried to scale it down but I had to cut the flowers, it seemed, into thousands of pieces! (Ok, hundreds!) Well, probably less. But that’s how it felt. lol  They came out ok, but you really couldn’t tell that they were flowers. Just random colors that someone injected into the resin. I don’t think I’ll try that again.

I’ll show how it looks when I come to the final decision.DSC07926

 

Hay! Hay!

Published May 22, 2013 by emmaperez1961

Hi everybody!!!

I’m trying to get into a working routine. Right now I’m working with resin. Boy, this stuff is really strong! I’m working with some new ideas of how to work with it. I have a couple of sets that I’m waiting for them to dry, so I can add the last layer. I want to hurry before my landlord complains. LOL!

So sorry to have known what happened in Oklahoma. I know they’ll get back on their feet. I couldn’t help but at least mourn one day out of my week for them. I just couldn’t do anything.DSC07925 DSC07924

 

 

U turn!!!

Published May 9, 2013 by emmaperez1961

Has any one heard of the ‘Chicago School cafeteria butter cookies’? I so, enjoyed these cookies when I was H.S. and my eldest son as well. As a matter of fact, he was talking about them not to long ago. He said,  if I could ever find a recipe, to make sure I make some. And it so happened that a friend from FB found one. And I was like ‘Ya, well, they look the same, but will they taste the same?’ So, I just had to give it a go. I mean, you’ll never know until you make it, Right?

As I was making the dough , it didn’t seem any different from any other cookies mix that I had made before. But something was different. The egg! That was the ingredient that was omitted. I didn’t know an egg made that much of a change.

But sure enough, the same smell and taste were there. They were good!!

If you want the recipe, just google it. A few will pop up right away. You won’t be able to miss it. Like I said, just omitDSC07922 the egg. And as for the shape! Make a good size ball and press down firmly, with your ‘three middle fingers’ from you hand. The fastest, easiest and great tasting cookie in the world.