I finally did it, I got an official blog post site that I have attached to the website... So it won't take me hours to post one single ramble-on. Now, Hopefully, I will keep more regular logs of the haps over here at MM and beyond. Also, I have been up in to the wee hours, making stuff, like a little elf... Or, more accurately, like a rather large elf. So my neglect to the blog comes from good use of me time. I will now though, give you a little sneak peek into what some of that looks like.
Well there is the making of the Halloween costumes for one. We are going to be the tree family- Billy and I are both going as Oak Trees and Reese is going to be the cutest little Acorn you ever did see. I just finished the acorn suit, shoes and all, today... And I must say that I am quite pleased with the out come. For a second there it even had me contemplating the long term, psychological effects, of growing up being dressed as an acorn on a daily basis... It didn't stop at acorn either-- turnip, radish, potato... I had a hole cornucopia of outfits whirling around in my cruel mama mind. That poor guy, if my imagination ever gets the best of me, he is in for it. I guess then, he could quite literally refer to his childhood as the "salad days"... Have I ever mention that I am a giant dork? Well The cat is out of the bag now! Anyhow, as if it weren't bad enough that I fashion him little clothes made from my old cut-ups... In a way it is like he wears his mothers clothing- that can't be cool on the playground.
I am working on pages for some new Crafty Mamas as well- Which I am so excited about- I can't wait to get them onto the site. You are gonna love 'um... And of corse, I'll let you all know when the pages go live.
Then there are the ponchos and such- taking and making orders for those, always.
I also just started a new body of work - Art that is. It is a Mixed Media series with Encaustic Wax Painting as the foundation for each piece. It is pretty dissimilar to any of my other series... So I have been working out little kinks and learning as I go. I am sure I am doing all sorts of things "wrong"-- or at least the hard way. I think this is how I start most things- having no formal training I tend to have to reinvent the wheel every time I venture into new mediums. This is alright with me though, 'cause I love the exploration and play. I expect that this series will probably take about a year to complete. With all the pots I have got going, and considering the small increments of time I have to dedicate solely to this project, a year seams like a fare allotment.
And more sewing, sewing, sewing!-- I love this part because I get new clothes out of the deal. On the menu for this fall... Coats! Lots of fantastical coats! And these I will share as I go along... The first in the line up is named, Queenie- appropriately made from a Queen sized bedspread... The fabric, an orangie-fushia Velveteen- need I say more? Once made, I just might be the fanciest dame in Portland, No, actually, I WILL be the fanciest dame in Portland, It's Portland!
More on the other coat projects as they get closer to my sewing machine.
I should go now- to bed... With my head, now full of makey magic and glittery embellishments.