Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Few New Launch Items!

Just wanted to pop in and show you my 2 new items for our "Broomsticks and Black Hats" Launch, brought to you by our eBay Group ~ American Folkart and Primitives Mercantile!

I would love to give credit to the pattern designer for these, however, after searching high and low, I was unable to locate the patterns. I had seen these done up on eBay last Fall and meant to buy the patterns, but never did. If anyone knows who it is, I would really appreciate your letting me know.

So, I ended up sketching out the pattern myself to create the little darlins'. I think my version is shorter and not as wide, but I was satisfied with how they came out. I used a hole saw bit to create the painted pattern on the pumpkin guy! LOL! I love using my vintage buttons in my creations ~ I think it adds a special something that makes the piece more unique. The cat has bone buttons down the front of its vest, and the pumpkin has black glass. The black glass vintage buttons date back to the late 1800's. In an attempt to research the age of bone buttons, I found very little but this: Bone buttons are made only rarely now but are more common on sites predating 1850. Although simple and utilitarian (they were commonly used as underwear buttons), they are quite old!

Our Launch is running through to the end of July, so bookmark us and check back often! Here's the link again...

AFAPM Launch

My goal is to create much more by the end of July, so I better get into my (quilting) studio and make it happen! Although my studio started out with the primary purpose of creating quilts, it has evolved into any any and all art media place to create. The testament is the paint splatters all over my self-healing cutting mat. That's going to be rough on the rotary cutter! The room has become so disorganized, with little wall space to remedy the situation. If anyone has any tips for organizing all this necessary stuff we must acquire to pursue our artistic endeavors, I'd love to hear about it!

Til next time,


1 comment:

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Oh a girl after my own heart! Love these little spookies. They are great!!!


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