Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Make It Monday: Etched Glass Thanksgiving Dinner Plates, and Snowflake Wine Bottle

It was a beautiful, cool, day today, in FL, finally! It gave me time to finish up some projects I started a few weeks ago. The first item, will be a pre-order item in my Etsy shop. The plate shown, has a tiny mistake, so is just for pics. I have two more plates to etch the image into the plate. That is why it is a pre-order. First person to order will get them both, unless I can get more of the glass dinner plates, then I can do more pre-orders. Perfect for Thanksgiving for 2, or as a serving plate. The pilgrims are so adorable. I did a large glass jar with this same image, that is already available in my shop.

 The second item would make a great Christmas gift. It is a blue wine bottle, cork and seal still in place. I etched on the words Tis the Season, with snowflakes etched into the glass all around the bottle. You could open it and put wine in it, if you are a wine maker that would be fabulous. Or give as is, and let the receiver choose what to do with it. New baby blanket in the works, and I have at least 2 holiday wreaths I want to get done. Not sure I will make it by Christmas, lol. It is coming so fast now. This time of year I do more glass etching, and wood working, rather than jewelry and painting items.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Make It Monday: Getting Ready for Winter

As you can see, here in FL, it is no where cold enough for a scarf, still averaging 100 degrees, in October, bleh! Anyway it is cooler weather somewhere, and I just fell in love with the colors of the yarn I used to make this scarf. It is a real beauty, and perfect for Fall fashion colors. Still on the subject of cooler weather, I started a new project of a crochet ornament cover. I was at my Mom's the other day, and she had found a really cool vintage crochet pattern book at a yard sale. There were two different ornament cover patterns, and I started the first one today. Ooh those tiny crochet needles are a killer, but stay tuned to see how it comes out. The scarf is for sale in my Etsy shop, and it can be made in other colors, and types of yarn, very quick in two days, after yarn is found.



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Make it Monday: Sunflower Fields Art

Redbubble now has Iphone 8 and plus cases. Buy your favorite art work, and put it on your phone. Like this new project from myself, Sunflower Fields. This is the subject for Make it Monday, this week. I am working almost every Monday, this month, so my posts may be earlier, or later than expected, for Make it Monday topics. This piece of art is done in paint pens, and Sharpie markers, creating this beautiful Fall/Autumn painting. This can be purchased by visiting my profile, Missy69, on Redbubble. Plus, if you really love it, you can purchase it on all kinds of products, decorate your whole home!

 I also am working on two new crochet projects, one I can not tell you how much I love the colors of that yarn. They will be available in my Etsy shop soon. Plus, I am running a free shipping sale, domestic only, on items marked Halloween. 21 items available for free shipping. The free shipping will end on 10/31.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Make It Monday: Garnet Topaz Ring, Reclaimed Pilgrim Glass Jar

Before I get to this week's new projects, I am working every Monday in Oct, so Make it Monday posts will be delayed. I finished one other project today, but didn't get pics of it yet. My Etsy shop started with jewelry that was made with gemstones from my personal collection. I got away from that over the years learning new things, and just being bored. I have added several new gemstone pieces to my shop, and will try to make a new piece each month.

 The one shown is most likely Red Garnet, and White Topaz, sterling silver, size 7, double stone bypass ring. I love red and white together, especially in the Winter months. Finally it is cool enough, here in FL, in the eves to be outside doing new etched glass pieces. The one below is a huge 11 inch reclaimed glass jar with Be Ye Thankful, pilgrims and pumpkins etched into the glass. I did the image so that the jar can be inverted with a solar light or flameless candle under it.

 Both of these items are available in my Etsy shop. Don't forget to check out my Redbubble account, where you can buy photography and original painting gifts.





Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Make It Monday!

So, I have missed a few Mondays, lol. I have been busy creating, just not necessarily on Monday. I did the rings before we evacuated for Irma, but could not get a blog post done. The others I did after we returned, sporadically, when I got a chance. Now that we are back to homeschooling, Mondays might be any day of the week.

 I finally got my crochet hooded poncho completed, and I love it. It is so warm. It is not for me, though, lol. It is available for purchase in my Etsy shop, and can be made to order in other colors. The rings are also listed in my Etsy shop, two Zandrite, and one Amethyst. You can always find me by searching Missy69 on Etsy, Mrr05 on Ebay, and Missy69 on Redbubble. Which reminds me the last item is my Halloween painting for 2017, Bat Kisses. This one is an edited version of the original painting, using photo shop features. I edited it several times, with some cool looks. All of them will eventually be available on gift items on Redbubble.

 I have started a new crochet project, which should go pretty fast, I hope. I have a new ring setting coming, and it is getting cool enough to start back up with wood burning projects, and etched glass projects. Just in time for the Holidays!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Getting Back to Business

Well we did end up evacuating from Hurricane Irma.  I had my Etsy shop on vacation for several days.  All of my shops are now up and running again, Etsy, Ebay, and Redbubble.  I have so many projects to get done for Fall/Halloween.  I feel like a whole week was wasted.  Of course it wasn't, but it feels like it.  I did finish a new art project, with another started, and the hooded poncho is almost done.  I still have to skull fairy garden light posts to make, and I made a bunch of new rings before leaving.  Stay tuned I am still here.  

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Make It Monday

The last two Mondays have been crazy, and this next one doesn't look any better. I have been making new products, but have not had time to do complete posts. Below is one of my new rings. I did a couple of paintings, not yet listed, and should finish the hooded crochet cape today. I am prepping for Hurricane Irma, so all these items will be stored, and hopefully safe. After is all good and clear, I will do a decent post. Stay safe if you are in the path of this storm, and pray, always pray.



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Make It Monday: Owl Clay Pot, and Teach Love Not Hate Art

This week for Make it Monday, I made a lovely zentangle owl clay pot, that I just love. I am all out of the bigger clay pots now, again, but I have some little ones that I might make some cute Halloween ghosts or something. This will be for sale in my Etsy store, Missy69. I took a nice close up, so no pot was showing to see if I can upload to Redbubble items. We will see.

 The second items, is Teach Love Not Hate, and is hand drawn and painted. This is only my second time drawing hands, so it took me several attempts to get it right. I really love how this one came out too. This item will be available on various products on my Redbubble account, Missy69 

 I am finally almost done with the hooded cape. I have been really pushing myself to work on it. It is really quite lovely, and will be super warm too. Right now as I type this it is 101 degrees outside, so super warm is not something I need, lol.





Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Make it Monday: Halloween Fairy Garden Accessories

This week for Make it Monday, I finished some more Fall Halloween theme garden items, for fairy gardens or other tiny gardens. All of these are available in my Etsy shop. I did another set of Boo stepping stones, but they won't be listed until I finish the skull light posts that will go with them. I so enjoyed making the stepping stones, that I will be doing other themes. The moon and trees stepping stones are about 1 1/2 inches. The witch, and Frankestein states are about 3 inches high. Visit my Etsy shop to purchase these, or any of my other items.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Make It Monday: Halloween Fairy Garden Statue and Halloween Sugar Skull Clay Pot

Yesterday, was Monday, and that means Make it Monday.  Since Halloween is coming, I am trying to get some Fall/Halloween themed items done.  However, Thanksgiving and Christmas are also coming!  I would love to get some fairy garden houses done with a Christmas theme.  I have a homeschool evaluation tomorrow, and then church, so these might not show up in my Etsy shop until Thursday some time.

First up is this adorable pumpkin figurine.  I have never painted a figurine before, and I can already tell not all of the highlights are flattering, lol.  Also, I will sell with the blue eyes, and mouth, but if buyer wants them painted black I will.  I thought I would like the blue, but eh not so much.  It does have a string for hanging, but I would take that off and put it in a Fall Fairy Garden.

The second item is a 4 inch clay pot, with a Zentangle Sugar Skull face.  I left the yellow at the top for a name, or Happy Halloween, if buyer wants it.  Mums, Marigolds, or any other fall flowers would look awesome in this pot.


Visit my Etsy shop today.  I also sell on Ebay under the user name MRR05, and on Redbubble under the user name Missy69.  Redbubble has all my art, and photography over the years.  Well not all of it yet, takes a while.

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