For nearly three months I have been almost completely confined to my bed! I have Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and it has been giving me heck! Once I get over one thing, another springs up. Right now I am dealing with a painful slipped disc in my back, serious ALL DAY fatigue, breathing issues, joint pain and lack of pain killers. I have a very high pain tolerance, living with RA for 7 years makes you able to over look little aches and pains, so when I say I'm in pain...I'm in something serious! Laying down definitely helps me pain manage, but boy does my house get messy. When I'm stuck in bed, my mind often wonders how any body with a chronic immune system disease got along with everything. I'm usually pretty good at crafting during this bed time...but I've been feeling in a funk so more than anything I just find myself thinking about stuff. Despite, I have still been able to get craft videos up you my Youtube channel....don't ask me how. I, however; haven't uploaded anything in a week. Try as I might the energy just isn't there.
In two weeks my favorite band The Cure is performing at a Denver festival. I had plans to go...came to reality, "HOW?" I have since cancelled the plans, feel especially sorry for myself, but what you gonna do? So anyways, that's my downer update. Soon I'll be back to some normality...I just know it! Until then, craft updates will be a bit slow to come. Youtube.com/user/crafthappysummer
Monday, September 8, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I perfected my Unicorn Horn Charm! I made the charm out of polymer clay colors pink and blue. Using a clay blending technique called Skinner Blend, I was able to create a third color of purple in between the pink and blue. The finished project really does look striking. I heard that in a game (Dungeons and Dragons?) that a tri colored unicorn horn is supposed to represent vitality and strength! If this little tid bit is true, this makes this charm a perfect little gift for any DAD player. If you're not in to DAD this charm is still super cute. My 6 year old niece was really taken with it. She didn't know what she was going to do with it, but she knew she wanted it. Watch the video below to know how to make a Tri colored unicorn horn on your own!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I recorded a video showing most of the stuff I made in the month of March. I a lot of small stuff! I even started to bead, again. The beading project didn't end well, however. I mention in the video about how the finished beaded product came out looking like small broom and that I didn't want to wear two brooms on my ear, so only one earring was made. Don't you just hate a project that doesn't transform in to craft gold!? Maybe I can attach the broom to a mixed media piece of some sorts. Anyways, in the craft haul you'll see my regular polymer clay stuff, along with some resin and a dash of jewelry making. I made this awesome shadow box that I forgot to include in the video...that pic is on my instagram. I hope you enjoy the video! I haven't started crafting this month...but am really looking forward to getting started, already!
Youtube Video HERE
Youtube Video HERE
Monday, March 3, 2014
Seriously the cutest thing I have come up with! I've seen so many young women walking around with these cute cat ears...but in a plain fashion. Well, we all know plain just wont do, so I added colored rhinestones to the mix! Ta-da! I have rhinestone cat ears. The 28 gauge wire I used is very flexible and easy to work with. If you're just bumming around the house, this gauge wire will work well for you. If you head rocking, ear knocking kitty...you might want a thicker wire to make your ears with. You're PURR-fect, meow.
Friday, February 21, 2014
It's no secret, I like miniature stuff. I got in to polymer clay because a lot of the ideas out there are making every day things miniature. My latest creation is a mini crown. You can wear a crown all day, every day and not get weird looks. I've made wearing a crown, social acceptable. Another mini is the ever so charming top hat. I kept one design of the top hat very standard but in another design, I went all out and made the mini top hat look like a cake with decorative frosting and sprinkles. You can watch the tutorials to make both, thru the links provided.
I posted this on this site's link up party http://todayscreativeblog.net/
Monday, February 3, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The Heart Monster is back! I made this cute guy last year and was so in love with his design that I decided to bring him back for this years Valentine's day. The heart monster is so easy to make that if you're a beginner with polymer clay, no probs...this is a craft for you. If you want the written to directions to the tutorial click link here. However, this year I have made a visual of the tutorial. Enjoy your little heart monster because no matter who or WHAT you are, everyone needs a lil' love.