Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sale Sale Sale


A Surprise set of stitch markers.
Just a fun surprise to treat yourself or a friend with.
It will come in a cute little paper box and be either sized 13 and under, 8 and under, or sock sized.
Just a random set of 5 off my works in progress shelf. Could be glass, stone, crystal, vintage and it will always be fabulous.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Poll

I have added a poll ----- >

Stamping



Changing things up a little.

Silver ink on black paper.

I like it. The stamping part is a little messy but not as bad a glue. Glue is my enemy. My previous cards were white with pink. I liked them but I think I like this better. I might not have chosen this time to start a change but I can't get the pink cards anymore.

This is tray one of four or five.
Earrings make me happy. They are perfect just about all the time.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Who?

Who ordered the sunshine!

I will take a triple dose and give you a giant kiss!

It has been nice to see the last couple days of yellow leaves.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Getting Ready


Frankie has been helping me get ready for shows.
It is all about the earrings.
Lots and Lots of earrings. Fun with brass, sterling, and copper . . . and I have taken a new step and oxidized some of my sterling and copper. It looks great. I am looking forward to a fusing class next week.
So far this is were I am going to be this holiday season.



I wish

I wish you could hear my dog snore. For an animal so small he makes a very large sound.

I wish the yellow, red, and orange leaves stayed on the trees just a little longer.

I wish for a cookie.

Sleep well all!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Short Boxes

Funky Short Square Boxes
Start the same way you do with the taller square boxes.... I wrote it a few days ago.





This is where it starts to change. Add one more fold to this step.Unfold your second fold and take the flat side and fold it up to the line you just made.

You now have a lot more lines on your square when it is unfolded.




Your lines are going to be the same.

Fold the tips to the center

Fold that second flap down so your side walls are 1/2 as tall.




Yay you made a short box!

As with the tall boxes make the bottom piece about 1 cm smaller than the top.

I am loving the mixture of a Short top and a tall bottom box.

Super cute.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Basic box



Start with a square. I am using a 12x12 inch piece of paper for the top. It will turn out the same size as the big green box above.
Lightly draw lines from corner to corner. (Make a big x)



Fold the tip of the square to the center of the x. Do this on all four corners.



Next with the square tip at the center of the x fold the flat edge to the flat line from the x. Do this on all four sides.





When you unfold each side this is what you should have.



Next you will cut four lines. I have used a pen to mark the lines that need cutting. Once you get going you will not need to draw these lines. (When looking at the folded paper you will see three 4 square boxes in a row. The center most box is the top portion of the box. You will not want to cut that square. )


Once you cut the sides free you will have a piece of paper like such.




Take the the two points from the sides you did not cut and fold them into the center. ( you are getting ready to fold the walls of the box)


With the tips pointed in take the sides of those triangles and fold them up. Leave the cut portion down. ( They look like arms getting ready to hug)
Take the up folded sides and make them meet the opposite folded up side.
They should frame the center 4 square and go across the cut portion. (These are the walls of your box)
Now take the folded down piece and fold it over the frame. Your box is now done.
To make the bottom piece follow the same steps but start with a piece about a 1cm smaller.
Check back for a variation tomorrow.