Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Eye Candy...

here are those two crafty projects that I finished over the weekend:


That used to be one of those lamps that had a round plastic thing that turned from the heat of the bulb, and the colors made designs on the shade. They were real popular several years ago. The kids lost/destroyed the plastic part long ago, and I've saved this lamp part with a project in mind for years. I turned it upside down and decorated the shade and made it into a pretty lantern. I love girly, sparkly stuff like this.



This is my first ever attempt at weaving. I've been interested in getting a loom, and David got our daughter a little fun weaving kit for Christmas. I decided to get myself one to see if I like it. I love it! But I think I'll stick with this kiddy loom for now because I don't have time to do big projects. I like to experiment with things instead of following the patterns and instructions, so I used some beaded trim. It's all about the sparkle!

I have hoarded a bunch of stuff for times like these. Doing these little projects is good stress relief.

15 comments:

BipolarPrincess said...

Very pretty - and probably helps to keep your mind off things! Nice to be back! Can you help me to put a picture on the title part of my blog??

Chris said...

Very pretty! I like the lamp especially.

And thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my story. It was much appreciated.

Chris said...

Just read one of the older posts. Thinking good thoughts for you and your dad. How are you feeling?

Oh, and I agree. Smoke first, then eat the chocolate. ;)

madman said...

I tried to needle point to help with stress--but the girl I paid to do it for me quit. NICE WORK!

mr_g said...

Very Cool! My students used to laugh at me when I drew stick people on the board, so I'm definitely impressed!

Rainypete said...

My creative zen thing is cross-stitching. Not very manly but really calming. Unless you get th threads tangled, or miss a stitch, or do too many stitches..ARRRGH.

Ok so it's not that soothing but it's a challenge.

SierraBella said...

You're a veritable Martha Stewart!

Love the post about Atlanta too... you're giving me posting ideas, thanks!

eatmisery said...

You are very talented!

fsgsf said...

Very nice. I see you know how to use your hands! God bless you!

Peace!

NJ from NJ

BipolarPrincess said...

RaeAnn-
Please email me, I have something for you.

:) Princess
nicolep_75@yahoo.com

Rae Ann said...

BP, I just emailed you with that template thing. Sorry I'm slow this week.

chris, thanks! You're a good writer. I enjoy your stories.

madman and rainypete, I've wanted to try needlepoint and cross-stitch, but I think my eyes wouldn't handle all that. Weaving is easier on the eyes.

sierrabella, thanks, but I'm not quite Martha. I hate to cook!

eatmisery and normaljew, thanks, but I'm actually pretty clumsy. Like when I roll a joint, boy, they aren't pretty! But they work... lol

Debi said...

Very Nice, you could make little purses and sell them. I'd buy one! LOL :) If it were pink of course

Rae Ann said...

thanks, debi, I'll make you one! that was just the yarn that came in the kit, except for the beaded stuff I already had.

Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

Rae Ann, you are talented. I wish I could get into a project right now, I would be happy with cleaning up around here. (smiling) Great job!

Hope you and your family are doing better. You HAVE been in my prayers. Thank you bunches for your encouraging note to me. Sending smiles your way!

Rae Ann said...

suzie, I don't know if it's talent, but I do like to make stuff. I've sewn things on and off over the years, but I like trying new stuff too. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers! Same to you!