… that I should show you something crafty I’ve done.
Or at least tell you about something crafty I’m doing – because BMDesign was started because I designed those gorgeous little witches – and then the Elves and the Angels … and you might now think I’ve stopped … which I have – and I haven’t!
Because in the beginning of January I was all about the Chicks … Easter Chicks that is.
And I went out and bought styrofoam eggs, and yet again I ETSY’ed and bought fancy feathers and I have the total idea of how those chicks have long funny legs – and a fairly good idea about how their faces will look once I get the time to sit with them and model some Polymer Clay.
Basically that styrofoam did NOT like being poked and prodded and as you can see I have a lot to learn about this technique – however to my defence … I have never done this kind of Easter Egging before and although it looks bad – I have still gotten a lot of impressed “oohs” and “aahs”.
I need to work on the size though because it is tricky with such a small egg to get all those pieces of fabric into the styrofoam – anyways … I gave up and almost ordered 200 eggs from Denmark in a different material than the styrofoam.
But then I remembered that there is a French craft store and the French are much better than the Canadians (not really!) and so I managed to find other kind in there and tried a different technique and this is what I came up with instead.
So I walked around looking at this “guy” for a while … and it’s not that I don’t like him – I do!
And I honestly think he has potential – but … as I was sitting here one evening looking through a lovely (- if a little (read very!) different kind of art than mine) magazine, Prims, an idea took hold of me.
I’m telling you – it absolutely exploded in my head.
Kind of like the first time I saw the witches.
I knew I just had to create.
And so this is why I’m telling you – because I am almost done purging … only need them curtains and that island which I’m sure will happen in the next month or so.
I want to share with you what my idea is – however … for now I’m going to keep you in the dark.
Not to tease, not to annoy and not to play coy – it is simply that I need to spend some time with it myself.
I need to play with it and get it to how I want it.
It’s a slightly bigger project than the little witches – in size and in work and I want to get it right before I show you.
I might still play with the Easter Chick – but I cannot promise you that they will be born this year – simply because I want to try to really get this new idea right. I want to spend serious time on it – make sure I’ve got it totally right and then I want to share with you and the world.
Because I think it is that good – I love it and feel it is so me … that is a good feeling and I can’t wait to get started.
I will of course share other crafts and ideas as I do them – because rarely do I have a week without something fun being created – this week I have a little project for a neighbor who is doing a baby shower for a friend. I have been commissioned to do the cupcake topper – and I’ll be happy to show on Thursday how they turned out – it is back to the owl theme and I am excited to play with my feathered friends again!
So – still crafty, still creating and still wanting to share … I promise!