I'm back again, briefly. :) Oh how I miss the blogs! I am taking it easy, resting (lots) and any time I have the strength to play with clay, I go for it. Five minutes here, twenty minutes there. It adds up. Even with multiple daily rest periods. I accumulated quite a neat collection of pictures since my last post, and finally had the strength to post them. I couldn't wait to share these little cuties with everyone! Hope all of you are having some wonderful clay days!
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|Going bananas! Finally got some decent banana canes going....|
|Still working with tomato canes...one day, I will get these 100 percent right! Better than my first attempts, but not quite there yet.|
|More school locker magnets - a BLT sandwich set with a fun tomato and lettuce face.|
|Channeling Elvis. :) Peanut butter, jelly, and banana sandwich magnet set.|
|Tacos! This magnet set was really fun to make!|
|Remember the stoves? I did a little restoration work and transformed the all-black stoves I had purchased into something a little more fancy. These are going to be Christmas ornaments when they are all finished, so a little silver and gold detailing seemed right. The two stoves on the left were purchased online (and, on sale!!) from Manor House Miniatures and they arrived just as they look - these two are wooden replicas of the vintage German dollhouse stoves by Gesetzlich Geschutzt. Nice!|
|A before/after shot. Before on the right, after on the left. :)|
|I made tiny coal chunks from Fimo Classic black polymer clay, and enhanced them with colored chalks to make them "glow."|
|Trying my hand at making my own cookie/baking trays - Kato silver works great for these because the Kato brand is a harder clay which makes it easier to cut the lines very very straight and slightly angle the edges.|
|Testing my skill making cast iron skillets and pots.|