Thursday, February 17, 2011

I've been playing...

I think I finally found my polymer clay niche.  I have been trying to create with polymer clay for several years.  I thought it was a perfect fit for my jewelry making.  I thought it would be good practice for working with precious metal clay... it wasn't, for me.  But now...
I've been playing again with pin toppers!
Fruit was a natural and a pear and apple appeared in my brain but I had no red or yellow. So...a trip yesterday to AC Moore, a 50% coupon, 10% teacher discount, AND a $10 reward certificate got me the colors I needed.  I made these last night.  But...I realized I had no brown for the stems so I mixed a little pink and green and...pears!
 
I stopped at Joann's today to get some white, brown and black.  So a 40% coupon, $5 off anything!, 15% teacher discount, and after dinner out with coworkers... I made an apple,
a bird's nest,
and this darling red bird on a branch.

 Oh, and this little mushroom.
 I even created this display pincushion in one of my vintage parfait dishes.  (Don't look too close I haven't sewn it closed yet.)

 I write this blog both to share my new obsession creative endeaver and to warn others...pin toppers are addictive!

Keep dreaming...Colleen

This is a pic of my fav activity -kayaking -
in my fav place-Gull Lake, Ontario Canada.
Can't wait to go back!


10 comments:

Joanna said...

I love that little nest, bird, and the mushroom, too. Really cute, all of them.

Shannon said...

They are so cute!! Great job!!

Jessica said...

These are adorable. I think my favorites are the apple and mushroom! And I didn't know you can get teacher discounts at craft stores!

Lana said...

Oh for heaven's sake...if those are the cutest things ever! I think I speak for the masses when i say, you should have a giveaway of pins...with the toppers!!!! I would ENTER!
Great job Colleen. You are constantly surprising me with cool stuff.
:)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just love the bird and the nest - how cool! A very creative flow is coming from you.

Barb said...

I think you have found your niche....those are just awesome!!

Leah said...

Those are lovely. I have some polymer clay that has been sitting around for about 8 years. I just couldn't get into it like I wanted. But those cute little pin toppers are making me wonder if my old clay is still good. :) Thanks for sharing with us.

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Those are really cute!!

Stormy Days said...

They are adorable. Clay has been calling to me for awhile, you may have just sent me over the edge.

Micki said...

That is just stunning...you really did find your niche.
Micki