Thursday, February 19, 2015

Snow Days Ahead...What to Do!!????

Well, I know I haven't been posting for a couple weeks or something like that....I haven't really had anything new to report or show since I haven't made anything, and just have 'ideas' waiting to be turned into actual pieces.  
Just wanted to let everyone know that there are things in the queue and I think 
I'll have some time this weekend to get a few things started, at least.  

Also, I will be taking pictures today and getting some new items listed on over the snowy weekend, so that will be its own kind of progress.  It has been a while since I was able to list anything new so I'm excited to see how people like the stuff and also what kind of attention new listings will bring to the GKR etsy store.  

I will post another blog entry over the weekend, too.  Keep everyone up-to-date as to when you can hop on etsy and see what hasn't been seen yet.  

Until then, I really just wanted to say 'hello' and let ya'll know that we're still here, just been working on other things (life does have a way of pulling us away from time to time).  Winter is definitely a butt-kicker for me, and my first Colorado winter is proving to be rough on my motivational skills, to say the least.  But we're here and there will be more to come shortly!!  Till then, keep warm and safe and peaceful!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Little Accomplishments

Well, I can't say that I've been just busting it....but I have managed to finish three things since my last post, and just wanted to share them with you.  

    The monkey bag:  I decided to do something different for the handle/strap and I really like the result...

 I made 'ties' on each end and then ran a matching woven belt through the ties...makes the length adjustable using the belt and using the side ties, which are made from the same soft ultra-suede as the sides.  

I love the way all of the materials I used for this bag coordinated so well...I'll be listing her on etsy soon. First I have to take her for a test drive to the grocery store to check her capacity and strength.

I also finished this colorful, cheerful grocery bag, which you last saw as a pile of raw materials....I really love the colors and also the belt strap, and it is very strong...double seams throughout for carrying heavy groceries....I'll be taking her for a test spin to the store this week to be sure she meets my strength standards.    

And, last but not least, I finished painting these awesome clogs (size 7)...all I need to do to them now is apply the spray-on matte finished protective coating.  I really am excited about these...they turned out very well, I think...                                                                                                                                                     ...and I've already started on a black pair (size 8) that will be based on night skies...a little bit daunting but I have a vision and I am going to try and replicate it on the shoes.  Should prove interesting and probably a bit difficult, but I gotta try!

What's next?  Well, I have a dress to embellish with Oriental fabric; I have a bag, a large handbag or tote actually, that will have crocheted front and back with fabric lining and sides.  Still working on matching things up, and I haven't begun to figure out what the straps will be like.  I just know these will be fun to do and I like doing fun should be fun, right?  
I hope you have a wonderful day!! And please feel free to share my blog, my Facebook page, pieces of work, etc., with your friends and co-workers...I believe each piece that I create is made for someone individual, and so I want to do what I can to match the persons with the pieces that are waiting for them.  And of course, you can send folks to if they'd like to see more of what I do.  I hope to get these new items and also some of the painted art listed on etsy within the next week. 
Peace to you...thanks for taking the time to come and see what I've been up to!