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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 634358 views.

From: judyinohio


Those "hang-em high" ideas are awesome for saving your shoulders. Use those ideas if you possibly can while you are young enough to benefit from them (says the old quilter with worn-out shoulders and wrists.).

On another subject, here are some more goofy polymer clay creations stuck in my flower pots. The Super-Scrappy Daisy must have smelled good to a passing fly because it stopped by for a visit:

I have ordered new cutters for working on these clay things. I have been using "plastic" cutters that are created by people using those do-it-yourself molding machines (injection molding is the proper term that finally came to me) and they just do not make clean crisp cuts in polymer clay. I have ordered metal cutters which are more expensive but I'm sure they will do a better job, just as metal cookie cutters do a better job than plastic cookie cutters.

Next image  (Brown-Eyed Flopsy) shows why I need sharper cutters:

Edges of some of these petals are not as crisp as they should be.  Flower was named the Flopsy because I noticed that one petal got jiggled out of place as I was putting this thing in the toaster oven to bake.

Last but not least is the Flying Yellow Peapod Bug. This used to be a staple remover but it was covered in polymer clay for a more glamorous life.  wink   (I think I need to go to the Dollar Store and see what other small lightweight gadgets I can find to cover in polymer clay.)

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


you are having such a blast with these wacky bugs and blooms!!  such fun!


From: judyinohio


Polymer clay just brings out my inner pre-schooler.  stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

Or maybe it is my inner fifth grader. 

Don't think the pre-school crowd would be allowed to play with toaster ovens, sharp blades and dangerous pokey things.

Suze I hope the wedding is fun. Yes reading the info helps with the decision of what to wear.

I went to three places today looking for fabric. I wanted royal blue, not darker or lighter and shiny. I finally found fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics. This dress needs to work for 3 weddings so I had to be picky about what I wanted.

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)


Re:  Flopsy

The petals on a real daisy aren't perfect but still very beautiful.

I hope you're being nice to "imperfect" Flopsy!

Cris in MT


Just more fun stuff! Covering a staple remover bug is cute.


From: judyinohio


Since all of these "bugs" and other creations are going into pots at the back of our house I can be as silly as I want. They will be seen by family and friends only (including forum friends) so anyone who might think I've gone off my rocker (like snooty neighbors) will be unaware of my child-like designs.

Remember, there is a difference between childish and child-like.  One is bad, the other is good.  relaxed


From: Mishii


She is lovely!  I have a Babylock and I like it very much.  Enjoy your sewing!

after a run of 8 novelty quilts, I'm going to do something completely different.  A friend wants me to cut up this much beloved and loved quilt made by a now deceased grandmother and turn it into a 3' x 3' wall hanging.  I've had it for 6 months in a bag under my table, feeling guilty that I haven't started.  I texted her again tonight, are you VERY sure you want me to cut this up?  She said yes, so I guess I start cutting tomorrow.  I'm only going to fold the edges back and add a hanging sleeve, so it won't take long.  Somehow it just feels sacrilegious to cut up a quilt.  But she's right, it's falling apart and she wants to save the memory before it is completely in shreds.

Wow! Those take a LOT of work!