Buttons & Ladybugs, We are DONE!!!!!

20190324_170159 (2)All the pear snowmen have their buttons now and they are DONE!!!!! YEAH!!!! I’ll let them dry for several days, then I’ll wrap them carefully in tissue paper and put them away for Christmas.20190324_170234 (2)This paper-mache’ winter sweater is ready for it’s wire clothes hanger and then the varnish!20190324_170252 (2)The wood ladybugs are ready for varnish, and when it’s dry, I’ll glue on their magnets. I’ll be using the template that I used for the two with the big eyes when I do the feltie ladybug, so it will look similar to them.20190324_170311 (2)The rock M & M has it’s “M” and is ready for varnish. Sharky has his teeth now and looks properly menacing and he also is ready for varnish. The two rock zombies have their patches and stitches finished and they are ready to be varnished. Two Oxford Sandy & Black air dry clay pig ornaments (the brown ones with black spots) and a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig ornament (the white one with black spots) are ready to be varnished, YEAH!!!!20190324_170610 (3)These ladybug rocks are ready for varnish, YEAH!!!!20190324_170223 (2)Here they are again, lined up drying, so you can see their happy little smiles. The girly cat, behind them, is a permanent resident.

So, there you go! Some done objects, and a bunch of objects ready to be varnished, YEAH!!!! I will edit the Great Ladybug Challenge post to add how-to’s for the wood ladybug magnets and the ladybug rocks. And when I get the ladybug feltie and the cross stitch ladybug done I’ll add them to it also. So, I’m not the fastest crafter in the world, but slowly but surely, I do get things done. I hope you all have a GREAT rest of the weekend! And I hope your week to come is SUPER AWESOME!!!!! HAPPY CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING!!!! HAPPY LADYBUG MAKING!!!! HAPPY CRAFTING!!!!!

6 thoughts on “Buttons & Ladybugs, We are DONE!!!!!

    1. Thank you for your very, very nice comment! The rocks are the ones that actually took the longest to do. It took many multiple coats of red paint to build up a good solid red base coat. The paint manufacture companies all seem to be really skimping on the pigment in their paint blends, especially for the red colors. HAVE A SUPER GREAT DAY!!!!!!

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    1. The bigger pear snowmen are paper-mache’ over compressed tin foil, the smaller ones with the pastel hats are made from actual plastic pears that I sort of, we’ll say, repurposed. When I painted the girly cat rocks, this one turned out the best so I kept it and hid the rest of them around town. This was from about the third batch of these I’ve done, a lot of them have ended up as gifts. I’ve done a step-by-step tutorial for how to make the girly cats, they aren’t very hard, doing the dots just takes a steady hand. Thank you for your very nice comment! HAVE A SUPER GREAT DAY!!!!!

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  1. I love it all. The snowmen are so cute, you have me wishing for Christmas. I will have to start on some holiday items to, who says we have to wait until December. Those snowmen have their own little personalities coming through. Everything came out great, you are really creative. I always enjoy seeing the whole process of making something by hand. Thanks for doing that and sharing it with us all.

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    1. Thank you for your SUPER NICE COMMENT!!!!! I think any time of the year is a good time for doing Christmas ornaments and decorations. if you wait till just before Christmas, it can be really stressful trying to get them done in time, especially because some things always take longer than you think they will to make and get done. Some of the card makers I follow do a Christmas card every week as part of their “Christmas 52 Week Smack down”. Them doing that inspired me to keep working on ornaments and decorations, some for me and some to give as gifts. Anything that can lessen Christmas time stress is a good thing. Plus, on a more practical note, the paints don’t age well in the bottles so I’m working on using them before they dry up or get unusable. So, have a SUPER GREAT REST OF THIS WEEK!!!!!!!


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