Saturday, August 18, 2012

Filled out my MADE application, so send me some positive vibes

Getting accepted into big craft shows always makes me nervous....I'm not the type of person that likes putting my art out to be judged. I never think it's good enough and I always second guess my choices. So now I'll wait till October's not even September yet. Yikes.
Hopefully I'll get in because I would love an excuse to make a holiday dress for my new manniquin!
She's a 70's mannequin I did a repaint on...her name is.............Bitch Pudding!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

One of the things that makes me Twisted Crafts.... the fact that I don't box myself into one genre or medium. I sew, paint, sculpt, woodwork, make jewelry,.... and in every genre Steampunk, Gothic, Rockabilly, Traditional,....
Here's some of my newest pieces....and I'm not going to lie. I love them! If I do say so myself.
I made these from antique wood and antique hardware salvaged from homes and furniture found here in Butte. I used boiled Linseed oil to preserve the wood but not change it in anyway. I left the paint and finish on as much as I could.
 I did use some new elements like hooks and upholstery tacks, but the leather itself for the sunglasses holders is salvaged too....just not old.
These will all be available at the Butte's Farmer's Market on August 18th!
The pics...well...the pics got a little funky sometime and I have no idea why. Oh well.
Look at this beautiful old hook!