Thursday, September 17, 2015

A set of buttons:  My daughter and I have been taking an enameling class at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, not only a wonderful place for classes, but our teacher is fantastic.  With that being said, among other things, I've made a set of buttons to hopefully use during the Design Outside the Lines retreat in Taos.  The buttons are a lot of fun to make, perfectly round as you start with copper pennies.  They have to be before 1982, or they are not pure copper and will not enamel in the kiln.

 I plan on making more, but these are at least for the retreat and fit in with my colorscheme planned for my fall wardrobe.  Colors such as the photo below, I took from Pinterest and do not know the source, but the colors are perfect.
I'm still in the process of preparing for the retreat, which is coming up quickly.  One project I did for the retreat are Bendy bags, hopefully one for each participant, so I've made 20.  Very cute, quick project, even if you are making that many. They would be a perfect holiday gift project, by the way.

Lastly, I finished this little quilt up last fall, but not in time to display much for Halloween. This year, I'm ready.  I bought a stand through Connecting Threads , so it's ready to go.

 I also embroidered some towels for Halloween. Easy but cute.
That is all then until the retreat!  


Cennetta said...

Hi Cynthia. I really love the little purses in the post. Super cute.

Toni said...

Wow! So many great projects!!!!!!!