Buttons & Trillium
Wow, what happened to my day?
My big sister came for an afternoon visit & plans shifted. Two weeks ago she & I had started talking about creating ceramic buttons. We found some sweet hand made ones at the new yarn shop in Corvallis. I said “We can make those and have Kirsten (her daughter) come down from Portland! A craft day!” Figuring out everything is still in the works. When she stopped by today, I pulled out a little clay, flopped out a slab, pulled some stamps out and started making samples. I really haven’t thought about what is required in creating buttons. What size/shape do we want? What will they be sewn to? Will they actually be sturdy enough? How thick should they be before drying & firing? After playing around a bit I determined another trip to Georgie’s for a small circle cutter might be necessary or raid the kitchen drawers for a cookie cutter yet again. More to figure…. When Kim & Kirsten really do meet up at my home, I’ll probably have a few examples to show them. Another fun chance to share arts & crafts with people I love.
I did manage to work on a 5″x 5″ Trillium print during the morning. The original image was taken last spring & I’m not certain which type of Trillium it might be. Hoping to finish it tomorrow.
Where did that serious focus go? Guess there’s always Tuesday!