Friday, November 30, 2007

My Lamp

Yes, I made this my very own self! I am a crazy person, so when I only registered for two courses this past quarter (and I'm used to three) I decided to take a stained glass class at the craft shop. Well, I don't regret it, because I love my lamp. I still haven't gotten the pics off my real camera, so this is a phone pic, but you get the idea. I used a creamy vanilla color for the center panel, and a toffee color for the thin strips, then a chocolate for the outside. Mmmmm, vanilla, toffee, chocolate- can you tell I'm always on a diet? I made another piece in the class as well, and I've been soldering some christmas ornaments with microscope slides, but those I will save for another day and for *real* pictures. The lamp has been banished to the guest bedroom for the holidays since it lives in the same place as my nativity set. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, so I await the day the lamp and I can be together again ;)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I have lovely treasures to show...

If I could only figure out how to work the camera! I'll have DH download for me tonight- I have forgotten how to hook up the cords, and it's just as well since we just bought a new camera. Why remember how to use the old one now that I have to learn the new one... right?

I wanna show you my stained and fused glass work, and my new ornaments, my new table and chairs which almost sent me to the looney bin, and my beeeeeeeautiful Christmas tree- I have been making stuff. But for now all I have to show is a scan of some glass earrings I made for my mom's birthday back in October.

Mom is seldom impressed with my crafting ventures, and repeatedly tells me not to make anything for her because she doesn't want it. Well, I just see that as a challenge, and I shower her with unwanted gifts because I was born to annoy her as much as possible. These are mirror images of each other, and I let Mom choose which end was up before I glued the backs to them. They aren't as heavy as you'd think, and Mom wears clips- so she can take it! ;)