Pysanky egg – red faced

This was a lark….. not sure about whom would like it, but it was fun to do, and the orange of this egg is intense, would that the black had dyed as intensely. Its a face, none that I remember seeing before..LOL.

7 inch decorated polymer clay egg with flowers

This was an egg that I made before which is posted as a disaster and I spent considerable time trying to salvage the base. It is an interesting challenge to do polymer clay eggs over what is sold as “paper” eggs in the craft stores – which by the way may (often) have a plastic base that is just covered in a thin layer of paper. I am not sure why they dont disclose this from the beginning.  Anyway, this is the result of that salvage (i never give up on anything  ha ha).  There are two glass jewel droplets in this “dragon size” decorated egg. (not as big as an ostrich egg, but bigger than an emu egg)

Chess board quilt

This quilt was dreamed up as a lark for a grandson who is way to old to want a quilt for christmas but for whom i made this hoping that it would pique his interest.  I began thinking that the whole quilt would be uniquely constructed small chess board blocks but it because apparent that this would take me about 4 years so I put the blocks that I had already made onto a checker background.  I think the idea is really fun, as each chess board is made of scrappy materials, 1.5 inch squares, and stripes cut and sewn in a staggered way (also the border made this way), and then I ran onto some material that actually had tiny chess boards printed on it…. so a couple of those i sashed and used in the quilt.

This was supposed to be quilted on the diagonal for each of the black squares but, using a long arm quilting machine for the first time in my life (to quilt this) it was apparent that straight lines were probably not what the machine was designed to do…. so within about three squares, I began free-motion quilting according to what each piece of fabric had to offer. This included moving around the arms of the pilots wheel, going in and around the large dots, following the leaves and flowers of some of the fabrics, spiral on the tiny polkadots, and so on.  It was a great experience to use the long arm quilting machine. My thanks to Julie of Stitches near Tri-County mall, who was open to my experimentation. For that I am grateful, as I know i broke all the rules about the use of a free floating top on their backing material and the zipper thing to attach the quilt to the frame.

This quilt is not without it gliches, and there will be no blue ribbons, but I am posting the picture in the hopes that my idea will stimulate someone else to do a really good job on a similar style quilt.

Next quilt i do like this i am determined to make the entire backing out of black and white 3.5 inch squares, ha ha…. currently it is all one color backing, black with small random white dots.

BTW, i really did think the border (made with black and white strip material) was a genius idea.


6 inch sculpted dimensional decorated egg

Here is a very large egg that has been sculpted with polymer clay and a texture sheet (oddly enough textured with the top part of an eppendorf pipette tip holder from work — LOL) and flowers and leaves and rainbow colors. The clay contains particles of flower petals from an event (funerals, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, holidays, valentines day, etc, and can be made from your flowers to give it special meaning).  Eggs will each be unique, but will follow this particular pattern if requested from the “decorated eggs for sale” on this blog or my “memory-bead” website.

Textured 5 inch decorated egg – polymer clay

This egg was created over a paper egg (purchased in a local craft store – which btw sometimes is not just paper but has a plastic core or inner support which might have to be removed). The texture for the heart was created with the lid of a pipette holder (from the stash of recycling in the hallway at work) and it worked quite well.

I can create eggs like this using your flower petals to make it a more meaningful object, a remembrance of someone or some event that you wish to keep in your heart.