Saturday, January 30, 2010

glass etching and carving

Had a couple of people in today who were very complimentary about my etched doors and tables. We will have classes some day on how to do that. But first, we must start with baby steps and do small projects. Hopefully this summer we will have a few glass classes.

Customer waiting for me when I opened

Yesterday had a customer who found us on the web. She was from Hastings, NE . It's great that the word is out on our place. Felting is so cool! and coming this spring, silk painting will be cool too!

A visit from one of our artists in the gallery

Yesterday had a great visit in the gallery with our portrait artist. Today, had people coming in who commented on how nice and realistic her work is. I agree. Come take a look sometime.

Gift certificates

Do we have gift certificates? Oh yes we do...makes it easy to buy a gift for MOM or the special girl in your life.

valentine glass pieces

Customers are really loving our glass valentine hearts...both the hanging ones and the glass candy dishes...

working on turtle felting piece

I have been working on an underwater turtle with his shell from fabric I dyed and the rest of the seascape being in wool felt. Work still in progress.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lattice wool felted scarf

These will be fun to do in class...

My latest dyeing project

This was black cotton fabric dyed with red dye. Doesn't look red to me...but I like it a lot.

recent class using thermofax screens and vat dyes

Recently I had the opportunity to take a class from Barbara Schneider and learned about vat dyes. Here's the picture of my samples that were done with the help of my fellow classmates

New chamber membership

Today I joined the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce and just returned from their new member breakfast. The chamber has lots to offer me. I'm excited and eager to participate.

Valentines Day is coming before you know it.

Springfield Artworks is preparing for the big sweetheart gift time of the year. We have lots of glass hearts, glass candy dishes,felted heart pins, handmade scarves, etched and carved glass garden stakes etc...and for him....handmade silk ties...oh my! You just have to come visit us....