I had a sweet customer from my much neglected Etsy shop request additional "Back to School" charms for hair clippies. I was already planning to make Halloween/Thanksgiving charms, so I just added a few more to the queue. These are the designs I came up with.
The chalkboards are my favorite "school" charms. I painted a toothpick for the brim of the chalkboard and more for the chalk. I made that little eraser 3D- a teeny tiny scrap of wood with felt glued to one side. LOVE IT!!!
I left bows off of a couple to give options as far as with/without the bow. The glue bottle, I prefer the one with the bow. What do you think? I thought it needed something else, but there isn't really room for the word "GLUE" and I was kind of stumped trying to think of something else.
I am planning some hairbows for the crayons. I can't wait to show you!!! Hopefully I can finish them this weekend. I may combust if I can't get to them :0)
I wasn't sure about the bow on the crayon box, if it would look alright, but I actually like that one better. I have to admit, that when it comes to this kind of thing, I am one for throwing a bow on.
Here are my Halloween/Fall charms. I made the patterns for all the charms, traced them all on 1/8" wood, cut them out on my scroll saw, then painted them all. I LOVE doing this kind of work. Deep down inside, I am obsessed with making miniature replicas of just about anything. Must come from those days of playing Barbies, right?
I am thinking the ghosts needed to have arms. These shapes are all about 1 1/2" big, maybe 2". The bat is maybe 2 1/2" from wing to wing. I made them all that small so they could be the center on my hairbows. That small of a shape is really hard to cut on the saw. In the end, I didn't want to cut out arms. That would have been torture, but I guess I should have bucked up :0) Loven' the candy corn though.
Tell me those turkeys are not cute! Man were they tough to paint! The little face really is little.
I have the perfect outfit/bows for those leaves. I have been dreaming up this little harvest dress for Emmalee out of, you guessed it, a man's dress shirt I got at Goodwill a few weeks ago. I have been on the quest for the perfect matching color an a couple of hours together to make the thing.
It's just one more thing on my to-do list. I feel a sewing week coming on :0)
The witches hats are adorable to me and the spider...we will call him Spidey, LOVE HIM! I have been making korkers all day to go with these Halloween charms.