Saturday, October 2, 2010

How "Charming"

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. 

Like I said, hopefully I will find time to give these darlings homes atop fabulous hairbows this weekend.  Don't worry, I will keep you posted :0)

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1 comment:

  1. Your Halloween charms are adorable! You're very talented. Found you from TT&J.


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