Hmm, summer seems to finally be approaching, and I think I might be the only one who’s grumbling about it. I don’t like summer — or at least, I don’t like the heat. Makes me grumpy. And sticky.
Thankfully for my little monster creations, they have no pores and can’t sweat, so they’re happy as can be in whatever weather. The little guy to your left is a relatively new creation, as yet unnamed. I think he’s looking for the sea, and feels a little scared to be on dry land. Also I failed to notice that one of his little arms is bent backwards in the photo…his arms all have bits of wire in them so he can be posed.
Then there’s this gal, also unnamed, a rather more confident creature altogether. I haven’t made a monster in this style for a couple of years, and I’m remembering now why I haven’t — it’s a lot of bloody work! This particular style has 12 pattern pieces in total!
I’m currently gearing up for Canada Day at the VCAC, where I’ll have a little table with some of my handmade wares for sale. Mostly it’ll be brooches like the ones I posted about earlier, and the monsters I’ve been posting about, and whatever else I can make up during the rest of this month. I just received a new order of gorgeous 100% wool felt from Bear Dance Crafts, to replenish my supplies, so I’m armed and ready to crank out felty crafty goodness!
In thrift shopping news, my latest find was this gorgeous glass canister that I picked up for a very reasonable $8 last week. After doing a little research, it seems to be a Moon and Stars pattern flour canister made (possibly?) by LE Smith. Don’t quote me on any of that info, it’s just what a very quick Googling unearthed. But I’m a sucker for retro glassware, and I’m a sucker for this particular drool-worthy shade of red, so I was super pumped when I spotted this baby on a shelf at the local Salvation Army shop.
I’m still searching for a place in my apartment with consistently good lighting to take photos in. Right now I’m taking them in a corner of Minerva’s favorite windowsill, hence the presence of that feline mischief maker in the above photos. What I need to do is set up a little table where I can put props and a backdrop for photographing things right by the window. Or I could do what I did for the monster pics in this post and find outdoor places to take photos of some of the more portable stuff. Decisions, decisions…