Monday, June 04, 2007

Obsession

I keep meaning to sew lately, but I'm getting really distracted by etsy. It's filled with so many creative and talented people, that I can't help spending half of Isaiah's naptime look through stores. That might explain the huge mess in our living room. Oh well, I can live with a little mess.

Anyway, my latest project are making these pendants. I've seen a few of them on etsy and I looooove them. I just couldn't resist. A few weeks ago I found some washi paper at the thrift store for 80 cents. They're small pieces of paper, but they are perfect for making these pendants.

Yesterday after dropping my mom off at the airport, I asked John to stop at Michael's. I wanted to see if they had one of these wood clutch thingys there. I found this one at the thrift store for 95 cents.
I've never seen anything like it. I'm totally in love with it and I'm trying to figure out exactly how I want to use it. Of course, Michael's didn't have it, but I did manage to spend more than I was thinking I would (isn't that how it always is?) So I walked out with some Amy Butler paper, resin, a new Martha exacto knife, and some Martha tags.
This is the first time I've really gotten to inspect all Martha's new things and I must say I do love them, although they are a bit pricey. I love the exacto knife, but 12.99 isn't cheap. I think I paid more for the packaging!

Soo, yeah, back to the whole pendant making business. This is my first time working with resin and I think I'm in love. I just want to resin everything right now!! Now the pendants are drying. I can't wait to see them finished, but I just read a review and some people said it took almost 5 days to dry!!! oooh the pain. I'm trying to resist making anymore right now before these puppies dry. Now, back to sewing, or maybe cleaning up downstairs, or maybe just finishing my cup of coffee outside in the nice warm weather!

15 comments:

iSew said...

ooooh, I haven't seen any of the Amy Butler stuff at Michael's but I love the Martha. I got some of her little tags too, so cute. I'm also very tempted by the bandana print cd labels, of all things. haha I't sbett if I just stay home!

Allyson Hill said...

I love resin pendants, I can't wait to see them! I'm itching to make a trip to Michael's too...

Karyn said...

I can't wait to see how your pendants turned out!! I love the Martha Stewart stuff at Michael's but I just haven't been able to justify the price of it. *sigh*

Sarah and Jack said...

Ok, this was so interesting I had to go hunting for more.

http://cgi.ebay.com/UNFINISHED-WOOD-PURSE-w-LEATHER-STRAP-7-5-x-1-2-x-3-6_W0QQitemZ190012355480QQihZ009QQcategoryZ71178QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

I can't figure out where they originally came from though.

jessi said...

Those pendants are beautiful - it's always fun trying out new things!

LeeAnn said...

The pendants look great. I can't wait to see how they turn out when they are dried. Do you drill a hole for the chain? I think I am the last person on earth that has not seen the MS stuff at Micheals. I just stay away since my funds are running low.

Anina said...

It sounds like you're having fun and that's what it's all about, isn't it?
Resin - what a great idea!

Felicia said...

Etsy is truly an addiction! The amount of talent on there is so inspiring :)

lera said...

The pendants are looking good. Don't you love the Amy Butler paper? And all the Martha Stuff. Michaels is becoming a little too tempting these days!

Mary said...

That little wood clutch is sooooo cute!

breanna said...

Katie, Thanks for your kind words yesterday. I too, spend WAY too much time browsing etsy. I am amazed at how many talented people there are. And your pendants are way cool. Someday I'd love to give resin a try.

Beebee Mod™ said...

Etsy can be very bad...there are sooo many talented people selling lovely things and I find myself taking time to just look. Then I wind up buying. Oh crap! I just went to Michaels yesterday and bought some canvas' and paint for the kiddos and saw martha and walked right by. She is so tempting with her pretty stuff.

Chara Michele said...

I haven't been to see the Amy Butler stuff, but I did buy a bunch of the Martha Stewart stuff. The tags are so cute:)

I love your pendants, they look great!

Viv said...

Gorgeous pendants. You are so talented!

Rebecca said...

Very cute pendants! I've been wanting to try this myself. I'll be watching to see if you post that promised tutorial. ;)