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I found out that my Halloween party favor sacks article, originally published in Somerset Holidays & Celebrations, was re-published in Handcrafted Inspirations, volume 2. This was a bit of happy news! Check it out…my article starts on page 192 but there are tons of other wonderful projects to look at as well. You can download the magazine for free – enjoy!

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Dawne

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So I finally watched the season finale of Project Runway the other day and I am so so happy that Dimitri won. He’s been a favorite of mine from the beginning. His clothes are so beautiful and sewn perfectly, and I just like him. I wanted either Dimitri or Chris to win. I feel badly for Chris that he didn’t win the competition, but at least he won the major challenges – Lord & Taylor’s, Babies R Us, the Rockettes – so he still has those opportunities to get his work out there.

And tomorrow starts the new Project Runway All Stars. I’m very excited! Kayne, Josh, Andre, and Wendy Pepper! This is gonna be good!

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Dawne

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I am still painstakingly slowly moving along with my soldered pendants. Well, they will be pendants eventually, anyway. One of them I started last year! oh well. Such is the snail’s pace that my arts and crafts move at. (Don’t even ask me about my calendar journal – it’s still trapped in May).

Anyway, here they are.

This is the first one I soldered. I was in despair as first because my soldering was awful! I haven’t done it in a while and I certainly wouldn’t say I had achieved any level of competence.

But I kept working on it and it turned out ok. I was not originally going to make this one into a pendant, because I ended up not being happy with the collage. Then I decided it would be a good practice piece. I trimmed the collage to get rid of the part I didn’t like, which is why it doesn’t really fit the glass pieces. However, I love the back, so the back is going to now be the front.

This is the original front, which will now be the back.
drawn to the sea

And here is the back, which is now the front. Got all that?
drawn to the sea

This is the one I started last year.
known luminosity

I’m a big Marilyn Monroe fan.
emptied of beauties

This is from a verse in the Bible.
prisoner of hope

I still need attach the jump rings and then file and clean them. I’m happy with how they are coming along, and I think I did well with the soldering considering my (small) level of experience. Soldering is hard! I can see it will take some (a lot!) of practice.

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Dawne

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I just realized it’s almost a month since my last post! I don’t know what happened…too many things to do all the time, plus I’ve been having issues with getting decent photos to post (that’s why this post has none!).

Anyway, I decided to scrap my “pink Christmas” ornaments. I’m not completely happy with them – they’re a bit messy looking, they’re too big, and I’m just not loving them anymore. I still love the “pink Christmas” idea though, so I wanted to come up with another idea…

And I thought of making an inchie garland. I really like this idea – I so enjoyed making my Halloween inchies last year, and would love to make Christmas inchies. It will take a lot of inchies to make a decent-sized garland! But I think it would be so cool. I am not planning on having this done for Christmas, at least not Christmas this year!

Other than that I haven’t even done much arts and crafts. I’ve been working on my soldered pendants, and hopefully will have those posted soon. I’ve been trying to clean up my art space – it is so messy that I feel depressed every time I look at it. Time time time – I need more!

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Dawne

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