Monday, October 24, 2011

We Played

On Saturday my daughter asked me if I needed help with anything for my upcoming Sale; if so, she would come up from Kelowna, and stay overnight, helping me with whatever I needed done.

Of course I took her up on it - there's always lots to do and she is pretty capable at a lot of things.

She looked at me a little funny when I told her I wanted to make some of these...

 
little clay tags cut out with snowflake cookie cutters and stamped with snowflake stamps


a star tied up with icy blue seam binding


a trio


I love how the snowflakes look stamped in to the clay


we rolled them on linen, but I'd love to try it on the burlap shown above


we'll tie some on to the cookie packages she is going to do, using this cute red & white twine (although I do plan to look for red seambinding)


this little deer stamp makes a cute tag or ornament with a woodland feel, tied up with hand-dyed silk bias ribbon in shades of brown and green

Laura was a little skeptical at first - I have a lot of hair-brained ideas, which she has been subjected to now and again, but this quickly became a grown up version of making sugar cookies.
 And so we played...

18 comments:

Createology said...

Jillayne your ornaments/tags are beautiful. Love the texture from the linen and stamps. How wonderful for you and your daughter to spend quality time playing. If you don't have time to find red seam binding you can always use Tim Holtz Distress Ink or Stain and of course Rit Dye on white seam binding. I do hope you post photos of your upcoming sale display. I really admire all that you create. Blissful inspirations...

Michelle May said...

Love them! Wish I could have come to play too!
xx

MosaicMagpie said...

Not a hairbrained scheme at all! These are lovely and I bet Laura never doubted you for a minute!
Deb

oldgreymare said...

I just made some sample tags quite similar for my up coming Gathering.
great minds.... lol
Have a fab sale!
xx
z

Marj Talbot said...

This is not hairbrained at all. They are really really nice. Laura is very lucky to be subjected to such things from time to time, but I believe she knows that very well - no need to tell her.
Very nice idea - thanks tons for sharing once again.

Becca said...

Oo these are so pretty! I might have to try some for the holidays!

Dorthe said...

Hi dear-
I also just made ca. 300 star ornaments like yours- only I used a swirl stamp, as I had none that beautiful as your christmas stamts--mine are to be used, on a huge christmas tree, I am decorating in a hotel here on the island , next month.I have done that for 10 years now! :)
I love how yours turned out Jillayne.
hugs from me.

Diane said...

Jillayne, how pretty! They're delicate and very special!

Hugs, Diane

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Jillayne what a fabulous idea to pretty up gift packages! You always come up with such awesome ideas. Good luck with the show!
Tina xo

Bead and Needle said...

Looks like you play quite well together - these are wonderful! Happy Tuesday, Jillayne...Tanya

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Hi Jillayne! How sweet of your daughter to come help you out. I bet you two had a wonderful time creating together. I just LOVE you clay snowflakes!!! What a fabulous idea. I bet you'll sell out of those beauties in no time! Thanks for sharing :o)

Shirley said...

Hi Jillayne, I rally like your tags. They made me think of sugar cookies. It is always fun to spend the quality time with the family.
I have enjoyed reading your previous post. After tomorrow, I won't have to share my computer because our son leaves for Kenner, Louisiana for a job. I will miss him, but I know that he is excited about going. He likes to work and you have to go where the work is. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Laura said...

Wow, Ma!! They turned out so much better than I expected! My confidence is building :-) Looking forward to more days like that soon...

Suztats said...

How lovely to be able to share fun, creative time with your daughter. I love your stamped clay tags, especially the deer tag, as I recently had an encounter with a doe that was unusual, yet magical.
These will be beautiful on your gift packages, as tree decorations, name tags......and perfect for your sale. Hugs

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Your ornaments are so pretty Jillayne. What a great idea.

Maggie said...

Love your clay ornaments.....what a great idea for adding to a xmas parcel...or any time gift giving..you always come up with great ideas.
Hugs

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your ornaments came out beautifully!!TFS.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs,
Marie

FredaB said...

Look no more for red seam binding. I have a very large reel I picked up a few years ago at the flea market and have barely made a dent in it.

I have to go to the post office tomorrow so will get a bunch in the mail to you.

Love the clay ornaments. Great idea.

Aren't daughters wonderful?