Focus on airbrush, we begin

For some gift holiday last year, Chase got me an airbrush.  It’s not just any airbrush, it’s an airbrush gun and air compressor specifically made for nail art and miniature work. It came with little stencils and fake nails, because some wonderful lady in southern middle America had made an investment and then decided against it. I haven’t been very good with this gift, I use it sometimes, and got most of the awkwards out, but I don’t use it nearly enough—nor have I practised basic technique enough with it. …

Focus on Ma-mé, one last thing

The last thing left in January’s focus was to make a business card size mould and deckle for Trina and make some paper together.  Schedules ended up not synching right, so we didn’t get to make the paper together, but I got the mould and deckle made and made her a double handful of blank cards to start with. So cute, I love tiny paper. AND, bonus, this was done before the end of the month, so I am all sorts of achieving goals.  And February’s focus of the airbrush…

Focus on branding Ma-mé, the logo

Ooh branding! Trina needed a logo to use for her blog/site, for Etsy and to turn into a rubber stamp to use in packaging.  She sent me a bunch of type she liked and I made a moodboard because those are fun to do while your brain thinks. This image she liked the lettering in a bit, and it already had the right letters. So I played with that a bit and sent it to her. It wasn’t quite working, so I pulled out some markers and played some more.…

Focus on presents, fin

We had a very TV Christmas, with food and presents and hangouts and a full day of happiness, starting off with Chase dressed up in full Santa kit, making our friend’s day. I gave out the last of the handmade gifts, more of the patchwork animals and a mini sculpt of the protagonist of a friend’s book. I’ve got a bunch of the CD covers folded and will be mailing them out (with CDs) by the end of the week. I’m pretty happy with this year’s cover. And the mix,…

Focus on presents, primary round done

All the lovelies that I mail things to, I am sad to say, are not getting crafty presents this year.  It turns out that when you don’t spend 4 hours commuting via public transit, you kind of end up with less dedicated crafting time. I am super sad about this, by the way. I ended up only crafting a couple of things, which (as I said at the beginning) I expected to give out less this year.  Mostly because the bulk of my present crafting time was taken up by…