posted by Rene
I would like to note that our blog, the Floppydogs Creative Commons, is now linked on the blogs of a few of our wonderful friends, including Unpainted Huffines, Charles N. Cox, Alicia Aho, and Susie Schroeder. If I’ve missed anyone, let me know! Point being, perhaps we should all update a bit more… I’m definitely going to try my best, but I would love to see everyone’s work here as well: writing, knitting, photoshops, paintings, jewelry, etc.
Recently we ladies have gathered for a couple of fun craft days, and below I’ll share the results of those from my end:
Elephants! I was told that an elephant with his or her trunk up in the air is a symbol of good luck.
These little fellas are each smaller than a dime. Making the eyeballs on the ghosts was the hardest part! Pac-Man glows in the dark, too. Later I stuck the pointed tips of pins in the backs so I could insert them into a styrofoam backing, which inspired:
Pac-Man pushpins! They aren’t quite sturdy enough to go shoving into walls, but are great for corkboards.
Next up, we have some things I made for my folks, in honor of their parents who have passed on.
My paternal grandfather was a proud member of the USN for many years. I believe he retired with the rank of E-8. This eagle is a magnet, and the whiteish part of the background circle glows in the dark. The whole thing is just larger than a silver dollar.
My maternal grandfather was in a home for the last bit of his life, suffering from Alzheimer’s. He had a small toy alligator there that he gave to his favorite employee at the home. My mom and her sister both wear tiny alligator charms on their bracelets to remember him, so I made this for Mom. He’s about the size of a quarter.
My maternal grandmother (Granny) collected owls. I remember being in her home near New Orleans as a child, seeing these little owl collectibles all over the place. The owl is about the height of a nickel.