Monday, June 02, 2008

Fun Monday Talents

Karisma is this week's hostess for Fun Monday, and she wanted to see what we make with our hands! Well, my main "craft" in the last few years has been making Victorian Christmas ornaments. This one is from a kit, and it is the prettiest one I think I have ever made. It even won a blue ribbon in our local county fair: This is one I designed on my own - not quite as fancy, but all those pins and sequins are a real pain to get just right:Another talent I have is drawing with pastels. I haven't done it in a very long time, but I am very proud of this piece. It is the Texas A&M Mascot, Reveille:Oh, and does making kick-ass margaritas count for something?Now go check out how talented our Fun Monday participants are!

28 comments:

WT said...

Wow Tiff, that pastel is amazing!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful ornaments, looks like they take a flipping age to do! I bet it's lovely to have something so beautiful that's home-made to hang on the Christmas tree though.

ChrisB said...

The ornaments are really beautiful, I would never have the patience to do anything like this! I remember seeing your pastel before and thinking at the time what an amazing talent you have.

karisma said...

Very nice! You certainly are the talented little creature now aren't you! Excellent choices! As for the Margarita's Ive never tried them, but anyone who makes a decent cocktail is fine with me! Thanks for playing!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Wow!! (I'm saying that a lot today!) You are incredibly talented, that pastel is just beautiful.

Hootin' Anni said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I love the ornament. I can see why it's a ribbon winner!

Now....tell me, if I show up at your door at cocktail hour, will you have a 'rita made for me? Huh, huh, huh?!!

Happy Fun Monday.

icecreammama said...

My grandmother made ornaments just like those and they are some of my favorites!

A kick ass margarita is a must!

Joy T. said...

That painting is spectacular! As is your other art too of course but that dog really stands out. And a kick ass margarita DEFINITELY counts :o)

Heather said...

Your ornaments and drawing are awesome! And a good drink is always welcome!

susan said...

You are so talented! I'm really couldn't tell you which is my favorite. (although I suspect that at the end of today it will be that margarita!)

susan said...

You are so talented! I'm really couldn't tell you which is my favorite. (although I suspect that at the end of today it will be that margarita!)

hulagirlatheart said...

Beautiful ornaments. And yes, a great margarita counts..at my house, anyway.

Jo Beaufoix said...

The ornaments are amazing and that dog is just beautiful. The last one is my favourite though, hee hee.

Pamela said...

I would need a magnifying glass to see those tiny pins you use --

I think I'll have to "test" the Martguerita first, however, before I give you a pass on that. ha ha ha.

Molly said...

Kick-ass margaritas are just the thing for a Monday evening after a long Monday daytime.

Sayre said...

I'll bet Christmas is just beautiful at your house!

Kila said...

You are very talented, and, yes, I'm up for a margarita!

Alison said...

your painting is incredible!! My husband's aunt made those ornaments and we have all of them, they are our favorite ones!!

Bond said...

great painting...shake up one of those for me please.

Desert Songbird said...

As talented as you are with the ornament making and pastels, I think making kick-ass margaritas is an essential life skill.

Sauntering Soul said...

I am in awe! You are one talented lady.

Sandy said...

I have made those ornaments and you have my admiration!

That pastel of Reveille? I am truly in awe as in, that is awesome.

Jettie said...

OOHH those are beautiful!!!

nikki said...

Awesome. You are very talented!

C said...

If you make me a kick ass margarita you can draw and bead whatever you want.

M@ said...

You love balls.

Tiggerlane said...

wt - thanks for the compliment!

sarah - it's fun, and on average, each ornament takes more than 3 hours.

chrisb - thank you! And maybe my recent lack of patience is why I have stopped making these ornaments?

karisma - thanks for hosting! And the margaritas are my best talent, by far.

aoj & the lurchers - thanks! I wish I had been able to check out all the participants this week.

hootin anni - YOU BET!

icecreammamma - I wish I had some that my mother made - they were SO cool.

joy t - thanks - and I love your avatar!

heather - many thanks!

susan - trust me, it WOULD be the 'rita.

hulagirlatheart - sounds like a party in the making!

jo beaufoix - sounds like we need a blogger party, and FAST!

pamela - the bar is open! And the pins are VERY hard to handle, as well as the tiny beads.

molly - you sound like my kinda friend!

sayre - it usually is, but I'm kinda anxious about how it will look in the new house...

kila - we definitely need a blogger party - stat!

alison - I think it's a dying art - I need to search for others on Ebay, I think.

bond - thanks, and comin' right up!

desert songbird - I think my 'rita skills are the most well-honed!

sauntering soul - and that's before you've tasted any margaritas!

sandy - thanks so much! And you can totally appreciate how hard it is to make those suckers!

jettie - thank you!

nikki - and you don't know HALF the skills I possess!

c - and if I draw and bead while drinking, who knows what will happen?

m@ - and I stick pins in them.

Debs said...

You know I did get that shaker at Chilli's. Margaritas......YUM!