Thursday, August 11, 2011

Lemon Curd!

Pop over to my foodie blog to see my adventures in making lemon curd!

I'm a little teapot!

Remember the teapot from my last post? My very plain teapot?'s plain no more!!

I got ready with my pink ceramic paint and my little brush and took a deep breath before I started painting my flowers!

Next thing I know, look! Flowers! I then added in some white flowers to add a fade effect (I have to learn how to take more pictures...promise I will get better really!) After I the paint dried I had to bake them.  This...was way more stressful than it should have been!
Why was it stressful? Probably because I had images of something exploding.  This is pretty common with me in the kitchen...nothing explodes..usually. Moving on >___<

They came out so well! I would have taken more pictures, but I ran out of time before the De Anza flea market (I also have to learn not to do things so last minute) I will get better about pictures really I will! More ceramic painting coming up soon! Then, its back to my roots with paper!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

New project!

Hmmmm a white tile. Bathroom remodel? Nope! Not when you have ceramic paint!

Have a few design ideas I'm playing with.

#1 is using a liner paint for ceramic...its a bit too thick for my taste
 #2 is using a liner paint for glass....a little better!
 #3 using liner paint tinted with regular ceramic paint.  Used the end of a paint brush to make the dot pattern.  Still not too happy with it
 #4 We have a winner! Same paint as #3 but with the brush end of the brush now lol its just right! (I sound like Goldilocks picking porridge!)

But thats not it! Next project....teapot! stay tuned!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Why Saiwai?

The most important person in my life is my Bachan (grandmother in Japanese) she is the rock I stand on and my best friend.  She is also where I got my crafting bug from.  This woman can do pretty much anything.  She can sew, paint, knit, quilt, fold paper like no other, macrame, list goes on and on! Not only do we share our love of crafts, we also share a character in our Japanese names.  This character means happiness, quite fitting for us two who are constantly cracking jokes! It is pronounced saiwai. I create my crafts with joy to bring joys to others. 
 The sign she has in her kitchen....pretty much sums it up!

The Beginning!

Welcome to my little blog! This is the place where I will share my adventures in crafting.  I will do my best to show a bit of what I do as often as I can.  Right now I am folding paper as fast as I can creating flowers to sell at the De Anza flea market this weekend with the amazing girls from Fox and a Parasol.  Its great not only having long time friends, but when they are also crafters its even better!

Hope to check in again soon! Wish me luck!