Friday, November 7, 2008

My new toy...

Yesterday I got an early Christmas gift from my Sissy. Before she moved to Cali, she and I used to do polymer clay projects together. Inevitably the crank on the pasta machine would fall out and land on the top of one of our feet. Yikes, you know that immediate numbing, tingly pain you get when this happens. Fortunately, she remembered, so when I suggested an electric pasta machine for Christmas (in response to her persistent questioning) she could relate.

I got this yesterday. In addition to the pasta machine, she threw in some really nice dish towels and some measuring spoons that fit into spice jars. Nice early gift.

So, now I'm off to condition clay and make more goodies. I am thinking of seasonal items and gifts now. I hope those of you who don't do polymer clay, aren't totally bored by these recent posts. There are so many things you can do with polymer. If you are looking for a new support to paint on, check out these portraits by Kim Cavendar on her etsy page. She is such a great polymer artist. She seems to be happy going in different directions with polymer clay, and she does such good job of it.

Well, off to run a few errands, then come back and condition, condition, condition.

We'll talk soon..TTFN


Crafty Gal Linda said...

I love seeing what you create with polymer clay. I have some and have worked with it using some face molds but haven't gotten full steam into it. I like the art doll face molds because they are easy to do. hee hee I'm so impatient and rolling those little pieces and placing them here and there looks like it takes a while. Your pieces are always lovely. I envy your patience with it.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Just a brief note: I have a friend who uses the term "Walk in the Cake" ... it's easier than a "Walk in the Park" and even better than a "Cake Walk" ... it's a "walk in the cake"!!!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Walk in the cake... That's funny!

Cool about the electric pasta machine! Hope you have fun with it. I solved my handle falling out problem by wrapping tape around the part that goes into the machine. You have to then kind of force it in, but it won't fall out anymore!

Love all your polymer clay projects... keep em coming!

Kims Art said...

I have been thinking about getting one of those. I know just what you mean about the crank falling out! I just love all the pieces you are doing! Have a great weekend!

jean benabou said...

Those pasta machines are so darn handy!
You lucky girl!
What a great sister you have!