Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sculpting with Charles (Chuck) Oldham Lesson 2

Welcome to another video lesson!  How about a 3 video lesson?
Charles has a way of teaching that anyone can learn from.  I hope you're enjoying these.
Remember to get some type of clay that you can join in with and learn.  It will be much more enjoyable for you if you do.

Lesson 2:  Part 1

Lesson 2: Part 2

Lesson 2: Part 3

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Antique Pattern Apron "Patchwork Patty"

McCalls 1279 One Size cost 25 cents
Pattern Copyright 1946

First Apron made from this pattern is "Patchwork Patty"
Premium 100% Cotton Fabric:  Brighton Collection by GrafiQ TGrafiQ for Blue Hill Fabrics.
This Apron Size XS - Medium
 Strap-waistband-Strap Total Measurment 65" Total
Each Strap itself is apx. 27 1/2 "
Apron Top 10"
Apron Middle across bow section 21"
This is a tiny, dressy apron.
There are no pockets
I handmade the bows instead of using ribbon and trimmed them along with the apron with double fold bias tape for stability and beauty.

I hope you have enjoyed this pretty little number.  I will be placing it in the shops shortly.

I have 4 more cut out and will have them listed soon.
This particular one has gone but I will be making others.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My New Haircut!

Catie cut my hair tonight.  I had so many ideas for a cut and tons of pictures.  This is what I finally have decided to try for a little while.  Catie cut it a little longer than I said believe it or not.  She couldn't stand to go too short.  She cut 7 inches off.  We were going to cut lengths into it too but after she dried it we decided to leave it like this so I could adjust to it.

Hair color post here
You may remember this before shot...

I'm really liking this color she gave me last month.  It is holding true to color very well too.  I'll get a new profile picture done one day and show the front.  I know I'm bad at having pictures taken of myself now.  I'm surprised I'm even doing this.  

Tell me do you have the same style you've had for awhile?  Do you change your style frequently?

How do you feel about makeup?  

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Do you like to wear lots of makeup?


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Do you like natural makeup?

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 I have always liked the natural look.  Gosh knows it takes a long time to makeup to look natural for me!  I'm laughing.  I've always said it is very hard to make up and look naturally beautiful.  Not your makeup looks great, but you look great! Yes, I've always said, " The Trick is to look as if you have no makeup on at all!"

I personally have found that a little cover up...yes I have to use that now to cover dark allergy under eyes. I also put some into the little lines to make them less noticeable.  A great foundation, soft blush and little eyeshadow if any.  Sad though I can't wear mascara much anymore.   I am highly allergic...no matter if it says hypoallergenic...still allergic...When I do you can bet it will be D'efinicils by Lancome.  The best mascara that I've ever found in my 60 years.

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One other important thing is a great loose face powder to hold that makeup and prevent shine.  I use  Lancome Translucence.  It is a very lightweight, soft feathery powder that doesn't cake and look heavy.  No they didn't pay me to say these things nor send me products, although I wish they would..

The best thing you can do to make your makeup look great is to make sure your skin is hydrated and taken care of.  That is the secret.  Well the best one I've found anyway.

Young girls enjoy your beautiful firm complexions while you have them.  When I think about being younger wearing makeup and covering up a great complexion, I feel a little stupid.  That is when putting on makeup is the most fun though.  Remember those days?   I can remember waiting until my Mama would allow me to wear lipstick.

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What are your best features?  I'd love for you to share them with me.  I guess mine have always been my complexion and my eyes.  I've always been told..Peaches and cream complexion was the most heard.  That and you have the most beautiful green eyes!  Cat eyes, I heard that one a lot. What I always considered the worst was my gap between my two front top teeth.  I now see where people have one put in and here I was born with it.  I had some of the gap filled in but now have come to realize that is what makes me, me.

I know I didn't go way out with the hairstyle but I love it.  It is lighter.  I'll let you know if I decide to get the layers cut into it. 

I'm very proud of Catie she is a fine hair stylist!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Learn Sculpting with Charles (Chuck) Oldham

Summer is such a busy time of year.  I guess that I personally have so many likes and interests that I don't have enough time to spend on any given one.  So for awhile I will be sharing some videos about sculpting to pass the time away.
They are simple and anyone can learn to sculpt by watching them.  I would buy some clay of some sort to practice along with Charles if I were you.  That would encourage and train you better.
The videos are slow enough for you to work along with him.  Learn as you go!
Charles (Chuck) Oldham website: Learn Sculpture

Lesson 1-Clay Modeling