Monday, August 3, 2009

Went a little crazy at Barnes & Noble

Saturday evening while Mickey mowed the yard I thought I would go to B&N and read some of those expensive magazines I love so much, but am too tight to buy! I loaded my arms down with them and found the perfect chair. I really liked some of them and thought I would actually buy them this time! Then I looked in the hobby and craft section for any new books they might have snuck in on me. Sure enough there was one I hadn’t seen. Mixed-Media Mosaics techniques and projects using polymer clay tiles, beads and other embellishments. Now, who could resist a title like that?


And this is the first page I turned to when I first opened the book! Uh-oh, I’m going to need a cart…


This is a table top made from tiles of polymer clay! She uses both a matte and gloss finish. I would prefer the gloss if I was going to make mosaics. I’ve been collecting garage sale jewelry for over a year and have been wanting to “dress up” a mirror frame with it. Now I can make some personal tiles to go on it! The polymer clay is one of the things I had in my “for sale” pile at my garage sale, but rescued at the last minute. See, things happen for a reason! Do I really need another craft to learn? NO! Can I resist? NO!

These are the magazines I couldn’t resist either…

DSCN4998 stuffed magazine artist Katie Shelton Skunkboy from Camdenton, MO

This work is by artist Katie Shelton from Camdenton, MO.

not far from home. Who knew there were so many talented artists living in these Ozarks hills?

DSCN4999 cloth paper scissors artist Susan M. Hinckley

Artist Susan M. Hinckley works mostly with wool for her backgrounds.

DSCN5000somerset studio Pam Cariker

This artist is Pam Cariker from my hometown, Springfield.

DSCN5001 cps. studios Kathy Cano-Murillo Crafty Chica

One of my favorite artists, The Crafty Chica

Kathy Caro-Murillo


I also found this book in the crafting section. Turns out pretty much everything in this book was a no brainer. Sucker….

So what came from going to have a cup of sugary creamy coffee stuff and reading some of those pricey magazines ended up costing me $85.00. That could have been a date night for the two of us. That’ll teach him to mow the yard on a Saturday night!?!?!

Have a great week.

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do…




deb did it said...

fun blog! happy I found you!

Linda said...

Sheri - Barnes & Noble is truly a dangerous place!!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage said...

Hi, I found you on the Pickled Pepper. I read your profile first, then clicked on your blog. I have to tell you the first funny thing that went through my head was rug hooking with your little dog's hair rather than wool!

Maybe I didn't get enough sleep last night!

Seriously though, he's adorable!

madebymaddi said...

Hey Sheri - I love Barnes and Noble too! Josh and I go there for cheap date nights : ) Last night I found a blogging magazine about people who blog their crafting/online journals! It was definitly worth the read. You should look for it too! See ya around the shop soon!

Ter'e said...

Are these not the most wonderful magazines?????? I love the "Where Women Create".........I love to look at other womens studios!!!!

Put you feet up, girlfriend, and happy reading.

Jacque. said...

WOW...I guess I haven't been out and about...never heard of any of those mags! They sure look interesting, though! Have fun!